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2nd Multiple Sclerosis Inclined Bed Therapy IBT Pilot Study Results 4 years 7 months ago #162

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Not stumbling in morning,Sunday 6-Feb-2000 08:23:38,205.188.197.39
writes,I am a person with MS. After sleeping inclinded for only one
night I woke up with less stumbling and shaking than ever before. I
can go a full day with out pain that I would have had before. Most
nights I can sleep through without bathroom trips. My husband is not
snoring. he is better rested than ever (on less sleep) My kids are
begging for an inclined bed. I plan to continue sleeping this way. I
also believe to overcome MS there are important diet changes
supplements to add exercise faith boundaries to set up. Sometimes it
is a full time job. I believe we can overcome MS. This inclined study
is just one part. Lori ,Lori,Foon...@aol.com
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Inclined to Sleep Inclined - Sure I Am!!,Tuesday 8-Feb-2000
09:23:54,198.164.188.131 writes,Hi I live with spastic diplegic
cerebral palsy and have been sleeping on an adjustable/inclined bed for
quite some time. In fact I wrote an article about it -
www.brunnet.net/terrier/bed.htm
I find I have more energy get more "real" sleep and feel for
the most part pretty darned good. So there too!
Cheers
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games www.brunnet.net/terrier for more about me
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Edgar Cayce's MS Treatment,Sunday 20-Feb-2000 16:41:16,209.30.178.107
writes, I developed multiple sclerosis in 1991 and over a period of
about two years gradually overcame it using a painless inexpensive
treatment suggested by Edgar Cayce a man widely regarded as the Father
of Holistic Medicine. While it did not involve the use of an inclined
bed when I heard about Mr. Fletcher's work several months ago I
raised the head of my bed 6" to see what effect it might have. This
may be my imagination but I think it helps me sleep better. In
addition from a purely theoretical standpoint inclined sleep makes a
lot of sense to me in terms of reducing MS-related inflammation. What
do you do for example to treat a sprained ankle? You ELEVATE it. Why?
TO REDUCE SWELLING AND INFLAMMATION. The same principle should apply
it seems to me where MS-related swelling and inflammation are
concerned. I also believe that inclined sleep helps sustain the
blood-brain barrier which by itself may be of great benefit in
treating MS. For more information about Edgar Cayce's approach to
treating MS log on
community.webtv.net/DudleyDelany/EDGARCAYCESMS.
Dudley Delany R.N. M.A. D.C. , Dudley Delany R.N. M.A.
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Please Help Me.,Wednesday 8-Mar-2000 15:07:48,195.92.194.11
writes,Please help me.
I have been trying since 1994 to get this theory into the classroom.
The peer review system fails when outsiders like me contradict accepted
science and medicine. The only way to succeed is to bypass the red tape
and take this directly into schools.
With your help this could be a reality!
I am asking you to present the theory to schools in your area and ask
if they can repeat my experiments and send a report of the school's
observations together with their comments on how they feel this either
fits or does not fit with plants and trees.
This is the work that started the inclined bed therapy. It is good
science! It is a true repeatable explanation for the way in which
trees and plants lift water to their leaves.
I will finish what I have started here with this theory and study and
with your help with this request I will get this very important job
done sooner!
Please send for the HTML files which show an animated experiment.
Print them out and photocopy if possible to save ink and take the
theory into schools or ask your son or daughter to ask their science
teacher if they can repeat the experiments as a school project.
We are nearly there just need that little push now.
Kind regards
Andrew
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Could you please take a look at this and advise on best way forward
HTML files showing gif animation and drawings are available free

Re: your email to with request Gravity HTML Files in the Subject
line. Please consider repeating my experiments and send a report of
your observations and interpretations to the above address. I am
hoping to introduce the new theory into school science classes and
would appreciate any help with a view to accomplishing this. Kind
regards
Andrew K Fletcher Summer Haze 26 Berry Drive Paignton Devon UK
Tel +44 1803524117 International Email:
THE GRAVITY OF LIFE
Introduction: All life on earth developed with one thing in common;
Earth! The constant forces are gravity and the energy from the sun.
The most abundant resources are minerals and water. Plants and
animals alike all depend on the properties of water for transporting
minerals and nutrients. Because life is based on water in that
everything alive started from a few drops life must have evolved by
finding the easiest and most direct pathway after all liquids are
very good at finding the most direct route possible. Yet at first
glance everywhere one looks life appears to have chosen the least
likely of paths if it is trying to overcome the effects of gravity.
