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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

Doctor Oliver Sacks  RIP

Letter he never responded to, written 24/10/2007

Dear Doctor Sacks 

I have recently found your site. I have known of your research from the awakenings and from many years of research into neurological conditions myself.

In 1994 I made an astonishing discovery into the driving force behind circulation in trees and plants. I have identified a non living physical force that generates circulation.

The logic is somewhat simple, possibly too simple to be thought of much use, However, using the principles of this discovery, I have been testing it with the help of people who have an open mind, much like yourself, on a whole range of neurological conditions.

My discovery is in how evaporation from the respiratory tract, eyes, skin and sinus changes the density of the bodies fluids releasing tiny pulses of salts into the body fluids, where gravity pulls the denser fluids down the vertical tubes generating a positive pressure in front of the falling solutes and a negative pressure and applied tension behind the falling solutes that provides the return flow of fluids with a boost. The spent solutes are excreted in the urine after being filtered by the kidneys, filtered blood is then less dense so can be pulled back up towards the heart in the venous return.

I can hear you thinking then what is the hearts purpose. This flow system is responsible for the development of the pulsatile flow evident in embryology long before the heart has formed. I cannot look at an inanimate drawing in a textbook now without seeing how this flow system applies. It brings the drawings to life when one understands this beautifully simple yet powerful process.

I believe this knowledge will enable people in catatonic state to recover function.

Having applied the logic to the way we sleep and sit, and modifying posture so that the body is never placed flat against a mattress but kept on a slight five degree head up angle to allow this flow system to continue 24 hours a day 7 days a week has proved highly effective in helping to reverse conditions including Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and spinal cord injury.

I have so much information to share with you doctor Sachs, I am hoping to stimulate enough interest to ask you if you would be so kind as to test my theory on some of your patients who are believed to be beyond help and who are contemplating risky surgery with little chance of success.

I have been wanting to talk with you about this discovery, but for some reason believed you had completely removed yourself from your research or had passed away. I am delighted to find that I was wrong on both counts.

I have absolutely no doubt that you will find this discovery as fascinating as I have and I believe emphatically that it can help your patients and friends as it has helped my family, friends and many people who I have not met.

My current research has led me to psoriasis, again using the same principles to show how skin lesions can vanish or vastly improve without drugs.

I look forward very much to your reply

Kind regards and a great deal of respect

Andrew K Fletcher

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