Introduction to IBT
I first read about this, before I got involved in the Internet while researching the effects of gravity on our circulation.
While it is almost beyond our imagination that people would choose to do this to themselves in the belief that it would somehow reconcile themselves with their gods is beyond my level of comprehension. Nevertheless I am grateful that this act has illustrated the beneficial driving force behind life, the force that drives our circulation, the force that powers all of our vital function and indeed the circulation in every living organism on this planet and beyond. That force is gravity!
Yet science and medicine for whatever reason, remains ignorant to this fact. Indeed they erroneously consider gravity to be the weakest force. Gravity cannot be measured against any other force, because gravity is not like any other force and therefore comparing dissimilar forces is a waste of time. For example, what has created those other forces? The answer of course is gravity!
The medical profession advises people that have a broken arm, for example, to raise it in a sling and keep the hand up near the chest. When the plaster cast is removed after 6-8 weeks, the arm exhibits extensive muscle loss when compared to the uninjured arm and requires physiotherapy, all of which places a heavy burdon on both patient and the Health Services.
This in fact happend to my son's arm, where he broke his wrist and complied with the Doctors advice. He of course followed the path mentioned above. 1 Year later Jimmy breaks the same wrist again, but this time require an extra 2 weeks in plaster due to having a metal plate inserted.
When the plaster cast was removed, he suffered no atrophication in his muscles and the surgeon said; "In the whole of my Career, I have never seen bone growth like this.
I then explained to him about sleeping on an inclined bed and altering his sling so that his arm hung in a downward angle, eventually removing the sling altogether and allowing Jimmy's arm to dangle down.
Imagine how many hours that this could save our National Health Service.
Jimmy's injury lead me to research what happens when you do the opposite for a long time and this is where I became interested in the man who permanently raised an arm.
In 1970, Sadhu Amar Bharati Urdhavaahu, abandoned his traditional comfortable lifestyle and decided to completely devote himself to his Hindu Shiva religious beliefs. After 3 years, he decided to raise his arm to the heavens in a permanent salute to his belief and he states that he did this for World Peace. Amar on that day raised his right arm and despite the initial extremely painful degenerating effects on his limb and circulation, there it has remained, withered and useless for everyone to see.
"Pehle dard hota thaa, ab aadat ho gayi hai (It used to be painful, I have become used to it now)," he says
If we raise our arm long enough, we will at first get pain, the limb will become cold and tingling. Eventually becoming numb, with fingers not working very well.
For over 21 years, I have been researching the effects of gravity upon our circulation after discovering how trees and plants harness it to raise water to impressive heights without any need for a pump. In 1995 I caused water to flow vertically up a cliff face in the UK in a 48 metre single open ended water filled tube raised by the centre in an inverted U shape with both open ends in two bottles filled with water. A small amount of coloured salt solution was added to the centre of the tube, which caused water to flow out of one side, while drawing up clean water on the other side. Gravity was sufficient to raise water 24 metres vertically. https://youtu.be/u7sBFqHmlx8
But this was just the starting point. It was not long before I realised that gravity was very important to ourselves and our own circulation.
To test this, I questioned why we decided sleeping on a flat bed was good for us and more to the point, decided to ignore this habitual and now nonsensical approach to sleeping by raising the head end of a bed by 6 inches / 15 cm to cause a five degree head end up incline. The incline angle was determined by observing how water in a closed loop of tubing stretched from pillow end to foot end was caused to circulate, by adding a tiny amount of coloured salt solution to the pillow end of the experiment. This was given the name of Inclined Bed Therapy or (IBT) for short and has become my lifes work in helping people to regain their health and fitness and best of all it's completely free for all to try.
During this important and fascinating research into inclined bed therapy, people realised that if they slept with their hands by their heads or on the pillow as they would do when sleeping on a flat bed, the hand would become numb and exhibit loss of movement, which of course recovered when moved back down to the inclined position, which to me proved the point that gravity was indeed responsible for maintaining and driving our circulation. Of course one could argue that the heart is responsible and yet this experiment proved otherwise. After all, what drives the heart? one could postulate.
