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News and articles about Buteyko and BIBH members.

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and breathing retraining
Source: Australian Nursing Journal (Thursday, September 23, 2004)
Link: http://www.buteyko.info/pdf/OSA_clinical_update.pdf

Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) is a sleep disorder where repeated upper airway obstruction during
sleep leads to a decrease in blood oxygen saturation and disrupted sleep.
Current treatment options include oral appliances, surgery, and/or the use of a continuous positive
airway pressure (CPAP) machine.
However, breathing retraining with the Buteyko Institute Method (BIM) is a safe, effective and
convenient approach to OSA that could help eliminate the need for surgery or CPAP.
This paper examines the role of breathing retraining in OSA and presents a case study to illustrate its
effectiveness.

Mary Birch, RN,BA,MBioE, Grad Dip Soc, BIBH
Clinical Update 74, Australian Nursing Journal, August 2004

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A Breathing Technique Offers Help for People With Asthma
New York Times (Tuesday, November 10, 2009)

Celebrate Buteyko 2008
(Saturday, November 22, 2008)

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(Sunday, June 01, 2008)

BIBH Practitioner Dr Jill McGowan (Scotland) to present research paper at World Asthma Conference, Istanbul, June 23-25 2007
(Tuesday, April 24, 2007)

Asthma - does the Buteyko method work?
Health - What's Good for You - nineMSN (Monday, April 09, 2007)

Beta-agonists trigger T cell accumulation
J Allergy Clin Immunol 2006; (Monday, December 11, 2006)

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and breathing retraining
Australian Nursing Journal (Thursday, September 23, 2004)

Regular use of asthma drugs poses respiratory, cardiac dangers
Cornell News June 2004 (Thursday, June 17, 2004)

Life breathed into asthma control technique as alternative to Ventolin
Sydney Morning Herald (Thursday, October 23, 2003)

Fad remedy for asthma wins favour
Melbourne Age (Thursday, October 23, 2003)

Breathing technique has potential for Asthma sufferers
ABC: The World Today (Thursday, October 23, 2003)

Australian study may provide some more answers
Medical Observer (Australia) 26 July 2002 (Friday, July 26, 2002)

Buteyko trials show drop in asthma medication use
Medical Observer (Australia), 26 July 2002 (Friday, July 26, 2002)

Jill McGowan: Great Scot Award 2001, Pride of Britain 2002
(Friday, January 04, 2002)


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