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2nd Multiple Sclerosis Inclined Bed Therapy IBT Pilot Study Results 4 years 7 months ago #72

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Introduction,Saturday 20-Mar-1999
I was diagnosed 21 years ago with relapsing/remitting Multiple Sclerosis.
I am 48 years old and on a motorized scooter. I began Mr.
Fletcher's study Jan. 31 1999. Because of my MS bladder problems
I was getting up 2-3 times a night to go to the bathroom. After only
a week I was not getting up at all during the night or only once
occasionally. This study has made for a much more restful night's
sleep. As I continue to show improvements I will post them here and
encourage you to do the same. There was no cost involved and the
benefits thus far have been well worth it! I set up this board for
others involved in this study to have a place to exchange info. If I
can be of help or answer any questions please respond to me. Mr.
Fletcher is in contact with me and we encourage your questions and
comments. ,Cheryl,clin...@flash.net

Re: Introduction,Sunday 21-Mar-1999 I have
had relapsing/remitting MS for 12 years now. I am 31 and have two
daughters. I am interested in this study and would like to try to
create the sleeping position you describe. Can you tell me how to make
the bed in this manner the measurements and the easiest way without
buying a new bed etc.? My husband would not want to do this (at least
right away!) so I have a twin bed that I can use. Please let me know
your thoughts. Thank you! ,Valerie,vale...@sonner.com

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Re: Introduction,Sunday 21-Mar-1999 writes,Hi
Valerie
I have sent you some information in plain text format. In case you have
problems receiving it here is the relevant information.
Adapt your own bed
To sleep as nature intended us to or ä Naturesway a bed is raised
placing the head end on two 15cm or six inch blocks. Hooking the
casters or legs over the blocks helps to stabilise the bed. If your
bed is the type that joins in the centre you will need to support the
join with two 3inch or 7.5 cm blocks. The casters at the foot end of
the bed should be removed to give the correct slope and added
stability. Check the height by measuring from the floor to the top of
the mattress. If your bed is longer than a standard bed then you must
adjust the height of the blocks accordingly. I have used free wooden
off cuts from a timber yard or building site.
A wooden wedge placed under the mattress or even folded blankets will
do the job but be sure to recheck the angle as the blankets often
compress and more should be added to make up the difference. Blocks
should not be used to raise bunk beds as they become unstable. Be
patient and expect a little discomfort while gravity adjusts your body
to the new posture. You may feel some discomfort in the spine and neck
this appears to be a threshold which has to be passed and is probably
due to us developing a more upright posture. If you would like to help
me in my ongoing research or would simply like to monitor your own
progress see the (enclosed) diary entry form to record any changes in
your health
Make sure the blocks support the base of the bed and are not resting on
the castors.
6 inch block at the head end 3 inch block in the centre to support the
join in a divan type bed and castors off the bottom to give it
stability.
If your bed is not joined in the centre then all you need is two six
inch blocks under the head of the bed making sure that the blocks are
placed under the base of the bed and not under the castors if castors
are fitted.
If your bed has legs without castors then place the blocks under the
legs at the head end of the bed.
Important Notice
Disclaimer
Please consult your doctor if you are at all concerned about trying
this therapy Please feel free to discontinue as we cannot and do not
accept responsibility for any loss either by damage to property or
injury which you may feel is due to sleeping with your bed raised. The
responsibility for which rests entirely with you.
We are not nor may we be held responsible for the way that you chose
to elevate your bed whatever methods you chose you and only you are
entirely responsible.
Andrew ,Andrew K Fletcher,

Re: Introduction,Thursday 8-Apr-1999
Do I simply raise the head of my bed by 6inches to try this?
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2nd Multiple Sclerosis Inclined Bed Therapy IBT Pilot Study Results 4 years 7 months ago #73

