Narconon Sauna Narconon Sauna Detox Program Information and Results Mon, 13 Apr 2015 16:43:43 +0000 en hourly 1 Professional Counselor Study Shows Effectiveness of Narconon Sauna Program Thu, 19 Feb 2015 02:10:59 +0000 Continue reading Professional Counselor Study Shows Effectiveness of Narconon Sauna Program ]]> A study done by Max Ben, PhD and published in Professional Counselor, Vol. 7 No. 3 shows the effectiveness of the Narconon Sauna Program.

Max Ben, PhD:

Max Ben, PhD, has served as director of corporate research at the Miles Laboratories and as director of research and development for the Rost Company. He has conducted research programs for the National Institutes of Health and has authored more than 90 publications on the subjects of toxicology, pharmacology, shock, and endocrinology. He has directed clinical data management programs and has had extensive interaction with regulatory agencies.

In his paper, entitled “Pharmacotherapy: Millions Spent, Little Gained” he outlines several flaws in the strategy used by traditional drug rehabilitation centers and speaks of the Narconon Sauna Program as the most effective program.

Flaw in the Traditional Strategy:

The use of drugs to treat drug addiction began back in the 1800s and has been a revolving door of problems since then. In the late 19th century Morphine was pushed as a solution to alcohol abuse. The 1889 Cincinnati Lancet-Clinic was quoted as saying, “Is it not the duty of a physician when he cannot cure an ill, when there is no reasonable ground for hope that it will ever be done, to do the next best thing — advise a course of treatment that will diminish to an immense extent great evils otherwise irremediable?” They then went on to say “The use of morphine in the place of alcohol is but a choice of evils, and by far the lesser.”

When morphine abuse became rampant and brought on enough social concern the pharmaceutical industry began searching for less addictive drugs. This lead them to the discovery of heroin. In 1901 Dr. Maurice B. Ahlborn wrote in the New York Medical Journal “Heroin will take the place of morphine without its disagreeable qualities. There seems to be no craving for the heroin awakened by its continual use, as the subsequent gradual withdrawal after its substitution has been attended with no particular craving.”

Today we know the addictive nature of both morphine and heroin and yet newer drugs are created and pushed, opioids like methadone which have been proved to be just as addictive are still used as treatment for heroin addiction.

The Narconon Sauna Program:

As outlined in his paper, the Narconon Sauna Program allows drug abusers to come off of drugs and get them out of their system without the use of more drugs, but instead vitamins and sweating in a sauna. This allows the body to rid itself of the fat soluble drugs that have logged themselves into the fat cells, causing cravings for drugs days, weeks and even years after the last intake of the drug.

By ridding the body of these impurities, the addict is able to move on without the physical substance changing his behavior and attitude towards drugs. You are then able to handle the mental reasons he turned to drugs to begin with knowing that you will be dealing only with the person himself and not the influence of the drug residues.

With more professionals coming to the conclusion that treatment of drugs with more drugs is only furthering the problem, a future where the standard treatment for addiction is an effective one that truly allows the addicts to recover is not far off. If you are looking for a treatment center for a loved one, ensure that the one you choose is an all natural clinic and not one that uses dangerous and addictive drugs to treat the addiction.

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Firefighters Exposed to Toxins Get Second Chance Thanks to Sauna Treatment Wed, 14 Jan 2015 01:58:24 +0000 Continue reading Firefighters Exposed to Toxins Get Second Chance Thanks to Sauna Treatment ]]> firemanWhen firefighters rush in to respond to a call, they very often do so with little or no heed to their own safety, beyond trusting in the equipment they have been provided. In some cases, this can have tragic results for the firefighters. Making the lives and safety of others their top priority, firefighters often expose themselves to considerable harm, above and beyond the obvious danger of the flames. Too many firefighters are forced into early retirement by occupational diseases, illnesses which were caused directly by exposure to toxic chemicals at the scene of a fire. This was the case in a group of around 100 firemen who showed up at Louisiana State University in 1987 to fight the flames after the explosion of a transformer on the campus. In the course of the incident, the crew were exposed to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), polychlorinated dibenzofurans (PCDFs) and polychlorinated dibenzodioxins (PCDDs). These chemicals are widely recognized as being highly toxic, and exposure to them is a serious health crisis. The firefighters in the Louisiana incident suffered massive exposure to PCBs and the related substances, and around one in five of them soon reported symptoms.

