Definition of Buteyko in English:


Line breaks: Bu|teyko
Pronunciation: /buːˈteɪkəʊ


[as modifier]
Of or denoting a technique of controlled breathing claimed to alleviate asthma: the Buteyko method claims remarkable success in treating asthma
More 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 the Russian physiologist Konstantin Buteyko (born 1923), who devised the technique.

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