News: The Buteyko Breathing Educators Association Validated in Their Approach
January 8, 2013

Buteyko Validated by Evidenced-Based Best Practice Centers as Breathing Technique for Asthmatics that Reduces Symptoms and Medication Usage

Portland, Oregon - The Buteyko Breathing Educators Association, BBEA, praised the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, AHRQ, for its comprehensive review of 22 studies of breathing techniques, which found that Buteyko, a hyperventilation- reduction breathing technique achieves 'medium to large improvements in asthma symptoms and reductions in reliever medications' AHRQ, 2012.

AHRQ's findings represent another milestone for the BBEA. Buteyko should be considered a 'frontline of defense in dealing with this epidemic of asthma patients to improve their wellbeing and quality of life. Buteyko can improve quality of care for asthma patients while also producing health care cost savings' Chris Bauman, Chairman BBEA.

The AHRQ's Comparative Effectiveness Reviews, CERs, initiative worked with an ...