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Buteyko Method for Hypertension, Ischemic Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Arrhythmia, and Varicose Veins

- Updated on October 23, 2020


Buteyko Method for Hypertension, Ischemic Heart Disease, Heart Failure, Arrhythmia, and Varicose Veins 1By Dr. Artour Rakhimov, Alternative Health Educator and Author

- Medically Reviewed by Naziliya Rakhimova, MD

These general effects (or results of treatment) are expected and common after application of the Buteyko breathing method (breathing retraining that results in changes in one’s automatic breathing patterns and increased results for the body-oxygen test). However, the same results are common when breathing normalization is achieved due to treatment with the Frolov respiratory device, Amazing DIY breathing device, Samozdrav, and other techniques that cause slower and easier breathing with permanent changes in breathing patterns due to additional lifestyle changes.

Breath retraining and Buteyko method for hypertension (primary)

– Immediate elimination of symptoms connected with elevated blood pressure: headache, dizziness, heart palpitations, pain near the heart, shivering, general fatigue, etc.
– In cases of 1st or 2nd class hypertension, an increase in the CP is accompanied by normalization of blood pressure, gradual elimination, or significant reduction in doses of medications that reduce blood pressure (or transition from multi-medication to mono-therapy). In cases of 3rd class hypertension, it is possible to significantly reduce medications or make the transition to mono-therapy.
– When automatic breathing is light and relaxed with the morning CP X seconds (see below), the symptoms are absent and no medication is required since taking medication makes blood pressure too low. This usually takes less than 1-2 months of breathing retraining practice.
– Natural weight normalization.
– Prevention of insulin resistance, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, and hypertrophy of the left ventricle.
– Prevention of injuries in targeted organs during 1st stage of the disease (myocardial infarction, stroke, angiogenesis of retina, nephropathy, etc.).

These effects for primary high blood pressure or for cases that are not exacerbated by other health conditions (cancer, diabetes, COPD, obesity, and so forth). For more complex cases, see treat hypertension naturally.

Breath retraining and the Buteyko method for ischemic heart disease

Ischemic heart disease before and after treatment with the Buteyko method or breathing retraining

– Immediate elimination of symptoms of stenocardia attacks (angina pectoris) and prevention of their appearance (or decrease in angina-like pains).
– Increase in the CP is accompanied by transfer from the current functional class of the disease to a less severe one.
– Increase in the CP is accompanied by the reduction and elimination of medication (to reduce angina-like pain)
– Significant improvements in the quality of life.

Breath retraining and the Buteyko method for heart failure

– Increase in the CP is accompanied by the reduction of the symptoms of chronic cardiac insufficiency (edema of lower extremities, panting, heart palpitations, heartache, general fatigue, tiredness, etc.)
– Increase in the CP is accompanied by the decrease in the doses of medications and their number, natural reduction in triglycerides, and cholesterol.
– Significant improvements in the quality of life.

Breath retraining and Buteyko method for arrhythmia

– Immediate elimination of heart palpitations and various accompanying symptoms: unpleasant feelings and pains near the heart, feelings of breathlessness and panting, chill and sweating, general fatigue, etc.
– In cases of chronic forms of tachycardia, an increase in the CP is accompanied by a steady reduction in the heart rate, recovery of coronary circulation, and perfusion of injured parts of the myocardium. That prevents the reappearance of paroxysms of pulsating arrhythmia, ventricular tachycardia, etc.
– Significant improvements in the quality of life.

Breath retraining and Buteyko method for varicose veins

– Immediate decrease and, later, elimination of unpleasant symptoms: heaviness and leg cramps, puffiness around the feet, and weakness and fatigue of the lower extremities.
– Increase in the CP is accompanied by a decrease in the extent of the capillary bed and enlarged veins.
– Prevention of possible complications due to chronic venous insufficiency: trophic ulcers, thromboembolism, and varicose eczema.
– Significant improvements in the quality of life.

Breath retraining and Buteyko method for dystonia

– Immediate decrease and, later, complete normalization of blood pressure and eliminate various symptoms (sweating, heart palpitations, feelings of inner shivering and obstructed throat, etc.).
– Increase in the CP is accompanied by normalization of emotional life, restoration of sleep, the disappearance of pains and aches in various body parts.
– Significant improvements in the quality of life.

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Below are authentic comments, questions, and testimonials from the same page on the old PHP site before we converted it to WordPress.

On 2019-02-01T21:55:48, Anonymous wrote:
That’s good to hear. The treatment suggested to me is “endovenous radiofrequency ablation”. It heat seals the refluxing vein and then the blood is rerouted to “healthier, deeper veins.”

On 2019-02-01T08:08:32, Dr. Artour (mod) wrote:
What do you mean by treatment? Medical drugs and other official methods? I asked because breathing retraining is also a method.
Yes, the Buteyko method, and breathing retraining, and Buteyko with diet especially reverse varicose veins and spider veins too.

On 2019-02-01T02:53:56, Danielle wrote:
Do you think the treatment of the problematic varicose veins is ever necessary to solve the issue, or can Buteyko alone usually reverse it? Also, can this work for spider veins? Thank you Artour.