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Merck in court over Gardasil! This is exciting news. It is vitally important news especially for teenagers who are injected with dangerous and useless HPV vaccines. Continue reading
Merck in court over Gardasil! This is exciting news. It is vitally important news especially for teenagers who are injected with dangerous and useless HPV vaccines. Continue reading
This week in Mutare, Zimbabwe, First Lady Auxilia Mnangagwa launched the National Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination programme. The vaccine is to be given to over 800,000 girls between the ages of 10 to 14 in an attempt to alleviate the country’s growing cervical cancer rate. However in light of the fact that there is no proof that HPV vaccines have ever prevented a single case of the disease any decrease in the rate of the cancer from this provision alone will not take place.
The Herald refers to the benefit that this decision will bring to young girls and provides further details:
Beneficiaries will be vaccinated against cervical cancer between now and May next year
From my vast research on the subject of Gardasil and other HPV vaccines the only beneficiaries are likely to be the vaccine industry. To date there have been over 85,000 recorded adverse events following the administration of Gardasil. This is far from the correct number of events for many of the injured and their doctors are uninformed of the existence of vaccine adverse event databases such as Vaers or VigiBase .
These life-altering events include sudden collapse with unconsciousness within 24 hours seizures; muscle pain and weakness; disabling fatigue; Guillain-Barr Syndrome (GBS); facial paralysis; brain inflammation; rheumatoid arthritis; lupus; blood clots; optic neuritis; multiple sclerosis; strokes; heart and other problems, including death.
Zimbabwe does not need this vaccine. There is an estimated 2, 270 women diagnosed with cervical cancer in Zimbabwe annually with a mortality rate of 64 percent so yes something needs to be done to address the level of cancer and the lack of appropriate treatment facilities. But there are other and much safer ways to fix the problem.
However when there are organisations such as the GAVI Alliance, a multibillion-dollar public–private partnership that funds and delivers vaccines to developing countries, and which in 2013 introduced HPV vaccines in eight African countries with it’s aim to vaccinate 30 million girls in 40 nations by 2020 then any other way of looking at the problem is ignored.
The GAVI Alliance, based on partnership between the public and private sectors, was launched in 1999 to combat falling immunisation levels by providing vaccines to 74 of the world’s poorest countries. Dubbed the “billion dollar fund” after a contribution of $750m (£517m; 839m) from Microsoft’s founder and chief executive, Bill Gates, it seeks to achieve this by incorporating new vaccines into national health systems while promoting the existing immunisation program
Criticism of GAVI is not hard to find with Princeton University academic Donald Light reporting in The Guardian that
“I think the taxpayers of affluent countries and their leaders should support saving poor children and reducing global poverty but this is a moment when they could critically review how that money is being spent.” …”The Gavi model depends on giving more and more money year after year to get vaccines to poor countries in ways that are not self-sustaining and at prices that are unaffordable.”
Before the advent of HPV vaccines it was found that social circumstances such as poverty and inequality were strongly implicated in the development of cervical cancer. It is well documented that tobacco smoking, having multiple children and the long-term use of hormonal contraceptives are associated with an increased risk of cervical cancer. When a woman stops taking hormonal contraceptives, the risk gradually declines.
Other factors that contribute to the cancer rate are the late presentation of disease, poor screening, and inadequate diagnosis and treatment facilities.
Knowing the risk factors and addressing them will help reduce the burden and mortality of cervical cancer along with the provision of Pap smear screening facilities and access to treatment for cervical lesions and cervical cancer.