Would trees with species like the giant Californian redwoods (sequoia
sempervirens) towering over a hundred metres high have chosen a
vertical direction? How then have plants and animals harnessed the
constant pull of gravity in order to thrive and grow? On a summer day
a large oak tree may take up a hundred gallons of water and nutrients
from the soil. At first glance it is doing so against the pull of
gravity producing flow rates which cannot be explained or shown by
working models based on osmosis capillary action or root pressure. So
how are trees doing it? Explanation Over 95% of the waters drawn in
at the roots of a tree evaporate into the surrounding air through the
leaves by transpiration. The evaporated moisture contains no minerals.
However the water remaining inside the tree contains a variety of
mineral salts dissolved from the soil together with sugars produced
by the tree. The transpired water results in a concentration of salts
and sugars within the leaves. Concentrating a liquid (sap) which
contains substances that are heavier than water must result in the
production of a heavier solution. The resulting imbalance in density is
that the heavier solution is drawn towards the base of the tree due
to the effect of gravity. Downward flowing sap occurs predominantly
within the phloem vessels. This phenomenon is easy to demonstrate in
simple tubular experiments. The main forces are produced at the head
and tail of the falling solutions. The head produces a positive
pressure the tail produces a negative pressure. I believe that the
positive force within the mineral laden sap is responsible for the
formation of the tubular structures found in timber. The positive
force prevents tubes from closing. More sap flows through the same
pathways some of the minerals from the sap is deposited to strengthen
the tubes which will eventually become strong enough to resist the
negative pressures. The tree transports the dilute solution of water
and minerals to the leaves using these tubes. Thereafter becoming what
we call the xylem vessels. Minerals are locked away as timber while
the mineral laden liquid arriving at the roots is inevitably
re-diluted by the dilute solution drawn from the soil. The lighter /
less dense sap is drawn back to the leaves this process is continuous
providing the tree with a constant supply of water and nutrients.
Autumn when the leaves have fallen circulation is altered because
transpiration has ceased and therefore fluids flowing towards the top
of the tree would be compromised. At this time of the year root growth
would be most productive.
'transpiring gravitational flow is able to operate without tubes and
has been attributed to causing the oceans to circulate (Atlantic
conveyor system). Early attempts at lifting water: The story goes
that the reigning Grand Duke of Tuscany had ordered a well to be dug
to supply the ducal palace with water. The workmen came upon water at
a depth of 40 feet and the next step was to pump it up. A vacuum
lift pump was erected over the well and a pipe let down to the water
but the water was found to rise to a height of 33 feet and no more in
spite of the most careful overhauling of the pump mechanism. It was at
this stage that Galileo was consulted. While the famous philosopher
was unable to offer a solution he at least indicated the problem.
Here above the 33 feet of water was seven feet of vacuum. The limit
for raising water by suction in a tube appeared to be thirty-three
feet. Why should there be this limit when trees are observed to
ignore it? By introducing a loop of tubing instead of a single tube
to simulate the internal structure of plants and trees and suspending
it by the centre the problem of raising water above the 33 feet limit
is solved. A loop of tubing succeeds where a single tube fails is
because the cohesive bond of water molecules is far stronger than the
adhesive qualities of water observed in Galileo's lift-pump problem.
Using a loop of tubing enables water molecules to bond to each other
in an unbroken chain. It helps to picture the unbroken loop of water
as a cord instead of a liquid supported by a pulley in the centre
with tension applied to both ends. THE BRIXHAM CLIFF EXPERIMENT
This experiment successfully demonstrated fluid transport to a height
which exceeds the current accepted limit of 10 metres and how this
applies to the way that trees draw water to their leaves. APPARATUS
48 metre single length of clear nylon tubing 6.35 mm inside diameter
x 9.5 mm outside diameter (type used to draw ales in the brewery
trade) two clear glass demijohns a large tray 50 mils of
concentrated salt solution with added red food dye 50ml syringe minus
the needle sufficient degassed or previously boiled and cooled water
to fill the tubing the demijohns and for adequate top ups. Adequate
nylon cord to hoist the tubing and pulley to the desired height a
small pulley and adhesive cello-tape. Method The two demijohns were
filled to the brim with the water and placed in a suitable tray to
catch any displaced water. T ,Andrew K Fletcher,
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2nd Multiple Sclerosis Inclined Bed Therapy IBT Pilot Study Results 4 years 7 months ago #166

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UPDATE and INFORMATION REMINDER,Thursday 2-Mar-2000
19:39:23,195.92.67.38 writes,UPDATE and INFORMATION REMINDER
A year has past since some of us began this incredible journey
together. We have already achieved the impossible by setting up this
study without any financial support!