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My Experience,Saturday 20-Mar-1999 writes,I was
diagnosed with Primary Progressive MS in November 1994 after several
years of an increasing weakness in my right leg and urgency
incontinence.
In late November I began Mr. Fletcher's study. Immediately I was able
to sleep all night without getting up to use the bathroom. After two
months I was able to stop taking Oxybutanin to help with bladder
control and now I only wear pads for extended trips away from home.
At about 3-1/2 months into the study I began to experience periods I
call "normal legs " without evident weakness in my weak leg and
with a reduced foot drop. Those periods are intermitent but continue
to be of longer duration. A few days ago I had one that lasted most of
a day.
To say I am excited is a gross understatement. I believe I am
experiencing a profound reversal of my neurological damage. ,Betty
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Bladder Problems,Monday 22-Mar-1999
I started on the program 12th January. I have chronic progressive MS. My
bladder problems whilst they were not bad have reduced considerably. My
weak left is yet to improve but it is certainly not getting any worse.I
look forward to improvements in the coming months ,Michael
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Osteoporosis,Wednesday 24-Mar-1999 10:28:05,212.228.66.3 writes,Ruby
2nd April 98
Over two years ago I sat in the armchair reading a small advert which
asked people to raise their bed by six inches at the head and to reply
and tell what benefits had been noted. (No explanation was given) At
the time I could not move my neck to my left or right side and it ached
continuously. I was unable to sleep at night as i could not get
comfortable. I was only able to turn by gently easing myself. It took
about three to four turns. Getting out of bed was a major obstacle. I
needed help to dress and undress.
I spent most of my nights in the chair with the result that I was
always tired and had no energy.
My problem is osteoporosis of the upper and lower spine. I had tried
hormone replacement therapy and wasted a small fortune with bone
speacialists and ostopaths.
I was resigned to living my days out as best I could having been told
that there was nothing more that could be done for me.
I expected nothing but had nothing to lose so Harry raised the bed by
six inches. We did not take it very seriously but were happy to try
anything.
On the fourth night I had the first full nights sleep since I don't
remember when. By the end of the week I was sleeping naturally and
turning over with ease. My dressing was a problem no longer each day
it became easier. I was able to turn my head without pain right or
left to see the clock without getting up from my chair.
There have been many other benefits too. I have worn glasses from the
age of seven years and I am now sixty eight years. Last year was the
first time I was told that there was a small improvement. My hair
appears thicker my hair brush needs cleaning less often.
Harry had a large suptuating scar since he was six years old. He has
had to continually dress it all of his life. But now it has healed up.
His ear which constantly gave him trouble wityh a discharge has now
cleared up completely.
We both feel that the clock has been put back for us! I give thanks for
this invention and wish Andrew every success in the future for the
benefits he has given us and will continue to do so.
Yours truly
Ruby
This letter was sent to me in the knowledge that it would be used to
help others to follow. Ruby to this day enjoys the continued benefits
of this simple intervention.
Andrew

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Re: Multiple Sclerosis,Wednesday 20-Oct-1999 22:55:53,151.198.128.173
writes,Andrew I have to say many thanks to you. Sleeping is so
enjoyable now. I have ms dx'd in 1983. I have been in a wheelchair
since 1985. I started the inclined bed on May 10 1999. The reason I
started is that I was tired of getting up 2 3 4 times a night to use
the bathroom. The first night I slept right through not needing to use
the bathroom. That was an unbelievable event! These are some of the
changes that have occurred since using the inclined bed: 1.-Now I get
up maybe 1 time a night. 2.-I used to wake up during the night with
my joints aching-they don't ache anymore 3.-I sleep much deeper now
and if something wakes me up I can go right back to sleep. 4.-I
am not so stiff upon rising. My muscles were always so tight it took
awhile to be able to move comfortably. 5.-When I first stand up from
the side of my bed I feel a little burst of energy upon rising that
makes it easier for me to stand (this is only in the last 2 months).
6.-I am starting to be able to roll over without such tremendous
effort. 7.-I have better control over my bladder. 8.-The
spasticity in my legs seems to be decreasing. 9.-My legs are
becoming stronger. They don't give out on me as quickly as they used
to. 10.-My metabolism seems different I don't crave food all the
time.I have lost weight. All these positive things make me glad that I
waited to see results. I can't wait to see what next month brings!
Thank you again Andrew and God bless you and your work. Jean Marie
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Re: Multiple Sclerosis,Friday 16-Jul-1999 19:18:19,151.198.144.75
writes, July 16 1999 I started the inclined bed May 10 1999. I
experienced immediate results in that I don't have to get up 2 or 3
times a night to use the bathroom. Sleeping is so much easier. I fall
asleep quicker and I sleep deeper. Joint pain that I would get from
sleeping on my hands has disappeared. I also have better bladder
control during the day. I am in a wheelchair all the time except for
getting up to use the bathroom. My feet are so very swollen. What can
help them besides staying in bed all day. Will sleeping on the incline
eventually make them go down? Thanks again Andrew. Jean Marie ,Jean
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Re: Multiple Sclerosis,Wednesday 14-Apr-1999 08:34:37,159.134.235.137
writes,Really feeling the benefit of sleeping the night through without
having to get up to use the bathroom.I am almost back to
'normal'.Was away for a few days and missed the raised bed.Had to
get up during the night. ,maire,mmaster...@dromore.iol.ie

