30 subjects with mean age of 30 years diagnosed as having asthma were randomly divided into two groups. Group - A, comprising of 15 subjects were treated with Buteyko Therapy and 15 subjects of Group - B were treated with Diaphragmatic Exercise (DE) and Pursed Lip Breathing Exercise (PLBE). Both groups were given treatment 6 days a week for 6 weeks. Parameters were recorded before commencement of treatment and subsequently at completion of 2nd week, 4th week and 6th week of treatment by PFT & dyspnea scale.
Result: Group - Buteyko Breathing Technique (BBT) group-A showed significant improvement in the FEV1 and PEFR, and a significant decrease in the levels of dyspnea, where PLBE with DE Group - B showed no significant changes in any of the three measurements.
Discussion & Conclusion: Buteyko Breathing exercise when done regularly and properly can stop or reverse the decline in the lung function and reduce dyspnea in asthmatic patients.
Narwal Ravinder, Bhaduri S.N., Misra Ajita A Study of effects of Buteyko Breathing Technique on Asthmatic Patients Indian Journal of Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy 2012, Volume : 6 Issue : 4