Our mission as Buteyko Educators is to establish and sustain Buteyko Breathing as a pillar of good health accessible to all.
Our goal is to increase awareness of the Buteyko Breathing Method and its
benefits with education, stringent standards of training with certification and additional clinical trials to further confirm its effectiveness.
What Is The Buteyko Breathing Method?
The Buteyko Breathing Method is a powerful set of health-care guidelines and methodology for reversing over-breathing or hyperventilation.
It is a drug-free breathing re-education program which provides significant relief for those suffering symptoms from a variety of health conditions with a high probability of reduction or cessation of the continued need for various medications and machines addressing those symptoms.
Examples of health conditions which may be helped by the Buteyko Breathing Method include; Asthma, Anxiety and Panic Attacks, Snoring, Sleep Apnea, Hyperventilation Syndrome, Hypertension, Rhinitis, Sinusitis, Allergies, Headaches and Migraines, etc.
What Is The Buteyko Breathing Educators Association (BBEA)?
The BBEA is an association of Buteyko Educators committed to training
people in the Buteyko Breathing Method. The members of BBEA are required
to comply with rigorous teaching and certification standards as well as
commit to on-going professional development. This will ensure that
anyone who seeks help from a BBEA certified Educator receives the
safest, highest quality service and results possible.
The Buteyko Breathing Educators Association at this point consists of
about sixty members dedicated and fully trained Buteyko Educators
the United States, Canada & worldwide
First Clinical Trials Of Buteyko In North America
In 2000, the son of a wealthy Alberta family travelled to New York
to learn the Buteyko Method for severe asthma. The results were so
spectacular that his parents approached the University of Calgary
about funding a major research project on Buteyko. Their donation
of one million dollars led to the first clinical trial in North
America at the Foothills Hospital, Calgary.
- Good Asthma control had increased from 41% to 75%.
- Inhaled Cortico-steroids (ICS) reduction was 28%.
- Percentage of subjects who were able to eliminate ICS.
- 18% Percentage of subjects who eliminated the use of long-lasting
“ I’ve been astonished and also very pleased with the
excellent result. There is no disruption of their life at all by
their disease (due to Buteyko): normal activities; not waking at
night; not needing to use any reliever medications. It’s just
great...75% control is about as good as anyone has got in any study
of asthma. The neat thing about it is that it has no side effects.
It’s very safe. The Buteyko technique certainly has been shown to
be an important adjunct to treatment.”
Dr Robert Cowie, Chief Respirologist, Foothills Hospital,
Calgary City TV, May 2006.
Typical clinical trial results is 70 - 95% reduction in asthma
symptoms, 85 - 100% reduction in short term reliever medication,
and 50% reduction steroid preventer medication.
NOTE: The British Medical Thoracic Society has approved the Buteyko
Breathing Method as a standard treatment option for Doctors to use
on people with Asthma. It has been proven to be highly effective
treatment for Asthma.
Publications By Members and Supporters Of the BBEA
Members of the BBEA have produced some of the most detailed and
popular publications on the Buteyko Breathing Method.
Patrick has written a number of books and produced several Self-Help DVD kits:
* Asthma Free Naturally
* Anxiety Free: Stop Worrying and Quieten Your Mind
* ABC To Be Asthma Free
* Buteyko DVD set
* Buteyko Meets Dr. Mew
* Buteyko Children DVD set
* Sleep with Buteyko
Jennifer and Russell Stark.
The Starks have been teaching Buteyko since the early 90's and are perhaps the most widely known Educators outside of Russia. They were the first to formalize the training of Buteyko Educators with a curriculum and high standards She wrote the first manual for Buteyko educators, produced an extremely successful Home Education Kit for people who do not have a Buteyko Educator nearby. They also wrote “The Carbon Dioxide
Syndrome” (2002) a comprehensive book on the devastating effects of long-term low levels of carbon dioxide. The book is geared towards the lay
person. Together they have many valuable insights into the power of
this breathing technique.
Buteyko Educator Training In North America
Each year, there are a number of Buteyko Educator training courses
held throughout the USA and Canada. Educator trainers include:
Bauman from Canada
in New Zealand in 2000 with the BIBH.
- Carol Baglia from Cleveland, Ohio
Carol trained in Seattle, Washington in 2003
- Hadas Golan from Boston, Massachusetts
Hadas trained in Vancouver, BC in 2006
- Robert Litman from Tucson, Arizona
Robert trained in New Zealand in 2003
- Sussanna Czeranko, ND from Portland, Oregon
Sussanna trained in London, England in 2005
- Susan Neves from Indianapolis, Indiana
Susan trained in Indianapolis in 1998
Member trainers who are outside of the USA include
- Vladimir Buteyko, PhD (Russia), the son of Dr KP Buteyko
- Natalia Baranovskaya, PhD, MD (Russia)
- Jennifer Stark (Australia)
- Russell Stark (Australia)
- Fiamma Ferrarro, MD (Italy)
The Buteyko Breathing Method is a medically researched and
scientifically proven breath re-training method that reverses chronic hyperventilation or over-breathing.