Introduction to IBT
Inclined Bed Therapy (IBT) has helped many more people with spinal cord injuries since this video was first shown on the local News. But it is not specific to Spinal cord injuries and has helped people with multiple sclerosis, ccsvi, parkinson's disease, cerebral palsy, psoriasis,varicose veins, oedema,leg ulcer, poor circulation, and many more conditions during 17 years of research.
On the forum, you will find evidence to support this statement from people who have simply tilted their beds.
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Andrew K Fletcher aged 53 is an inventor from a mechanical engineering background who applied density changes in sap from evaporation at the leaves of trees to show how a downward gravity flow can induce a returned less dense flow back to the leaves. He applied the same logic to the circulation of all fluids in the body and has researched a radical new approach to medical conditions including MS, “by thinking outside the box”. His new postural approach to illnesses is called “Inclined Bed Therapy” (I.B.T) this is where people raise their beds starting at 4 inches raising after a few weeks 6 to 8 inches at the “head end” aiming for an angle of around 5 degrees. Andrew Explains Why.
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The Science of Healing Sleep. Radio Interview on http://peoplesinternetradio.com/
GRAVITY using IBT Heals our body while Sleeping Flat makes us sick. http://aging.ufl.edu/files/2011/01/deconditioning_campbell.pdf
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If You can relate to any of these questions, you need to watch this video.
Inclined Bed Therapy (IBT) can be a life changing experience even when all else has failed.
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Has Inclined Bed Therapy helped you, a member of your family or a friend, to recover from an illness?
Or has it improved your level of fitness?
IBT is all about sharing our experiences so that others can follow and learn how this simple free therapy can help improve conditions including: denbilitating migraines, sinus and breathing difficulties, heart palpitations and fibrilation, varicose veins, snoring, children wetting the bed, adult inconinence, back ache, fracture, sprains and injuries, skin conditions including psoriasis and acne, leg ulcers, oedema, Parkinson's Disease, Spinal cord injury, Multiple sclerosis, Liver failure, osteoporosis, cerebral palsy, and many more. Raising the head end of the bed works because our circulation requires gravity influencing it in the right direction while we sleep. You can read more about this exciting free none-invasive way of sleeping here: http://inclinedbedtherapy.com
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It's simple! Raise the head end of your bed by 6 Inches (15cm) and reap the rewards of health and improved circulation, It costs nothing but a couple of books or bricks? perhaps a few pieces of wood? or Furniture raisers to take advantage of Gravity and it's role in circulation.
Some observed results:-
Improved Circulation and health throughout, Diabetic sensitivity reduced, Return of Sensation to numbed areas, Psoriasis and skin inflammations drastically reduced, Varicose Veins disappearing, Improved recovery and defences to common bugs, virus and germs, Improved recovery from DOMS after a hard workout,
huge improvements in people with Multiple Sclerosis Bed wetting stops, bladder and bowl control restored, people with Parkinson's Disease experienced huge improvements, people with spinal cord injuries have gained function and sensation below the injury site. Sleep apnoea greatly improved and vanished in some cases. back ache gone, migraines a thing of the past, lethargy gone, muscular atrophy reversed, osteoporosis reversed, insomnia cured, night time visits to the toilet greatly improved, no more cold hands and feet in bed, tremors gone,
but to name a few.... read the Testimonials to learn more and more things it is starting to affect? Can it help you? It has helped us!
We have recently started a campaign to help Andrew, who has been researching IBT for 20 years, to raise awareness and reach out to more people with health problems and people who would like to avoid getting the health problems!
Andrew has advocated for 19 years that placing babies in an inclined cot would eliminate sudden infant death syndrome. Using a pair of dad's boxer shorts tied to the sides of a cot / crib and placing baby inside them would prevent slipping down during the night.
