Clinical Trials

Published results of Buteyko Method trials.

Brisbane Hospital Trial


Reliever medication
Preventer medication
Buteyko Group
96% Reduction
49% Reduction
Control Group
No Reduction
5% Reduction
Simon D Bowler, Amanda Green and Charles A Mitchell. Buteyko breathing techniques in asthma: a blinded randomised trial, Medical Journal of Australia 1998; 169:575-578

Gisbourne Hospital Trial 2003


Reliever medication
Preventer medication
Buteyko Group
85% Reduction
50% Reduction
Control Group
37% Reduction
No Reduction

Patrick McHugh, Fergus Aitcheson, Bruce Duncan and Frank Houghton. Buteyko Breathing Technique for asthma: an effective intervention, NZMJ 12 December 2003 V 116 No 1187