Effect of Buteyko breathing technique on patients with bronchial asthma

Zahra Mohamed Hassan, Nermine Mounir Riad, Fatma Hassan Ahmed
2012 Egyptian Journal of Chest Disease and Tuberculosis  
A new dawn is emerging by recognizing that correct breathing volume is fundamental to maintaining good health, the new beginning is based on the life's work of Russian scientist professor Konstantin Buteyko. The Buteyko breathing technique method as suggested by Professor Buteyko helps to decrease the number and severity of attacks as well as the dosage of medication. As a result of this therapy, the indicators of acid-alkali balance and lung ventilation improved. The aim of this study was to
more » ... this study was to assess the effect of Buteyko breathing technique on patients with bronchial asthma. Forty patients with bronchial asthma participated in this study, their age ranged between 30 and 50 years. They were divided into two equal groups, group (A) received Buteyko breathing technique (BBT), and the medications prescribed by the physician, while group, (B) did not perform any physical therapy program just their medications prescribed by the physician. The program continued for 6 weeks (2 sessions per week except the 1st week was 4 sessions per week). Peak expiratory flow rates (PEFR), Control pause test and asthma daily symptoms (asthma control questionnaire) were measured at the beginning and after the treatment program for both groups.
doi:10.1016/j.ejcdt.2012.08.006 fatcat:rm56r2vm4vbwpnhvxo5zvkkst4