Thursday, May 21, 2009

Multiple Sclerosis Fits with Inclined Therapy.

Women have babies, having babies often causes abnormalities in the veins. Pressure changes in the veins due to the overloading of nutrients and minerals in the circulation might be a possible trigger for venous bulges.

Posture also plays a very important roll, having a baby also means the mother is going to take the weight off her feet. Advise is to raise the legs, or “put your feet up”.

According to many reports now, varicose veins can be rectified by avoiding poor posture by adopting a gentle inclined posture and definitely not sitting for hours with your feet up. Years ago plenty of flat bedrest was the order of the day following parturition. This error at least has been rectified. Mothers are now encouraged to become active sooner rather than later and with good reason. Not only varicose veins and oedema result from prolonged flat bedrest. Thrombosis is a serious threat from inactivity. Varicose veins are known also as chronic venous insufficiency.

Then there is the humidity factor. Several people with chronic venous insufficiency have reported that their varicose veins appear to worsen when the humidity is raised and this fits with my theory and research like a glove fits the hand! High humidity reduces our ability to evaporate water from the skin and respiratory tract. This will affect our circulation and induce lethargy. The Olympics in Atlantis provided an insight into how high humidity induces not only lethargy but reduces our ability to maintain our body temperature by evaporative cooling. Warm tropical air can hold more water than cold Northern air. Two studies were conducted in river valley areas in France to determine the level of ms found in the high humidity environment. The studies were conclusive! Then the elite team of soldiers who lowered themselves into a ravine in Borneo following a river. The humidity in the ravine was oppressive and this crack team of soldiers were reduced to severe lethargy and unable to get back out of the ravine or even walk more than a few paces. In fact malaria has been considered as a causal pathogen because it also follows the high humidity found in river valley areas. But Malaria would have to be present in other areas where ms is prevalent for this to be correct and it is not. But high humidity is!

Pauline, a lady with ms for many years took part in the first pilot study for Inclined Therapy and made a remarkable recovery as did others involved in the study. She regained normal vision and no longer requires spectacles to drive a car. She completed an open university degree and before we tilted her bed she could not make out the outline of the screen let alone conduct studies to gain her diploma.

But most of all, Pauline provided some insight into ms, by conducted experiments with a dehumidifier. Pauline lives in Paignton so experiences very high humidity at times living by the coast. In fact the area she lives in was once a bogged area and was drained, many of the houses on the estate still have a damp problem and water logged gardens.

During one of our conversations Pauline mentioned that some days her dropped foot problem would not be a problem throughout the day, yet other days it would be.

The answer came when several people began using a humidity meter and writing down symptoms during higher than normal humidity.

Multiple sclerosis appeared to rely on higher than normal humidity, so Pauline was advised to purchase a dehumidifier and use it ion the bedroom together with the inclined bed. The results were startling and proved beyond a shadow of doubt that the humidity factor was very important for maintaining the circulation and again fitted like a glove with my research.

Pauline recorded time and time again that when she used the dehumidifier during high humidity her dropped foot problem did not present itself throughout the following day! Yet when she deliberately did not use the dehumidifier the dropped foot problem was troublesome!

Andrew K Fletcher

Confavreux C, Darchy P, Alperovitch A, Aimard G, Devic M.
A questionnaire-based prevalence study was conducted in the Chalon-sur-Saône and Avignon areas, in the Rhône-Saône valley, France, to determine the frequency of multiple sclerosis. These areas are 300 km apart and lie on the 47 degrees and 44 degrees North parallels respectively. Age-adjusted prevalence rates on March 20, 1984 were 58.5 and 48.6 per 100,000 inhabitants respectively. There was no significant difference between the two areas. These preliminary data suggest that south-eastern France, as represented by Avignon, may fall within the high risk area for multiple sclerosis.

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