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Introduction: Inclined Bed Therapy (IBT) is a therapy introduced by Andrew Fletcher. IBT involves sleeping on a bed raised at the head between 4 and 8 inches taking advantage of the benefits of gravitational force and utilize it to improve circulation of the body while asleep allowing body cells to heal and regenerate.
Objective or Hypothesis: We will examine whether IBT has a positive effect on diabetic individuals. We hypothesize that sleeping on an inclined bed eventually decreases blood sugar levels.
Methods: 13 participants registered of which 12 were diabetic and 1 was pre-diabetic. Participants were interviewed, evaluated and monitored while sleeping on a bed raised at the head initially at 4 inches for four weeks and then 6 inches thereafter. Blood glucose readings were taken from participants before using IBT and then once every week thereafter. Due to transportation limitations, Fasting Blood Sugar (FBS) readings were taken only from 5 individuals and Random Blood Sugar (RBS) readings were taken from the remaining 7.
Results: The expected outcome is the decrease in blood sugar levels from using IBT. 7 participants started using IBT for 1 week. From the 7 participants, 2 showed a decrease of 21% and 31% in FBS, 2 showed a decrease of 10% and 9.6% in RBS while 3 showed an increase of 23%, 7% and 31% in RBS.
Conclusion: 4 out of 7 participants who started already on IBT for 1 week, showed reductions in blood sugar levels. We expect that after 6 to 8 weeks we will able draw up final conclusion.
Trouble With Charities
The Simplicity of IBT has probably been the greatest wall to climb. It sounds too simple and costs nothing, therefore it cannot work is often drawn as a conclusion by the majority of people who read about Inclined Bed Therapy. Another is, if it were this simple, why has no one discovered it before?
Everyone knows you have to raise the legs to relieve the pressure in the veins and reduce oedema is a favourite. Clearly we can see the opposite is correct by the photographs on the first page.
For several years, I put the whole theory on the backburner because I got fed up with having everything thrown back in my face, particularly by the charities, medical profession and a few brave scientists. Some of the replies from the professionals were nonsensical and reflected badly upon these most learned of people. I became infuriated by their immature reactions and despondent by their contempt and worse their vested interests in keeping a tight lid on this gift to mankind. The trouble is, for this simple theory and therapy to become validated it automatically means that many professionals in high-ranking positions become invalidated and redundant.
Take cot death (crib death or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) Tilt the baby’s crib and drastically reduce the chance of the child dying. Asian mothers proved this by having the baby in bed resting on the pillow next to mums face. Sleeping on an angle was the ingredient caused by the pillow is the reason “the professionals” were wrong! they predicted statistics would show bed sharing would raise the incidence of cot deaths. Wrong!
The sweating sickness ravaged Europe in the Tudor period several times wiping out millions of people. They had no defence or pharmacy, yet somehow worked out that if the person affected laid down to sleep they were dead by morning. Placing two guards at the bedside preventing the person from lying down meant they often survived.
The foul air was eventually swept away by a tempest and with it went the disease. Some records show an unusual amount of rainfall and floods followed by high humidity. In this thread, high humidity is mentioned in relation to ms attacks, but it is also mentioned by many people who have suffered a cot death in the family, the air was sticky and uncomfortable was one reply in a documentary about SIDS.
Dr Chantler (senior research advisor to the Foundation for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome Now rebranded the Lullaby Trust, http://www.lullabytrust.org.uk/ at her home in London during a meeting after observing some experiments and hearing my humble witterings about tilting a cot a long time ago now said and I quote; ‘My God, I think you have solved it’. When asked what she thought I had solved, as I was expecting her to make a comment about the tubular experiments and gravity, she added and I quote; ‘Cot deaths’! Later I wrote to Dr Chantler as nothing much had happened with the foundation asking why she had not acted upon her promise to help make this known to the public or at least have a trial conducted, she replied to everything in my letter except my reference to her saying I had solved cot deaths. Puzzled, I began to slowly fathom out that without cot deaths there would be no foundation for sudden infant death syndrome. The only way research could be conducted would be for me to convince the medical profession. Yes, not the FFSIDS who happily rake in huge amounts of money, but myself being a complete outsider with pathetic odds would have to take on the might of the medical cartels and convince them sufficiently to accept that their own literary bible they trained from was in error. A huge brick wall was built between myself and the FFSIDS and they have blissfully avoided this important discovery collecting £millions. Do I blame Dr Chantler? No, she had the decency to accept the evidence before her and must have faced the same brick walls that I have in trying to get these powerful moguls to put their own lucrative jobs in jeopardy.
