– Buteyko Breathing Patents: Russian and Soviet Authorship Certificates of by Dr. K.P. Buteyko
- YouTube link: Buteyko Patents.
The significant aspects of Dr. Buteyko’s discoveries are discussed and why the Buteyko Table of Health Zones is the most significant one according to Dr. Artour Rakhimov. The 3 discoveries are similar to patents in the West.
In the Soviet Union, there was no exact equivalent of a patent. It was a communist regime and people could not have their own patents. If there was a really big discovery in different sciences a person would be given a registration number, a date and a priority date. Dr. Buteyko applied for 3 different patents. The first patent was about treating low levels of carbon dioxide in the body. The patent application was written for the treatment of hypocarbia and asthmatics. The goal of this therapy was to get up to 45 and 55 millimetres mercury of CO2 in the alveoli of the lungs. If we look at the Buteyko Table of Health Zones this is a very high number.
The second patent was for detecting how much CO2 people have in their lungs by using the CP test. Dr. Artour Rakhimov knows many Buteyko practitioners around that world that teach Buteyko breathing. In his experience, all of them used the CP test. It is very reliable to measure a person’s state of health. People with 10 seconds will have a very poor health state and many health complaints. 20 seconds will be a moderate health state that includes people with diabetes and asthma. Cancer patients will probably have around 15 seconds to 10 seconds. With higher and higher numbers the health state gets better.
Western students like the CP test and use it frequently. In Russia, there is a Buteyko clinic where Buteyko’s son a professor works there. His wife Marina is a medical doctor. This clinic does not use the CP test. They practice reduced breathing and lifestyle factors. Marina’s approach is not to use the CP test, but the majority of Buteyko teachers in the former Soviet Union make use of it. Thus, the CP test is not absolutely necessary to be used.
The last patent is the most important one according to Dr. Artour Rakhimov. There are photos with Dr. Buteyko in the Moscow State University with the Buteyko Table of Health Zones. That was the main point for his third patent called the method of assessment for human health. According to this discovery, he found the relation of human health according to the parameters of respiration. It shows how people breathe at rest or their automatic breathing patterns. There were five different levels of health states related to super health and seven levels of poor health. He divided this Table based on his research. He found that for each stage there are specific changes occurring in the body. This Table is the foundation of the Buteyko Method to assess health.
The YouTube URL of this video is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4pMKoVpkPgo /.
The video features Volker Schmitz (Buteyko breathing practitioner from Hamburg, Germany) and Dr. Artour Rakhimov (Buteyko practitioner trainer from Toronto, Canada).
The video description was created with participation of Chris Prokop (Mississauga, Canada).