Amar wanted to show his devotion to his religion in a unique way that would also disconnect him from worldly luxuries. He decided to raise his right hand to the sky and keep it there, indefinitely.
He’s also told journalists that he intends the act to be a protest for world peace, from neighbourhood to neighbourhood and around the world.
As expected, Amar experienced the typical numbness and tingling that we all feel when a limb “falls asleep.” Even when the tingling turned to extreme pain, Amar endured and watched his arm and hand wither to become useless. After a certain amount of time, he claims the pain subsided and now the arm stands erect, seemingly on its own, reminding me of the mantra "Power to the people" Alas, his protest demonstrated that the power we seek depends on gravity!
His right arm muscles have clearly atrophied (perished) Something we don't usually see in healthy people. Yet astronauts in space exhibit very similar atrophication of muscles and heart, and decalcification of bones, in fact according to Dr Joan Vernikos, former head of NASA Life Sciences, being in space ages our body 10 times faster than it does back here on Earth. Astronauts are unable to walk without assistance on return from orbiting in the space station.
In fact, history reveals that beds were not always flat and animals afforded a choice in the wild often choose to rest and sleep inclined.
Amar isn’t alone with his permanent salute to Shiva. He he is now followed by others who also have raised a hand in the air. Some who have held their hands high for over 10 years and suffered the same misfortune.
Dare To Dream is Tony Moran's motto. Tony reveals how Inclined Bed Therapy (IBT) http://inclinedbedtherapy.com helped his dreams to come true when against all the odds he became the new Cruiserweight Boxing WBF World Champion. His opponent Sandy Robb is a 3 times ABA champion, who fought with everything he had over 12 gruelling rounds at a pace that any 32 year old boxer would be proud of. But Moran, who is now 42 and giving away 10 years to Robb, fought like a 25 year old and was as fit and active in round 12 as he was in the first round. He moved around the ring jabbing with precision and unleashing powerful combination punches that would have knocked out a lesser man.
During 12 rounds, https://youtu.be/F0FicS5TBus Moran under advice from Andrew K Fletcher, stood in the corner, ignoring the seconds advise to sit down, he also lowered his hands wherever possible due to a new understanding of how gravity plays a vital role in our circulation.
Tony's story is far better than the made up Rocky Series of Films. Unlike those films, Moran's story is not fabricated, it is a true life struggle against adversity, injury and obstacles and is even more remarkable when you consider at 42 he was homeless and unable to train effectively, his fitness was in decline after a collision in a MMA cage fight with an object that shouldn't have been there, fractured his skull and ended his MMA fighting career and he suffered a cracked rib 10 days prior to his fight with Robb.
Several years ago he thought his boxing career was over and had said so publicly. Now he is back in the Sports Arena and is running his own training School
Andrew's revolutionary discovery reveals how gravity drives the circulation in plants, trees, animals and humans and once applied to posture, he questioned why we sleep on flat beds and searched the history of beds to find many examples of historic inclined beds, some dating back 5 thousand years in Ancient Egypt and in doing so rediscovered how to “Sleep Like An Egyptian”
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“Irrespective of the level and title, consider these facts; 12 rounds, non stop from the first second to the last In one of the toughest sports in the world.
Against the toughest and most machine like of opponents, without sitting once in any of the twelve 1 minute breaks.
Gives the evidence of which I share, as a personal trainer and coach.
That health through Clive de Carle https://www.facebook.com/clivedecarle and his nutritional expertise and Inclined Bed Therapy, devised by Andrew K Fletcher. https://www.facebook.com/andrewkfletcher
Alongside expert coaching from Fran Harding https://www.facebook.com/EnglishBoxingOrganisation and a lot of heart and determination from myself-combines to allow, for such an achievement.
Elements in all areas, I can share with any client, whatever their goals.
The service I offer for fellow athletes and boxers I have proven as fact and evidenced based.”
Message me to arrange an appointment and let's achieve your dreams together!
This is what Tony said; Tony Moran
Andrew K Fletcher taught me, how to help my body recover faster with inclined bed therapy.
Last night I stood between every round due to Andrews scientific and deep knowledge.
The muscles and respiratory system recover twice as fast standing as sitting.
