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Buteyko method Syllabification: Bu·tey·ko meth·od
Pronunciation: /bo͞oˈtākō ˌmeTHəd/

Definition of Buteyko method in English:


A technique of controlled breathing that is claimed to alleviate asthma.
Example sentences
  • Kelly wanted to learn the Buteyko breathing techniques as she had heard they could help to control asthma symptoms.
  • Campbell had taken a Buteyko course which promptly alleviated her chronic asthma.
  • The Buteyko technique seeks to correct your routine breathing so you retain more CO2 with each breath.


1990s: named after Ukrainian physiologist Konstantin Buteyko (1923–2003), who devised the technique.

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