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Looking for 50+ people to test a simple therapy for varicose veins and oedema

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  • Posted By: Andrew K Fletcher
  • July 3, 2008
  • 08:26 AM

A Study to Show that Varicose Veins and Oedema will respond Favourably to Inclined Bed Therapy (IBT) and do not Require Surgery.
http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=9843.msg120766#msg120766

Looking for a minimum of 50 people who have varicose veins and who have not yet had surgery to take part in a simple non-invasive therapy that is already showing great promise.

There are no costs involved for anyone who wants to test this simple theory on a condition that affects a huge number of adults.

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We are hoping to provide before during and after measurements and photographic evidence so that a controlled study can follow up and test our anecdotal results.

A pilot study has already been conducted and provided predicted positive results. And now this latest study is repeating the same positive results so hopefully we should be able to prevent many unnecessary and often risky surgical procedures.


Andrew K Fletcher

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  • Andrew K. FletcherPaignton, Devon U.K.+44 1803524117Inclined Bed Therapy (IBT) Varicose Veins Study.Inclined To Sleep Inclined Yet? Dear ReaderWe are seeking some help to find more volunteers for a very exciting study and feel that this is something that your readers and colleagues will definitely find fascinating and some who have varicose veins and oedema and wish to avoid surgery will definitely want to join this Free study which produces results in only 4 weeks!News Release:An Important Scientific Study into the cause of Varicose Veins and Oedema and Inclined Bed Therapy (I.B.T.) is now underway, which makes use of the way the body uses gravity to move solutes through the vessels to improve circulation and alter the pressure inside the veins to significantly reduce swelling and oedema. Our study is free for anyone to participate in. There are no products to be sold or marketed.Get the latest slant on sleeping.What is Inclined Bed Therapy?Gravity was identified as the driving force behind circulation in trees in 1994 and was applied immediately to how circulation in the body benefits from the same interaction with salts and sugars in the circulation. A video showing the use of IBT with spinal cord injury can be viewed here. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3D7tBQfCxQIBT is simply tilting the bed so that the head end is 15 cm’s or 6 inches higher than the foot end providing a level but tilted bed, hence the name Inclined Bed Therapy.0 People with varicose veins, oedema (fluid retention) are needed to participate in an online Diary Study, in order to prove that simply altering our sleeping position can have a positive affect on these problems. If you or someone you know has Varicose Veins, the standard advise is to raise your legs and tilt your bed the other way to IBT, Or to undergo risky and expensive surgery that is prone to fail because it does not address why the pressure inside the vein causes it to bulge.Which according to current physiology books makes sense. But what if that logic is incorrect? All the evidence from our study is showing that gravity is not a force we are struggling to overcome but a force that drives the fluids within the body.Are you prepared to take the 4 week challenge and provide us with your observations? Or do you know someone who has varicose veins and would like to watch them slowly but surely shrink and improve every night they go to bed instead of becoming more unsightly and uncomfortable?Our study is located on the Naked Scientists forum, who have a regular slot on BBC Radio. http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=9843.msg121037#msg121037My wife’s calf showing clearly her varicose vein shadow, which went flat after 4 weeks of Inclined Bed Therapy back in 1994 and has not returned to its former state since. http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=9843.msg121037#msg121037Alun has already confirmed my statement on the study thread that Varicose veins will shrink after 4 weeks of IBT and has supplied us with photographic before and after 4 weeks of IBT along with a diary account of his observations. And he is not alone. http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=9843.75We are hoping to find at least 50 more pioneering volunteers who wish to avoid surgery and it’s inherent risks and failures, who are willing to provide us with photographic and a written account of their own experiences sleeping inclined.So far our study is running towards a predicted outcome that flies in the face of current physiology literature.Look forward to hearing from you.Yours sincerely Andrew K Fletcher A Study to Show that Varicose Veins and Oedema will respond Favourably to Inclined Bed Therapy (IBT) and do not Require Surgery.http://www.thenakedscientists.com/forum/index.php?topic=9843.msg120766#msg120766 Looking for a minimum of 50 people who have varicose veins and who have not yet had surgery to take part in a simple non-invasive therapy that is already showing great promise. There are no costs involved for anyone who wants to test this simple theory on a condition that affects a huge number of adults. http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb31/Andrew_K_Fletcher/Web%20Page%20Pictures/Image16.gif We are hoping to provide before during and after measurements and photographic evidence so that a controlled study can follow up and test our anecdotal results. A pilot study has already been conducted and provided predicted positive results. And now this latest study is repeating the same positive results so hopefully we should be able to prevent many unnecessary and often risky surgical procedures. Andrew K Fletcher
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