40 dollar inclined bed frame ibt 1Inclined Bed Therapy:  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.  Read the Success Stories.  Check the Forum.

Feedback.

More
8 years 6 months ago #815 by Ozone
Replied by Ozone on topic Feedback.
Back home recovering from jet lag. Must say am functioning quite normally despite the time zones...usually I would be dysfunctional for three days at least. Also good progress yet again from the inclined sleeping....hard to put into words...feel like a breakthrough of some sort. Eyesight, skin, digestion, everything feels better yet again. I feel that the fascia pulling that IBT does is its most powerful healing...yet it's most perilous, I.e. This is the bit that can alter ones emotional state and cause all sorts of issues, including one running away from the therapy. I believe I am getting past that stage now....almost two months. Should be a steep uphill from now. Okay...will focus on my patients now..re..HIV-AIDS research. Let's really see what this thing can do!!!

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
8 years 6 months ago #816 by Andrew
Replied by Andrew on topic Feedback.
Jet lag alone should warrant a study, funded by long haul flight companies. Then there is the problem with people falling asleep in the cockpit or in the driving seat of a vehicle. I wrote to a few companies many years ago to ask if it could be looked into. Even went to Jaguar cars and contacted a doctor at Porsche who seemed interested but nothing went further. Richard Branson I thought would be open to new discoveries but probably didn't get past the office filter guards :)

Your right about the fight or flight reaction, it comes and goes from time to time :)

Gravity, Learn to live with it, because you can't live without it!

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
8 years 5 months ago #823 by Ozone
Replied by Ozone on topic Feedback.
The sciatica patient reports too much pain during sleep. Went back to 2 inches incline. Says there is still pain. Sometimes we need that little determination to punch through. On another level....imagine all that research that has been done on high blood pressure, on spinal stuff, on skin issues, veins, etc etc....decades and billions of dollars....then here comes inclined bed therapy...making it all obsolete. Heck, even I would be terrified if I was one of those people. My point is ...it isn't just about the money...it's also a more primeval thing.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
8 years 5 months ago - 8 years 5 months ago #824 by Andrew
RE pain: This is a normal reaction to realignment of the spine and opening of the nervous system It happens in spine injury, spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis. Here is an article titled worse before better that will help your friend to understand what is happening.

Worse before better
There is an initial adjustment period within the first month. This can cause backache and a stiff neck. Also muscles may tighten and ache as if you have been working out.

When a person with a neurological condition like multiple sclerosis or spinal cord injury is experiencing an increase in pain, the person could perceive that an initial worsening is occurring. However, if a nerve pathway is to become functional it has to carry bad messages as well as good messages to and from the brain. For example: Personally, I experienced pain in two areas of my mouth and a visit to the dentist confirmed that there were two cavities below the gum line, which had been there for several years. I asked why I had not experienced pain before from them and he replied that the nerves in the teeth often cease to function and this is why people with severely damaged teeth experience little to no discomfort. He also pointed out that when we age our taste and smell senses can become less effective due to the same degenerative processes.

During the pilot study, some people found that food began to taste better than before they began the study. For some, this meant an increase in eating habits and lead to an inevitable weight increase.

If we are truly seeing the reversal of neurological conditions, one should expect some pain before a gain. It might be worth considering that one could go back through MS by way of a reverse of its onset, which could mean experiencing both positive and negative symptoms, which have not been experienced for several years.

The pilot study showed this to be the case and many people experienced increased pain and /or spasm, tingling, pins and needles, hypersensitivity, burning and even visual disturbances, prior to regaining either a function or an increase in sensitivity.
"This was also the case with complete spinal cord injury, which to all accounts should not be possible. Four months, appears to be the time it takes for nerves to begin to respond in SCI's and CP MS. I see no reason why ALS should not follow this pattern.

Unexpected weight gain.

Several of us, including myself, found that we gained around fourteen pounds over several years, but with a big difference to normal weight gain, our clothes fitted better and even became loose, which meant we had increased in weight but decreased in size. The only reasonable answer is that the extra weight must have been an increase in fluid, bone and muscle density. This appears to be backed up by experiences while swimming and one complete recovery by a lady with osteoporosis of the spine.

Another consideration is that people seldom complain about feeling well and usually realise on reflection that something has improved. However if an increase in pain comes along, then all focus is usually on the pain, which should pass within a short period.

