Thank you for taking the time read about and to test Inclined Therapy and for reverting back to flat bed rest to identify whether it is the stent surgery or the inclined bed that is providing you relief and improvement.
First night flat and your headaches appearing in the morning and during the day as they did prior to tilting the bed and prior to your stent surgery is very interesting indeed.
If you could also convey your experiment and results back to Franz Schelling, who incidentally is fascinated by this discovery, and others using the German forum he will be very interested to hear about your observations as will many more people with ms who read your reports over the next week.
The repairs from the stent procedure will undoubtedly address the loss of circulation and backpressure this is logical.
A spinal cord injury shows the nervous system struggles to repair itself, cerebral palsy shows the brain also has difficulty in repairing the damage caused from oxygenation deficiency at birth, so I fail to understand how inserting a stent alone is going to reverse multiple scars in the brain and spinal cord. I can however understand that providing the venous reflux is the cause, the stent should prevent further damage and the progression of multiple sclerosis.
Think about varicose veins for example. Surgery is performed to address the visible damage without taking into account what has caused the damage = Increased Venous Pressure.
Patching up the tubes that are still exposed to the same pressure that caused them to bulge out cannot provide a long term solution and frequently results in more cosmetic surgery being performed as the blood flow is redirected and other veins become swollen, even bulging like a balloon known as a vein blowout, usually in the groin.
So it is imperative to address the cause as well as fixing the obvious obstructions.
The photographs of varicose veins in a male aged 34 before and after I.T. shown here: http://www.thisisms.com/modules.php?nam ... 5&start=90
Show clearly we are addressing the pressure source by tilting the bed and avoiding flat bedrest.
Your headaches could be indicative of that same pressure change laying flat where the heart has to do all of the work. The heart after all is an efficient pump and when the body is flat it has to provide the force for the circulation to continue. If correct then the veins will inevitably inflate to cope with the additional arterial pressure and as veins cannot readily support internal pressure due to their elasticity, unlike the rigid arterial walls, the veins will bulge and distort, even twist under pressure.
When the bed is tilted, we release pulses of solutes resulting from expired solute free air from the respiratory tract into the main artery, obvious evidence for this is the salinity of nasal mucus tears, sweat and saliva occurring wherever evaporation takes place. Coincidence that salt increases taste? Or could the added salt increase the amount of tastes entering the nervous system?
Salts released down the artery according to experimental evidence shown on Youtube videos will assist the circulation to run in one direction and at the same time improve venous return flow back to the heart providing the body is correctly aligned with the direction of gravity, hence the use of an inclined bed.
Michell Cabanac University Laval Quebec Canada presented some remarkable footage showing blood flow reversal in the brain due to evaporative heat stress.
The hotter the volunteer became while exercising the more the blood began to flow in the opposite direction to the force from the heart shown using a doppler probe. Not an unnatural occurrence but a normal reaction to increased evaporative heat loss from the scalp.
Cabanac et al were saying that the blood flow reversal was due to the brain deciding to keep itself cooler even calling the paper selective cooling of the brain. However, the brain cannot alter the direction of blood flow as there are no valves in the vessels that pass through the skull from the skin to the brain.
Evidence for efficacy with multiple sclerosis.
On the two main threads, I have provided evidence from 2 pilot studies, now supported by the evidence from Erika and foreverspring and other members of the forum together with an independent report from the Multiple Sclerosis Resource Centre (MSRC). Titled Raised bed Survey.
All of this evidence over many years has shown irrefutably that tilting the bed we sleep in has a profound restorative affect on many neurological conditions.
MS being the main condition that has been investigated over many years without any financial gain and considerable financial costs.
Ask yourself why anyone in their right mind would spend 16 years of their life trying to help people who frequently reject and even ridicule rather than testing the inclined method themselves. I have asked myself this same question too many times.
Yet here we are 16 years later trying to find a way of presenting the facts so that many tens of thousands of people can find relief from debilitating illnesses and injuries using a simple technique that does not require drugs or indeed their inherent side effects and can be conducted in the comfort of their own home.
When I came to this magnificent forum I had great hopes of encouraging lots of people to test this therapy and report their findings. I still have those hopes and we have already seen the unprecedented reports from Foreverspring, a lady in her late sixties who has shared her experiences to help others.
Teri Harrison over 11 years ago tilted her bed, she is on my facebook friends list for those who want to ask her about this. Teri for 11 years has led a normal active life with only occasional bouts of short term optic neuritis to remind her of how life was before she tilted her bed all those years ago.
Yes I know we have all heard that if something sounds too good to be true it frequently is. But there is a difference here. Thos snake oil peddlers have $£ sings in their eyes. I don’t!
Andrew K Fletcher
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