Sasha and Thomas Yakovlev-Fredricksen
The Buteyko Method
Sasha and Thomas Yakovlev-Fredricksen join Dr. DeSilva to explain that, put simply, the Buteyko breathing techniques help a person quickly normalize CO2 levels in the lungs, causing the walls of the bronchioles to relax, and opening up the airways. Instead of hyperventilating, which is what asthmatics do to get more air, the Buteyko Method teaches them how to breathe less. Although it sounds counter-intuitive, when people take in less air, asthma symptoms can be reduced or completely eliminated.
Cofounders of the Buteyko Center USA, Thomas and Sasha Yakovlev-Fredricksen are Certified Advanced Buteyko Method Specialists. Buteyko Center USA was granted exclusive rights by the Clinica Buteyko in Russia to serve all Buteyko practitioners around the world by being the official clearinghouse for learning materials, courses, and Buteyko Method certification training programs. A former serious asthmatic, Thomas credits the Buteyko Method with saving him from a life filled with fear, disability, and heavy medications.
Dr. Derrick DeSilva