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Original Research Article

Year: 2018 | Month: July | Volume: 8 | Issue: 7 | Pages: 166-169

A Study on Immediate Effect of Buteyko Breathing Technique on Cardio-Respiratory Parameters in Young Adults

Richa H Rai1, Rashmi Kumari Hembrom2, Priyanka Sharma1, JyotiKataria3

1Assistant Professor, Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Physiotherapy, New Delhi
2Student MPT Cardiopulmonary-Banarsidas Chandiwala Institute of Physiotherapy, New Delhi (Assistant Prof, Dept of Physiotherapy, Assam Downtown University)
3Assistant Professor, School of Physiotherapy, Delhi Pharmaceutical Sciences and Research University, DPSRU, New Delhi

Corresponding Author: Richa H Rai


Background: The Buteyko Breathing Method is a unique breathing therapy that uses breath control and breath-holding exercises to treat a wide range of health conditions believed to be connected to hyperventilation and low carbon dioxide. The therapy involves instructing patients in controlled shallow breathing through the nose only, with breath-holding at the end of the exhalation and resuming normal breathing calmly and gently.
Aim: To Study the immediate effect of Buteyko breathing technique on cardio-respiratory parameters in young Adults
Methodology: 80 subjects recruited for the study were explained the entire procedure and subject were taught how to perform Buteyko Breathing Technique (BBT). Baseline HR, BP, RPE and PFT were noted as pre-test evaluation. Post-BBT for 12 min, evaluation was done for outcome measures like HR, RPE, BP and PFT (PEFR, FEV1 and FEF25-75).
Results: When subject performed five minute Buteyko at rest it was seen that HR increased and SBP decreased, the RPE also increased significantly for both males and females and an increase in FEF25-75 was also observed after five minute of BBT at rest, but it was significant only in females.
Conclusion: Buteyko Breathing technique used at rest has significant effect on certain cardio-respiratory parameters in young adults like HR, SBP and RPE.

Key words: Buteyko breathing technique, immediate effect, at rest, Sedentary.

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