Monday 20th June 2005
where it's at.
is a physically demanding occupation and six weeks ago Jim Ligman of Busselton
was having trouble staying awake through the day, let alone lugging hives
and driving long distances. I had been fit and healthy all my life but
I contracted Ross River virus around 2000 and was also diagnosed with
sleep apnea and put on a CPAP machine at night. I used the machine for
four years but got progressively worse and absolutely hated it and its
On 9 August I started a Buteyko breath retraining course which has turned
my life around. I stopped using the CPAP machine on the first night and
had no apneas. My snoring has steadily diminished and my length and quality
of sleep and daytime energy levels have increased dramatically. Aches
and pains in my bones, joints and muscles have all gone and I again feel
calm and patient. The theory is sensible, the process is simple and the
cost is minimal compared to what I have spent on unsuccessful medical
Jim's Buteyko Practitioner, Steve
Lumsdaine of Breath Connection, says that Jim's results are typical
and that he expects continued improvements including weight loss and lowering
of blood pressure over the next couple of months. Steve says: Historically,
Buteyko was used to get asthmatics free of the symptoms and need for medication
but currently most asthmatics are on a dubious combination of long-acting
bronchodilator and steroid which tends to eliminate their symptoms but
make their underlying hyperventilation worse while doubling their risk
of heart attack - according to recent studies from Cornell and Stanford
Universities. Most of my current clients come for snoring and sleep apnea
and the fatigue and exhaustion which usually accompany them.
Breath Power will be running free seminars on Breathing and Health, Breathing
and Disease in Perth on Monday 20th June 2005.
Phone (08) 9316 0193 for details and reservations or email.