Monthly Archives: April 2013

Side Sleeping May Reduce Risk of Stillbirth (From NY times)

In Buteyko Breathing Technique, one thing we emphasis besides the mouth taping is sleeping on your side, as sleeping on the side can help reduce our breathing volume. There are also many other studies that supports side way sleeping for various health benefits; this article from the New York Times discusses side sleeping benefit for the pregnant women.

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side sleeping may reduce risk of stillbirth, image source: belelu.com

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If pregnant women in poor countries were advised to sleep on their sides, many stillbirths might be prevented, a new study suggests.

A graduate student’s summer project, the study is small — it included only 220 women interviewed about their sleep habits just after giving birth in one hospital in Ghana.

But because Ghana has such a high rate of stillbirth, said Louise M. O’Brien, the professor at the University of Michigan’s Sleep Disorders Center who oversaw the project, by Jocelynn Owusu, the conclusion seemed clear: If pregnant women avoid sleeping on their backs, 25 percent of all stillbirths in poor countries might be prevented.

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Private Session Class Syllabus (April 2013)

Session Syllabus

Buteyko Educator: Howard Tseng
Buteyko Breathing Training in greater Vancouver area in BC, Canada
(This is for reference only, actual session content may change depending on individual condition and progress. For private session, contents may be altered to better suit your need)

Week 1:
– Asthma
– How to breathe correctly: Deep breathing? Shallow breathing? Slow breathing?
– Monitor your progress: CP value
– How to unblock your nose
– Shhh! Close your mouth!

Week 2:
– Sleep Apnea and Snoring
– Cleansing Reactions
– Air Diet with reduced breathing

Week 3:
– Speaking using Buteyko
– Facial development in Children
– Air Diet

Week 4:
– Indoor exercise using Buteyko
– Nasal Irrigation
– Food

Week 5:
– Review
– Outdoor Exercise using Buteyko
– Air Diet