A further 10 children will this week experience the Buteyko
treatment in Newcastle.
To find out more about the Buteyko
method or to make a donation to the cause, call (0191) 252 7669.
Jill, a nurse for 27 years, learnt Buteyko
in New Zealand in 1996 after hearing about it from a colleague.
Jill, who sold her home in Glasgow to fund research into Buteyko
, met Bill Morange, chief of patrol for New York City Police, and firefighters Mike Keo and James Kelly at a later awards ceremony.
In clinical trials published in 1998 it was shown that 90 per cent of asthmatics were able to reduce their reliever medication within the first week of practising the Buteyko
Institute Method or BIM.
The technique was developed by a Russian, Konstantin Buteyko
, in the 1950s, and is based on the theory that people breathe too deeply and disrupt the blood's carbon dioxide-oxygen ratio.
He is the Chief Executive Officer and founding member of the Buteyko
Institute of Breathing and Health.
Known as Buteyko
breathing, the treatment consists of a series of individually tailored breathing exercises and lifestyle changes.
It took Buteyko
over 25 yeas of research, clinical trials and the successful treatment of thousands of people suffering from asthma, before his theory and treatment were finally recognised officially by the Russian government in 1980.
AID ASTHMA Russian Professor Konstantin Buteyko
suggested over-breathing leads to respiratory problems as it causes you to lose large amounts of carbon dioxide.
One technique that has become well known, particularly for teaching children to stop mouth breathing, is the Buteyko
She found the answers on a Buteyko
breathing course in April 1999.