These details are featured in a study published in the journal Clinical Ecology, titled “Improvement in Perception of Transcutaneous Nerve Stimulation Following Detoxification in Firefighters Exposed to PCBs, PCDDs and PCDFs.”The study was conducted and the paper authored by Megan Shields, M.D., Shelley L. Beckmann, Ph.D., Ginny Cassidy-Brinn, R.N.P. In it, we learn of how a group of 17 of the firefighters exposed to PCBs in 1987 were selected for a trial of the Hubbard Method, the very same program which is known in Narconon as the sauna detoxification step. The researchers supposed that the Hubbard Method could be effective at removing toxic accumulation from the fat cells of the body, which is the principle upon which the sauna detox in Narconon works. The 17 firefighters were given a series of tests, which included testing with the Neurometer, a device which worked by testing electrical current as it passes through the skin. Of the 17, a sub-group of 5 were found to display signs of neuropathy, based on the results of their testing. Effects such as these were previously thought to be an unavoidable consequence of PCB exposure, and so the firefighters in this case were most likely having to come to terms with the prospects of being unable to work for the rest of their lives.

Sauna Detox Helps Firefighters Recover from Toxic Exposure

The Hubbard Method gave these firefighters a second chance. Testing following the treatment regimen found that every one of the 5 firefighters who had displayed signs of neuropathy had improved significantly, and 2 of them had achieved a full recovery. The study was a limited one in terms of the number of subjects involved, but it did demonstrate that the Hubbard Method can be effective in clearing the body of the accumulated effects of past toxic exposure, and that people whose health has been jeopardized by chemicals in the environment can recover. The study authors theorize, and this is the basis of the Hubbard Method, that certain long-term health conditions, including many common ailments which follow firefighters into retirement, can be traced back to a past chemical exposure. Treatment of this depends on flushing out the chemicals which have accumulated in the fat cells, so that the person no longer has to live his days under the weight of a chemical burden. It is a unique approach to improving the health of a person who has suffered following exposure to chemicals, and in the years since the study, the Hubbard Method has been widely used to help people from all walks of life to free themselves from the effects of toxic exposure.

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Sauna Detox Study Proves Effectiveness in Eliminating Human Contamination Wed, 31 Dec 2014 03:03:13 +0000 Continue reading Sauna Detox Study Proves Effectiveness in Eliminating Human Contamination ]]> saunaThe Narconon drug rehab program has been the subject of dozens of studies and surveys over the past 40+ years, and they have found that the program is effective at helping drug addicts to achieve a stable and lasting recovery, with rates of success that compare very favorably with other rehab programs. The sauna detoxification step of the program has been the focus of a great deal of this research, and it has been studied in applications outside of the Narconon program. The sauna detox is more formally known as the Hubbard Method, named for its developer, researcher L. Ron Hubbard. In addition to being used as a detox system for the Narconon program, the Hubbard Method has also been successfully applied as a way to help victims of toxic chemical exposure. In the November/December 1989 issue of  the Archives of Environmental Health, we find an example of this, in a study published with the title “Neurobehavioral Dysfunction in Firemen Exposed to Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs): Possible Improvement after Detoxification.”

For background on the study results, we learn that a group of 14 firemen had been exposed to PCBs, a highly toxic type of chemical which is a known pollutant and which has been linked to cancer. The crew had been called to the scene of a transformer explosion, and as they were fighting the ensuing fire they were exposed to PCBs and their byproducts. As a result of this exposure, they were found to suffer from a variety of symptoms which were not affecting their fellow crew members who had not been on the scene of the incident. It was determined that the symptoms suffered by the group of 14 were caused by PCB exposure. Untreated, the firefighters could expect to continue living with these symptoms for years into the future, and would have been like countless other firemen who have developed permanent disabilities in return for their willingness to sacrifice it all to safeguard the lives of others. Fortunately, they were contacted by the group of researchers who were performing the 1989 study, and were given the opportunity to take part in a program to test out the effectiveness of the Hubbard Method. The sauna detox had already been in use for years on the Narconon program and in other applications, and based on the results that had been produced in those areas researchers were looking for other ways to put the program to use in order to improve the lives of people whose health had been jeopardized by toxic chemicals.

Firefighters Recover from Chemical Toxicity through Detox Program

The symptoms which the 14 firefighters were complaining of following their exposure to PCBs included irritability, headaches, impaired balance, aching joints, muscular weakness and fatigue. In addition to these symptoms, the firefighters were subjected to a series of neurophysiological and neuropsychological tests which found that they had suffered a number of impairments of their cognitive abilities, including the capacity to recall images and stories and to identify block designs and embedded figures, and their reaction time had also been slowed.