But we have achieved far more than you might realise!
Dudley Delany R.N. M.A. D.C. has provided us with his support and
his message on the board will undoubtedly pave the way for other
professionals to add their commments. Its a painfully slow process but
with people like Dr Delany behind us how can we possibly fail?
Dr Rosey Jones at Bristol who is a renowned research scientist
involved with multiple sclerosis has offered to conduct a controlled
scientific sleep study on 10 people who have multiple sclerosis. I have
been asked to list the perimeters that require testing. And hope to
include heart rate respiration rate urine specific gravity
changes-through horizontal head down tilt and inclined tilt. Also
improvements in circulation body temperature skin tone vision hair
and nail quality were reported. SEE: MSRC PILOT STUDY REPORT.
Using one of the accepted methods of recording symptoms of multiple
sclerosis we should be able to determine the effect of the raised bed
on the nervous system.
I am very excited about this development and have invited Dr Jones to
visit our message board.
The multiple sclerosis resource centre M.S.R.C. in Essex are going to
run an editorial about our study in their new magazine. Lawrence who
runs the office wants to come to Devon to meet me in order to see how
we can best move forward.
A school in Philadelphia has become interested in my theory for fluid
transport. I am hoping to involve the school with my experiments and
use the reports to provide the Education Authorities with enough
evidence to include the new theory in the National Curriculum. I have a
two-month deadline to get the theory into primary publication. Any help
with this would be appreciated.
Dr David Cutler head of the Jodrel Laboratory at Kew-Gardens in London
is happy to help me to write a joint paper. He feels that we need the
help of a plant physiologist. If you know of someone who might be
interested in helping to advise on the paper please let me know.
If you are interested in learning more about the new fluid transport
theory I would be delighted to send you a copy. Just send an email to
and include Send Plant Theory in the subject line.
CHANGES
Have you noticed any changes which may not necessarily relate to
multiple sclerosis?
In the pilot study we observed changes in hair colour condition
strength and body. We also noticed changes in the growth and quality
of finger and toenails particularly the development of half moons
where there were none.
Varicose veins ulcerated limbs and skin complaints appeared to be
improved and skin tone change was reported.
Eyesight improvements were observed by people who had spent a year or
more on the inclined bed and I am hoping that some of you may have had
to revert back to old spectacles or even abandoned reading glasses. If
anyone has noticed changes or has received a prescription for a weaker
lens please let me know. I have noticed that one man who posts
regularly on the news groups and is sleeping inclined has recovered
some sight improvements even though he relates this to medication and
has not yet sent me a single report.
Old scars were also reported to have improved and become less visible.
Worth checking to see if there are improvements.
Thank you for all your help and keep sending in those reports. This has
not even begun yet so continue with the study and try experimenting
with using a dehumidifier in the bedroom at night and increasing the
incline by a further two inches.
My wife and I have been sleeping with our bed raised by eight inches at
the head end for three weeks. It is too early yet to determine if there
is a difference.
A greater angle than five degrees has been used effectively with people
who have spinal cord injuries! And on this subject John Cann has been
invited to write about his changes in a magazine for people with spinal
cord injuries.
Kindest regards to you all
A friend across the pond
Andrew
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Re: Want to try this!,Sunday 12-Mar-2000 21:06:50,152.163.213.183
writes,I first had a diagnosis of fibromyalgia. After a couple of
episodes of Optic Neuritis another MRI suggested the perhaps MS was a
better diagnosis.
Sleeping inclined has done nothing but keep my from progessing any
further down the road of MS. It has been a truly wonderful experience.
I can't imagine that you wouldn't benefit by trying it. The
symptoms are very similar - very difficult to tell apart!! Perhaps
this really would work well for you!
