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Clinical Trials

Clinical practice shows that Buteyko breathing is effective for a wide range of breathing disorders including allergic rhinitis (hay fever), sleep apnoea, snoring, asthma, sinusitis, chronic bronchitis, COPD (emphysema), allergies, anxiety, panic attacks, and insomnia.

However the focus has been on asthma with the publication of eleven small clinical trials to date. One trial for allergic rhinitis was conducted at Limerick Hospital in Ireland.

The Buteyko Institute (BIBH) has compiled case studies of sleep apnoea from clinical practice which is available to research institutes. The full BIBH Report is available as a PDF here: Sleep apnoea and breathing retraining - BIBH »

Follow this link to read an article in the Australian Nursing Journal on the report. Researchers interested in conducting research into the Buteyko Method for sleep disorders should contact the Buteyko Institute direct »


Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials - (Enter 'Buteyko' in search box) »

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