Clinical Trials of the Buteyko Breathing Method in USSR/Russia


A variety of Russian trials for Buteyko Method is discussed. The first studies to be discussed are from 1990 in Kiev the Shevchenko Central hospital. People effected by the Chernobyl disaster were tested. They had symptoms related to their nervous system, blood pressure and so forth. Out of 50 people with radiation disease, 82% had improvements. These improvements were measured from their blood parameters and cardiovascular perimeters. They reduced their medication and there were no side effects. The Buteyko Method improves breathing closer to the medical norm. Slowing down breathing helped these people to recover.

The next clinical trial was for people with HIV-AIDS. Even though there were only 7 young people with AIDS the results were really good because they managed to get rid of their symptoms. Symptoms such as mood instability, fears and digestive complaints. The trial was for 3 and up to 7 to 9 days. People with 60 seconds for the body-oxygen test or control pause test can have a normal life quality. Complaints of the cardiovascular system, digestive health and other health complaints go away. People with later stages of HIV have about 10 to 15 seconds for the CP test. After the Buteyko technique, they would not need medications anymore. You can find translations of this trial on Dr. Artour Rakhimov’s website

The next trail was conducted in 1991in Kiev. It was done with people having hepatitis B and liver cirrhosis. They had acute or chronic hepatitis. 28 out of 30 people had remission of their symptoms. They showed improvements in their blood test results. There was a 93% percent success rate for hepatitis b and liver cirrhosis. Liver cirrhosis is relatively easy to solve with breathing retraining. Western medicine provides only medication for these health conditions.

There was a clinical trial for cancer in 2001 that was published in an official Ukrainian oncology journal. A direct student of Dr. Buteyko, Dr. Pashinka applied the Buteyko technique on 120 students that had the initial stages of breast cancer. This is when a tumour goes from the breast to the lymph nodes. In 3 or 5 years, up to 25% of these people would die even though they would apply surgical removal of their tumour. The next step would be radiation and chemotherapy that has good clinical research to live longer. It also has criticism from alternative medicine that people feel awful during this time. All these techniques were applied, but they also applied breathing retraining of 2 hours for 3 years.

In 3 years, the control group had a mortality rate of 25%, but the group with breathing retraining had only 5% or 6%. The Buteyko rate was reduced by 6 times and used by a huge amount of people. Dr. Pashinka wrote that he only lost 2 patients in his group. These patients also had diabetes and heart disease. All students started with 10 seconds CP, this is a very low health state. Other students achieved 50 to 60 seconds CP.

Dr. Artour Rakhimov wrote a book about this subject called doctors that cure cancer. With recent discoveries in the ketogenic diet, the success rate of cancer is even more successful. Cancer feeds on blood glucose. When people eat glucose, their cancer even gets cancer. While eating a ketogenic diet prevents this from occurring.

Here is more about Trials of the Buteyko Method in Russia: /.

The YouTube URL of this video is: /.

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 the participation of Chris Prokop (Mississauga, Canada).



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