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What is Buteyko?

Buteyko is a breathing technique used specifically by people who suffer with Asthma and other Respiratory problems. The technique got its unique name from its inventor, a Ukraine doctor called Konstantin Pavlovich Buteyko.
Buteyko has been proven to be affective and helped many people reduce other forms of medication.

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Simple Breathwork to Unblock the Stuffy Nose
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Cancer likes mouth-breathers
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Cancer tumours grow during early morning hours
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How and Why Coughing Destroys Health and Solutions
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Abnormal breathing pattern causes asthma and attacks
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The best breathing exercise to prevent insomnia
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