I'll be praying for you. ,Terri,tharri8...@aol.com

Re: Want to try this!,Thursday 16-Mar-2000 17:52:02,195.92.67.35
writes,Hi Kay How are you getting on with the information and the
inclined bed?
Kind regards
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Want to try this!,Wednesday 8-Mar-2000 12:07:10,208.21.47.2
writes,Although I do not have MS I have been diagnosed with
fibromyaliga which at times has symptoms similar to MS. I have bouts
of sleeplessness an chronic pain in various parts of my body. I would
be very interested in finding out if elevating my bed would help in
relieving me of some of these symptoms as well.
I wonder if there are any others out there who also have fibromyaliga
who might have tried this and what if any results have they had.
I went many years thinking that I had MS. I am not in as much pain as
some of the people who have is condition and I think that is mainly
because I have refused all medications prescribed by my doctor and
found that dealing with the pain on a daily basis works best for me.
Occasionally I may take ibuprofen if I am having a real bad day and
that will get me through another day of pain. I hope all of you
suffering from MS find relief of some form from your pain and
discomforts. I have found that my condition has made me a stronger
person and also made me appreciate life more especially when I have an
almost pain-free day!
I am determined to try elevating my bed and see if there is any
improvement in my symptoms. This will be very interesting!
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New to this study,Sunday 9-Apr-2000 09:41:12,209.216.158.143
writes,Just tried inclining the bed I hope it takes away the shocks on
lots of pain killers. When the shocks come they are violent been this
way for 18 months. SCI; fell 100 feet burst fractured L1 and anialated
L2 plus a raft of discs. Have rods from T12 to L3 walking with a four
post walker and a KAFO on the right leg an AFO on the left. The doctors
said less than a 9% chance of ever walking again I beat that but only
with braces. Thanks for the idea about the bed everyone and you Andrew
Rol R ,,

Re: New to this study,Tuesday 11-Apr-2000 14:07:25,195.92.67.36
writes,Glad to have you on board and hope you will enjoy the benefits
that might follow.
Please try to send in regular reports to
We are making progress more than anyone realises
Andrew ,Andrew,
Spinal Cord Injury and MS News,Sunday 9-Apr-2000 07:37:30,195.92.67.44
writes,Miracle Of Medicine?

Delighted John Cann is standing on his own two feet again after eight
years of paralysis In his legs-and he is convinced it's all down to a
simple treatment. (Pictured)
John had no feeling in his legs for eight years after an operation went
wrong. But following two years of treatment using a raised bed method
pioneered in the Westcountry he has got the feelings back in his
legs-and now is determined to walk. The 69-year-old is amazed at the
effect the simple treatment has had over the last two years and has
urged other people to try it for themselves. 'I raised the bed and
that night I had no pain at all ' he said. 'I had been going until
about three in the morning and then had to have an injection to get
back to sleep. Now I make a point of standing in my standing up with
my standing-frame every day while I watch the news in the evenings and
build up my strength. 'I never give up and now I have set myself the
next aim to go for. I am going to walk unaided. I may need crutches and
then sticks but I am going to walk again.'
Just by raising their beds with a few blocks of wood or some house
bricks scores of spinal injury sufferers say that they have noticed
dramatic improvement in their conditions. But how can such a simple
method seem to succeed where conventional medicine has failed? Chief
Reporter ANTHONY ABBOTT looks at the apparent phenomenon of The Natures
Way Sleep System. Former engineer Andrew Fletcher who invented The
Naturesway Sleep System six years ago said that he was astonished when
he visited John at his home in Gunnislake to see him standing. He said
that many people have benefited from the simple treatment of raising
the head of their bed a few inches but in the case of John it has been
very dramatic. 'It was just incredible.' Said Andrew. 'I was
nearly in tears. Hear is a man who was told that there was nothing that
could be done for him; had felt nothing for eight years and has got the
feeling back in his legs.'
John a former commercial diver who served in the Army was keen on
rugby and canoeing until his operation left him paralysed. He was told
that however much movement he had after two years there would be no
further improvement- that was until he tried the bed-raising technique.
But as the moths went on he noticed pains travelling through his legs
and realized that it was the nerves regenerating.
