"Close your mouth" by Patrick McKeown
Close Your Mouth is the original publication detailing the Buteyko Method and continues to be the most popular book in the world containing the techniques devised by Dr Konstantin Buteyko. Pocket-sized and concise, Close Your Mouth is a comprehensive self-help manual which includes the complete Buteyko Method with illustrated exercises. The emphasis of the book is to provide practical and easy-to-learn techniques to help resolve breathing-related problems such as asthma, emphysema, snoring, sleep apnoea, hayfever, blocked nose and much more.
“If you're serious about ridding yourself of asthma, then this could be the most important book you'll ever buy!” Amazon.co.uk reviewer
"Sleep with Buteyko" by Patrick McKeownincludes Buteyko CD
Sleep with Buteyko explains how to apply the Buteyko Method to address snoring, sleep apnoea and insomnia. Each exercise is described in detail using plain and simple language to allow the reader make maximum progress in a short space of time. Part two of the book documents the science behind chronic hyperventilation and how it contributes to common breathing problems. The accompanying CD guides the listener through Buteyko techniques along with relaxation tracks to aid with restful sleep, free from symptoms.
"This book has been very helpful. Since I read and following the instructions from the author I can sleep much better and my headaches almost disappeared and I don’t feel as tired during the day as I used to. I recommend this book." Amazon.co.uk reviewer
"Anxiety-Free: Stop Worrying and Quieten Your Mind" by Patrick McKeownincludes Buteyko CD
Anxiety Free: Stop Worrying and Quieten your Mind is a self-help book offering Buteyko breathing exercises and mindfulness techniques to help ease panic attacks, anxiety, stress and depression. This book is a practical aid for any individual who would like to learn more about calming their mind, improving concentration and boosting energy levels.
Anxiety-Free works through the theory and practical application of Buteyko breathing exercises to enable readers to recognise the effects of chronic hyperventilation and reduce symptoms of anxiety. The programme includes:
- How to measure relative breathing volume
- Reduced breathing exercises to address chronic hyperventilation
- Breathing exercises to stop anxiety and panic attacks
- Relaxation techniques to bring attention to the inner body and live in the now
- How to recognise negative thought patterns and overcome them
The accompanying CD guides the listener through relaxation tracks and Buteyko techniques to reinforce the exercises learned within the book and aid restful sleep.
"I particularly recommend this book because of how easy it is to follow and learn Buteyko, and also that Patrick will answer any queries you may have if you email him." Amazon.co.uk reviewer
"Asthma-Free Naturally" by Patrick McKeownincludes Buteyko CD
This bestselling asthma book is now revised and improved to contain the complete Buteyko programme for addressing a range of asthmatic symptoms. The exercises described within are detailed and easy to learn, including a separate chapter for children. Asthma-Free Naturally covers all aspects of asthma management including managing triggers, stress, and medication. Suitable for adults and children.
The accompanying CD provides an audio guide to Buteyko techniques to reduce the symptoms of asthma and encourage relaxed, symptom-free sleep.
"Thousands of people have found that breathing training has helped them to control, and even overcome their asthma. If you want to teach yourself this valuable technique I thoroughly recommend you read Asthma Free Naturally by Patrick McKeown." Patrick Holford
"Buteyko Meets Dr Mew" by Patrick McKeown
Combining the work of Dr Buteyko and renowned London-based orthodontists Dr John and Dr Mike Mew, this book examines habitual mouth-breathing and how it can result in the abnormal growth of the face, jaws and teeth in children and teenagers.
The book explains why nasal breathing is vitally important to ensure that the structure of the face develops normally, and explores the effects of mouth-breathing on the growth of the jaws and teeth of children and teenagers.
Buteyko Meets Dr Mew is divided into three sections:
- A comic strip with self-help Buteyko techniques for teenagers
- A section for parents with detailed medical references
- A children’s section in storybook format with specially-devised breathing exercises
Written in a down-to-earth and entertaining style, the book contains theory, practical exercises, and full-colour illustrations.
"This book was interesting in addressing the increasing levels of orthodontic work on children and young adults in recent times and the part played by breathing dynamics in children. I think this is something that would be of value to parents and the knowledge within could possibly assist with the prevention of such orthodontic outcomes." Amazon.co.uk reviewer
"ABC to be Asthma Free" by Patrick McKeownfor children
ABC to be Asthma Free is a 28-page, highly illustrated, full-colour children’s book containing everything a child needs to apply Buteyko techniques to improve the symptoms of asthma. In easy to understand storybook format, Argo the wizard meets David, a young boy with asthma, and helps him to overcome his symptoms using simple breathing exercises. Argo teaches David how to unblock his nose, how to make the switch from mouth to nasal breathing, and how to correct his breathing volume. ABC to be Asthma Free has been described as “a wonderful book to teach children”.
"I purchased this for my 4 year old grandson who suffers with asthma and he really enjoyed reading it with me. It is very well written and teaches children to breath like a mouse (through the nose) and not like a dinosaur (with mouth open). Excellent book and my son is delighted with it, along with my grandson too." Amazon.co.uk reviewer