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by AndrewKFletcher
Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: Inclined Bed Therapy (IBT)
Replies: 29
Views: 5965

Re: Inclined Bed Therapy (IBT) How is everyone?

No comments from these videos?
by AndrewKFletcher
Sat Jun 15, 2013 5:04 pm
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: Inclined Bed Therapy (IBT)
Replies: 29
Views: 5965

Re: Inclined Bed Therapy (IBT) How is everyone?

Great, thanks for deciding to raise bed higher. No it does not matter how long a person has ms, or indeed which category of ms they fall in. What appears to matter is the level of humidity in the home / area. So if someone is drying washing out on radiators or you have lots of house plants that requ...
by AndrewKFletcher
Wed Jun 05, 2013 12:20 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: Inclined Bed Therapy (IBT)
Replies: 29
Views: 5965

NASA Research Dr Joan Vernikos Gravity + Posture Very Import

Tilting a bed to make use of gravity is something NASA have been doing since the early 90's. I would consider their opinion as being worthwhile, especially when they go to the trouble of publishing their conclusions and thoughts. I hope you enjoy watching the videos. There are more interesting video...
by AndrewKFletcher
Tue May 21, 2013 12:52 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: Thermodynamic Approach to Cerebrospinal Fluid Circulation
Replies: 19
Views: 3712

Re: Thermodynamic Approach to Cerebrospinal Fluid Circulatio

Andrew, Is 5in. beneficial, I will surely raise it another inch if you think best. Hi Lynn, 5 inch incline is ok, but 6 inch incline is better. It makes no difference what kind of injury a person has sustained, be it by surgery or by accident. IBT accelerates the healing process by supporting the c...
by AndrewKFletcher
Tue May 21, 2013 12:24 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: Thermodynamic Approach to Cerebrospinal Fluid Circulation
Replies: 19
Views: 3712

Re: Thermodynamic Approach to Cerebrospinal Fluid Circulatio

How goes the so-called "sodium pump" fit in? Trees don't like saline. Thanks for your reply Increase the density of the soil water by adding too much salt and you counter act the density change from evaporation. The downflow (phloem needs to be denser than the return flow (Xylem) The published lite...
by AndrewKFletcher
Thu May 16, 2013 5:46 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: Thermodynamic Approach to Cerebrospinal Fluid Circulation
Replies: 19
Views: 3712

Re: Thermodynamic Approach to Cerebrospinal Fluid Circulatio

Hi dlynn. Yes I have been saying this since 1995. If we can maintain cerebrospinal fluid flow by correcting our sleeping posture, damaged myelin should benefit. Stagnation of csf flow is common and detrimental. csf can also flow in the opposite direction so therefore cannot be directly influenced by...
by AndrewKFletcher
Thu May 16, 2013 12:36 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: Thermodynamic Approach to Cerebrospinal Fluid Circulation
Replies: 19
Views: 3712

Re: Thermodynamic Approach to Cerebrospinal Fluid Circulatio

Now, some doctors are pointing out that the problem might also -- or instead -- include a delayed drainage of spinal fluid (CSF) which could also explain many of the symptoms we deal with. CSF drainage issues can sometimes be addressed by dental treatment and/or an AO/NUCCA chiropractor. What could...
by AndrewKFletcher
Mon May 13, 2013 1:23 pm
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: Thermodynamic Approach to Cerebrospinal Fluid Circulation
Replies: 19
Views: 3712

Re: Thermodynamic Approach to Cerebrospinal Fluid Circulatio

Interesting paper highlights the problems with explaining csf circulation: Respiratory Influences on CSF Fluctuation The systolic pulse wave is well established as the primary impetus for CSF circulation, but there is evidence that the respiratory rhythm also plays a significant role. A recent study...
by AndrewKFletcher
Mon May 13, 2013 6:46 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: Thermodynamic Approach to Cerebrospinal Fluid Circulation
Replies: 19
Views: 3712

Re: Thermodynamic Approach to Cerebrospinal Fluid Circulatio

Cure: There is no pumping process in CSF circulation. The ascent of sap in tall trees is still open, Osmosis, Capillary action and Root pressure are dead in the water. The Cohesion tension theory relies on some magical undiscovered force that can suck water up a tree to great heights without breakin...
by AndrewKFletcher
Sun May 12, 2013 11:30 pm
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: Thermodynamic Approach to Cerebrospinal Fluid Circulation
Replies: 19
Views: 3712

Re: Thermodynamic Approach to Cerebrospinal Fluid Circulatio

When I asked the question, I knew that my discovery in the circulation in trees and plants applied to the circulation in humans and all animal, even microscopic creatures If I remember my botany course correctly, evaporation of water from the leaves combined with consumption of water during photosy...
by AndrewKFletcher
Sun May 12, 2013 11:24 pm
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: Thermodynamic Approach to Cerebrospinal Fluid Circulation
Replies: 19
Views: 3712

Re: Thermodynamic Approach to Cerebrospinal Fluid Circulatio

Hello Blossom, it's good to hear from you again. If you have a length of sturdy say 3/4 plywood cut to same size as your mattress, have someone sand down all the edges to remove any splinters and place it under the mattress with some of those anti-slip mats they place under rugs, between the mattres...
by AndrewKFletcher
Sun May 12, 2013 1:34 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: Thermodynamic Approach to Cerebrospinal Fluid Circulation
Replies: 19
Views: 3712

Thermodynamic Approach to Cerebrospinal Fluid Circulation

Too many years have passed since finding that people with ms benefit from sleeping on an inclined bed. Many of you here have read the posts from people using IBT for ms. The results in the MSRC Report titled Raised Bed Survey should have sufficed to have the results tested in a trial for pwms. http:...
by AndrewKFletcher
Wed Mar 13, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: Inclined Bed Therapy (IBT)
Replies: 29
Views: 5965

Re: Inclined Bed Therapy (IBT) How is everyone?

Thanks for your replies, high elevation is known to cause lethargy, which is understandable with the change in oxygen, but my point was that somehow damaged myelin begins to function again at altitude and therefore ms cannot be due to an immune response where the body attacks itself. If this were th...
by AndrewKFletcher
Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:45 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: Inclined Bed Therapy (IBT)
Replies: 29
Views: 5965

Re: Inclined Bed Therapy (IBT) How is everyone?

If you live in a river valley area, damp home or coastal / estuary area, then consider using a dehumidifier in the home. Avoid drying washing indoors, especially on radiators and open windows when cooking or showering to let excess moisture out. There is a correlation between high humidity and the o...
by AndrewKFletcher
Tue Mar 12, 2013 2:07 am
Forum: Chronic Cerebrospinal Venous Insufficiency (CCSVI)
Topic: Inclined Bed Therapy (IBT)
Replies: 29
Views: 5965

Re: Inclined Bed Therapy (IBT) How is everyone?

Hi Dlynn 4.5" won't work like the full incline does for sure. We use a memory foam mattress to provide additional friction and depressions in the mattress which work well to prevent slipping. A duvet / quilt / soft blanket placed under the bottom sheet also works well providing it is tucked in tight...