Welcome to the Buteyko Breathing Centre
Let us help you to heal yourself safely & naturally
In the 1950s, Russian scientist Dr. Konstantin Buteyko identified over 150 disorders which could be resolved by normalising the breathing, and spent the next three decades developing breathiing exercises and strategies to achieve this.
The Buteyko Method of breathing re-training has now been taught over the past 20 years as a highly effective, drug-free education process which helps normalise and improve the breathing, reducing the symptoms of many common disorders. By learning the method, you can experience the medical benefits already enjoyed by thousands of people worldwide:
upto 70% less coughing, breathlessness & wheezing
reduced need for medication
improved sleep and quality of life
enhanced ability for exercise
The Buteyko Breathing Centre is the oldest established Buteyko practice in the UK. Experienced, professionally indemnified, first aid qualified and Disclosure & Barring Service-checked. Let us teach you, safely and effectively, to normalise your breathing, increase your oxygen levels, and improve your health.
The 'Control Pause' Breathing Test
Dr. Buteyko developed a test to measure depth of breathing and consequent retention of carbon dioxide, resultant oxygenation and health. He named it the 'Control Pause' breathing test. Get yourself a clock or stop-watch & try for yourself:
- Sitting down, close your mouth and breathe normally through the nose for 30 seconds
- Take a normal breath in through your nose
- Allow a normal breath out through your nose
- Gently close your nose with thumb & forefinger and start to count the seconds on the clock
- When you first feel the need to breathe, release the nose and take a breath through the nose
- Remember to keep your mouth closed throughout
The number of seconds that elapsed is your Control Pause. Less than 10 seconds, and you have health problems. Less than 25, your health needs attention. 30-40 seconds is satisfactory, while 60+ seconds is excellent.