Born this Day: January 27, 1923
Konstantin Pavlovich Buteyko
Date of Death: May 2, 2003
Zodiac Sun Sign: Aquarius
Contribution to the Healing Community: Developer of the Buteyko Breathing Technique.
As a medical student, Dr. Konstantin Pavlovich Buteyko, made numerous death bed vigils. While monitoring the lungs of diseased and dying patients he noted a deepening of breath in them. He also observed that oxygen levels in the brain will decrease when a person hyperventilates. His life path revolved around researching the effects of altering breath patterns in suffers of a variety of chronic dis-eases such as headaches, asthma and angina for improvement of symptoms and ultimate cure.
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