Re: Multiple Sclerosis,Thursday 20-May-1999 14:12:56,209.102.188.226
writes,I am interested in knowing how you raised your bed in order to
help your MS symptoms. I have Relapsing Remitting MS and have been
dealing with my symptoms for 7 yrs. If this is something that would
help I really would like to know how to go about doing this. I look
forward to your response. ,Debbie Haigler,dadandmom...@yahoo.com
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Multiple Sclerosis,Wednesday 24-Mar-1999 16:31:27,212.228.66.3
writes,In February 1996 I began taking part in Andrew Fletcher's
Experiment to assess what would be gained by sleeping at an angle. As
instructed I raised my bed by six inches at the head and expected to
slide to the other end. Fortunately that did not happen. But after a
few weeks I started to notice a change in my multiple sclerosis
symptoms. I first of all noticed a significant change in my
circulation. The right foot was no longer uncomfortably hot during the
evenings and the signs of impending varicose veins in my legs
disappeared.
Walking became much easier especially after I tried using a
dehumidifier in the bedroom to control the moisture levels in the
atmosphere.
Another very pleasing improvement was in the use of my right hand I
began to write more legibly and to handle cups and cutlery with greater
ease.
In September 1996 I mystified my optician when a routine eye test
showed a marked improvement in the MS damaged right eye. Six months
later more visual improvement was found.
This was an unusual occurrence and could only be explained by the
action of a healing process in the optic nerve. The optician was very
interested in Andrew's experiment and contacted him to find out more!
Other members of my family have also been invloved in the experiment.
We raised my teenage daughter's bed by the same angle in an attempt
to alleviate a life long insomnia problem. To our astonishment she
slept soundly the very first night!
It goes without saying that we shall not be reverting to sleeping
horizontally but intend to continue using Andrew's healthier
alternative.
Endnote from Andrew
Pauline's eyesight improved so much that she is now legally entitled
to drive a car without wearing spectacles.

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Spinal Cord Injury,Thursday 25-Mar-1999 02:32:16,212.228.66.3
writes,John sustained a complete spinal cord injury at T9&T10. So
severe was the damage that his daughter was told at the Salisbury
Spinal Unit that; 'His spine was smashed to smithereens' and he
would always be totally dependent on others.
John made no progress for two years following his accident. Since
joining the inclined bed trial in April 1995 he is now living in his
own flat receiving no outside help and is totally independent.
John is now able to maintain his own body temperature and his
sensitivity of touch which was five inches above his naval has moved
down to his pubic area and he can actually feel that he is sitting.
He used to suffer constantly from muscle spasms and has reported
massive improvements in that area. He no longer suffers from night
sweats and the urine infections which caused him severe problems have
stopped. The muscles in his legs were locked solid and are now supple.
John's upper body strength has increased substantially and is visible
in the size of his arms and chest. He has regained bowel control and
some bladder control and has also reported considerable improvements in
sight.
The oedema in his legs has gone.
These improvements represent only a portion of the benefits he has
gained from the inclined bed therapy and he continues to grow stronger
as each day passes
Andrew Fletcher November 1997

