Assess your breathing fitness! How many of these 25 symptoms and behaviors associated with problematic breathing do you have?


Breathing Retraining Center/Healthy Breathing Habits Academy

Lisa Bowen

National Board-Certified Health and Wellness Coach, NBC-HWC

Buteyko Breathing Educator

California Certified Massage Practitioner, CMT

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You understand by viewing this website you will be introduced to a breathing-retraining technique identified as the Buteyko Breathing Technique (“Buteyko”). It was developed in Russia in the 1950’s by a Ukrainian doctor named Konstantin Buteyko, from whom the technique gets its name. Buteyko is designed to help people with disordered breathing patterns such as panic breathing, mouth breathing, or dry coughing to retrain themselves to use a normal breathing pattern. The premise of Buteyko is that it addresses the underlying condition of over-breathing, which is believed to be a cause of illnesses such as asthma, colds, and allergies. The technique focuses on relaxed, nasal, diaphragmatic breathing, with breath-holding and progressive breathlessness-resilience exercises. The aim of Buteyko is to give people a self-help option for managing their condition so that they feel healthier and experience fewer symptoms. Although Buteyko appears to have promising health benefits, it has yet to be fully researched by the Western academic, psychological, and medical communities and therefore, is considered experimental. Buteyko is self-regulated and the State of California does not license any practitioners or teachers of Buteyko and considers Buteyko to be alternative or complementary to the healing arts that are licensed by the State of California.

Lisa Bowen only offers her services as an unlicensed Buteyko educator and breathing coach, and as a California certified massage practitioner. She is not a physician or other licensed healing-arts practitioner and her services as a Buteyko educator and breathing coach are not licensed by the State of California. Under Sections 2053.5 and 2053.6 of California’s Business and Professions Code, Lisa Bowen and any other educators offering their services through Breathing Retraining Center LLC can offer you their services, subject to the requirements and restrictions that are described fully therein. Any information presented on this website about Buteyko or other breathing or auxiliary techniques designed to enhance breathing ability is not intended to represent they are used to diagnose, cure, treat, or prevent any medical problem or psychological disorder nor are they intended as a substitute for seeking professional health care advice. Breathing Retraining Center LLC strongly advises that you seek professional advice as appropriate before making any health decision.

Any stories or testimonials contained herein, do not constitute a warranty, guarantee, or prediction regarding the outcome of an individual using Buteyko or any other breathing techniques for any particular issue. While all materials and links to other resources are posted in good faith, the accuracy, validity, effectiveness, completeness, or usefulness of any information herein, as with any publication, cannot be guaranteed. Breathing Retraining Center LLC accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the use or misuse of the information contained on this website, including links to other resources.

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