A complementary medicine breath control technique used to prevent hyperventilation and which is claimed to be able to treat asthma without drugs. Unscientific treatment of asthma involve real potential dangers to life.
Linda is just as enthusiastic about transcendental meditation, for example, as she is of the Buteyko technique. It is this combination of factors that puts the broad smile on Linda's face that hardly disappears during our meeting and probably also contributes to that over-riding air of relaxation that you cannot help but get wrapped up in as well.
'I heard about the Buteyko technique and it seemed to make complete sense.
THE National Asthma Campaign is keeping an open mind about the Buteyko technique.
NEW LIFE: Linda Meads believes by correcting poor breathing habits the Buteyko technique has radically changed her life enabling her not only to breath more easily, but reduce her allergy to animals and eczema.
Sasha claims the increase in steroid dosage was a temporary measure to allow them to get rid of their symptoms while learning the Buteyko technique. The reduction in drug intake was to come later, he says.
At pounds 300, a five-day course in the Buteyko technique was an expensive request, but she was convinced it would rid her of the condition that had affected her since she was a baby.