,John (Pilot study participant) 1st SCI mentioned in MSRC Report.,

Re: Spinal Cord Injury,Saturday 8-May-1999 23:15:21,142.165.111.100
writes,My 23-year-old son has a C-6/7 spinal cord injury. He's
quadreplegic. he's sceptical about trying new things. Can anyone
share with me about their experiences trying the inclined bed theory?
I'd like him to try it but need to "sell" it to him. Sandy ,,
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Beginning to sleep inclined,Friday 26-Mar-1999 16:05:11,207.34.213.132
writes, A woman on my list who is not part of the study (yet) raises
legitimate concerns that there is no proper scientific backing to what
is being purposed. This is not to say that I am not participating
fully in this by way of experiment after all I am 7.5 on the
disability scale and am not being offered anything anyway so what do
I have to loose. I am following on the paleolithic diet which is to
say yeast gluten eggs legume and sugar free and this takes over
four years to show any results. And it is the less than four months
that people have shown results on your study that has strongly
attracted me especially the incontinence by one fellow and Betty
getting back in touch with her legs after six years. As this is being
typed the final renovations to our bed is being done. Just because
the scientific reasoning may be out to lunch does not mean that this
may not work anyway for other sound scientific reason. After all
Vaseline (a byproduct of the petroleum >industry) was never
intended for the uses it is put to today. Ahmed Hassan & Peggy Baker
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Re: Beginning to sleep inclined,Friday 2-Apr-1999
04:18:07,212.228.66.3 writes,I am glad to say that the lady mentioned
has now joined our study.
As for the science being out to lunch. I would urge anyone to
re-examine the foundations on which the scientific explanations for
fluid circulation in either plants or animals was founded and ask you
not to smile when you try to understand how the tiny leaves three
hundred feet high are able to suck water from the ground through the
long tubes of the Giant Redwood of California.
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Raising the end of the cot.,Wednesday 7-Apr-1999
I raised the end of all my children's
cots with bricks on the advice of my grandmother. When I questioned it
all I got was "we've never had a dead baby in our family".
Following family advice is just one of those things that you do. The
only benefit I have ever known it to have is to prevent cot death but
then who's to say that we would have ever had one anyway? This aside
we always put our babies down on their backs this as you may know is
the current advice to prevent baby deaths. It's interesting though as
the cause of cot deaths has never been established yet. Maybe it's
something to do with the nervous system? I just thought that I'd
mention this as I've never heard anyone else suggest raising the bed
end before.
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Re: Raising the end of the cot.,Thursday 8-Apr-1999
09:36:52,209.198.221.227 writes,Could you please send me more
information as I would like to give this a try.
,,stun...@hotmail.com

