Main challenges and rewards of learning Buteyko breathing retraining exercises

Published: 13th July 2010
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The goal of this method is to improve oxygenation of the body and preserve it at peak achievable degree 24-7. Consequently, to learn the Buteyko method means to permanently normalize somebody's breathing pattern.

The major test of the technique is called the CP (control pause), which is the body oxygenation mark. This simple DIY breath-holding time test is done after usual exhalation and only until the initial stress. It measures one's cells oxygenation and wellbeing according to the Buteyko Table of Health Zones.

As scientific statistic suggests severely ill people are most likely to die during early morning hours (about 4-7 am), when our breathing is deepest and cell oxygen content lowest. This fact has been observed for epilepsy, stroke, asthma, heart disease, diabetes, COPD, and many other conditions. Why? During nights we can not control our breathing. Even for the healthy, breathing is heaviest between 4 am and 7 am and the Control Pause is shortest during these early morning hours. Hence, the major harm to the human organism: spread of infections, growth of tumors, tissue and cell destruction, mucus production, more inflammation, pathological changes in tissues, cholesterol increase etc., with resetting of the breathing centre back to chronic hyperventilation, happens during these times. The effects are demoralizing.

Hence, just practicing Buteyko breathing exercises is inadequate. You should transform your involuntary breath pattern and restrain your breath day and night. Why?

If a person has a dry mouth each morning, he will never fix his health and his oxygenation of tissues and Control Pause will remain low. If someone else sleeps every night on her back, her disease symptoms and typical breathing pattern will be almost unchanged even after hours of finest breathing retraining therapy exercises. Hence, it is important to learn the central points of the Buteyko method. Before you begin any breath retraining work, you should have a very clear objective where to go.

Therefore, an individual should be familiar with the following central topics:
- what is the key target of breathing retraining therapy exercises
- what are the normal and ideal breathing patterns
- how should we breathe for maximum oxygenation of cells
- how to measure one's tissues oxygen content using the control pause test
- what are the properties of CO2, etc.
- what is the ideal breathing pattern.

As about benefits of the breath retraining exercises, according to numerous research articles, these are the major conclusions:
- chronic diseases are based on low oxygen content in the body
- sick people over-breathe (dozens of medical studies, visit my website for specific numbers)
- breathing more than the standard DIMINISHES oxygen content in cells
- restoration of normal breath values 24-7 eliminates symptoms of chronic conditions and needs for medication

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