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The Buteyko Method has been widely used in Russia since 1985 after it was approved by the Soviet health ministry. This was based on conclusions from the clinical trials of the Buteyko Method which were conducted by First Medical Sechenov’s Institute (Moscow Medical Academy), Moscow, 1981 and National Scientific Institute of Pulmonology of Soviet Health Ministry, Petersburg, 1968.

ButeykoClinic was founded in 2002 to provide a high standard of Buteyko instructor training, DVD’s and book’s to the Western World. There are currently two hundred independent Buteyko instructors working from seventeen different countries. Instructor trainer Patrick McKeown is one of the most experienced in the western world with cumulative total of reaching out to thousands of patients.

Interesting note:
Several years ago Prince Charles of Wales had a private meeting with Professor Buteyko in London. Prince Charles highly regarded Professor’s discoveries and expressed interest in their use in the British Health care system.

Clinical Director Buteyko Clinic International: Patrick McKeown BA, MA (TCD), Dip BM (Prof Kp Buteyko)

In 2002, Patrick McKeown was accredited as a Buteyko breathing instructor by the late Professor Konstantin Buteyko. Having suffered from asthma, rhinitis and sleep-disordered breathing for over 20 years, Patrick is able to offer both theoretical knowledge and his own experiences to help clients to overcome similar challenges. To date, Patrick has written seven books and produced two DVD sets on the Buteyko Method, including three Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk bestsellers: Close Your Mouth, Asthma-Free Naturally, and Anxiety Free: Stop Worrying and Quieten your Mind. The Buteyko self-help manual Close Your Mouth has been translated into ten different languages including French, German, Italian, Spanish, Norwegian and Russian.

Patrick is Clinical Director of the Buteyko Clinic International and Chairman of its Advisory Board. He holds regular workshops and talks on the Buteyko Breathing Method in nine countries including the USA, Canada, Australia, Israel, Denmark, France, Holland, the UK, and his native Ireland. He has trained Buteyko instructors from 32 countries and regularly provides online Buteyko courses by Skype and from his clinics in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, and Galway, Ireland.

Patrick recently collaborated in a clinical trial investigating the Buteyko Method as a treatment for rhinosinusitus in asthma patients with the University of Limerick. Results from a three-month follow-up with participants showed a 72% reduction of nasal symptoms including snoring, inability to get a satisfying breath, nasal congestion and more. An abstract of the trial was published in the April 2013 Journal Clinical Otolaryngology.

Medical Adviser to ButeykoClinic.com: Charles Edward G. Florendo, MD

Dr. Charles Edward Florendo received his Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from the University of Santo Tomas in 1996. He then attained his Doctorate in Medicine also from the University of Santo Tomas in 2005. Shortly after graduating, he became a missionary physician, serving as head of the Out Patient Department at the Mary Health of Africa Hospital, a primary AIDS referral center in the forests of Cameroon, Africa. He was originally trained in the Buteyko Method by senior buteyko instructor, Mr. Jac Vidgen. He then received additional training and was certified as a Buteyko Instructor by the Asthmahilfe Foundation in Austria, Buteyko Breathing Association in England, and by the Buteyko Clinic International. While in Africa, he organized the training of African health workers in the use of the Buteyko Method. He co-founded the Controlled Breathing Association, which oversees and promotes the use of the method in Cameroon. Dr. Florendo has taught the Buteyko Method to patients and health workers in Africa, the United States, and the Philippines.

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– African Proverb

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