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    What are your thoughts on the Buteyko breathing techniques?

    I have read about the buetyko breathing techniques that claim to help people that have a host of breathing difficulties such as asthma, sleep apenea, snoring hay fever etc., what are your thoughts on the Buteyko breathing techniques. Do you believe that changing the way we breath from mouth to nose breathing can help with this condition?I am thinking about doing the course.
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    Dr Maree Barnes

    Respiratory & Sleep Medicine Physician

    Dr Barnes has competed specialty training in sleep medicine and is currently working at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne. Dr Barnes’ current research focuses are: … View Profile

    There is no evidence at all that the Buteyko breathing method provides any benefit whatsoever to those with sleep apnoea or any other breathing disorder. Although it may not be harmful to do Buteyko, you should most definitely not stop your usual treatment.

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    I know people that have down butyko for their asthma and have managed to control their symptoms without the use of to much medication. I also know a natural path that developed asthma and did the buteyko course and is now asthma free by using butekyo to control her symptoms and now teachers the course.  I tried it and it did help me with my sinus I no longer have serve sinus infections I no longer take any medication for my sinus and stoped all sprays.  my nose is never blocked   I am not sure how it can help with sleep apnea or other breathing disorders.  but I do know the course is quite expensive. their are books and instructions on line on how to the breathing techniques so maybe do a search and see if you can try it yourself.  good luck

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