Follow-up tests after the completion of the Hubbard Method treatment found good news, that the firefighters had substantially recovered. It happens too often that a person will live for the rest of their life with the effects of chemical exposure, but the Hubbard Method used in Narconon and elsewhere offers a way out of this trap and an opportunity to make a fresh start free from toxic chemical burden. The program has been used in tens of thousands of cases since its development, and has changed countless lives for the better.

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Sauna Program Shows Results in Helping Fireman Exposed to Toxic Chemicals Wed, 24 Dec 2014 14:34:07 +0000 Continue reading Sauna Program Shows Results in Helping Fireman Exposed to Toxic Chemicals ]]> In the November/December 1989 issue of the Archives of Environmental Health, a report titled “Neurobehavioral Dysfunction in Firemen Exposed to Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs): Possible Improvement after Detoxification” tells of the use of the Hubbard method in treating firefighters for the effects of chemical exposure. A group of 14 firemen had been exposed to PCBs during a call in which they were responding to a transformer explosion and fire — in the course of getting the flames under control, the firefighters were exposed to PCBs and their byproducts, as often happens when firemen are working in areas where such chemicals are released into the air by the burning of industrial materials. This type of exposure can be life-changing for a fireman, whether a single incident is enough to cause problems or if it’s a matter of repeated exposures over the course of years resulting in debilitating conditions. The 14 firefighters who were the focus of the study were facing a dire future, as evidenced by testing that was performed at the outset of the research. They were found to suffer from problems including:

  • Impairment of the ability to remember stories, visual images and digits in reverse order
  • Cognitive function impairment for recognition and association of block designs and embedded figures
  • Slowed reaction time and tests of motor speed

The tests were designed to determine how the study subjects’ mental functions had been affected by their exposure to PCBs, and demonstrated levels of impairment compared with other firefighters from the same station who had not been exposed. These tests were done six months following the exposure, and they boded ill for the future of the firefighters who had been affected. Next, the firefighters underwent between two and three weeks of treatment using the Hubbard method, a detoxification program which has been widely used in treating firefighters and industrial workers, as well as being a major component of the Narconon drug rehab program. Follow-up testing performed six weeks after the initial battery, and after the firefighters had gone through the Hubbard method detoxification protocols, found promising news. The firemen who had done the Hubbard method had by and large recovered from their impairment. They had in effect been given a fresh start, free from the burdens of their past exposure to PCBs and other chemicals.

How the Narconon Sauna Detox Works

The Hubbard method works on a simple principle of purifying and cleansing the body. Even after the major effects of exposure to chemicals — ranging from industrial chemicals such as PCB to street drugs such as marijuana — have subsided, a person typically continues suffering to some degree from this exposure. Many chemicals are lipophilic, meaning that they accumulate in the fat cells of the body. There they may remain for years, with toxic effects such as those demonstrated in the testing performed in the 1989 study. The Hubbard method specifically targets these toxic accumulations, releasing them from the cells and causing them to be excreted through the sweat glands.

As a result of this, the person no longer has to suffer from chemical accumulation in the body, and can enjoy a renewed level of health, vigor and mental clarity. It is a gentle and gradual process, one which, most people can do and which has profound and life-changing effects for those who complete it. Tens of thousands of people have done the Hubbard method over the years, and it forms a central element of the Narconon program as it gives a drug addict a release from the trap of drug cravings. People from all walks of life have used the Hubbard method to regain their health, and it offers a valuable route to recovery in today’s chemical world.

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How Sauna Detox Used at Narconon Has Helped Firemen Exposed to Chemicals Tue, 16 Dec 2014 19:46:48 +0000 Continue reading How Sauna Detox Used at Narconon Has Helped Firemen Exposed to Chemicals ]]> When most people think of the dangers faced by firemen in the line of duty, they get pictures of raging flames, collapsing buildings and smoke inhalation. As dangerous as all these are, they don’t represent the full picture when it comes to the hazards that present themselves to firefighters. Another serious health threat which threatens the lives of firefighters is the exposure to toxic chemicals, in incidents involving spills, explosions and fumes released in a conflagration. One of the most insidious aspects of this situation is the fact that toxic chemical exposure does not always affect a firefighter in a single, catastrophic event. In many cases, a fireman may be forced into early retirement and a lifetime of disability by the effects of gradual accumulation of the toxic burden resulting from several events over the course of a career. Chemical exposure is indeed one of the greatest health threats that confront firefighters, and in exchange for their years of brave service these men and women often end up with debilitating physical conditions that can make life miserable and cut one’s years short.