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Re: Raising the end of the cot.,Thursday 6-May-1999
It only needs to be a folded towel
but it can't have too much depth otherwise the baby would slip down
under the bedding.
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Re: Raising the end of the cot.,Thursday 8-Apr-1999
I would like to thank you for posting this
letter. It came as a surprise.
When I first worked out that humans should not be sleeping horizontally
I immediately realized that if my theory was correct it would eliminate
cot or crib deaths in one go.
I took my findings to the Foundation of the Study of Sudden Infant
Death Syndrome In London I presented a cast iron case to them which
was backed up by the work of Leslie Munroe who had identified River
Valley areas as high risk areas for cot deaths. He had shown the
certain areas in the UK had a 46% higher incidence of cot deaths when
compared to more elevated regions. His work was investigated by
Universities who tried to disprove his statistical evidence. They
couldn't and his work is now in the Statistical Collection at the
Open University in the UK.
The thing that drives me on the most is the knowledge that these
children slip away for the want of propping their beds up. The FSID are
neglecting their duty to investigate this work for whatever their
selfish reasons are.
I have made a prediction based on the increased annual rainfall in the
UK for 1998. I have predicted that cot deaths are going to rise
significantly for this year. We will not have the statistics from the
Government until August 1999. I hope to god I am wrong.
In order to investigate this further I ordered a graphp from the FSID
from 1986 to 1992 which showed all the cot deaths for each month. I
then ordered the rainfall statistics from England and Wales for the
same period and plotted them on the same graph.
I was not surprised when all the peaks and troughs matched with
sinister accuracy. I was surprised when the statistics followed a
downward trend from year to year ending up at their lowest in 1992
which happened to be a prolonged drought through the winter months.
The FSID ignored this.
If it is the last thing I ever do I will bring these people to book. I
await the 1998 statistics.
Carry Langford is the regional coordinator into the study for infant
death she says; "I would really like to see it examined you know
scientifically. I think that if he has a theory that might be relevant
to cot death perhaps he ought to submit the proposal to our scientific
panel and see if he could get their opinion on it?
My letter to the Cot Death Foundation
Dr Chantler FSID Foundation For The Study Of Sudden Infant Deaths
Syndrome 14 Halkin Street London SW1X 7DP
Tuesday 24th November 1998.
CC BBC TV CC Westcountry TV.
Dear Dr Chantler
Many children have died needlessly since I first contacted the FSID and
spoke with you in person. Since the early part of 1995 I have been
working with and helping people who suffer from serious illnesses
using exactly the same intervention that I proposed to you in 1995.
During my early attempts to gain publicity for my work and in doing so
raise awareness that horizontal bed rest and humidity are the primary
cause of cot deaths I was informed by a reporter that publicity was
prevented due to advice from your foundation.
Whether this actually happened is of little significance now. The
Foundations negligence ignorance stupidity and contempt towards my
research has caused the deaths of these children and will continue to
do so as long as you keep promoting your "Back to HORIZONTAL Sleep
Campaign".
I have made a prediction that cot deaths will rise significantly in
1998 and you have confirmed receipt of this letter and prediction
which was also c.c.'d to the local BBC and Westcountry TV stations.
The paper which I sent you a copy of the abstract is merely an echo of
the many hundreds of published papers relating to the harmful effects
of horizontal bed rest on healthy and otherwise people.
Similar postural experiments with animals and space travel also support
the fact that gravity is of paramount importance to the well-being of
everything that lives here on Earth. Including YOU!
Furthermore the work of Leslie Munroe relating to high risk areas for
cot deaths and low-lying river valley areas proves that humidity and
moisture are a main consideration in the onset of statistically
significant elevations in the number of cot deaths. This alone should
give credence to my prediction for 1998.
I went to a solicitor on Monday 24th November 98 to see if it would be
possible to start legal proceedings against the Foundation for the
Study Of Sudden Infant Death. I was advised that there is no precedent
in law for making people listen even if the lives of children are at
stake. Financially I stood to lose my home as I have no moneys to
pursue this even if I won I have nothing to gain financially! Yet I
was prepared to risk all to save the lives of these babies. Not to
mention the devastation it causes to the families.
The evidences I have accumulated over all of these years as you well
know is irrefutable. Yet a foundation which attracts funds for
preventing the loss of such innocence has refused time and time again
to consider that advise of one man in a wilderness of hypocrisy who
claims to hold the answer.
When my day comes and it will! I will take no pleasure in exposing
your organisation for what you haven't done!
Sincerely
Andrew K Fletcher.

