Doctor Buteyko's Discovery Trilogy by Sergey Altukhov

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Doctor Buteyko's Discovery Trilogy
by Sergey Altukhov

Volume One

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Volume One
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Chapter 1
Introduces Dr Buteyko, his work and the various assassination attempts on his life.

Chapter 2
Introduces Professor Pomekhin, a talented surgeon working at the Siberian branch of the Academy of Science.
Explains how Dr. Buteyko's combine-complexator, a machine to measure carbon dioxide levels in the lungs and blood, works.
Compares the effectiveness of electrocardiograms with Dr Buteyko's ballistrocardiograph to diagnose heart conditions.
Advocates the use of carbon dioxide instead of surgery.
Advocates the use of shallow breathing to cure asthma.
Describes the extreme measure taken by Professor Pomekhin to thwart Dr Buteyko’s presentation of his findings before the Academy of Science.

Chapter 3
Describes the attempt on Dr Buteyko’s life.
Tells of how Dr Buteyko won the support of the Party Secretary.

Chapter 4
Introduces Dr Buteyko.
Describes his interest in preventative medicine and his DISCOVERY of the benefits of shallow breathing.


Chapter 5
Introduces Andrey Mutin, Professor Pomekhin’s assistant.

Chapters 6/7
Describes Dr. Buteyko’s success and the medical industry’s response, focusing in particular on that of Professor Pomekhin.
Focuses on Professor Pomekhin’s attempted sabotage of Dr Buteyko’s PhD presentation to the Academy of Sciences.

Chapter 8
Outlines the events leading up to Dr Bukeyko’s discovery.

Chapter 9
Explains the role of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and the percentage needed in the human body.
Explains how deep breathing develops hypertension.
Notes the medical profession’s response.

Chapters 10/11
Winning Academician Parin’s support.

Chapter 12
Describes Buteyko’s Doctorate and his increasing success.
Highlights Professor Pomekhin’s hatred of Buteyko’s Method.
 
Chapter 13
Details how Buteyko’s Method is used to cure documentary film director Gennady Khodakevich.
Considers Khodakevich’s failure to document the Method as promised.
 
Chapter 14
Buteyko identifies the reasons for why the Institute has failed and turns down Academician Lavrentiv’s invitation to become Director of the Institute.
Describes Buteyko’s loss of resources, including a 75 percent reduction in staff, as Professor Pomekhin takes his revenge.
 
Chapter 15
Introduces Doctor of Sports Therapy Natayla Voronova.
Highlights the importance of trainers experienced in the Method.
 
Chapter 16
Explores how the Buteyko Method can be used to overcome an asthma attack by reducing the depth of each breath through relaxing the diaphragm.
Stopping an asthma attack in a celebrated school teacher.
Illustrates the importance of keeping up the Buteyko Method’s exercise programme and the health benefits of maintaining a pause of 40 seconds or more.
 
Chapter 17
Describes the development and methodology of the Method Handbook produced in 1964.
Sets out the main aim of the Buteyko Method and lists various illnesses it can cure.
Provides an overview of the main parts of the Handbook.
 
Chapter 18
Advocates the consumption of chemical-free food.
Comments on the medical profession’s understanding of the Buteyko Method.
 
Chapter 19
Details an high ranking Russian Government official, Khrushchev’s removal from office and the impact his removal has on the Method.
Natayla Voronova is seconded to the Institute of Pulmonology in Leningrad to market the Method.
Introduced Professor Chugunov, a member of the Academy of Medical Sciences and Head of Department at the Institute.
Describes Buteyko’s successful demonstration of his Method on two women suffering from severe asthma at the Institute of Pulmonology.
Details the cleansing process and Chugunov’s declaration against the Method.
 
Chapter 20
The recipe for Buteyko’s famous ‘borschch and porridge’.
Presents Dr Buteyko’s views on refined food.
 
Chapter 21
Describes Natayla’s arrival in Leningrad and her introductory meeting with Professor Chugunov.
 
Chapter 22
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Chapter 23
Igor Feoktistov, the head doctor at the Institute of Pulmonology show’s his support for Natalya’s trial.
Natalya has her first introductory session with 18 severe asthmatics.
Stopping an asthma attack in a World War 1 veteran.
Demonstrates the use of the Method to eliminate deep breathing.
Natalya wins the support of her group by including 78-year-old Ivan Kurochkin in the trial.
 
Chapter 24
Discusses the occurrence of night-time asthma attacks and how the Method recommends dealing with them.
Provides an example of the effectiveness of the Method using Viktor Sablin’s progression and his successful breathing centre transition whilst suffering from an angina attack.
Explains how to relax both the stomach muscles and the diaphragm at the same time.
Provides examples of patients’ pulse rates and control pauses.
 
Chapter 25
Describes the effect Fokistov’s support had on Natalya’s trial and the enthusiasm shown by two doctors, Olga Buyanova and Emma Juznetsova.
Details the success Natalya’s trial and lists the main effects of hyperventilation.
 
Chapter 26
Reports the successful progress of Natalya’s trial patients.
Describes Natalya’s presentation and patient demonstration at the Research Conference.
 
Chapter 27
Celebrates Natalya’s success in Leningrad.
Introduces Lydia Nevzorova, a disillusioned doctor who learns the Buteyko Method and uses it to treat severe asthmatics.
Describes the high commission led by Dr Vyacheslav Martynov and established to investigate the "unconventional medical activities" used by Lydia Nevzorova in her treatment of asthmatics.
 
Chapter 28
Buteyko reluctantly turns down an invitation made by the US to give a lecture tour about his Method.
 
Chapters 29/30
Introduces Dr Wilma Goncharova, a member of Buteyko’s team. Explains her battle to become a doctor, her first position at a TB hospital near the Novosibirsk medical institute and her promotion to Head Doctor.
Details Dr Goncharova’s acceptance of the Buteyko Method.
 
Chapter 31
Describes Buteyko’s complexator, the machine designed to measure the CO2 content of blood, inhaled and ex-haled air.
Sets out the mathematical formulae of Buteyko’s respiration equations.
Buteyko’s Method is stolen and applied incorrectly in the treatment of TB patients.

Chapter 32
Buteyko’s laboratory is closed down.

 

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