But what about the MS Society, after all, the local chapter had observed all of their members who tilted their beds, about 1% of the people that heard my lecture at their ms venue, supported by Roger Kirk, who shared what had happened to himself when he tilted his bed. This small group of people, some of who were later interviewed by the Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre in Essex for the Raised Bed Survey Report now posted on this thread, provided some convincing evidence that ms could be reversed to some degree simply by tilting a bed.
One would think this would suffice to involve the Multiple Sclerosis Society.
After a long arduous fight to be taken seriously, the charity eventually submitted and agreed that if I could come to London to meet doctors and staff, an appointment would be made, and indeed it was made. More to the point I kept to the appointment deadline bringing along 2 friends at my own expense.
On arrival, the building was impressive, however not a single person was there to meet with us. We ended up trying to convince a somewhat embarrassed receptionist who knew nothing about physiology, and realised it was an impossible situation we went to the MSRC, fortunately we had made another appointment for the same day with another ms charity in East Stanstead Essex, miles away from London, who at least did have the courtesy to meet with us and hear what we were saying. So many promises were made that day, so much excitement by the results and reports. They loved the therapy and theory, yet for a long time nothing much happened. By now, it was slowly beginning to dawn on me that perhaps it was me who was not thinking laterally and I should have seen it coming from miles away. That old familiar vested interests began to pop up written across peoples face behind all of those smiles, blinks and nods designed to make you feel relaxed and supported, guess many people reading this can relate to it.
A long time later, A major bed manufacturer paid the MSRC to conduct the report and agreed to pay towards a controlled study. Sadly, yet another charity had to wise up to the fact that if they advised their members that sleeping on a slope could greatly improve their condition, perhaps it would not be long before their favourite subject became fully understood and they would no longer be required. Maybe I am wrong and all of these reports from people who have tried IBT and found great relief from conditions including ms, spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy, psoriasis, varicose veins, oedema, Parkinson’s disease, visual impairment, respiratory problems, thrombosis, and many more somehow had a placebo effect or divine intervention. But this would surely mean something far greater is at work than 2 blocks of wood under a bed. Indeed it does. Circulation is everything to everyone, without circulation we are dust!
I received a phone call a few years ago from Lawrence who was then the manager at the MSRC. He said; “I am not frightened of you Andrew” and then put the phone down. I still to this day do not know what he meant by it?
It is true that I have had some serious battles with the charities, it is also true that the charities feel threatened by the possibility of someone finding a cure for their chosen industry. It is also true that IBT helps people to recover and may or may not completely cure them of their ills, but it most certainly is a valuable tool in our armoury for self preservation!
Will it work for everyone with ms? Probably not, but with Dr Franz Schelling’s foresight and Professor Zamboni’s corroborated recent observations showing venous closures, we might begin to understand why some people with ms do not respond to IBT as well as others.
I like this method of inclining a bed inside the existing frame. Superb job by Cindi
The first pic is cutting and assembling in driveway. It was a pain in the rump to get it fully assembled into bedroom. Had to take a board off to make the corner. Second pic is in place inside my bed frame. I used the slats from my bed because I forgot to buy wood for them when I bought the lumber. The incline frame fits perfectly within the original frame. Last pic is with everything on it. The head of the bed is about 4.5 ft high. We will revise that. There is still work to do on it, but out of time today for it!