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ASTHMA AND OXYGEN

Sometimes oxygen helps asthma symptoms, sometimes not.

Buteyko, the Russian Breathing technique that purports to handle asthma, is confusing many.  I see Buteyko placing too much reliance on the symptoms and not the proper cause of asthma. see the email below, my answers in bold.

"Mike: In response to why I have spent time writing to you the answer is this: you have an opinion about Buteyko and you express this opinion on your website. And I believe, respectfully, that you are wrong. Breathing 'more', or deeply, is bad for anyone with symptoms of chronic hyperventilation.    Breathing 'more' should only be done when the body demands it; we breathe more when walking as opposed to sitting and more when running as opposed to walking.To sit or stand and intentionally breathe more then the demands of metabolism invites CO2 loss and reduced oxygenation of tissues. Not all the time. There are many exceptions due to pattern, depth and the law of mass action.   Buteyko is far too simplistic and limiting for a wide look at healthy breathing. You are not hearing me. I repeat. Do it if it works and it will not always work.  Don't you wonder why that is so?  This may not significantly impact non-hyperventilators, but it is absolutely true for chronic hyperventilators. This is why asthma is often induced when doctors have asthmatics blow into peak-flow meters and other spirometry equipment. (whatever happened to "first, do no harm?")  Yeah really.

I have attached an article prepared by bio-medical engineer Peter Kolb. He became interested in the Buteyko method when his son became asthmatic. He wrote this article to explain the Buteyko theory of chronic hyperventilation to doctors. It is scientific, but not over the head of anyone familiar with the physiology of breathing.  
Stephen. I have seen both sides and you clearly have not.  I say try Buteyko and see what happens.  It is the pattern and the depth Stephen.  And if they are properly maintained things will most often go ok. The trick is how to get them that way quickly so the person is not overwhelmed with sob and has to pay a practitioner much money for what could be almost instant improvement or complete recovery. That is my paradigm.  mike"

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