'After all of this pain I noticed I was getting more and more
feeling back and found that I could flex muscles I had not been able to
flex before ' said John. 'The only things that I do not hurt is my
ankles and my right knee is not very strong. I can stand but only
using my standing frame at the moment.' Andrew has arranged for John
to use a parachute harness that will fully support his legs and a rail
is being fitted to a wall at his home so that he can move around on his
feet more often. Andrew said that many people were sceptical about the
effects for the raised bed method and it had not worked for everyone.
But he added; 'If it can do that for John what can't it do for the
rest of us? I say go out in the garden grab a couple of bricks and
give it a go.'
Next Week....why a wheelchair-bound man is taking to the skies
Fighting to be taken seriously (Pictured)
Andrew Fletcher is a passionate believer ion the benefits of his simple
bed treatment- but he says that he has struggled to make the medical
world take serious notice. Since his first experiments back in 1994 it
has been an uphill battle to be taken seriously despite his website
carrying scores of testimonies from sufferers who say that it has given
them a new lease of life. He has manufactured a purpose-built bed yet
he has been unable to market it properly because both the Department of
Trade and Industry and his bank have refused to give him financial
backing. Now he hopes to set up a controlled study of ten ms sufferers
but he is also certain that it can bring benefits to people who are
perfectly fit.
But Dr Rosie Jones of the MS Research Unit at Bristol General Hospital
who has promised to look into Andrew's theories sounded a note of
caution. She said; 'We are not dismissing Andrew's thesis out of
hand. 'If there is genuine change and a genuine improvement we will
say so.
'We would not want people to miss out on something that may help them
but we must see it in the right context.'
Sunday Independent April 9 2000 Page 7
Published and Printed by News Communication & Media PLC (Newscom) from
their offices at Burrington Way Plymouth PL5 3LN U.K
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John Cann Walked,Wednesday 19-Apr-2000 17:45:01,212.1.128.63
writes,Spinal Cord Injury
On Saturday April 15th 2000 John obtained the timber for parallel bars
to be erected at his home Cornwall On Sunday I went to John's home
and completed the job for tomorrow was to be a momentous occasion
indeed.
John was left paralysed in 1990 when surgery to his spine went wrong.
He was told that after two years any chance of further recovery would
be highly unlikely and for the next six years he experienced little if
any change in his condition.
Monday morning I am on my way to John's home in Cornwall to meet
with Tim Iredale who is a news reporter for Carlton Television
Southwest. We intended to witness something truly magical. But could
not have imagined what was in store for us.
John was about walk in front of a television camera and crew for the
first time in close to ten years. John had told me that he had regained
the ability o move his legs but I had grossly underestimated how much
function John had regained.
During the interview John was asked to show how he manages to get out
of bed now and he transferred with ease both in and out of bed leaning
back and lifting his legs. He was then asked to raise his legs while
lying on the bed and he obliged with ease. When asked if he could feel
when touched on his legs he replied my legs feel like normal legs
instead of heavy weights. John then went on to explain how much of the
swelling in his legs had gone-and that this flies in the face of the
current act of elevating the legs above the heart. Advise from the
medical profession which John duly ignored in favour of sleeping with
his legs down.
Fortunately for John this meant that he could now wear ankle braces and
special shoes which would provided support for his substantially
weakened and as yet unresponsive ankles.
John approached the parallel bars in his wheel chair and applied the
brakes when he was in position. He grasped the two ends of the parallel
bars and using his legs he pushed himself into a vertical position.
Towering some six feet four inches John moved one leg in front of the
other bending the knees as he lifted each leg to walk 12 feet to the
end of the bars. I turned and looked at Tim and saw disbelief and
astonishment flash across his face I bet my face was a sight to behold
too. John then turned his powerful 19 stone body around and walked yes
walked back to his chair. Struggling and somewhat weakened by the
experience he lowered his body into the chair and his face had the
expression of a boxer who had just knocked down his opponent. He said
casually: 'Was that alright'? John had indeed delivered a powerful
blow to his opponent. Fortunately heavy rain prevented us from doing a
retake and the rest of the interview took place in John's bedroom.
When the story was finished and everyone was ready to leave I turned
and thanked the camera man and Tim Iredale who turned and said that
this is one of those days that you will always remember one of those
days when you know exactly what you were doing.
The cameraman said while shaking my hand that: ' it has been a
privilege to work with me and witness the results from such a simple
application'.
I drove home the richest man alive that day and will remember it for
the rest of my days.
