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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. www.rsarchive.org/RelArtic/Marinelli/
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Inclined Bed Therapy (IBT) Really is This Simple.

Are you experiencing sleep related problems?

Waking up feeling more tired? Insomnia? Acid reflux disease (GERD)? Restless legs Syndrome? Headaches or migraine? Puffy eyes in the mornings? Back pain? Aching? Cellulite? Frequent urination at night? Feeling cold in bed? Getting too hot at night? Psoriasis? Infertility? Erectile Dysfunction? Sleep apnoea? Snoring? Sinus Problems? Leg ulcers? Varicose veins? DOMS? Morning paralysis? Numbness? Loss of sensation?Frightened of going to bed? Muscular atrophy? Or do you need to enhance your sports performance? Had an injury? Depression? Immune system deficiency? Diarrhoea? Constipation? Loss of bowel or bladder control? Spasm? Sweating in bed? Do you need help getting out of bed?

People with conditions including diabetes, multiple sclerosis (MS), spinal cord injury (SCI), cerebral palsy (CP), Parkinson's disease (PD), fibromyalgia, psoriatic arthritis, AIDS, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), Bad circulation,

Does your medical condition generally worsen during the night?

  1.  Ask yourself and your doctor why you feel worse at night.

  2.  Ask your doctor why you sleep on a flat bed.

  3.  Read through the testimonials and make an informed decision!

  4.  Get it up!

Instead of looking for excuses for not trying this. Use whatever is available to you to tilt your bed.
Use books, blocks, bricks or bed / furniture raisers to raise your bed at the head end. Use the IBT Bed Height Chart to determine the correct height for a 5 degree angle.

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