Having heard remarkable reports from my patients who did the Buteyko course, my son and I tried it out. I learned how to eliminate a migraine headache and my son's asthma, made worse by cold and exercise was noticeably better just by doing the exercises.
At the six weeks follow-up everyone had made progress, e.g. from asthma, fatigue from sleep problems, snoring, sleep apnoea, anxiety, panic attacks and improvement in athletic performance. And there was a sense of confidence that the exercises could continue to provide relief of symptoms. I noticed my sleep quality was better too.
I feel confident in recommending this course to my patients who have asthma, sleep problems, anxiety and panic attacks and sleep apnoea.
I believe every health professional should experience the course for themselves. The theory in itself is well worth hearing as it makes sense and its practical application is the evidence of its efficacy. It's quite possible that Buteyko breathing could have much wider health applications.