Say No to Asthma - I did, and this is my story…
From the age of about 6 or 7 years old to age 40 my life was full of problems with and related to Asthma, fortunately for me, three people helped me to change that, first is my wife Angie, she supported me totally through some very difficult periods, next is Alexander Stalmatski, he taught me what I needed to know and finally Professor Konstantin Buteyko for all the work and study he did to find a drug free cure for Asthma.
Back in 1998 I had reached a very low point in my life with regard to my health, I was suffering severe allergy attacks and frequent asthma attacks, consequently I was losing days off work and becoming more desperate for relief. I visited the Doctor's office regularly and over the years I tried so many so-called cures and treatments. By this time I had a repeat prescription with six medications, most of which I relied on to get through the day.
One evening I saw a TV trailer for a BBC program called QED, the program was about Alexander Stalmatski and the work he was doing with asthmatics, I made sure to watch the program and was pleased to learn there was a therapy that could help.
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Luckily for me, Alexander was holding a weekend seminar in York to teach the Buteyko Breathing Therapy, it was only about an hours drive away from where we lived, so I paid the £300 and joined in. That was the best £300 that I've ever spent, knowing what I know now, I would have happily spent that ten times over to learn this therapy!
Now I live totally Asthma free, I no longer have repeat prescriptions, I don't suffer with severe allergies and I don't rely on Ventolin to get through the day.
So why doesn't everyone use this therapy? Well there are lots of reasons, like; resistance to change, lack of knowledge, fear of the unknown, but worse than all of this is a resistance to move away from medication. There is often a strong belief within most sufferers that they are unique and have their own reasons why therapy doesn't work for them, sometimes they actually take ownership of their condition and don't seem to want to be free of it.
Medication is an easy fix for the immediate symptoms, whereas therapy take some effort and willpower, but modern medication can't cure asthma, whereas therapy can, I know, I am proof that it works.