Although there is government and public support for cervical cancer screening throughout the world, many countries lack well-funded, organised programs such as exist in the UK, Australia and other developed nations. From the 1960s to 1991, cervical cancer screening was available to women in Australia on an opportunistic basis in that the test was done on the request of the doctor or the woman herself. Then, in 1991, an organised program was set up which in 1995 became the National Cervical Screening Program. Such organised programs are more effective than those of an opportunistic nature because they specify a defined target population and include policies on method and interval of screening. Europe has few such organised programs with many countries relying on opportunistic screening. Screening in the USA and Canada varies from opportunistic to organised screening, and among the Latin American countries, Chile and Colombia boast national organised programs that have been operating for at least 15 years. Of all the countries in Africa, only South Africa has an official national cervical screening policy. Developing nations such as India have no organised screening program, with testing only available to a small population of mainly urban women. Since the Australian National Cervical Screening Program began in 1991, the number of deaths from the disease have halved.
The rollout makes Zimbabwe the eighth African country to introduce the HPV vaccine into its routine immunisation programme. The others are Botswana, Kenya, Mauritius, Rwanda, Seychelles, South Africa and Uganda. This is tragic!
Sixteen year-old girls are going into ovarian dysfunction. Let me put that clearly for you in simple terms. That means a sixteen-year-old girl is going into menopause which is criminal.
— A passionate mother speaking in Manufactured Crisis – HPV, Hype & Horror
There is no other industry in this world that has that kind of protection. They make their products not subject to any legal liability and then they have the government on top of that mandating that all of us purchase their products and they are not accountable.
— Gretchen DuBeau Esq. Executive and legal director, Alliance for Natural Health
Manufactured Crisis – HPV, Hype and Horror was produced by the Alliance for Natural Health and features the stories of families from the United Kingdom, America, Spain and Denmark. The documentary needs to form the basis of informed consent and given to any parent considering Gardasil or Cervarix for their daughters and now sons.
Here is the synopsis:
The pharmaceutical industry used faulty research, paid doctors and manipulated the media to push an unsafe vaccine onto the market.
They used political pressure to force this vaccine onto the public, despite any demonstrable public threat.
The result has been the devastation of many young girls’ lives.
Through interviews with leading experts, victims, and our own analysis of the vaccines themselves, the Alliance for Natural Health uncovered a conspiracy of greed that is being perpetrated on families around the world.
HPV vaccines were hyped and marketed to be given as a preventative against cervical cancer.
But as Sin Hang Lee M.D states:
Cervical cancer is the most preventable cancer.
This he explains is because it takes 15-30 years from infection with HPV to develop. First all that is needed is to catch the precancerous lesions and treat these. This is why it is so important that Pap smear programs continue.
The police came to the house to tell me she was found dead. She was found dead in her bed at school and that they didn’t know what happened
— Emily Tarsell, mother of Chrisina who tragically died in bed in 2008.
After 8 long years Emily Tarsell has managed to get justice for her daughter. The US government has finally conceded that Gardasil caused the death of her daughter Christina. Christina died from an arrhythmia induced by an autoimmune response to the HPV vaccine Gardasil which she had received only days before her death.
The rate of cervical cancer in western countries such as the US is 12 per 100,000.
By Merck’s own admission for every 100,000 people who use Gardasil or Gardasil 9 you expect a minimum of 2300 serious adverse events to combat 12 potential cases of cervical cancer.
— Norma Erickson, President of SaneVax
Laurie Powell a former pharmaceutical marketing executive comments on the spin and deception of Big Pharma.
She recalls a commercial that she saw on TV that targeted pre sexual girls that she considered was the most ‘egregious form of marketing’ she had ever seen.
‘Mum you wouldn’t let me get cancer if you could prevent it would you?’
The mainstream media ignores the plight of the thousands of girls and boys left damaged after HPV vaccination. The families of the vaccine injured can’t walk away from their problems and must deal with this dismissal of their situation and are often told it’s just a coincidence.
‘It’s all in the mind, a mental health condition’
— Freda Birrell, President of the UK Association of vaccination injured daughters.
HPV vaccination is mandated for school children in three states of the US. It is required in the district of Colombia, Virginia State and Rhode Island.
They have to choose between putting their health at risk and attending school in order to be vaccinated for something that is believed can only be to be transmitted through sexual contact.
