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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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    • The Heart Is Not A Pump
    • THE HEART IS NOT A PUMP: A REFUTATION OF THE PRESSURE PROPULSION PREMISE OF HEART FUNCTION by Ralph Marinelli 1; Branko Fuerst 2; Hoyte van der Zee 3; Andrew McGinn 4; William Marinelli 5 1. Rudolf Steiner Research Center, Royal Oak, MI 2. Dept. of Anesthesiology, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY 3. Dept. of Anesthesiology and Physiology, Albany Medical College, NY 4. Cardiovascular Consultants Ltd., Minneapolis, MN. Department of Medicine, University of Minnesota, MN 5. Hennipen County Medical Center and Dept. of Medicine, University of Minnesota, MN Abstract In 1932, Bremer of Harvard filmed the blood in the very early embryo circulating in self-propelled mode in spiralling streams before the heart was functioning. Amazingly, he was so impressed with the spiralling nature of the blood flow pattern that he failed to realize that the phenomena before him had demolished the pressure propulsion principle. Earlier in 1920, Steiner, of the Goetheanum in Switzerland had pointed out in lectures to medical doctors that the heart was not a pump forcing inert blood to move with pressure but that the blood was propelled with its own biological momentum, as can be seen in the embryo, and boosts itself with "induced" momenta from the heart. He also stated that the pressure does not cause the blood to circulate but is caused by interrupting the circulation. Experimental corroboration of Steiner's concepts in the embryo and adult is herein presented. Introduction The fact that the heart by itself is incapable of sustaining the circulation of the blood was known to physicians of antiquity. They looked for auxiliary forces of blood movement in various types of `etherisation' and `pneumatisation' or ensoulement of the blood on its passage through the heart and lungs. With the dawn of modern science and over the past three hundred years, such concepts became untenable. The mechanistic concept of the heart as a hydraulic pump prevailed and became firmly established around the middle of the nineteenth century. The heart, an organ weighing about three hundred grams, is supposed to `pump' some eight thousand liters of blood per day at rest and much more during activity, without fatigue. In terms of mechanical work this represents the lifting of approximately 100 pounds one mile high! In terms of capillary flow, the heart is performing an even more prodigious task of `forcing' the blood with a viscosity five times greater than that of water through millions of capillaries with diameters often smaller than the red blood cells themselves! Clearly, such claims go beyond reason and imagination. Due to the complexity of the variables involved, it has been impossible to calculate the true peripheral resistance even of a single organ, let alone of the entire peripheral circulation. Also, the concept of a centralized pressure source (the heart) generating excessive pressure at its source, so that sufficient pressure remains at the remote capillaries, is not an elegant one. Our understanding and therapy of the key areas of cardiovascular pathophysiology, such as septic shock, hypertension and myocardial ischemia are far from complete. The impact of spending billions of dollars on cardiovascular research using an erroneous premise is enormous. In relation to this, the efforts to construct a satisfactory artificial heart have yet to bear fruit. Within the confines of contemporary biological and medical thinking, the propulsive force of the blood remains a mystery. If the heart really does not furnish the blood with the total motive force, where is the source of the auxiliary force and what is its nature? The answer to those questions will foster a new level of understanding of the phenomena of life in the biological sciences and enable physicians to rediscover the human being which, all too often, many feel they have lost.
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    • Author Andrew
    • 6 days 23 hours ago

When your bed is first inclined it's going to feel completely different to how you slept before.

Your weight for example is spread differently across the mattress. Your spine will be placed under gentle traction. Hands and feet will feel warmer in bed. Your body temperature will find a new level of warmth. You may feel a tendency to slip down the bed initially but this soon passes.

 You may hear your heart beating in your ears and within 10 minutes becoming barely audible. Your sinuses will most likely drain and you or your partner will probably realise that snoring becomes less of a problem. It will beat 10-12 times less on IBT while you sleep.

 Your body temperature will not dip by 2 degrees around 3.30 am, which is normal (or is it?) on a flat bed. Your breathing will become deeper and more oxygen will enter your blood stream to help restore muscle bone and tissue cells.

 You might find that you visit the bathroom less frequently and on waking your bowel movements become more reliable and regular. If you experience diarrhoea frequently, you may find your stools firming up due to significant changes in your digestive system.

 If you suffer from acid reflux, you will find that IBT prevents it by keeping your food and digestive enzymes in your stomach where they belong. If you are a diabetic, the evidence is clear that sugar / glucose levels fall significantly while sleeping inclined. So please be aware of the need to keep records of changes and consult your Doctor to advise and change medication levels to prevent sugar levels from falling below the safety margins.

 Inclined Bed Therapy, while it is undoubtedly an overnight health fix, it can take up to 4 months to realise significant health improvements are taking place in more serious conditions. We tend to overlook important changes in our health and well-being and focus on niggling aches and pains. This is how our bodies are programmed to keep us safe. How many times have you complained about feeling better?

The first two weeks can prove challenging. This has often been reported as a threshold to cross by many people. And I guess this is the time when IBT is more likely to be rejected and the blocks are removed. But after removing those blocks from under the head end of your bed, you should immediately realise the distinct differences between sleeping flat and inclined and most likely put the blocks back.While reverting back to flat occasionally, usually when staying away from home, is a good experiment to help you determine what is happening to your circulation and body. Continuation and perseverance with IBT is essential to achieve your health and fitness goals.

Its entirely your choice, whether you explore the possibilities with IBT or not. You can either stay with IBT for the long haul where anything is possible. Or you can always revert back to flat bed syndrome.

 If you decide that IBT is for you and your family. Please keep a record on your computer / mobile phone, noting down all observations with a date when first noticed. This will prove immensely important in monitoring your health and when your happy to, please add a testimonial and share your experience.

 Kind regards

 Andrew K Fletcher

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