THE EFFICIENCY OF THE BUTEYKO METHOD IN IMPROVING THE FUNCTIONAL PARAMETERS IN THE BRONCHIAL ASTHMA– CASE STUDY
This paper presents a case study concerning the efficiency of the Buteyco method in improving the functional parameters in the bronchial asthma. The basic principle for using this method is to maintain a constant level of carbon dioxide in the blood, by limiting the hyperventilation specific to the patients with asthma and by achieving a superficial nasal breathing associated to apnoea. Since the specialized studies show this method to be useful for the patients with bronchial asthma, in this case study we want to prove the practical efficiency of this method in limiting and even preventing the asthma crises.
The results achieved support the hypothesis formulated, and by using this method we achieved: a decrease in the number of asthma attacks and of their severity, improved breathing dynamic and bronchial function by increasing the values of the VEMS (FEV1) and of the Tiffneau index (FEV1/FVC), as well as the control of the patient’s state of panic.
The Buteyko method offers an efficient and global approach for the disease. It can be used anywhere, at any given moment, offering a natural control over the symptoms of the bronchial asthma without using medication, supplements or inhalers.