When you look more closely you see that the largest pharmaceutical companies including the largest vaccine makers have spent over 5.2 billion advertising during the last 12 months. They are keeping many of these news outlets in business with advertising dollars. It is no wonder the media is hesitant to criticise these products.
— Gretchen Du Beau Esq, Executive and legal director, Alliance for Natural Health.
Gardasil was fast-tracked by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) due to industry lobbying from the manufacturer Merck who in December 2005 submitted an application to the FDA for fast track approval. Shortly after in February 2006 Merck announced that the FDA had given the go-ahead and that Gardasil was to be given a ‘priority review’. Such an accelerated review is reserved for vaccines and other products that are urgent and for conditions where other treatment does not exist. Did Gardasil fulfill this unmet need? No it did not.
Cervical cancer is a rare outcome of HPV infection and in countries with cervical cancer screening programs, cases of the disease and fatalities have more than halved and if a cancer is found early and treatment given, the 5 year survival rate is 72%. But in spite of these facts the FDA review date was scheduled for June 8 , 2006 whereupon the first HPV vaccine was approved and recommended for all women aged between 9-26 years even though it had not been tested for the prevention of precursor lesions in females younger than 15 years of age.
If you have a girl who has been exposed to HPV and then she goes and gets a vaccine the pre-licensing data from Merck shows that she is 44.6% more likely to develop cervical lesions.
— Shannon Mulvihill, RN
Many risks are concealed by authorities. In the UK it was only through a freedom of information request that it was determined that the level of adverse events that were recorded by the MHRA was several times higher than any other known vaccine. With MMR vaccine the next…This is not being communicated to the medical profession.
— Robert Verkerk, BSc, MSc, PhD FACN
There are 225 mcgs of Amorphous Aluminum Hydroxyphosphate Sulfate per shot of Gardasil with the recommendation being 3 doses. Both Gardasil and Cervarix use the newer aluminium adjuvants which cause a stronger immune response than other such adjuvants.
It has no known function in any living system…The only evidence indicates that aluminium is being toxic.
— Dr. Christopher Exley, PHd in Ecotoxicology of Aluminium, University of Stirling
Samples of HPV vaccines were tested.
We have been looking at the results of our analyses…we have small number of samples.
What we found with Cervarix was very interesting. We found 2.6 times the amount of aluminium in the product than that which was stated on the label.
Gardasil was absolutely within range but was 2.5 times the stated amount than in Cervarix. Both products were hovering around 1000 parts per million level of aluminium.
There is a whole range of data emerging reminding us that there are some real issues in terms of animal studies that are showing those kind of exposure levels triggering significant responses inflammatory responses,neurological responses.
— Robert Verkerk, BSc MSc, PhD FACN
This is just a snapshot of the interviews taken from Manufactured Crisis – HPV, Hype & Horror. It needs to be seen by the public before more damage is done to even more innocent teenagers who are told they need these vaccines to prevent cancers they are unlikely to ever get.
Sharry Edwards is the pioneer in the study of Human BioAcoustic Biology. Her 30 years of research is being used at the Institute of BioAcoustic Biology in Albany, OH.
Sharry Edwards interviewed Helen Lobato on Blog Talk Radio
In Gardasil: Fast-Tracked and Flawed, Helen Lobato argues that we do not know whether HPV vaccines will decrease the incidence of cervical cancer. What is emerging, however, is evidence of their harmful effects. In 2006, the experimental HPV vaccination program began and there have been at least 315 associated deaths and more than 50,000 adverse events following HPV vaccination.
Gardasil was fast-tracked through the FDA, a process usually reserved for life-threatening diseases to fill an unmet and urgent medical need. Improved living conditions had already reduced the incidence of cervical cancer significantly in Western countries. So why is the HPV vaccine so heavily promoted in Australia, a country with one of the lowest rates of cervical cancer in the world?