Check these fantastic men out, because they just helped me win a World Title at 42yrs Young.
Many may know and many may not...
But health and nutrition, in its purest sense, was the foundation for me restarting my boxing career last year, a month shy of my 42nd birthday and winning a World Title over 12 hard fought, non stop rounds last week would have remained a dream, if I had not found my health through nutrition. I would not have had the strength of Mind, Body & Spirit to see any of it through against all the serious life challenges, I have had to deal with.
If it were not for world renowned health expert, Clive de Carle and his link to Andrew K Fletcher, of Inclined Bed Therapy. I achieved all this, with natural methods and nothing chemical or illegal, I have reversed my clock through these natural methods, to benefit me, as a fighter and athlete. But more importantly, to benefit my life in general.
I meant to post this on Tuesday, after spending 26hrs unconscious, in my inclined bed
Notice my hands on Sunday after the fight..
Well by Tuesday, the swelling had virtually gone and on the photos today, they are fully recovered! 28th April
So what, you may say, you TommyDickFingeredFool 🖕👊🖕 Well trust me, I'm battle hardened and know the score, with swelling and injuries!
Difference is, for 27years I didn't sleep in an inclined bed whilst competing.. Now I do and I KNOW the difference acutely, in every conceivable way..
It's a massive reason why at 42, I can fight for 12 gruelling rounds. Against a mid 30's, machine like opponent and feel as muscularly fresh in the 12th round, as I did in the 1st..
No gimmick here and all free to include in your own life.. This shit has had disabled people walking again.. And a man I've not long known with IBT, who was constipated for 9 days at a time, going as regular as clock work after a day.. Shame it takes an unbelievable feat, of sporting endurance and achievement, to make people see its relevance though..
I've been sharing this stuff since I learned of it, through the nutrition expert, Clive de Carle, near two years ago..
Plus, when you get to watch my fight in full, See video above you will see I stood between every round.. Same story out the bed, as in it and taught to me, by the great scientific mind, of Andrew K Fletcher..
The body recovers, due to the gravity, that pushes our circulatory systems, around the body (Blood-Oxygen-Lymphatic)
Simple really 👊🤓
Video from talk, given at TruthJuice in Birmingham on March
Some parts of the talk missing due to battery limitations.
How trees really raise water to their leaves! And Much More at: http://inclinedbedtherapy.com
These Simple experiments with water filled tubes not only show how trees and all plants use a simple flow and return system to circulate sap, they will help you to understand how gravity drives your circulation and why we need to pay careful attention to our posture when sleeping and sitting. Gravity supplies trees and plants with the force to raise water to impressive heights without any need for a pump. And yet until recently, that connection has not been linked to our own circulation?
We are not just talking about blood circulation. The flow of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) throughout the huge network of nerves, from the top of your head to the tips of your toes is influenced by gravity! The direction damaged nerves grow and regenerate is linked to gravity! The flow of lymph in your lymphatic system depends on posture and gravity to effectively remove waste from your body, via the veins and venous return.
How we make use of this new understanding of circulation is surprisingly simple and costs nothing. Simply raising the head end of your bed 15cm / 6 inches will support and improve your circulation while you sleep. This is called Inclined Bed Therapy and these experiments were used to determine the 5 degree angle for both comfort and effect.
Andrew K Fletcher
INCLINED BED THERAPY A NEW ANGLE ON HEALTH
Sleeping on a bed inclined at five degrees has great benefits for circulation, metabolism and the immune system. It can also ease a range of conditions from Alzheimer's disease, diabetes and glaucoma
to migraines, multiple sclerosis and varicose veins.
by Jenny Hawke ©March 2016 NEXUS Magazine
There are some things in life that we seem to accept without question For most of us in Western countries, sleeping in a honzontal position is one of them However, after studying the circulatory system in plants, one man questioned the logic in our flat bed theory Andrew K Fletcher has found that raising a bed six to eight inches (-15 to ^20 cm} at the head seems to generate remarkable improvements for many people suffering conditions such as circulatory and respiratory issues, diabetes, leg ulcers, migraines, multiple sclerosis, oedema. Parkinson's disease, skin problems, spinal cord in|uries, varicose veins and many more
How Does it Work?