,Andrew K Fletcher,

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Re: Raising the end of the cot.,Friday 9-Apr-1999
Reply to my letter and prediction from
THE FSID.
14 Halkin Street London SW1X 7DP
Telephone General Enquiries: 0171 2350965 International dial: 44 171
2350965 Email f...@sids.org.uk Website: www.sids.org.uk/fsid/
Charity Number 262191
November 23 1998
Dear Mr Fletcher
This is to let you know that I have taken over from Dr Chantler as the
Medical and Scientific Advisor at the Foundation for the Study of
Sudden Infant Deaths. I would be grateful if you could address all
correspondence to me in future.
Dr Chantler has passed on a file of correspondence from you including
description of the physiological mechanism you suggest and your work on
raising the bed head in adult conditions. You may rest assured that all
material has been safely filed and was readily accessible for me to
read.
As I am sure you realise the Foundation has to be extremely careful in
the advice that it gives to parents. The medical profession spent many
years advising parents to put babies to sleep on their stomachs as
this was shown to be advantageous to sick premature babies.
Unfortunately it was quite incorrect advice for normal healthy babies.
So we are very anxious not to extrapolate from other conditions to baby
care advice. Your beds may be very successful for multiple sclerosis
sufferers but this doe not mean that the advice can be extrapolated to
babies. We could only publicise your theory if it was really
demonstrated to work.
This means carrying out properly controlled research and I am sure that
the Foundation would give proper consideration to an application for
our research funds. I understand that you have previously received an
application form but I would of course be pleased to send you another
one.
It is not possible for us to provide funding in any other way. This
would create many difficulties because the way we distribute our funds
is controlled since we are a registered charity.
I hope this makes it clear that we are not trying to prevent your
theory from being considered by the scientific community or the public
at large but we are constrained as to how we may fund further
exploration of your work.
Thank you for all the time and interest that you have shown in this
issue
Yours sincerely
Dr Sara Levene Medical and Scientific Advisor
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Comment from Andrew K Fletcher:
It is not possible to get funding from charities in the UK. All such
funding is channelled into universities and hospitals. The application
forms for funding prohibit individuals from obtaining funds. I do not
have the will or funds any more to chase rainbows.
I have also learned in a letter from the FSID that certain aspects of
my theory are being investigated. I have asked for an explanation and
details but neither has been forthcoming.
Ironically history teaches us that every major breakthrough in science
has come from individuals working alone without support who are driven
by the truth.
To find out why there is an excellent book written by Richard Milton
titled: Forbidden Science Published by Forth Estate Limited 6 Salem
Road London W2 4BU. Price £6.99 ISBN 1-85702-302-1 Richard is fully
aware of my findings Andrew
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From: monzam
<mon...@iinet.net.au> To: MS.STUDY
<ms.st...@naturesway.demon.co.uk> Date: 05 April 1999 02:27
Subject: study
Hello Andrew! I have a question at the moment my hands & legs having
a tingling pin & needles sensation & I was wondering if in anyway it
is normal if it is sign that something good is happening or a normal
progression is occurring. Another thing is I was wondering if you
think changing of the sleeping position would do any good for someone
after a stroke massive stroke person on the wheelchair with speech
problem. I could find only about people after spinal injury & having
MS. My best thoughts are with you Marzena
Stroke
A Stroke: "My opinion only" by Andrew K Fletcher Strokes usually
happen when a person has just got out of bed taken a bath or rose from
a chair. Often following an unusual increase in activity prior to
resting. The increased activity generates additional warmth and
therefore additional evaporation. This is important because any
increase in evaporation must result in an increase of concentrated
minerals within the liquids inside the body. These concentrated
liquids would normally be excreted in the urine providing the body is
inline with gravity either standing or inclined as with the bed
experiment. This allows free flow of these heavy fluids through the
kidneys and out into the bladder. (See specific gravity of urine exp.
