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Close Your Mouth: Buteyko Breathing Clinic self help manual [Paperback]

Patrick McKeown
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Book Description

4 Sep 2004 0954599616 978-0954599614
Close Your Mouth is a self help book containing simple and easy to apply Buteyko breathing exercises and lifestyle guidelines.

The Buteyko Clinic method is without doubt the most effective and direct way to reverse hyperventilation or overbreathing. While this book focuses on asthma, hay fever and nasal congestion, it is also very beneficial for other complaints that result or are contributed to from overbreathing. For example, the exercises in this book will also help panic attacks, stress, disrupted sleep, fatigue, snoring, hyperventilation, constipation, migraine, poor fitness and more.

Close Your Mouth is written by Buteyko practitioner Patrick McKeown. Patrick is one of a few people directly accredited and authorised by the Late Professor Buteyko. He founded the renowned Asthma Care clinics a number of years ago. His websites are asthmacare.ie/ and buteykoclinic.com/

The Buteyko Clinic method has been described as one of the most important medical discovery’s of the 20th Century. You will find the information in this book most compelling and life changing.

There is no padded information. It is simply a direct and easy to read step by step instruction. It is without doubt the most user friendly book on this topic available.

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  • Paperback: 140 pages
  • Publisher: Asthma Care (4 Sep 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0954599616
  • ISBN-13: 978-0954599614
  • Product Dimensions: 12.1 x 18.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 64,440 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Patrick McKeown was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, and later studied under the auspices of the founder of the Buteyko Method; the late Dr Konstantin Buteyko.

From a very young age, Patrick suffered from asthma and relied on an array of medicines and inhalers until he discovered the Buteyko Method at the age of 26. By applying the principals from Dr Buteyko, Patrick experienced immediate relief from his asthmatic symptoms - a feat that over 20 years of medication had failed to accomplish. Learning to breathe through his nose and reducing his breathing volume positively changed his life in so many ways.

For the first time ever, Patrick's asthma was under control. This life-changing discovery motivated him to change his career in order to help children and adults who suffered from similar breathing problems.

Following his time in Russia in 2002, Patrick has been teaching the Buteyko Method in Australia, USA and throughout Europe. He has penned eight books, including three Amazon.com best sellers, and has been invited to speak at dental and respiratory conferences throughout the world.

In collaboration with the University of Limerick, Patrick was the instructor in a clinical study investigating the Buteyko Method as a treatment for rhinitis in asthma. As published in the leading rhinitis journal Otolaryngology, the results showed a 70% reduction of nasal symptoms in participants, including snoring, loss of smell, nasal congestion and difficulty breathing through the nose.

Patrick has been interviewed internationally for radio and television, including a recent interview with Dr Joseph Mercola, founder of the world's largest health website, Mercola.com. Patrick's message is simple; breathe through your nose in a calm, gentle and efficient manner. That's all that matters.

DVD sets include Buteyko Clinic set for adults, and ButeykoKids meet Dr Mew for children.

Visit: ButeykoClinic.com and ButeykoDVD.com

"Since Dr. Buteyko died, Patrick McKeown has established himself as one of the leading teachers of this breathing method."
Dr Joseph Mercola

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Say goodbye to your asthma with former chronic asthmatic Patrick McKeown’s highly effective programme, Asthma Free Naturally. -- Patrick Holford

From the Author

My name is Patrick McKeown. I was a chronic asthmatic for over twenty years until I learned how to address my breathing. I trained at the Buteyko Clinic of Moscow and am qualified by the Late Professor Buteyko.

For the past five years, I have helped thousands of persons suffering from asthma, emphysema, nasal complaints and other respiratory disorders through both my books and clinics asthmacare.ie/

This is my third book and it is the most user friendly to date. While writing it, I adopted the approach that books on health tend to be difficult reading with complicated information. I wanted Close Your Mouth to be the exact opposite. As a result, I stripped from the text what was not necessary in providing the reader with basic instruction that they can apply and make improvements to their health by themselves.

I can honestly say that correcting my breathing and applying simple lifestyle guidelines completely transformed my life. I have not had asthma symptoms, nor have I required medication for seven years.

It is unfortunate that the Asthma Society and most of the medical profession look at pharmaceutical intervention only. As long as they continue to do this, they will never solve the asthma problem but merely keep symptoms at bay.

If you have a health concern or just wish to feel better, then this book could be a tremendous aid in helping your recovery.

