- Paperback: 133 pages
- Publisher: Asthma Care; American edition (September 8, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0954599691
- ISBN-13: 978-0954599690
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.9 x 7.6 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #265,871 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Buteyko Clinic Method 2hr DVD, CD, Manual; the Complete Instruction to Reverse Asthma, Rhinitis and Snoring Permanently Paperback – September 8, 2008
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Should you buy this, or just the "Close Your Mouth"? I prefer this. I just read the manual, but was doing some of the exercises wrong. It's definitely worth it to have both the written and video versions.
What's the premise? That asthma is caused by overbreathing, and that, by changing your breathing habits, you can reverse your asthma. To make it work, you have to do about 90 minutes of breathing exercises a day. The key measurement of progress is the CP (Control Pause), which is how long you can comfortably hold your breath after exhaling.
Does it work? So far, my CP has gone from 8 to 18 after slightly more than 3 weeks worth of exercises. I feel much better. My nose, which has been almost completely closed as long as I can remember, has opened completely. I also haven't had a single asthma attack, despite stopping my medication.
However, do be aware that it will take months of daily exercises to fully conquer your asthma (the magic CP point is 40, and it took me 3 weeks to advance 10 points).
But, look at what you get in return: your life, minus asthma and medications!
My only criticism of the program is that the manual states that your control pause should increase by 3-4 seconds each weeks. I think it would be more helpful to stress that for some people, progress is much slower and list strategies to use if you get stuck. Nevertheless, it is a fantastic program that will work if you don't give up. I have also read that the author will actually answer your questions if you write him, so if you get stuck as I did, you can use him as a resource.
The book could use a little editing and formatting (like many self published books), but I will not take off any stars so others will not be put off. The DVD is a nice compliment to the book and it is good to refer back to them as you are starting out so it reinforces what/how to do the exercises. Patrick gives an outline of what various levels of relief you'll reach when your breath hold timing reaches certain points and where you have to be in order to be asthma free all the time.
Asthmatics may fear using a method that involves holding your breath - this feeling is fleeting as the breathing improvement quickly kicks in. Breathing through your nose and breath holds are the essence of the exercises. If your nose is stuffed up, an exercise to clear it is included.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The DVD in this set answered a lot of questions for me after having read online about Buteyko breathing for a couple months. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Tamara
Wonderful tool for managing with the goal of eliminating asthma. If you struggle or have family and friends that struggle with asthma, this is the method for you. So empowering. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Linda V. Erwin
This was recommended to me by a friend, and since receiving it I have just read parts and am already using a technique (maybe there are more in the book) Instructions are lovingly... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Largolina
Pro: Great content and exercises you can actually use.
You can actually feel like theres hope of improving your asthma
Con: production... Read more
I am so happy that I bought this. It is worth every single penny. It really retrains the respiratory system, but you've got to use it. So practice, practice, practice. Read morePublished 3 months ago by S.B.
The first Buteyko book I got and I thought it was awesome. Then I found Dr. Artour Rahkimov and I was blown away.Published 3 months ago by Garrett Parker
Very basic information about the Buteyko method, which unfortunately contains many serious mistakes. The author is enthusiastic but not knowledgeable. P. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Helen Dratte