in the "Importance of Gravity to our Health and Well-being). When
the body is horizontal the concentrated solutions are stored
throughout the body in the wrong places along the arteries as
sedimentary deposits (atherosclerosis) or in the bones muscle and
tissue. This happens because gravity will always affect such
concentrated solutions irrespective of the direction they are flowing.
In the horizontal position the concentrated fluid flow directly towards
the ground and this means that they flow laterally instead of
longitudinally. However they have only a very short distance to travel
in this direction and it is this reduction in circulation which causes
the sedimentary deposits to occur. This also happens when a person is
sitting with their knees higher than their bottom "Wheelchair
posture". The minerals are stored in the same way but in different
locations although there is obviously less chance of arterial problems
when sitting is compared to sleeping horizontally. Standing after
laying flat. If you have been ill and rested up for a few days in bed
you may have experienced a sudden feeling of intense pressure or pain
in your head when you stand up to go to the bathroom. This is due to
the sudden release of concentrated fluids which is activated by the
sudden alteration in the direction of gravity as you stand up. The
concentrated solutions begin to flow in bulk down the shortest path
with the least resistance. As this happens internal pressures are
inevitably altered particularly in the upper parts of our anatomy. All
of this pushing and pulling on the bodily fluids causes veins to expand
and collapse even to burst in some cases. When this occurs inside the
head we label it with the term stroke. The Fire Services have a very
high level of strokes due to the nature of jumping from their beds and
rushing to fight fires despite their fitness. The brain becomes
damaged from the lack of fluids flowing through the affected area and
this inevitably results in the loss of some function. The result may
be that the person who has suffered the stroke adopts a more restful
approach to life thinking that this will improve their chances of
survival or perhaps they have to adopt this approach because they
become less active due to their condition. This may then lead to
further problems.
Inclined Bed-rest
When horizontal bed-rest and incorrect sitting posture is eliminated
from the daily routine of a person who has suffered a stroke it should
increase the circulation of fluids to the damaged area of the brain.
As the brain tissue is relatively soft and consists of mostly water it
would be logical to presume that repairs are possible providing the
fluids are constantly flowing in one direction that being from head to
toe. Furthermore this should help to reduce the risk of further
strokes as the renal and urinary function is restored and working
properly to maintain the balance of minerals within the bodily fluids.
There may however be an initial increase in the shift of concentrated
fluids to the lower limbs but this should prove to be a short term
problem and may be reduced by the use of a surgical or support
stocking.
FLUID ON THE LUNGS Back-pressure caused by an increase in fluids
within the lungs is another possibility for altering the pressures
within the circulatory system. If a person is subjected to breathing in
air that is saturated with water then the fluid exchange into the
surrounding atmosphere during exhalation would not take place. This
would prevent the fluids within the lungs and respiratory tract from
becoming concentrated as would be the case under normal gas exchange
in a dry environment. This would in-turn cause the lungs to fill up
with fluid. If allowed to continue the fluid filled lungs may cause
the left side of the heart to become enlarged. As gravity under these
circumstances now plays a reduced roll in the circulation of fluids
the heart has to do most of the work. Unfortunately this means that the
fluids are pumped under increased pressure and this again may be
responsible for strokes in some cases. Particularly when saturated air
or oxygen is administered to patients on life support systems. This in
my opinion could cause a person to drown in his or her own bodily
fluids. Having spoken with a friend at Torbay Hospital in Devon he
confirmed that people have drowned while on a life support system. If
the above points are taken at face value it would offer some insight
into why many people including the Late John Smith MP for Labour
develop major problems including strokes while taking a hot bath. In
this climate you would be subject to inhaling 100% saturated air and
further increases in fluid pressure due to the heat.

