Professor Over-Breathing Buteyko Australia

Professor Buteyko

In 1952 Professor Konstantin Buteyko, a Russian medical doctor, observed that over-breathing (or correctly termed: hyperventilation) causes asthma and other conditions. He called it hidden hyperventilation, a condition which may not be clearly visible to the patient or to the doctor. Professor Buteyko observed that people became more ill as breathing increased . When breathing was reduced people began to recover. Professor Buteyko developed techniques which help people to retrain their breathing towards normal.
Professor Buteyko
(1923 - 2003)


Over-breathing as a source of illness had been noted as early as 1871. Over-breathing may be characteristic of a range of disorders including:
  • asthma
  • cough
  • allergies
  • rhinitis
  • emphysema
  • migraine
  • snoring
  • sleep apnoea
  • circulatory disorders
  • anxiety disorder
  • chronic fatigue syndrome
At the Buteyko Bayside Breathing Centre we can assess resting breathing pattern using non-invasive scientific equipment.

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Buteyko Method in Australia

The Buteyko method was introduced to Australia in 1990 by Alexander Stalmatski, who had worked with Professor Buteyko in Russia for over 15 years. This was the first time the method had reached the Western world. Stalmatski taught a large number of Buteyko courses around Australia, and also trained a limited number of practitioners in the method.

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