I know quite a few people on here are aware of the Buteyko method - but I thought I should mention this news release as I think it could be quite big news and it hasn't been covered by Asthma UK's news feed.
Basically, the new 2008 version of the British Guidelines for the Management of Asthma (which are what your doctors and nurses use to decide how bad your asthma is and what to prescribe!!) have endorsed Buteyko, granting permission for GPs and asthma nurses to recommend it to people as a complementary therapy for the treatment of symptoms.
Quote from the article:
""The new guidelines grade the research on Buteyko as a 'B' classification - indicating that there are high quality clinical trials supporting the efficacy of the therapy in reducing both asthma symptoms and bronchiodilator usage. No other complementary therapy has been endorsed by this body for the treatment of asthma.""
I know they spelled bronchodilator wrong, but I would think this is big news.
Buteyko really helped me, but I would be very interested to hear other people's experiences with it (good or bad) - particularly who taught them, where they heard about it, or what went right or wrong for them.