Konstantin Pavlovich Buteyko is the
author of a great number of works and innovations in various fields of
medical science and technology.
The basic theoretical concept of the Buteyko method is that the
main reason of many illnesses is the breath's infringement
causing chronic hyperventilation. K.P.Buteyko has named this
infringement of breath as ILLNESS of DEEP BREATH. Wrong breath
leads to development of hyperventilation as a result of which
there is an infringement of a metabolism, decrease in immunity,
occurrence of an allergy, etc.
This results in development
of compensatory (protective) mechanisms, the most characteristic of which
is bronchial asthma (The USSR Academy of Science Institute of Experimental
Biology and Medicine, 1962).
"As is well known, facts are stubborn things. Medical statistics
for the developed countries in 1999 revealed two significant peculiarities:
a) the bronchial asthma case rate looks increasingly epidemic, b) the
more intensive bronchial asthma drug therapy is v the more difficult the
case grows. High death rate, low efficiency of drug therapy and development
of allergies force us to reconsider contemporary ideas of development
mechanisms for a whole series of diseases whose patterns are primarily
affected by hypertonus and spasm of the vascular and bronchial wall plain
muscle, structural changes in vascular walls, edema and hypersecretion
of the respiratory mucus tunic, and inflammatory processes of allergic
nature resulting from the incorrect immunity reaction. As we know, such
diseases are asthma, allergy, rhinitis, high blood pressure, stenocardia, etc.
K. P. Buteyko-s speech at a medical training course Moscow,2000 (abstract)