NOT SURE IF ANY OF YOU ALREADY KNOW OF THIS METHOD, BUT THOUGHT I WOULD POST IN CASE SOME ONE FINDS INFORMATION USEFUL:
What is Buteyko?
Buteyko (pronounced Bu-tay-ko) is most commonly used as a treatment for those with asthma and other breathing disorders.
It was developed in Russia in the 1950's by a Russian doctor called Konstantin Buteyko, from whom the technique gets it's name. In 1981 the Russian authorities officially recognised the method as beneficial and approved it for use as a treatment for asthma throughout the former Soviet Union.
Word of the technique eventually spread to western countries such as Australia and New Zealand where practitioners have already built up 10-15 years experience of using the method. The results of a scientific trial published in Australia in 1998 showed that asthma sufferers using the technique were able to reduce their need for reliever inhalers by an average of approximately 90% in less than three months by practising the method.