Way to go John
Respectfully Yours
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Julian is going to Jump from an aircraft News article,Friday
21-Apr-2000 02:47:43,212.1.128.63 writes,Sunday Independent April 16th
2000 page 4 Burrington Way Plymouth PL5 3LN UK
Heading: RAISING HIS BED TOWARDS THE SKIES BY ANTHONY ABBOTT.
WHEELCHAIR-BOUND Julian Boustead is taking to the skies for a
parachute jump to raise awareness about a simple bed treatment
that's given him a new lease of life. The 37 year old - who was
left paralysed after breaking his neck during a charity assault course
run. Struggling to get out of bed in the morning and always felt the
cold until he took the simple step of raising the head of his bed on
blocks of wood by a matter of inches. Julian who lives near Torquay
has urged everyone to try the Naturesway Sleep System Pioneered by
West-Country Inventor Andrew Fletcher and first revealed in the Sunday
Independent nearly three years ago. He said; 'I used to feel dizzy
when I got up and I couldn't stay outdoors for long because I always
felt the cold. 'After the first night I got out of bed straight
away with the help of the nurses and I did not feel faint My
circulation has also improved. I would never put the bed back again and
all my family are sleeping on raised beds.' Now Julian a former
professional boxer and equestrian expert who still teaches youngsters
riding has premised Andrew Fletcher he will do a parachute jump this
summer to show other sufferers the benefit of the bed treatment.
Julian Colour Pictu

Re: Sub heading: Wheelchair-bound Julian Boustead will jump from the
skies this summer. Picture Steve Porter
It was former engineer Andrew who contacted Julian two years ago after
learning of his plight and suggested he tried the bed method.
Gravity
Andrew was fascinated by the way water moved up trees through roots and
wandered how the gravity and the flow of water would effect the human
body. He put some bricks under the head of his own bed and within four
weeks his wife's varicose veins had disappeared. Since then he has
discovered his treatment has helped MS sufferers get some feeling back
in their legs and arthritis sufferers.
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2nd Multiple Sclerosis Inclined Bed Therapy IBT Pilot Study Results 4 years 7 months ago #172

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Re: About a year sleeping inclined.,Tuesday 16-May-2000
22:05:12,205.188.193.172 writes,I'm a lot like you Carol. It's
been about a year since I started sleeping this way for my MS symptoms.
I had occasion to sleep flat only once in the past year but occasion
number 2 is this weekend...I'm deading it!
I am greatful for everything Andrew has done for all of us with MS. I
certainly intend to let him know about any further developments...bad
or good so that he can continue tracking my progress. It only seems
fair with all he has done! It's a shame that he doesn't CHARGE $$
for his time and talents he has shared with us...that would make the MS
community take note! It really annoys me that they collect all the
money they do to further drug research not to help someone who only
has his brain's efforts to give to us!
I'll assume that we will have a second year of continued success
Carol!!
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2nd Multiple Sclerosis Inclined Bed Therapy IBT Pilot Study Results 4 years 7 months ago #173

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Re: About a year sleeping inclined.,Sunday 14-May-2000
05:53:30,212.1.128.63 writes,Hi Carol
Thank you for posting your report. It is a great help to my work and
everyone else who reads it. I just wish more people would follow your
example here and tell it the way it is. Good or bad it needs to be
said.
You know without this message board we would have a tremendous
struggle on our hands to convince others to try the raised bed. I
probably would have walked away from people with multiple sclerosis had
it not been for the few like you who have decided to try to help our
cause and fellow sufferers of neurological conditions. As it is today
we are convincing the medical profession and the media to take an
interest in our study.
The fact that you slept flat and found a negative difference enables
everyone to see that the bed is helping. If anyone doubts that the bed
is helping all they have to do is revert back to flat bed-rest.
It has been argued that no double blind placebo based study has been
conducted under the supervision of scientists and the medical
profession. This is not because I haven't tried to enlist the support
of these people I have lost count on how many times I have tried over
these last 6 years. I have folders full of negative replies and not a
single logical argument against the inclined bed in any of them. At the
last count my personal debt was in the region of £13 000 which some
could argue is not a lot for six years of research. But to my family
and me it is a great burden and I don't know how much longer I can
continue without some financial assistance from the powers that be. The
problem is that the charities and funding bodies have no facility for
affording support to individuals working independently and the majority
of the medical community have no wish to include my discovery in
medicine. Because it is an alternative to popping pills and injecting
chemicals which have little to no effect on multiple sclerosis and
other serious medical conditions.
