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EECP versus Memory Loss or Alzheimer's

First things first.  I'm not a doctor and I don't play one on TV. I am about to state that there's a treatment I'm aware of that is helping people with diabetes, memory loss, and other issues, and I'm only posting this because I've run into a number of doctors who claim it's "for heart patients only."

Great documentary about a topic not taught to doctors. Diet and nutrition.

In my research into the Flipside, I've met people who remember previous lifetimes where they had memory loss, or a dementia.  During the memories of those lifetimes, they claim that they were fully conscious and aware of everything around them - but not able to communicate it because of the inability of the brain to function properly.

I've heard the expression "They may not remember you, but you remember who they were."

I remember who they were. And still are on the Flipside.

But it's deeper than that.  They may not seem to know who you are, but inside, in their conscious world, they know who you are and appreciate everything you do for them.  So don't neglect those who don't seem to remember you.  They do.

Beyond that, I want to make a bone to pick; a complaint.  It's against professionals who are convinced that "if they weren't taught it in school, it doesn't exist."  I've had a number of friends speak to me about their loved ones who are showing signs of dementia, or are having some kind of heart/health issue and I steer them to EECP.

The doctor will see you now.


What's EECP? "EECP is a non-surgical, mechanical procedure that can reduce the symptoms of angina pectoris, by increasing coronary blood flow in areas of the heart that lack blood flow."

How does it work?  From WebMD:

"The EECP treatment uses a series of blood pressure cuffs on both legs to gently but firmly compress the blood vessels in the lower limbs to increase blood flow to the heart. Each wave of pressure is electronically timed to the heartbeat, so that the increased blood flow is delivered to your heart at the precise moment it is relaxing.

When the heart pumps again, pressure is released instantaneously. This lowers resistance in the blood vessels in the legs so that blood may be pumped more easily from your heart.

EECP may encourage some small blood vessels in the heart to open. These collateral blood vessels may eventually become "natural bypass" vessels to provide blood flow to heart muscle. This contributes to the relief of chest pain.

What Happens During EECP Treatment?
EECP is a non-invasive, outpatient therapy. During treatment:

Patients lie down on a padded table in a treatment room.
Three electrodes are applied to the skin of the chest and connected to an electrocardiograph (ECG). The ECG will display the heart's rhythm during treatment. Blood pressure is also monitored.

A set of cuffs is wrapped around the calves, thighs, and buttocks. These cuffs attach to air hoses that connect to valves that inflate and deflate the cuffs. Patients experience a sensation of a strong "hug" moving upward from calves to thighs to buttocks during inflation followed by the rapid release of pressure on deflation. Inflation and deflation are electronically synchronized with the heartbeat and blood pressure.

How Often Are EECP Treatments?
Patients who are accepted for EECP treatment must undergo 35 hours of therapy. Treatment is administered 1-2 hours a day, five days a week, for 7 weeks.

Who Is a Candidate for EECP?
You may be a candidate for EECP if you:

Have chronic stable angina
Are not receiving adequate relief by taking nitrates, calcium channel blockers, and beta-blockers
Do not qualify as a candidate for invasive procedures (bypass surgery, angioplasty, or stenting)
Published studies conducted at numerous medical centers have demonstrated benefits for most patients undergoing EECP, including:

Less need for anti-anginal medication, Decrease in symptoms of angina, Increased ability to do activities without onset of symptoms, Ability to return to enjoyable activities,

Reviewed by James Beckerman, MD, FACC on February 22, 2014

AND

Here's why I'm posting it.  I tried it for something completely different - I tore my miniscus in my knee, and while I was getting prolotherapy (an athletic procedure) for the knee, the doctor suggested I try it out.  I did about 25 sessions, and a whole number of ailments or problems seemed to disappear. I was suprised that this non invasive, relatively inexpensive treatment (mostly used for diabetes people who can't exercise, post operative people with heart ailments and others) was helping so many people and absolutely no one is covering it.

I did some research.  It turns out the procedure is effective to treat anything with regard to getting blood to flow through the veins properly - including treating Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, diabetes, basically anything that is related to plaque in the blood vessels preventing the body from working properly.  It doesn't cure or claim to cure these issues, but there are studies that show it helps with them.  And doesn't it make sense to try the very thing that works?

Why does it work?

Because one hour session is equivalent to running 5 miles while lying down.  
This foto has nothing to do with this piece, I just like it. Pere LaChaise, Paris.

It's the reason professional athletes have purchased these machines.

Full disclosure - I was so impressed by the results, I bought a few stocks in the company that makes the equipment.  The stock hasn't gone anywhere, up or down, I don't pay attention to it - but I'm not going to say what the company I invested in, because it doesn't matter.  I'm posting this because if you have a heart problem, diabetes, sleep issues, a loved one with memory loss, ischemia, etc, a whole variety of other issues - it may be the best thing you look into.

I can tell you that it's not a common procedure - (although I believe it one day will be, when they can figure out how to monetize it) you need to "convince" a doctor to try it. Most EECP machines are used for heart patients, or back surgery - when the machine functions as a blood pumping machine during the procedure. I've had a number of friends bring it up with their doctor, who said it wasn't worth looking into, or it was "just for heart patients." Well, turns out these doctors are wrong.

Here are some of the benefits for the brain alone:


1. Benefits for Alzheimer's patients: http://mindrescue.com/eecp.html
2. Benefits for anyone with memory loss: http://ecptherapy.com/benefits-ecp-eecp-therapy/
4. 2010 study showing EECP helps memory loss: http://www.jgc301.com/ch/reader/create_pdf.aspx?file_no=20100204&flag=1

So, why spend time arguing about a procedure no one cares about? 

Why spend time talking to people about the afterlife, when nobody cares about that either?  

It's because if we step back and take a look at what we're doing, who we are as people - as humans - can see how we've altered the focus of the planet to be about income and money, and monetization of everything, including health.

It's going to require a quiet revolution of like minded people to focus on the things that actually help people.  It might be talking about a little known procedure that is non invasive and can help with a number of ailments, it might be talking about a ghost story that a friend imparted to you, because it has some resonance with them - and that story might influence someone else on the planet. This quiet revolution will allow others to seek truth in ways that are outside the mainstream media, outside the miasma that we appear to be swimming in.  

And in my book, that's a good thing.  My two cents.

My book. A good thing too.



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