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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
Category: My Research
Published: 15 July 2016

The Man Who Permanently Raised His Hand To The Heavens in a once painful salute to his religion.

Sadhu Amar Bharati Raised His Arm 40 Years Ago For World Peace and in doing so proved beyond doubt that gravity is the driving force for circulation in the body

Now the nervous system in his upright arm and hand has ceased to function, along with his atrophied muscle, skin and bone, and in a bizzar twist, his nails resemble spiralling wood shavings from a carpenters plane.

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.

Sadhu Amar Bharati Raised Arm In Salute For World Peace, causing it to wither away and become useless

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.

Sadhu Amar Bharati has proven by raising his arm for 40 years and more that you cannot defy gravity, even if your intentions are good. His arm is now suspended like the trunk of a tree, his nervous system in the right arm has withered along with his muscles, skin and bone

"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.

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.

Sadhu Amar Bharati raised his hand 40 years ago and there it has remained ever since, withered and almost mumified by his action

 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.


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