With regards to pins and needles.
This could be one of two things. The obvious one is that you may be
sleeping with your hands above your head if so correct this by trying
to get into the habit of having them down by your sides. However this
does not explain the tingling in your legs. A more likely explanation
is that the increase in tingling and pins and needles signifies that
the circulation in your nervous system is being increased or restored
by the therapy and that usually indicates some return of function is
imminent. This has been the case throughout the pilot study in both MS
and spinal cord injury cases. You may experience some increase in pain
and spasm but this again is only a short-term problem. It would be
very useful if you could post this reply together with your questions
on the Message Board as I feel this is very important for all that are
involved. There is no need to use your own name or Email address.
Kind regards
Andrew
PS I will be changing my Email Address shortly as I have to change to a
free Internet provider in order to save £11.75 a month. I will put my
new address on the notice board in a few days and send it out with an
update.
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2nd Multiple Sclerosis Inclined Bed Therapy IBT Pilot Study Results 4 years 7 months ago #84

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Multiple Sclerosis,Thursday 15-Apr-1999 06:58:15,202.82.240.108
writes,I was diagnosed with MS around 18 months ago and since then
tried a number of different things to reverse the situation. I have had
countless ups and downs but I did continue on a steady downward path.
At the end of 98 I started using a walking stick to help with my poor
balance stifness in my left leg and weakness in both my legs.
Around 6 weeks ago I began the trial with the angled bed and noticed
some immediate differences. I found that these sudden positive effects
fluctuated as the weeks went past. What I did notice was that my down
periods lasted less and I was able to be mobile much faster than
normal. There was ongoing positive improvement each week despite the
fact that there were some bad periods where my mobility was not good.
This week has seen the most progress. For 2 days I have had very good
bending in my left knee. The wateriness in my left eye has almost gone
and today I was able to walk distances of 30 meters at a time without
using the walking stick. The dizziness has also reduced as have the
twitches in my knees.
This progress is quite astounding given the past and how long I have
been using the angled bed. ,John Giannopoulos,j...@hkstar.com
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Fantastic Results!,Saturday 17-Apr-1999 20:57:00,152.163.201.183
writes,I have been using the inclined bed for about 4 weeks to help
with my MS symptoms. I have had mild to moderate symptoms for about 7
years. Symptoms have included tingling LHermitte's sign numbness
loss of balance hot legs optic neuritis sensitive skin sensations
overwhelming fatique etc...
After the first night I had relief from the hot legs. I began to
notice other improvements within a few days. Other symptoms have
continued improving. Trying to keep my hand free to make use of
gravity has improved the numbness almost immediately (after I realized
what i was doing wrong). My husband who resisted at first has been
sleeping more soundly and have had no trouble with acid reflux
(previously a nightly problem).
I have recommended this to everyone who will listen - I can't imagine
that I could hurt anyone who is willing to give it a chance. My uncle
(related by marriage) who also has MS is still struggling with how to
raise the bed but it very willing to try. He is much worse off than I
since he has trouble walking. He has been using Bee Venom (with some
results) but I'm convinced that he'll get more results from
sleeping "correctly"! - I know i have and I'd like to thank
Andrew for making his information available to everyone! Those of us
who have benefited owe him a great deal!
,Terri Harrison,tharri8...@aol.com

Re: Fantastic Results!,Sunday 18-Apr-1999 20:18:09,152.163.201.76
writes,I thing which I neglected to mention is how the bed has improved
something as simple as my finger and toe nails! (seems kinda silly next
to the major problems people with MS have...) They have always been
flexible and bendable - not any more! They are growing longer and much
harder - no need for artificial ones! My hair texture has changed
somewhat too (for the better!)
I hope everyone who is trying this way of sleeping has been equally
thrilled with "side effects" that actually improve the body!
,Terri,tharri8...@aol.com

Re: Fantastic Results!,Sunday 18-Apr-1999 20:49:56,208.250.58.229
writes,I have had MS for 4 years now and was frustrated by the "foot
drop" difficulty hindering my ability to walk. I began the inclined
bed study almost 8 weeks ago and I too have noticed continued
improvements especially increased time of being able to walk
"normally". In regard to your uncles difficulties raising his bed
I was able to purchase a foam wedge thru the JC Penney catalog and
placed it between the mattress and box spring and believe that I have
achieved the same results. ,Pam,

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Re: Fantastic Results!,Monday 19-Apr-1999 21:58:19,152.163.207.71
writes,Pam -
Thanks for your info on the bed wedge. I passed it on to my uncle
immediately.
I'm glad it seems to be working well for you too! :-)
Terri ,Terri,tharri8...@aol.com
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I have invited fifty people with ALS and fifty people with spinal cord
injuries to join us. The pilot study was not just about MS and this
study should at least reflect this. Reports Thank you for helping me
with this important study by sending in those vital reports. We are on
target for an unprecedented result. The patterns in your reports are
following my pilot study results. Already we are hearing from people
with dropped foot problems who are experiencing massive improvements.
A reduction in bladder control problems and increased body temperature
appears to be the first thing that is noticed and this follows exactly
with the pilot study. If you have not yet sent in your reports and your
consent form then please do so at your earliest convenience. I am
relying on your honesty and integrity to see this through. It would be
very helpful when you do send in reports to send only your text and a
date and name next to each observation. This will enable me to store
your emails on my hard drive without me losing too much space. Just
type directly into the email and send it. ************************ Our
Message Board ************************ Message Board Title:
"INCLINED TO SLEEP INCLINED"
www.InsideTheWeb.com/mbs.cgi/mb405491 I have found your
questions stimulating. Judging by the interest from new people wanting
to join our study following a visit to the Message Board it is
providing people with the will to try it. On behalf of these people
who no doubt will be posting in the very near future I would like to
say thank you for sharing your thoughts and experiences. "This is
what this study is all about! Providing the benefits when people need
them most. Not in twenty years time and at a cost of FIFTY MILLION
DOLLARS". There are no cruel placebo pills to bite into just good
old common sense! Kind regards Andrew
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