One in seven children and one in nine adults have asthma.
70 people die from asthma in New Zealand each year and asthma is the most common reason for hospital admissions in children.
These are just some of the statistics from the NZ National Respiratory Strategy 2015 that ranked New Zealand as nearly the worst country in the world for asthma.
If you or your child suffer from asthma, we can help.
of people of all ages have learned how to manage their asthma naturally after
attending a course at our clinic. Many, including breathing practitioner and clinic owner Glenn White, are now asthma free and no longer require medication to control their symptoms.*
I have seen children with asthma improve drastically and quickly with the Buteyko breathing exercises, as taught by Glenn White. The children were able to significantly reduce or even stop their asthma medications within weeks to months.
Leila Masson M.D., MPH, FRACP, DTMH, IBCLC
Our 5-day programme teaches you how to control your symptoms through breathing techniques and lifestyle guidelines. As your breathing improves, need for medication reduces.*
Breathing Assessment and Retraining for Asthma
Dysfunctional breathing patterns are characteristic in people with asthma. This short article presents clinical trials, studies and reviews supporting the use of breathing training for asthma and a rationale for incorporating breathing retraining into asthma management.
All published studies on the Buteyko breathing technique, including one which we performed in Gisborne, have shown positive results. Reductions of reliever medications averaged 85 to 95 per cent and reductions in preventer medication 40 to 50 per cent. Bruce Duncan MB, ChB, MSc, MRCGP, MFPHM, FAFPHM, DCH Patrick McHugh BMedSc, MB, ChB, DipGUMed, Dip MSM
There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that the Buteyko Technique works. Robert Cowie MD – Calgary Clinical Trial
On this website you will find information about our courses, the science and clinical studies relating to the Buteyko Method of breathing retraining. You can also read feedback from medical professionals and our clients.
We can help you control your asthma.
Phone us at the Buteyko Breathing Clinic, Auckland on 09-360 6291 or contact us by email for information – or to book a private consultation, introductory seminar or course.
* Buteyko Breathing Clinic practitioners work with your doctor to help you achieve the best possible control of your asthma. We advise our clients to consult their doctor before making any changes to prescribed medication or sleep aids.
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