David Baines reporting he no longer suffers with arthritis of the spine and hands after inclining his bed 18 years ago. He also reports improvement in keratitis, which is an inflamation of the eye.
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I met Andrew around 1993 I think
I think it was a bout 1995 96
95 96 right Time flies
So I am assuming that you have tried the inclined
bed therapy David?
Yes well when I first met Andrew he mentioned
about the inclined bed and all of his research
with trees and things like that and the circulation
of nature and I decided to must have been
95 96 to buy an inclined bed off him and within
a few months he was so generous him and his
wife drove 350 miles north up to where I lived
and delivered the bed.
I was very grateful at the time.
I still am because I have slept on that bed
ever since and it took a while of perseverance
to adjust myself to it and it certainly paid
Could I ask what benefits you have attained
Well prior to meeting Andrew I had been an
instrument engineer working off shore almost
24 hours 7 days a week
In fact it was the disaster of Piper Alpha
in 1989 that decided me to chuck my construction
boots in, but at the time I was suffering
of all the following medical conditions.
Keratitis, which is an irritation of the eye
which doctors did not know how to cure it.
Tinnitus which they couldn't treat at the
time. Deafness because I had been working
off shore in a very noisy environment and
I also had a prolapsed disc for about maybe
20 years before I met Andrew.
That produced sciatica and by the time I met
Andrew I had arthritis of the spine and also
my fingers I couldn't bear to pick anything
up. In fact I used to play the piano and I
couldn't bear to touch the notes with my fingers.
Since then, having persevered with the inclined
bed six inches which Andrew made, all of those
conditions have virtually gone.
To be quite truthful, I have never needed
to see any doctors or medical physicians since
2001 and since that day I have never taken
any medical prescriptions or anything like
that whatsoever. It has been a gradual process
within my body. You can't have an agenda when
you start laying on an inclined bed, you are
just wasting your own time having an agenda,
thinking that yes I am going to get better
tomorrow or the next week or cure all ills
and things like that.
You have got to maintain a good life and sleep
on this inclined bed. And if you can persevere
it's going to be well worth it.
And what do you think that healed David Andrew?
What would be your assumption of it?
Well, David is one case of many and over 20
years I have heard many many cases like David's.
It seems to identify that the flat bed was
actually the cause of many of the problems,
possibly as he mentioned working on the rigs
being very damp as we discussed early a very
damp climate will have a double whammy affect,
in fact many of the people that work in the
fishing an the boats and trawlers you see
them walking around in the harbour areas and
they are crippled up with severe problems
with the skeletal frame, arthritis, doubled
over and not a great job like David's job.
So if we have identified that the flat bed
could have been the cause and if we take the
flat bed out of the equation we should all
I am not saying it is a cure all for everyone
but I have had success with spinal cord injury,
Parkinson's multiple sclerosis, even a problem
with human fertility believe it or not.
Influenza, chicken pox, so it boosts the immune
system as well. We tend not to get as ill
as we did when we slept on a flat bed, you
know if you get Man-flu the man usually lays
down flat and gets very ill
Ha ha ha
The wife doesn't get man-flu because she is
too busy running around looking after the
husband, so they are always upright and they
tend not to get as ill as the men and in fact
if we go back to the sweating sickness it
was probably the men that died more-so than
Ha ha ha
Talking about man flu and colds, I can't remember
how many years it has been since I had such
Well David thank you very much for chipping
You are more than welcome my friend
For me it tends to recycle your body energies
down to your feet more efficiently no matter
what salts, no matter what chemicals you have
got in your body everything has to be emitted
from your body and from your feet eventually
and your toes
It seems to do what I have just explained
Well I suppose that
your circulation is your healing energy and
that if it is able to get to everything then
it's obviously going to heal.
Well without circulation we are dead.
Yeah yeah yeah
I will play devils advocate just for one second
David. Is there anything that you reckon may
have helped your healing process other than
the inclined bed therapy?
Well I have never drunk alcohol for about
four or five years now and never smoked. Well
put it this way I smoked when I was about
30 for about 4 years and then I knocked it
That's erm 45 years ago ha ha
So effectively all you have done is pretty
much maintained a healthy diet and inclined
bed therapy and that has been it?
In fact when I stopped working offshore I
was over 15 stone in weight and because of
all the good food that they supply to you
in the meals off shore. That 15 stones is
now slimmed down to about 11 and a half stones
in the last 20 odd years.
And I have just maintained that weight and
I enjoy my eating so it must be the bed.