Gardasil: Fast-Tracked and Flawed documents the early history of cervical cancer and tracks its progression from a disease of obscurity to one of mainstream prominence. It includes the stories of vaccinated girls and boys who remain ill after receiving a vaccine purported to prevent a disease they were most unlikely to get. It records the voices of dissenters and resisters who call for an inquiry into HPV vaccines approved for use after a relentless propaganda campaign promoting a vaccine against a virus that many had never heard of.
This in-depth investigation exposes cracks in the pharmaceutical industry and highlights the problems that arise when government regulators and corporate interests are prioritized ahead of patient safety, independent science, and common sense.
Lloyd W. Phillips has written Gardasil Syndrome: A perfect Storm of Genetic Mutations & Reactivated Pathogens. He has conducted a seven year analysis of adverse reactions to the Gardasil vaccine which is crucial to our understanding of what is actually happening to the thousands of young girls and now boys who have become so unwell after their HPV vaccination.
Phillips who has a background in cellular biology describes Gardasil Syndrome as a ‘debilitating and sometimes fatal pathophysiology’ – following Gardasil a genetically engineered vaccine.
Gardasil contains amorphous aluminium hydroxyphosphate sulphate (AAHS) used as an adjuvent which stimulates the immune system to produce antibodies. But the use of this new form of aluminium causes the immune system to become 104 times more powerfully stimulated than would occur naturally. Phillips adds that GSK’s HPV vaccine Cervarix is even more powerful and forces the stimulation of the immune system 124 times the normal rate.
Such overstimulation of the immune system results in the development of more dangerous allergies especially asthma. It also causes the manifestation of autoimmune diseases and seizures and all of the conditions that are occurring in our young teenagers after HPV vaccination including POTS or postural orthostatic tachycardic syndrome, gastrointestinal problems, heart disease, cancer, hair loss, depression, insomnia and excruciating joint pain. Gardasil also causes a 44.6% increased risk of cancer if the person receiving the vaccine has already been exposed to the human papilloma virus.
From his intensive research Phillips has found that Gardasil is more dangerous when given to teenagers of Irish background and those from the Northern and Western European countries due to their genetic heritage. These people are normally healthy and do not get sick – their bodies have more pathogens which they keep in balance. But when they are vaccinated with Gardasil the hyperactivation of the immune system is more intense causing the system to attack millions of cells which contain usually (under control ) pathogens along with heavy metals and toxins such as glyphosate. These contents within the cells are then liberated and dumped into the bloodstream or the lymphatic system and go on to cause sepsis.
The vaccine also causes hyperstimulation of the cells in other parts of the body including the gut manifesting in allergies to certain foods and resulting in a lack of nutrient absorption. There is also likely to be involvement of the liver which is responsible for the synthesis of Vitamin D which is also found to be deficient in these ill girls.
Phillips refers to the shadiness of one of Merck’s trials which took place in the Pacific islands. The reason for the place was because it was far away from the US where 50% of the population has an allergy. It was also there so as to be far away from the European gene pool of the United States population. But then Merck says the vaccine is for everyone not just the people in the Pacific Islands who don’t have this level of allergies. So the vaccine is given to the whole population which includes the 50% who have allergies and is it any wonder that these vaccinated children have increases in their asthma and many die.
The result is a generation of teenagers with hyperactivated immune systems.
‘These powerful HPV vaccines are engineered to force the body to make antibodies to potentially every pathogen in the human body, not just what is in the vaccine
He states that the severity of the symptoms between one girl and another may vary due to genetic mutations and claims that attention to nutrition can help relieve symptoms somewhat. Children who had a history of glandular fever were among the sickest.
The majority of the affected families are unaware that the vaccine was responsible for the child’s death or disability until much later. Doctors don’t acknowledge the vaccine for the failure and destroyer of health that it is.
This is just a small part of Phillip’s research into Gardasil Syndrome. We need his research to explain what is happening to so many of the teenagers of today who are told they need HPV vaccines to prevent a cancer that they are not likely to ever develop. Such a tragedy.
