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Inclined Bed Therapy (IBT)

Sleeping Inclined To Restore and Support Your Health For Free. Fascinating Science, Discovery, History and Medical Research In Circulation And Posture, by Andrew K Fletcher

 

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    • Ginger root Compress helps arthritic pain, joint s...
    • @inproceedings{Therkleson2010GingerCT, title={Ginger compress therapy for adults with osteoarthritis}, author={Tessa Therkleson}, booktitle={Journal of advanced nursing}, year={2010} } Abstract AIM This paper is a report of a study to explicate the phenomenon of ginger compresses for people with osteoarthritis. BACKGROUND Osteoarthritis is claimed to be the leading cause of musculoskeletal pain and disability in Western society. Management ideally combines non-pharmacological strategies, including complementary therapies and pain-relieving medication. Ginger has been applied externally for over a thousand years in China to manage arthritis symptoms. METHOD Husserlian phenomenological methodology was used and the data were collected in 2007. Ten purposively selected adults who had suffered osteoarthritis for at least a year kept daily diaries and made drawings, and follow-up interviews and telephone conversations were conducted. FINDINGS Seven themes were identified in the data: (1) Meditative-like stillness and relaxation of thoughts; (2) Constant penetrating warmth throughout the body; (3) Positive change in outlook; (4) Increased energy and interest in the world; (5) Deeply relaxed state that progressed to a gradual shift in pain and increased interest in others; (6) Increased suppleness within the body and (7) More comfortable, flexible joint mobility. The essential experience of ginger compresses exposed the unique qualities of heat, stimulation, anti-inflammation and analgesia. CONCLUSION Nurses could consider this therapy as part of a holistic treatment for people with osteoarthritis symptoms. Controlled research is needed with larger numbers of older people to explore further the effects of the ginger compress therapy. (Less) DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2010.05355.x https://www.semanticscholar.org/paper/Ginger-compress-therapy-for-adults-with-Therkleson/25b954ca98f8ec135b34a15188a9e8587023a529
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    • Thanks for your post. It is unusual to have an increase in headaches reported after using IBT. Would it be possible to have an MRI scan to rule out anything that could be affecting circulation? Cluster headaches, migraine headaches have been reported as a positive experience with IBT. http://inclinedbedtherapy.com/testimonials/headaches-migraine I used to have severe migraine headaches most of my life, possibly to having been knocked out a few times as a child, once when a branch, holding my brother and cousin snapped and fell on my head. Could you have had a concussion injury in the past? https://forums.webmd.com/3/migraines-and-headaches-exchange/forum/1871
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    • For some time now I have been experiencing daily headaches. Sometimes so violent I had to take painkillers, often it woke me up in the night. The doctor run tests and scans and diagnosed me with cluster headaches. That is pretty serious, there is no cure and drugs are used to alleviate the symptoms. Then I said: Wait a minute, I have never had headaches in my life and is it not a coincidence that I started heaving "cluster headaches" when I inclined my bed? The day I put my bed back into horizontal position my headaches ended. I did not want it to be just a fluke so after a week or pain free horizontal sleeping I inclined it again, just 3 1/2" and even so the headache was back. I would like to get some of the benefits of IBT but in my case the price is too steep.
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Alex FergusSufficient quality sleep is a fundamental pillar when it comes to health, happiness and looking and feeling amazing. Yet many of us struggle with it.

I have written extensively on ways to improve your sleep quality in THESE articles. But I decided to hear what other sleep experts recommend when it comes to improving sleep.

I reached out to some of the top sleep coaches, sleep gurus, sleep consultants and sleep experts in the world and asked them three simple questions:

  1. What is their top supplement for improving sleep?
  2. What is their top item for improving sleep?
  3. What is their top tip for improving sleep?

Below I have shared their answers!

 

 

Read On To Learn How To Improve Your Sleep!

Andrew K Fletcher - Originator of Inclined Bed Therapy at InclinedBedTherapy.com

Your top supplement for improving sleep?    Gravity. It's free.

Your top product for improving sleep?   Inclined Bed / Furniture Risers, Books, Bricks, Wooden Blocks used to raise the head end of a bed. You can read more about this HERE and how high to raise a bed depending upon bed length HERE.

 

Your top tip for improving sleep?   Stay off flat beds - Avoid flat bed rest syndrome.

 

Other tips include:

Avoid memory foam mattresses. Best mattress is a natural fibre spring type. Use only one pillow. Memory foam causes us to overheat and sweat, it also dips under our weight and causes back ache and pain.
Rotate your posture during the night and best to sleep without underwear, due to it riding up while sleeping inclined.
Avoid sleeping with hands near pillow as this will cause numbness as it compromises circulation, which validates IBT theory
Use cotton sheets. Wrap a duvet or blanket around your mattress to prevent slipping down. Not a problem for most, but some do take time to settle in.
Keep a journal to note all changes, to help understand what is happening with sleeping inclined and please help Dr J.P Torre at Join Dr Torre's Inclined Bed Therapy Survey Who is conducting an independent analysis of the many effects reported from people with or without health issues and sleeping inclined.
Inclined Bed Therapy increases fertility and has been shown to correct erectile dysfunction. Be warned unless your planning for a baby.
IBT - Drug requirements can change, especially in Diabetes and Parkinson's so please monitor for changes.
IBT - Blood pressure has been shown to move in both directions, so please monitor for changes.

Full article: 25 sleep experts share there tips

Alex Home Page:  https://www.alexfergus.com/

 

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