Our son Ben has suffered for a long time from severe asthma and other bronchial conditions which not only prevented him participating in sport but also greatly affected his quality of life. At times, even climbing a flight of stairs was enough to bring on an attack.
Ben needed to take large amounts of steroid medication just to control his symptoms. However, since doing the Buteyko breathing exercises, he has improved to the point where he really seems to be a different child. He no longer requires any reliever medicine and his preventer medication has been cut in half and is still being reduced.
We have, to the astonishment of his doctor, survived the whole winter without so much as a sniffle. This is in contrast to last winter (pre Buteyko) where Ben lost almost a term of school time because of being away sick.
We cannot recommend Buteyko highly enough to other parents who live with the fear and heartache of seeing their child struggle with asthma and breathing.
Of course, the secret to having success with Buteyko is to be prepared to put the time in and commit to doing the simple exercises required. However the reward of gaining control over your child's asthma is more than worth it.