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November News 2019

Dylan was referred to my clinic by Paediatrician Dr Leila Masson back in November 2017 when he was eight years old. At that time his nose was frequently blocked, he suffered from asthma, hay fever and was also snoring, grinding his teeth and sleeping badly. Dylan’s adenoids were inflamed, and surgery had been recommended. He was taking a Flixotide asthma inhaler, Univent and Flixonase steroid nasal spray at times, prior to enrolling on the Buteyko course.

Fast forward to 27th November 2019. Dylan came in to see me for a follow up, two years after completing the course. He hasn’t had asthma or needed an inhaler since doing the course. He is breathing comfortably through his nose and sleeping soundly and silently. No snoring or tooth grinding. Dylan’s adenoids are still intact. Laughing Wink  He still gets a little touch of hay fever in spring and I have given him a new programme to help resolve that. 

Dylan loves track and field and he’s proud to share this video competing in long jump with mouth 100 percent closed. Tennis players Roger Federer and Ashleigh Barty, and sprinters Sanya Richards Ross and Maurice Greene nose breathe when training and competing. Nose breathing translates to better posture and ensures maximal oxygen delivery to every muscle. It is brilliant to see Dylan still using the breathing techniques learned on the course two years ago to boost his performance.  

Please like and share his post in the hope it will inspire the parents of children who are struggling with allergies at this time of year:

A Breathing Retraining Course (using the Buteyko Institute Method) delivered by Breathing Clinics NZ educators is a natural and effective way to manage asthma, chronic nasal congestion, hay fever, snoring, anxiety and many other breathing-related disorders. The course is also effective in reducing inflamed adenoids and tonsils and should be considered before more invasive procedures like surgery.

Beating Asthma and Allergies − Main Points
  • Breathing exercises that help clear the nasal passages making nasal breathing easier.
  • Boost body oxygen by breathing through the nose even when exerting yourself and playing sport.
  • Learning how to slow your breathing down and breathe less than you think you need to. 
  • Breathing less means better oxygenation which is something we explain on our course.
  • Reducing or eliminating foods and drinks that negatively affect breathing.
  • Plenty of plants and fresh unprocessed whole foods in your diet.
  • Keeping active and getting outdoors for sunlight and fresh air.
  • Responsible use of medication if needed. *

*Those who undertake a Breathing Retraining course find they can reduce and, in many cases, eliminate the need for medication. In 100% of cases where clients are compliant with the course they no longer trigger exercise induced asthma. We instruct our clients not to make any changes to their medication without the supervision of their GP.

Please do share with any friends or family whom you think could benefit from this knowledge.

Many thanks
Glenn White

Helping people with breathing disorders since 2001

20 Arthur Street, Freemans Bay, Auckland 1011, New Zealand  |  Phone +64 9 360 6291  |  Email

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