• Close Your Mouth: Buteyko Clinic Handbook for Perfect Health

  • By: Patrick McKeown
  • Narrated by: Paul Metcalfe
  • Length: 2 hrs and 18 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (67 ratings)

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By: Patrick McKeown
Narrated by: Paul Metcalfe
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Publisher's Summary

Close Your Mouth is a self-help audiobook containing complete instructions to apply the Buteyko Method for asthma, coughing, wheezing, breathing problems, and nasal congestion.

The Buteyko Method can be learned by children and adults alike. It is supported by 20 clinical trials. Trial results within 12 weeks included:

  • 70 percent less coughing and wheezing
  • 90 percent less need for reliever (rescue) medication and
  • 50 percent less need for preventer medication 

The author, Patrick McKeown, is one of a few persons directly accredited by the late Professor Buteyko to teach his method to others. In 2002, Patrick founded the renowned Buteyko Clinic International to enable children and adults worldwide to improve their asthma control and significantly reduce their need for asthma medication.

The Buteyko Method empowers children and adults by re-educating their breathing in order to manage and significantly reduce their asthma for the rest of their lives. Close Your Mouth is the Buteyko Clinic Instruction manual given to each attendee of Patrick's clinics. It is written in a simple style that can easily be understood and applied daily. Since its publication Close Your Mouth is in the top 10 best-selling self help books for asthma on Amazon.

The Buteyko Method has been described as one of the most important medical discoveries of the 20th century. You will find the information in this audiobook compelling and life changing.

For further information about the work that we do, online resources, and links to clinical trials, please visit buteykoclinic.

©2014 Patrick McKeown (P)2019 Patrick McKeown

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While I loved this book... print would work better

Since this book is short and the exercise are specific. I ended up re buying it in print form.

The narration was great as was the content. I preferred it to his earlier book, because it's quick and to the point.

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Actionable steps with specific goals

Loved the book. Quick, easy listen on my 1.5 hour commute home from work (1.5x speed). Also gave further reading resources throughout and near the end of the book. I now have daily exercises and steps, and specific goals to reach (ultimate goal is to have a control point ("CP") of 40 seconds or more, for 6 months - this means be able to gentle nasal breathe in, gently nasal breathe out, and stop breathing: the point where you start to feel an urge to breathe is your CP). Pretty simple - you gotta retrain your body to do more with less breathing. Great book!!!!

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Excellent advise anybody can follow

This books is amazing. Some great practical advise that anybody can use in their daily lives. It's short and to the point. Highly recommend.

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Good book but could use some editing

The author makes the key point that breathing should be proportional to the metabolic need. When people over-breathe (analogous to over eating) it has consequences. (1)The excess oxygen - or more correctly the lack of CO2 - will hamper the release of O2 from hemoglobin (Bohr effect).(2)air-hunger due to excess CO2 will stimulate vasodilation and production of NO - both beneficial.

Chapter 3 in this short book contains the breathing exercises and is the meat of the book. A lot of redundant material could have been cut out.

Lastly, the book keeps mentioning that the videos can be found in ButeykoClinic.com. But I can’t locate them.

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Interesting and Pragmatic

I really enjoyed this book. Sadly, Oxygen Advantage was not available for purchase in my country. That will be my next purchase.

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Very easy read

I am a dental hygienist with training in Myofunctional therapy, this book is an easy read I will be recommending to my patients!

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Nose breathing make my health even better.

Patrick, For me, this way of breathing is simply & transformational. I feel with daily mindful practice during rest and with exercise I am evolving myself to better breathing., and better health. Good job in your research to help better the quality of life in this breathing body for us all. Dr. Arthur

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Read this book!

A few times in your life a book comes along that you know will change you forever. This is that book! So close your mouth and read the book.

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New Beginning

I just finished Close Your Mouth for the third time. I am amazed at what I have learned and what I am putting into practice already. I have struggled with inherited emphysema for 26 years. I have never heard anyone, doctor or layperson, mention I should breathe out of my nose. I was a chronic mouth breather. I am just starting on this journey so I will keep you posted on Facebook. Thank you so much for writing this book and now I am on to Oxygen Advantage. I will get off this oxygen tank! People will hear about it now...from me!

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good book!!

Very eye opener!! Long time looking for the correct way of breathing and exercising techniques.

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  • LadySkip
  • 03-02-20

Brilliant book on improving health

Loved it! So informative and helps explains health challenges. Already noticed some improvement by trying some of the exercises.

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  • Tout en chantant
  • 10-15-22

Very practical

I have found this little audiobook very useful in that it gives you practical exercises that you can implement should you wish to go ahead with it, and it is all clear and straightforward.
However, I find it a bit confusing that I have always heard that holding your breath is a bad habit and yet he seems to be advocating for it? So, before I launch into doing the exercises, I am going to do a bit more research.

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  • karl
  • 05-16-22

wish I had know about this along time ago!

why are GPs not telling us about this 45 years of having ashma and what a breath of fresh air this read is!

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  • Mrs. S. A. Bower
  • 07-05-21

Close Your Mouth

I found some great advice and techniques in this book. I have started using some of the methods and I am finding it beneficial... The Controlled Pause was quite difficult at first, but by persevering I have increased to 22 seconds and hope to improve it even further.
I can recommend it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 09-24-20

worth listening to!

really enjoyed listening. not too long so managable to listen in one or 2 sessions.
yet to put all the exercises in to practice, but it appears to be well researched and i am excited about trying them to improve my asthma symptoms and running performance. thanks.

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  • Chloe Nicklin
  • 08-21-20

Already feeling the effects

Have already listened to this twice through. Can't wait to feel the full effects of nose breathing!

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  • Shane D.
  • 07-20-20

Not just for asthmatics

This should be taught to every child in school over the age of five.
This book is beneficial to anyone who breathes.

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  • Jules 😀
  • 10-12-21

It works

I listened and followed through on the tips given in this audio. it absolutely works and I feel so much better for it 😊

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-13-21

Really great and practical audio book

The exercises and tips greatly helped improve my breathing, overall health and reduce sleep apnea.