The December 2017-January 2018 edition of Nexus contains a 7 page extract from my book Gardasil: Fast-Tracked and Flawed. My thanks go to Nexus, an alternative news magazine for publishing this important story. The magazine is currently celebrating its 30th anniversary and began publishing in 1987 with its aim being
to present hard-to-get, ignored and suppressed information on the subjects of health, science, the unexplained, world events and history. Our goal is the day when all people of all races and colours can live together in total trust and respect, on a planet that is clean, abundant and healthy.
The story of the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccines is indeed one of the most heavily suppressed health stories. In How Mainstream Media Insults the Public’s Intelligence on Vaccines, U.S. Martha Rosenberg writes:
There is a bitter war going on, and it’s not over Trumpcare or immigration: It is about vaccines. Mainstream media and medical groups, typically funded or backed by Big Pharma, cast parents who are skeptical about vaccines as conspiracy theorists whose backward beliefs put the public at risk.
An example of the pathetic mainstream reporting on Gardasil and HPV vaccines can be seen in a recent article by The Guardian. Science editor Robin McKie reports that health officials are worried because Japan, Ireland and Denmark are now witnessing a fall in the uptake of the HPV vaccines and they fear that more nations will follow this example.
Last week doctors gathered in Dublin to discuss what they could do to turn this around. Professor Margaret Stanley of Cambridge University stated that “Whenever a new vaccine is introduced, there is always a group of people who say it is unsafe,” adding that …”the HPV vaccine seems to raise extraordinary levels of hostility.” She cites as possible reasons the huge part that social media is playing (just as well) and suggests that the reactions to the vaccine are heightened because the recipients are young and ‘highly emotional’. Never mind that the vaccine is resulting in a higher number of adverse events than any other vaccine. This is not mentioned.
Over history women have been denied the legitimacy of their illnesses. More recently in March 2014 after 700 Columbian women were admitted to the hospital suffering new medical conditions after the administration of Gardasil, the National Ministry of Health referred to this as a case of mass hysteria and even suggested that the illnesses were a result of illicit drug use or overuse of the ouija board. Such abuse is becoming all too common for in August 2017 the Irish Health Service labelled HPV vaccine injured Irish girls “emotional terrorists”.
It is high time the mainstream media report on the tragedy that has thousands of girls and now boys remaining extremely unwell after having been vaccinated for a disease they were unlikely to ever develop. It is more than time for the mainstream media to relate the stories of our vaccine injured teenagers. It is time that the public is informed there is no scientific evidence that Gardasil has ever presented a single case of cervical cancer.
Thankfully our alternative media such as Nexus is not afraid of the Gardasil story. It informs that these HPV vaccines were poorly tested, that they contain unsafe additives and are associated with thousands of adverse events. The extract taken from Gardasil: Fast-Tracked and Flawed includes a discussion on cervical cancer and its causes and how the HPV vaccines were fast-tracked through the FDA.
Injecting Aluminium a new documentary by French journalist Marie-Ange Poyet, investigates the history of aluminum in vaccines and its potentially devastating effects on the human body.
SYNOPSIS: In the early 90s, a mysterious muscular disease with symptoms that included severe muscle and joint pain began to surface among multiple patients in France. A team of doctors in Paris discovered that these patients had developed a new disease called Macrophagic Myofascitis, or MMF, which occurs when the aluminum hydroxide adjuvant from a vaccine remains embedded in the muscle tissue.
It is great to see such important documentaries being made and distributed. My interest in injectable aluminium began when I started to research the story of cervical cancer and the development of the HPV vaccines. This HPV vaccination program has never been shown to prevent a single case of cervical cancer yet it continues to be rolled out to teenagers all over the world and is associated with thousands of adverse events and hundreds of deaths. The full extent of the current damage is not known as few adverse effects are reported. There are 225 mcgs of Amorphous Aluminum Hydroxyphosphate Sulfate per shot of Gardasil with the recommendation being 3 doses. Both Gardasil and Cervarix use the newer aluminium adjuvants which cause a stronger immune response than other such adjuvants. It is important to have an understanding of how aluminium affects the human body in order to understand the considerable health carnage that follows the administration of HPV vaccines.
