I participated in a Buteyko course with Glenn White in November 2004 and haven’t had an asthma attack since. Prior to participating in the course I was a seriously unstable asthmatic with constant exacerbations. Asthma was interfering with my life in a major way and I was concerned about the effects of the high dose steroids I was taking on my potential for osteoporosis and cataracts.
I haven’t used my reliever once since starting the course and over the following few months I gradually came off the steroids with no ill effect. My GP cannot believe the change in me and has asked for information on Buteyko to give to other patients. In addition, my family, friends and work colleagues still comment about the difference in my lifestyle now that I am not constantly short of breath.
As a health professional I appreciated the scientific basis for Buteyko and the results I have witnessed with others who have undertaken the course. I will continue to recommend it to asthmatics and others who I think will benefit from it.