Some people sleeping on an incline, during the pilot study experienced relapses, but there were notable differences, by way of a reduction of severity and duration. It was also noted that previous relapses resulted in a net loss, whereas inclined relapses showed no net loss of either function or sensitivity.

We are winning this battle! But please send in those vital reports, the war has only just begun!

Andrew

Gravity, Learn to live with it, because you can't live without it!
Last edit: 8 years 5 months ago by Andrew.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
8 years 5 months ago #825 by Ozone
Makes sense...thanks. My experience with similar issues was with Herxheimer reactions to infections....people get a bit worse initially. You are correct also about reporting....this one used to really cook my noodles. They would deny progress that was even visible to me, but be very quick with complaining about any perceived deterioration. It just about made me stop seeing patients for good. I only take special cases now. After I studied Reich and emotional plague it made sense though. Our emotions are embedded in our physiology..anything that shakes that physiology brings out those emotions...and there isn't anything to humans as frightening as bringing out their deep emotions. It's the very depths of hell. This can be misinterpreted as avoiding a cure ..or Feuds deathwish. In reality it's just embedded fear. Presently I stick to my current career and only go back to naturopathy for academic reasons. The sciatica patient is afraid of surgery ....has used painkillers all her life...but now feels terrified when real progress is made. Will go back to her in a month or so and explain it all again better and she can choose her future.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
8 years 5 months ago #836 by Ozone
Just got another patient onto inclined bed. Has cancer in the foot that's been operated on successfully they say...has been gradually deteriorating though..general health. Might be a bit of AIDS there as well..haven't asked him. We'll see. Plan is to move into a small village and get quite a few AiDS patints there...the city is too modern and complicated for a start trial. Personally doing quite well...noticed my urinalysis has the densest urine on the scale!!

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
8 years 5 months ago - 8 years 5 months ago #837 by Andrew
Awesome, I look forward to reading your posts, it is very exciting reading. A small village is exactly what I had in mind all those years ago and did my damnedest to get people on board but alas unless your there it is very difficult to communicate to people who probably don't have a good grasp of technical words spoken and written in English. Let's do this.
Thanks for the urinalysis results which back up our own readings this is again great information.
If you get chance have a listen to latest podcast from Friday Interview on Peoples Internet Radio. Right click on the player and select download so it can be played on a device if your out of WIFI areas
podcaststorage.weebly.com/uploads/1/2/8/...etcher28-08-2015.mp3

Gravity, Learn to live with it, because you can't live without it!
Last edit: 8 years 5 months ago by Andrew.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
8 years 5 months ago #838 by sophie
We've just raised our bed 5 days ago, (currently about 4.5 degrees so far). It's a wooden frame king size double - we used 2 axle stands at the head end supporting the bar at third points in between the legs, so the bed looks like it is floating! And there's wooden chocks under the central middle legs, and little wedges at the foot end. It's very solid.

Before we started, I had very sore muscles (lower back/upper legs, etc - mostly from cycling, and an old back injury), and am hoping IBT will help. Definitely getting worse first, though, so i'll keep going. I do notice feeling a bit more refreshed in the morning and lungs a little clearer too. On another matter, I've had two instances of people saying that doctors recommend inclined bed for acid reflux - a friend was advised to do this by his doctor. Another friend - a consultant anaesthetist - said "oh yes, that's good for acid reflux" when I mentioned IBT, but had not heard of it for other things. Perhaps you were aware of that?
The following user(s) said Thank You: Andrew

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
8 years 5 months ago #839 by Andrew
Hi Sophie, great that you have found us. The axle stands sounds a great idea. I have some small ones under car on drive right now and I can see how these would help on even the heaviest of beds. If you could take a couple of photo's and send to me at andrew at inclinedbedtherapy.com I can upload as yet another method of tilting a bed.

There is a settling in period which can be two weeks or longer depending on medical condition and general health but you should begin to feel more improvements after this.
Yes inclining a bed for various reasons is not a new thing, it's been around for 5k years to my knowledge.
It is advised by the medical profession for respiratory conditions, heart conditions, hiatus hernia, gerd / gord "gastro-oesophageal reflux disease and I suspect many more conditions have been added recently :) www.medscape.com/viewarticle/765033_4

Gravity, Learn to live with it, because you can't live without it!
The following user(s) said Thank You: sophie

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.