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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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    • Eye irrigation removes cataracts safely using deionised / distilled water
    • Hi Andrew, How interesting! I have only in the last week been diagnosed with cataracts (I am 59) which I have been told are minor and described as 5%. I personally think that my worsening distance vision and now cataracts haven't been helped by having Intensive Hyperbaric Oxygen treatment recently, I believe that eyesight can take a while to settle, from weeks to months in fact so I intend to check my prescription once more in 6 months. The reason for telling you this is that after too long a gap because of certain life events, not least of which was my husband being diagnosed with Lymphoma which he is now thankfully in remission from, I am now returning to IBT. I began with IBT roughly 6 years ago and submitted a tracking report to you at the time (I have MS) I was wondering about this thread, if you are meaning that IBT alongside the ionised water is making the difference with cataracts or just the eye washing alone? Can't promise to manage 4 eye washes a day, although we have bought the ionised water today in readiness and willing to try at least once a day! What we WILL be doing is sleeping inclined again starting last week and I would be more than willing to let you know in 6 months if there has been a change in my cataracts percentage wise if it might be helpful? Hope I manage to post this as I’m a bit of a technophobe! Thanking you for all the care and attention you give in getting your message across re IBT. Best wishes Elaine.
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    • Author Elaine
    • 3 days 12 hours ago

Flat bedrest has been tested on many people as a model for microgravity conditions in Spaceflight. Also head down tilt has been tested to induce some of the harmful effects of living in a reduced gravity environment.

We curently are analysing the effects of humidity, water, saline, and dry climate on the skin, particularly relating to psoriasis .

Presumably gravity or the lack of it according to my theory should show up in NASA data. A search revealed the following interesting reported skin conditions. Presumably, no astronauts would have psoriasis prior to micro gravity flight conditions, due to the shed skin cells floating around inside the craft. However, it would appear that micro gravity did induce psoriasis and a startling number of other skin related problems, suggesting again that gravity plays a vital roll in health.

Flat bed rest and head down bed rest have been used and still are being used by countries involved in space flight. Why?  Because they can induce all of the degenerative effects shown below without taking healthy people into space at a fraction of the cost.

This document, prepared by the NASA Medical Policy Board (MPB), describes medical and clinical policies and related procedures for manned space missions. First issued as the Medical Policy Board Handbook in 1995, this is the fifth revision of this document. This reflects NASA’s medical policy for strategic planning and references an increased knowledge in evidence-based space medicine gained from the ongoing human space flight program.
<Table 1
Medical Events in Shuttle Program Reported by Frequency from Postflight Medical Debrief, STS-26–STS-74

Condition Frequency Percent
Facial fullness 226 81.0%
Headache 212 76.0%
Sinus congestion 173 62.0%
Dry skin, irritation, rash 110 39.4%
Eye irritation, dryness, redness 64 22.9%
Foreign body in eye 56 20.1%
Sneezing/coughing 31 11.1%
Sensory changes (e.g., tingly, numbness, unusual sensations) 26 9.3%
URI (common cold, sore throat, sinus headache, hayfever) 24 8.6%
Back muscle pain (excluding “space” backpain) 21 7.5%
Leg/foot muscle pain 21 7.5%
Cuts 19 6.8%
Shoulder/trunk muscle pain 18 6.5%
Hand/arm muscle pain 15 5.4%
Anxiety/annoyance 10 3.6%
Contusions 10 3.6%
Ear problems (predominantly earaches) 8 2.9%
Neck muscle pain 8 2.9%
Stress/tension 8 2.9%
Muscle cramp 7 2.5%
Abrasions 6 2.2%
Fever, chills 6 2.2%
Nosebleed 6 2.2%
Psoriasis, folliculitis, seborrhea 6 2.2%
Low heart rate 5 1.8%
Myoclonic jerks (associated with sleep) 5 1.8%
General muscle pain, fatigue 4 1.4%
Subconjunctival hemorrhage 4 1.4%
Allergic reaction 3 1.1%
Fungal infection 3 1.1%
Hoarseness 3 1.1%
Concentrated or “dark” urine 2 0.7%
Decreased concentration 2 0.7%
Dehydration 2 0.7%
Inhalation of foreign body 2 0.7%
Subcutaneous skin infection 2 0.7%
Chemical in eye (buffer solution) 1 0.4%
Fever blisters 1 0.4%
Mood elevation 1 0.4%
Phlebitis 1 0.4%
Viral gastrointestinal disease 1 0.4%
Table 1: Medical Events in Shuttle Program Reported by Frequency from Postflight Medical Debrief,
STS-26 Through STS-74 (1988–1995). JSC Publication (EDO Report?)


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