The connection between plants and raising one's bed six degrees to sleep on an incline may seem strange, but Andrew Fletcher an Englishman with a mechanical engmeenng background and an avid interest in how things work, was initially intngued by the circulation of sap in plants The question isn't about how trees raise water from their roots up to their leaves, as this implies a one-way flow, but about how trees circulate sap He says the downward flow generates return flow via molecular drag Sap becomes dense because 9K per cent of the water is evaporated from leaves Sap is always denser at the top of a tree, and gravity dictates that this nutrient-dense sap will move tc anything acting as a sink down the tree, such as fruit, the trunk, branches or roots The upward flow is always less dense than the downward flow
Once Fletcher made this discovery, he realised the possible implications if it were applied to the human body Some may not agree entirely with Fletcher's plant sap circulation theory1, but to those gaining relief from his inclined bed therapy this is a moot point Fletcher elaborates
'What I'm saying is that circulation began long before the heart developed, and this primary circulation continues to assist the heart, providing we take the direction of gravity into account It works on the pnnciple that blood entering the capillary vessels in the lungs provides the water and carbon dioxide that we evaporate with each breath The blood therefore must become denser exiting the lungs, then passes through the heart and is in|ected back into the mam artery, effectively adding denser blood to create a pulsatile flow predominantly down towards the kidneys |T|he blood entering the venous return from the kidneys is always less dense than the arterial blood flowing to the kidneys "'
This was a Eureka moment of such magnitude it went off the scale forme and instantly gave birth to Inclined Bed Therapy (IBT)," he notes'
Fletcher explains how he came to the conclusion that six inches is the ideal height and five degrees the optimum angle to incline a standard double bed for good health (the height to incline a bed can vary slightly depending on the length of the bed. but is based on an angle of around five degrees}
Has Inclined Bed Therapy helped you, a member of your family or a friend, to recover from an illness?
Or has it improved your level of fitness?
IBT is all about sharing our experiences so that others can follow and learn how this simple free therapy can help improve conditions including: denbilitating migraines, sinus and breathing difficulties, heart palpitations and fibrilation, varicose veins, snoring, children wetting the bed, adult inconinence, back ache, fracture, sprains and injuries, skin conditions including psoriasis and acne, leg ulcers, oedema, Parkinson's Disease, Spinal cord injury, Multiple sclerosis, Liver failure, osteoporosis, cerebral palsy, and many more. Raising the head end of the bed works because our circulation requires gravity influencing it in the right direction while we sleep. You can read more about this exciting free none-invasive way of sleeping here: http://inclinedbedtherapy.com
Please help us to get the word out about IBT and reach many more people.
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It's simple! Raise the head end of your bed by 6 Inches (15cm) and reap the rewards of health and improved circulation, It costs nothing but a couple of books or bricks? perhaps a few pieces of wood? or Furniture raisers to take advantage of Gravity and it's role in circulation.
Some observed results:-
Improved Circulation and health throughout, Diabetic sensitivity reduced, Return of Sensation to numbed areas, Psoriasis and skin inflammations drastically reduced, Varicose Veins disappearing, Improved recovery and defences to common bugs, virus and germs, Improved recovery from DOMS after a hard workout,
huge improvements in people with Multiple Sclerosis Bed wetting stops, bladder and bowl control restored, people with Parkinson's Disease experienced huge improvements, people with spinal cord injuries have gained function and sensation below the injury site. Sleep apnoea greatly improved and vanished in some cases. back ache gone, migraines a thing of the past, lethargy gone, muscular atrophy reversed, osteoporosis reversed, insomnia cured, night time visits to the toilet greatly improved, no more cold hands and feet in bed, tremors gone,
but to name a few.... read the Testimonials to learn more and more things it is starting to affect? Can it help you? It has helped us!
We have recently started a campaign to help Andrew, who has been researching IBT for 20 years, to raise awareness and reach out to more people with health problems and people who would like to avoid getting the health problems!
