I did a course with Patrick some years ago. It was brilliant. I'd highly recommend him and the Buteyko method to anyone
John Murray December 7, 2016
In our association during the past 3-4 years on a purely anecdotal basis, I can say that the vast majority of all of my patients have received great benefit from their nasal symptoms following instruction at Patrick McKeown's workshops
Professor John Fenton, ENT Consultant, Limerick Regional Hospital December 7, 2016
Patrick is a great teacher and practitioner
Dermod Wood December 7, 2016
I find now that I'm sleeping better and I have the energy to exercise which hopefully will help me lose the weight which contributed to the sleep apnoea in the first place. Thanks to identifying the problem and getting help, I feel like I've kicked snoring and changed my life. I'd advise anyone else to do the same.
Irish Independent 19th August 2011 by Chrissie Russell December 27, 2016
For everything – if you’re interested in athletics or, more importantly, if you’re improving the longevity and the quality of your life, sleep apnea or anxiety, the Buteyko Breathing Method is a powerful and inexpensive tool. I strongly recommend you consider integrating it into your lifestyle, and when you’re ready, into your exercise. Just remember to progress slowly with exercise and gradually decrease the time that you need to rely on mouth breathing.
Patrick McKeown is interviewed by Dr Joseph Mercola from Mercola.com December 27, 2016
This method was originally designed to help people overcome asthma, yet the benefits extend to many different maladies. If you have asthma, snoring, sleep apnea, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, high blood pressure, chronic cough, anxiety or panic, insomnia or any other stress-related condition, I would encourage you to learn more about this. If it sounds a bit like snake oil, it’s only because breathing, specifically poor breathing technique, is the cornerstone to so many breathing disorders. Learning to breathe properly can result in a dramatic improvement in your health and significantly reduce the amount of medication used for chronic conditions.
Dr. Larry Greenblatt, family and sports medicine physician, Issaquah, WA, New Zealand December 27, 2016
Attending one of Patrick's workshop is a real blessing for me. Although I have been trained in using and teaching Buteyko before by other practitioners, attending Patrick's workshop gave me even more confidence in applying and teaching the Buteyko method. Patrick's very cool style and pacing gave the Buteyko course a very relaxed atmosphere which is simply perfect for it. Also, Patrick had very good audio video and printed materials which made the course easy to understand. Lastly, I am very grateful for Patrick's generosity during the course. He seems to be very much concerned for his clients' welfare than he is about earnings or financial matters.
Charles Edward Florendo, MD Philippines December 27, 2016
Apart from the powerful improvements in respiratory condition, I believe the time spent in focussing on the breath, in the 'shallows of thought', reduce the over-burden of the stress-response in our bodies, hereby allowing a more natural state-of-being, towards optimal health. A liberating tool indeed.
Dr Jon Morley, MBChB, IBCMT December 27, 2016
Having heard remarkable reports from my patients who did the Buteyko course, my son and I tried it out. I learned how to eliminate a migraine headache and my son's asthma, made worse by cold and exercise was noticeably better just by doing the exercises. At the six weeks follow-up everyone had made progress, e.g. from asthma, fatigue from sleep problems, snoring, sleep apnoea, anxiety, panic attacks and improvement in athletic performance. And there was a sense of confidence that the exercises could continue to provide relief of symptoms. I noticed my sleep quality was better too. I feel confident in recommending this course to my patients who have asthma, sleep problems, anxiety and panic attacks and sleep apnoea. I believe every health professional should experience the course for themselves. The theory in itself is well worth hearing as it makes sense and its practical application is the evidence of its efficacy. It's quite possible that Buteyko breathing could have much wider health applications.
Anne O'Reilly MB BCh FRNZCGP, New Zealand December 27, 2016
Professor Buteyko's principles are entirely consistent with the physiological facts established by medical research 120 years ago. The Buteyko system makes use of the person's own resources and trains them in taking responsibility for their own health. They become less dependant on outside agencies such as hospitals, doctors and physiotherapists, thereby reducing the costs to the health service
Doctor Godfrey Nelson, M.B.B.A, F.R.A.C, G.P., the UK December 27, 2016
Over the last two years I have examined many patients before and after the [Buteyko] course and found the improvement to be repeatable to the degree that patients in over 90% of cases can stop medical treatment, or reduce it to less than half, of that, which was previously required. I attended the tutorials and found the approach, tuition and the method to be responsible and safe. As a medical doctor and Naturopath, I am impressed and surprised at the effectiveness and safety of this natural approach...
Doctor Paul Ameison, MBBS, MD, DAC, ND, the UK December 27, 2016
In his excellent book The Oxygen Advantage, something of a bible on nose-breathing, Patrick McKeown writes, 'Breathing through the mouth has been proven to significantly increase the number of occurrences of snoring and obstructive sleep apnea...As any child is aware, the nose is made for breathing, the mouth for eating.'
Nick Littlehales, Sleep Coach and author of Sleep January 30, 2017