1. Buteyko Books These are not DIY/Self help manuals
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Dr. Buteyko’s lecture in the Moscow State University on 9 December 1969
With Dr. Artour Rakhimov’s comments
This is an absolutely essential book for the serious Buteyko student. The book is a translation of a lecture
given by Dr. Buteyko on his theory, which he explains rationally and in great detail. Dr. Artour Rakhimov
has researched this lecture thoroughly and provided invaluable comments and annotations in
the form of foot notes providing contextual, cultural, language and scientific background information. Clearly
an enormous amount of work has gone into preparing this 56 page book.
The book is available for sale from Click Here
Every Breath you take
by Dr. Paul Ameisen MD ISBN 1 86302 567 7 (AU)
Paul Ameisen has been a general medical practitioner for over 20 years both in the city
and in the country. Having treated thousands of asthmatics with the latest techniques
in asthma management, he was struck by two patients, a mother and daughter, who
had made a dramatic recovery from asthma following a Buteyko treatment program.
Dr. Ameisen's scientifc curiosity led him to investigate the Buteyko phenomenon. He
now uses the method on his own patients, and has published this fascinating book
on the Buteyko technique.
Freedom from Asthma
by Alexander Stalmatsky ISBN 1 85626 268 5 (UK)
Alexander Stalmatsky is Buteyko's right hand man and was chosen by him to bring
Buteyko therapy to the west. He is down-to-earth, extremely forthright and one
of the world's most outstanding and experienced Buteyko practitioners.
by Teresa Hale ISBN 0-340-72831-0 (UK) 264 pages, £9.99
Review 1: by Richard Friedel
What science and Professor Buteyko teach us about breathing
by Dr. Artour Rakhimov
This is the most comprehensive scientific work available in the west on Buteyko's work. Conducted by a
PhD graduate, an ex-pat Russian, this work has explored original Russian texts as well as
western and Russian scientific and medical literature. It is thoroughly referenced. The 300 pages are a must
read for serious Buteyko students. A review is to appear here shortly. The book is priced at 70 Euro and is
available in software downloadable form by accessing
this web site.
Breathing, health, and quality of life
by Dr. Artour Rakhimov
The theoretical education of Buteyko students is the first necessary
step emphasized by Professor Buteyko and his followers. The goal of this book is to
provide this theoretical education so that a reader, after reading the book,
will search a practitioner to learn the method. Victor made beautiful
illustrations for this book and it is now available at:
this web site.
The book is available
only in software downloadable PDF form. It has 80 pages (about 900 kB). The cost is
The Carbon Dioxide Syndrome
by Jennifer and Russell Stark
Published by and available from Buteyko Online.
The cost in Australia and NewZealand is AU$25, and every where else US$25. These prices
include postage and handling.
This book is to be reviewed shortly.
Asthma Free naturally
by Patrick McKeown.
Published worldwide by Harperthorsons.
Price: 9.99 Sterling, US$16.95, CAN$23.95.
Available in book stores in all commonwealth countries.
and from www.asthma-care.com
Anxiety Free: Stop Worrying and Quieten Your Mind - The Only Way to
Oxygenate Your Brain and Stop Excessive and Useless Thoughts Featuring the
Buteyko Breathing Method and Mindfulness.
by Patrick McKeown.
[Paperback and CD]
Anxiety Free book and accompanying CD details the application of the
Buteyko Method and mindfullness to help oxygenate the brain, reduce
excessive thought activity and calm the mind.
240 pages of clearly written text with high quality illustrations make the
book as user friendly as possible so the reader can apply self help
20 minute reduced breathing with relaxation CD
Price: 10.95 sterling
Free chapters available from
by Vladimir and Marina Buteyko.
This book is available for free download.
The first 51 pages are in Russian and the next 51 pages in English. The English is a little difficult to
follow owing to a poor translation.
Dr. Buteyko's Discovery Trilogy
by Sergey Altukhov
Sergey Altukhov has written a comprehensive historical account of Dr. Buteyko and his
Volume 1: UK-Pounds 50-. (pdf download)
- Complete Buteyko History (1952-1997).
- Biography of Dr. Buteyko.
- History of The Buteyko Laboratory.
- Diseases of Deep Breathing.
- A detailed story about the persecution of Dr. Buteyko and the crushing of his scientific laboratory.
- 10 Practical Buteyko lessons: Teaching of the Buteyko Method by Clara Fedorovna Lagunova (Best Buteyko Methodist 1990).
- Ludmila Sokolskay and her diseases and recovery on The Buteyko Method.
- 10 Practical Buteyko lessons of Ludmila Sokolskay and her story of Childbirth on the Buteyko Method.
Volume 2 not yet available - still being translated.
Available from: http://www.doctorbuteykodiscoverytrilogy.com/
Note: Sample chapters available for free download
Leef gezond, adem rustig
by Masha Anthonissen-Kotousova ISBN 90-202-0133-6
Cost: dfl 10-, postage:dfl 30- (Total dfl 40, or approx US$16).
This is an outstanding book, technically correct and accurately reflecting the Buteyko method as it should be taught.
It contains a wealth of useful practical information for anyone trying the Buteyko method on his own or with a practitioner.
Leven zonder astma dankzij de Buteyko Methode
Cost: € 17,50
U kunt het boek direct bestellen door € 17,50 over te maken naar Giro 67 23 063 t.n.v.
Buteyko Instituut Nederland, Wageningen (er zijn geen extra verzendkosten).
Vermeld duidelijk uw naam en adres!!
2. Related Books
by Dinah Bradley ISBN 1 85626 166 2 (UK).
Breathe Well, Be Well
by Robert Fried PhD ISBN 0-471-32436-1
Shut Your Mouth and Save Your Life
by George Catlin.
George Catlin was a 19th Century adventurer and painter who travelled through the
Americas studying the Native Indians. Originally a weak and unhealthy man, he was
struck by the health and good looks of the Indians. He learned their secret.... they went
to a lot of trouble to ensure that they and particularly their children always kept their mouths
shut, especially at night when sleeping. He learned how to apply the principles to himself
and was staggared by the upturn in his own health. Convinced that the unhealthy state of
civilized man was due to their ignorance on the importance of nose-breathing, he set
out on a crusade to try to reform the civilized world. This book is part of that crusade.
Catlin said at the end of his book: "If I had a million of dollars to give, to do the best
charity I could with it, I would invest it in four millions of these little books and bequeath
them to the mothers of the poor, and the rich, in all countries." I feel confident that
George Catlin would be delighted to know his book is now available for free off the
Buteyko web site.
Note: This book is extensively illustrated and comes with footnotes. It is available in two formats.
1. It has been prepared as a zipped up WORD-6 document indians.zip and needs to be
unzipped and loaded into a WORD-6 (or greater) editor.
If you find no footnotes or illustrations on the first few pages, try loading the
extracted file indians.doc into your editor as a WORD-6 document.
2. You can now also download the book as a PDF file. You require Acrobat reader 4.0 or greater
which you can get for free at:
Download Catlin's book now! (INDIANS.ZIP)[272 kBytes]
Download Catlin's book now! (INDIANS.PDF)[1,285kBytes]
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Peter Kolb, for inclusion
on this web site.