Andrew has advocated for 19 years that placing babies in an inclined cot would eliminate sudden infant death syndrome. Using a pair of dad's boxer shorts tied to the sides of a cot / crib and placing baby inside them would prevent slipping down during the night.
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Andrew K Fletcher Email:- andrew (A T) inclinedbedtherapy.com
A truly remarkable scientific discovery explains what Your Doctor Should Know About Sleeping, sitting and circulation.
http://inclinedbedtherapy.com for Free information and advice about improving your health, well-being, strength and endurance without drugs. What are you waiting for?
Inclined bed therapy began 5 thousand years ago in Ancient Egypt and perhaps even further back. It involves tilting your bed, raising it on blocks, books, bricks, or furniture raisers by six inches / 15 cm or more depending on the length of your bed, to cause your bed frame to be tilted by around 5 degrees
Andrew's discovery in how gravity helps drive our circulation is unprecedented, yet eloquently simple to understand and is explained in great detail on this excellent Internet Radio Interview by Andy Young on Peoples Internet Radio.
Do you wake up feeling refreshed after a good nights sleep or like so many of us, do you struggle to get to sleep and find it uncomfortable and wake up feeling worse in the mornings?
Do you look in the mirror and see a healthy looking face when you get up or do you see puffy eyes?
Do you suffer from migraine headaches and find that the drugs are no use at all? You will find the reasons why in this interview.
Ever wondered how sap rises up tall trees and become confused by the explanations in the text books? Andrew brings a refreshing take on how sap circulates in all plants and trees by harnessing gravity, the very force that science suggests trees struggle against.
He explains how a simple experiment with 6mm bore plastic tubing caused water to flow up a cliff to 24 metres using only a pinch of salt and no pump whatsoever.
Answers to sudden infant death syndrome, parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, varicose veins, edema, back ache, mending broken bones quickly and recovering from a wide range of sports injuries requires gravity.
He also touches on how astronauts in space age ten times faster than here on Earth and enlightens us to how NASA pay $17,000 dollars to encourage young people to spend months on end confined to a bed that is tilted down to induce the same age acceleration faced by astronauts.
This really is a unique gem of an interview that will change how you look at all living species forever.
It will also change how you perceive your own posture, especially when you lay down in your flat bed
You will find Andrew in the forum at http://inclinedbedtherapy.com on Twitter: thinklateral and on Facebook He is happy to help answer all questions so please don't be shy ask away in the comments section.
31-08-2015 - Sleep + Gravity + Health = Fascinating Radio Andrew K Fletcher Andy Young Inclined Bed Therapy
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16-09-2014 - Andrew Fletcher on One Radio Network, with Patrick Timpone
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23-06-2014 - Andrew Fletcher on One Radio Network, with Patrick Timpone
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09-12-2014 - Andrew Fletcher talking to Clive de Carle
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Introduction: Inclined Bed Therapy (IBT) is a therapy introduced by Andrew Fletcher. IBT involves sleeping on a bed raised at the head between 4 and 8 inches taking advantage of the benefits of gravitational force and utilize it to improve circulation of the body while asleep allowing body cells to heal and regenerate.
Objective or Hypothesis: We will examine whether IBT has a positive effect on diabetic individuals. We hypothesize that sleeping on an inclined bed eventually decreases blood sugar levels.
Methods: 13 participants registered of which 12 were diabetic and 1 was pre-diabetic. Participants were interviewed, evaluated and monitored while sleeping on a bed raised at the head initially at 4 inches for four weeks and then 6 inches thereafter. Blood glucose readings were taken from participants before using IBT and then once every week thereafter. Due to transportation limitations, Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS) readings were taken only from 5 individuals and Random Blood Sugar (RBS) readings were taken from the remaining 7.
Results: The expected outcome is the decrease in blood sugar levels from using IBT. 7 participants started using IBT for 1 week. From the 7 participants, 2 showed a decrease of 21% and 31% in FBS, 2 showed a decrease of 10% and 9.6% in RBS while 3 showed an increase of 23%, 7% and 31% in RBS.
Conclusion: 4 out of 7 participants who started already on IBT for 1 week, showed reductions in blood sugar levels. We expect that after 6 to 8 weeks we will able draw up final conclusion.
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