Charles is a Member of the BPI Medical Advisory Board. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Medical Technology from the University of Santo Tomas in 2000. 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 practitioner, Mr. Jac Vidgen. He then received additional training and was certified as a Buteyko Practitioner 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.He is a Fellow of Buteyko Professionals International.
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