This film explains the true horror of what is happening to our young people in this crazy, dangerous age of vaccines. It begins with the story of a sufferer of Macrophagic Myofasciitis MMF, a muscle disease first identified in 1993. It’s a rare muscle disease characterized by microscopic lesions found in muscle tissue. The disease is highly associated with Aluminium Hydroxide found in many vaccines including Gardasil and the Hepatitis B shot.
We’re introduced to a young woman who describes her debilitating symptoms: extreme tiredness, pains in her legs, chronic sciatica, pain in her lumbar region at times so bad she can’t stand to be touched. Her muscles, she described as feeling ‘like they had been torn’. From her shoulders the extreme discomfort spreads all the way down to her fingers. As I listened to her story I had no problem relating it to those of the girls whose experiences are recorded in my book Gardasil: Fast-Tracked and Flawed .
Following my first injection I experienced almost immediate ‘crawling’ sensations on my legs, which at the time, I figured was just a lack of magnesium. It wasn’t too bad, and the discomfort mostly went away; however, after the second injection it came back — tenfold. As a result, I had three years of chronic muscular/nerve pain that impacted everything from my relationship (due to the depression and insomnia that I developed) to my ability to study and enjoy life. I also became addicted to taking Panadol and Nurofen every single night for those following years, as it was the only thing that helped.
The stories in Injectable Aluminium are unfortunately so familiar. Young people forced to give up their careers, leave study, change life plans and all united by one factor. Like the featured young woman they had been vaccinated and despite consulting with numerous GP’s, neurologists, osteopaths and undergoing MRI’s, CT’s and blood work there was little help and no clear diagnosis. In this case the woman was advised to seek help at Henri Mondor Hospital in Créteil, France. Once there, she had a biopsy of her deltoid muscle revealing she had MMF. She also found out that her vaccinations with hepatitis B, diptheria, tetanus and polio had allegedly triggered her pathology.
Her case was identical to another patient, a nurse who had also complained of extreme body pain and had an unusual lesion filled with macrophages – cells of the immune system that engulf and digest foreign substances. The tissues of this muscle fragment were found to contain aluminium. In animal studies it has been found that some of these macrophages containing aluminium are being found in brain tissue and in the lymphatic system. On examining their many patients’ histories the researchers at the Henri Mondor Hospital were unable to find a history of recent aluminium exposure but what they did discover was that 100% of their patients with MMF had been vaccinated in the recent months or years. It was not known how long this post vaccination granuloma condition would last.
At the time of these interviews there were 335 patients being treated at the hospital with the total number of their patients being 600. The doctor interviewed estimated that there may be around 10,000 cases of MMF in France. There is no register for recording how many people suffer this disease. MMF is not recognised in France and therefore there is no income support and no compensation. Neither is there any sign of funding becoming available for more research into the debilitating condition. Not that this is surprising in light of the profit motive inherent in the vaccine industry.
Professor Chris Exley is interviewed on all things aluminium. Exley has been researching the subject for 30 years and says that he is not ‘anti aluminium’ but that it has never been demonstrated to be safe. Exley speaks about the history of the metal and explains that although it is abundant in the earth’s crust we have only been using it for 130 years. It was called ‘the metal of the future’ and formed the basis of much of our cookware in the 20th century. In relation to aluminium in vaccines, Exley asks: ‘How many experts did they consult before using the adjuvant?’ How would they know it was safe. He wonders how they could know the answer to this when he as an expert doesn’t even know.
This is very serious for according to the World Health organisation the vaccine industry will be worth 100 billion dollars per year by 2025. Aluminum adjuvants are used in many vaccines: HPV, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, diphtheria-tetanus-containing vaccines, Haemophilus influenzae type b, and pneumococcal vaccines.
