While researching heart disease in the 1950s, Konstantin Buteyko, a Russian medical researcher, developed a breathing technique that not only helped reduce high blood pressure, but also a variety of conditions including Asthma, Anxiety, IBS and Sinusitis.
If the muscles of your shoulders and neck feel perpetually tight and knotted, the chances are that you not using your diaphragm to breathe.
The Buteyko breathing method believes that we need to increase carbon dioxide levels in the body.
Nitric Oxide (NO) improves the immune response as well as increasing blood and oxygen flow throughout the body, including the brain.
The science behind the Buteyko breathing technique.
It seems counterintuitive that higher carbon dioxide levels will increase oxygenation in the body. Yet it’s true.
Switching on the Parasympathetic (or relaxing) nervous system will improve conditions including: anxiety, panic attacks, insomnia, IBS, headaches and reflux.
Relaxing smooth muscle is how Buteyko breathing naturally improves conditions including: High blood pressure, Asthma, Headaches, IBS, Constipation, Diarrhoea, Reflux, Coughing.