Wishing you the best of health,

Patrick McKeown

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52 of 52 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Simple but life changing 22 Nov 2005
After reading his first book Asthma Free naturally, I decided to read this. The first book changed my life. This book contains the essence without all the detail. It summarises how one can apply Buteyko breathing without having to spend a large sum of money- the secret is exposed. Both books have changed my life and stopped my coughing which I had for close to three years. Overall, my health has improved dramatically. I now have my husband applying the program and his snoring has stopped, he no longer wakes up feeling fatigued and his energy levels are far higher. A simple but convincing read. Some of the points could be a little better explained but overall - a great little book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Educate the world 28 Nov 2005
By Dave C
I bought this book with great curisoity. It is creatively written and contains a wealth of information in easy to follow language. The book details Buteyko breathing as a method of reversing hyperventilation- I have had extreme anxiety and breathlessness and for the past five years had availed of a number of different treatments. Nobody told me to address my overbreathing. This book does in an easy to follow way. I think all persons young and old could benefit from such simple advice that we should be all doing.
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35 of 35 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic !!! 11 Jan 2006
By A Customer
I bought this book a few weeks ago for my other half. For the past four years he has suffered with the problem of excess mucus build up, causing him to have to cough and clear his throat continually..it had become so bad in the past year that this 'throat clearing exercise' could take place two or three times per minute. He had tried a variety of medical remedies and undergone consultations with 'specialists' who claimed to be able to cure the problem......all with absolutely no success.
After only 10 minutes of reading this book, he began to practise the breathing exercise and the result has been absolutely amazing. The coughing/throat clearing just stopped instantly !!!
Now, three weeks on, if he has the odd moment when he begins with the throat clearing again, he simply does the breathing exercise and has no further problem. I cant praise this author highly enough, he has 'cured' my other half and returned our household to peace and quiet. Thank You.....
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful
How is it that something as simple as breathing could cause me to me tired almost continuosly. I could not understand it either until I read this little book and became aware of a Russian professor called Konstantin Buteyko. The author was an asthmatic who trained in Russia and the simplicity to which the exercises are explained makes the book so user friendly.
Since learning to breathe through my nose, watch my breathing during exercise, sleeping - my energy levels have improved greatly. So simple and so effective.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very helpful for asthma 14 Jan 2007
By Chris W
I found this book to be very helpful in getting a better understanding of why I have asthma and what to do about it. The advice was never explained to me before, despite having a number of hospitable admissions. Unblock your nose and nasal breathe only- the nose is a natural filter- it all makes sense. From a symptomatic point of view, my reliever medication has reduced from four puffs a day to none at all. It also helped to do a little research on the website [...]

I liked this book and got great benefit from it.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars buteko book 9 Jan 2010
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i got this book for my mum who has cronic ashma and lung disease.. she thinks its absolutely fab..and thinks it defo has helped her breathing and i would recomend this as a must.. if somone is suffering with breathing problems
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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I do not have Asthma or any known respiratory problems however I do a lot of physical training and I have often struggled during my exercises to breathe and I am often left gasping for air. At first I thought it was just my level of fitness however considering I run marathons and do other physical training on a regular basis, I ascertained that was not the problem.

I have read quite a few self-help books and I have heard a couple of gurus mention the benefit of breathing exercises or learning how to breathe properly. To me this always sounded insane because surely we all know how to breathe properly? To quote Jason Manford, the comedian, when reminiscing on his days at drama school and having to complete breathing exercises: 'I'm so good at breathing, I can do it in my sleep!'

Nevertheless the problem did not seem to go away so I decided to type in 'learning how to breathe properly' or some other similar keywords on Amazon to see what came up. I bought this book, read it in a single sitting (although the exercises take a little longer) and already I am seeing results on day two. I have just finished training for 2.5 hours and it was the best work out I have had in ages. I feel a lot fitter and now I am breathing through my nose and not my mouth and I am not struggling to breathe like I once was.

I can only anticipate that these results will improve over the next few weeks and months as I begin to clear my airways and reinforce the habit of breathing properly. It's a great book with concise straight forward advice and you won't have to wait long to see the results-provided you carry out the exercises contained therein!
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well explained and easy to follow 10 Jan 2008
I liked this little book. It reminds me of a book that I have read by another author called Paul Ardin. Exercises are well explained and quite a few pages are devoted to illustrating why we breathe too much, how to measure it and how to fix it. In addition, diet and physical exercise is explained from the buteyko method perspective. I got a lot from this book. It is more a handbook which can be read in couple of hours. Overall- well explained, easy to follow and apply.
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As an asthma sufferer this gives me different type exercises and ideas of breathing.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Useful information.
I haven't read it all yet but have started to practise what I have read and found it helpful and I will continue reading whilst on holiday.
Published 3 months ago by Pelican
3.0 out of 5 stars Close your mouth
Interesting book describing a method which could help with breathing difficulties. Mine cleared up with medication but this suggests an alternative method which I think is worth... Read more
Published 4 months ago by B.S.McCreddie
4.0 out of 5 stars Good explanation
Provides a good introduction to the principles of Buteyko. The exercises are well described and probably give the reader as good a demonstration of what it feels like to follow the... Read more
Published 7 months ago by David Old
5.0 out of 5 stars TRULY WORKS
as instructed - closing the mouth (using permeable tape to train oneself) was remarkably effective. Snoring stops. the mouth is less dried out from unhealthy open-mouth behaviour. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Fussy Londoner
5.0 out of 5 stars very helpful
This book helped my asthma in just 2 days of practising the exercises.. just the one tip of learning to breadth through the nose rather than the mouth helps immensely
Published 9 months ago by zenie
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book! very helpful
I've had a difficulty with taking deep breaths for years and this book just eliminated it at once! who would have thought?
Published 10 months ago by Amir
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