More important facts were gleaned from this expose called Injecting Aluminium.
The aluminium adjuvant in these vaccines does not require clinical approval. It is the vaccine itself that is subject to an approval process. In the US, infants receive 16 shots containing aluminium by 18 months of age. And yet we haven’t done safety tests on these adjuvants.
Aluminium causes the body to turn against itself. This is what we are seeing in many of the girls who have had their lives severely affected after their Gardasil shots. One of the severe adverse events is premature ovarian failure in young teenage girls. POF occurs due to the destruction by aluminium of the maturation process of the eggs in the ovaries. Shockingly this condition is underreported at the present time because many girls are on the contraceptive pill but once they stop the damage will be obvious. This is very serious, more infertility and loads of heartache to follow.
In the words of Dr. Christopher Exley, PHd in Ecotoxicology of Aluminum, University of Stirling : This film brings the human experience of a severely debilitating disease caused by aluminum adjuvants to life and, of equal importance, to the notice of the general public. Watch and understand one of the significant downsides of living in the aluminum age.
It was encouraging to read Heart’s Gas Boost by Lucie van den Berg in the Herald Sun October 16, 2017. Survivors of cardiac arrest are to take part in a ‘world -first’ trial where they will have their blood levels of carbon dioxide increased in an attempt to lessen damage to the brain. The increased levels of the gas achieved by the use of a ventilator will result in greater perfusion of the brain minimising the risk of neurological damage after the cardiac event. This occurs because a higher level of CO2 contributes to a greater unloading of oxygen in the form of oxyhaemoglobin to the tissues. This mode of action is known as the Bohr effect referring to the observation that increases in the carbon dioxide partial pressure of blood or decreases in blood pH result in a lower affinity of hemoglobin for oxygen. Thus more oxygen is made available to body organs and tissues, in this instance, the brain.
An understanding of this process forms the very basis of the Buteyko Breathing Method developed by Professor Konstantin Buteyko in Russia back in 1952. In his chapter on Konstantin Pavlovich Buteyko, in everything you need to know to take control of your asthma: asthma-free naturally author Patrick McKeown describes the doctor as a ‘simple yet extraordinary man (who) devoted his life to studying the human organism and made one of the most profound discoveries in the history of medicine.’ Buteyko was suffering from hypertension and wondered if his habit of over breathing might be the cause of his intractable condition. He began experimenting on himself, reducing his inhalations and found that his headaches and the pain in his kidney ceased. A research of the available studies at the time confirmed his discovery that deep breathing and the exhalation of too much carbon dioxide decreased the amount of oxygen going to vital organs.
The Buteyko Institute Method is scientifically based on the standard medical principles of respiration, the normalisation of breathing, and the Bohr Effect. The Buteyko exercises train people to breathe through their noses, reduce their breathing to normal levels, keep their mouths closed and thus retain a higher proportion of the CO2 produced by the body. This results in immediate improvement in asthma, sleep apnoea, snoring, emphysema, COAD, COPD, sinusitis, hay fever, rhinitis, blocked nose, allergies, bronchitis, bronchiectasis, panic and anxiety conditions, and many other respiratory problems.
The news of this world-first trial to reduce brain damage after cardiac arrest is heartening. It can also be seen as an endorsement of the Buteyko method of breathing and its ability to improve the health of sufferers of many common conditions.
I have been learning the Buteyko method of breathing for the last three months and would attest to its value in increasing my quality of life. After five years of insomnia and plenty of money spent on the latest sleep cure including around $2000 for a mandibular splint I finally sleep through the night. A sleep study had revealed that I had sleep apnoea, only mild, but my lived experience was awful all the same. Each night as bedtime neared I would switch off the wi-fi, turn off the TV, read a book and later dim the lights hoping that such sleep hygiene measures would result in the release of melatonin and ensure a good night’s rest. To no avail, I could not stop the cycle of poor sleep accompanied by frequent, sudden snorting and the sleep anxiety and daily tiredness that followed.