There is another route however. If we could gain more support from the
media we could begin to address the problem of professional
disinterest from a very powerful standpoint and this would undoubtedly
raise some serious discussion.
One thing has occurred to me for some time now. If a scientific
controlled study is required to get people to question the way that
they sleep. Why is it that flat bedrest has been accepted without
question? Searches on the Internet produce thousands of studies that
confirm my argument against Flat bedrest. It is undoubtedly an
unhealthy way to sleep yet the majority of the World's population
never question why they do it. Everyone sleeps flat on flat beds
because they are made flat and for no other reason. Where is the
science in this? This becomes as ludicrous to me at least as the idea
of sleeping inclined is to the majority of people I have approached.
When my family look at a flat bed now it looks wrong even sinister.
If we sleep flat for any reason it feels like our bodies are upside
down and we are falling through the bed. And on those rare occasions
If we have had a little too much to drink and sleep flat while away
from home we get a hangover if we sleep at home on our inclined bed
we don't!
The thing that really gets me down is that the majority of people who
take the information are unwilling to help with the study and to me
this selfish act is alien to my beliefs. If they have a problem with
the study form then they should at least tell me what's wrong with it
so that I can make some changes.
If the form is too complicated let me know and lets see how we can
improve it.
Kind regards
Andrew
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About a year sleeping inclined.,Sunday 7-May-2000
22:52:41,205.188.197.44 writes,I have been sleeping with the head of my
bed raised 6 inches for about a year. I have MS and also eat a low
fat diet and take lots of supplements. My condition is better now than
it was when I began sleeping inclined. I can now take a half mile walk
almost every day and a year ago I couldn't walk to the corner. I
have been eating low fat for two or three years and taking the
supplements that long too. I suppose some may attribute the
improvement to the diet etc. and I'm sure it has made a difference.
However I'm also sure enough that the inclined bed has helped a lot
too that I will sleep that way the rest of my life. I sleep better
seem more energised and have less numbness and tingling in my feet and
legs. I slept flat two or three nights during the year and could
barely go to sleep that way - my legs are much more numb and tingly and
tend to 'go to sleep' when I sleep on a flat bed. My arms also
used to 'fall asleep' a lot when I slept flat but I don't think
it has happened once since I have been sleeping inclined. I am very
grateful to Andrew and his discovery. Carol ,Carol,cah...@cs.com
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Sleeping Inclined for about One Year,Tuesday 23-May-2000
23:09:34,204.210.50.58 writes,I am writing this for my daughter who has
relapsing/remitting MS. She does not have a computer but I personally
encouraged her to begin sleeping inclined a year ago when she was first
diagnosed.
She reported an immediate decrease in the "numbing and tingling" in
her legs. Recently she told me that she decided the inclined bed
wasn't doing anything so she removed the blocks for two days and she
immediately replaced them and said she will sleep inclined for the rest
of her life!! She reports that there is a noticeable reduction in her
MS symptoms when she sleeps inclined.
I personally have been sleeping inclined for over a year and a half.
As a primary progressive person I have not noticed many of the
improvements that others have reported but just being relieved from
getting up several times each night is enough for me to keep my bed
elevated. I just returned home from a 10 day visit with my son and his
family and I could certainly tell the difference. I would be tired
every morning just from getting up so many times each night.
God bless you Andrew for sharing this great MS management tool. And I
am so happy to hear of the success John and other people with spinal
chord injuries are experiencing.
I encourage everyone with MS to remember that no two of us experience
MS alike and therefore our results will undoubtedly vary. Also
PLEASE PLEASE everyone send Andrew reports of your progress. They
are essential for his work.
Smiles and {{{{{hugs}}}}} to all.
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Re: Info. please,Wednesday 28-Jun-2000 16:30:38,195.8.87.225
writes,Hello Linda
I have just sent a longer reply to Mike he is about two messages above
you.
This has worked wonders for me and I am sure it will for you read my
reply to Mike and if you would like to contact me please do my injury
was also incomplete so you will probably take the same path that I have
it takes time and it can be painful but there are ways of helping the
pain problem.
All the best John ,John,honico...@clara.net
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