A solution to the effects of short- or long-term chemical exposure suffered by firefighters is available in the sauna detoxification regimen which is used in the Narconon drug rehab program. It is effective in this application on the same principle as it is used to cleanse the body of a recovering drug addict. Certain chemical substances are lipophilic, which means that they have a tendency to accumulate in the fat cells of the body. This category includes many of the toxins to which firefighters are exposed when fighting the flames. They breathe in the fumes or are exposed to them through the skin, the chemicals are absorbed into the fatty tissues of the body, and there they remain for years into the future. The person may notice over time that he or she no longer feels the same, that the vigor and vibrancy of earlier years are faded, and that life is now characterized by a daily struggle with various physical ailments. The sauna detox used on the Narconon program, known as the Hubbard method, can be used to undo these effects, and has been demonstrated to be effective through its application to tens of thousands of people and through published studies into its validity.

Hubbard Detox Method Used to Treat Firefighters

One such study was published in the November/December 1989 issue of the Archives of Environmental Health, in a report titled “Neurobehavioral Dysfunction in Firemen Exposed to Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs): Possible Improvement after Detoxification.” The study focused on the results achieved by using the Hubbard method to treat a group of 14 firemen who had been exposed to PCBs and their byproducts when fighting a fire, which occurred when a transformer exploded. They were compared to their fellow crewmembers at the same station who were not exposed during that incident, and were found to suffer from a number of cognitive impairments which their peers did not experience six months following the exposure. Six weeks later, the group of 14 were given a new round of testing, and they were found to have generally improved across the boards. The difference was that they had been given between 2 and 3 weeks of treatment using the Hubbard method.

Based on these results, it was concluded that the Hubbard method was effective in relieving the effects of exposure to PCBs and similar toxic chemicals. This finding should not be underestimated, since it means that the heroes who fight fires and save lives have a way to recover from potentially debilitating conditions that they suffer from only because they put their own safety at risk to protect others. The Hubbard method offers a fresh start to drug addicts, firefighters, and others whose lives have been ruined by chemical exposure.

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Detox Used in Narconon Sauna Shown to Help Reduce Chemicals Stored in Body Thu, 11 Dec 2014 18:01:34 +0000 Continue reading Detox Used in Narconon Sauna Shown to Help Reduce Chemicals Stored in Body ]]> detoxIn The Faces of Addiction, viewers are presented with a series of more than a dozen animated GIFs which show men and women posing for mugshots over periods ranging from several months to nearly 20 years. What they all have in common is the fact that they are drug addicts, people whose appearance for the mug shot camera is typically based on an arrest for crimes such as possession or manufacture of drugs. People who look normal and healthy at the beginning of the animation transform — quickly or slowly — into something that can in many cases be described as a ghoulish appearance. Sometimes you can see it happening gradually from the outset, while in other cases the person looks relatively normal up until the end, when a shocking transformation takes place which leaves the person looking all but unrecognizable. The Faces of Addiction serves as a powerful tool for driving home the message that drugs are dangerous, and it also helps us to understand just how harmful drugs can be to a person’s physical health. This is due in large part to a factor which many people are not aware of.

Most people, when asked about how long drugs stay in the system, will tend to assume that the drugs are gone as soon as the user comes down from the high. What they don’t realize is that many drugs are lipophilic, meaning that they have a tendency to accumulate in the fatty tissues of the body. Small quantities of certain drugs become lodged in the fat cells, and there they can stay for years. This is largely to blame for the physical deterioration suffered by a drug addict. Essentially what is happening is that a drug addict is walking around with a heavy toxic chemical burden. Treatment of this is the reason why Narconon uses the sauna detox program known as the Hubbard method. Developed by researcher L. Ron Hubbard, this detoxification regimen involves a daily schedule of moderate exercise, ingestion of specific nutritional supplements, and time spent sweating in a sauna to flush out the chemicals which are released as a result of the combined effects of these steps. The outcome of this is a substantial recovery and renewed levels of energy, vigor and mental clarity reported by the patient.

Study Examines the Effectiveness of the Hubbard Method

The Hubbard method has been studied for decades to examine its efficacy in applications in the field of addiction treatment, as well as for the treatment of individuals who have suffered from other types of chemical exposure. One of these was a study published in a 1990 edition of the Journal of Environmental Science and Health, “Xenobiotic Reduction and Clinical Improvements in Capacitor Workers: A Feasible Method.” Approximately two dozen workers had been exposed to polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) and other lipophilic chemicals in the course of working at a capacitor factory, and were suffering from symptoms of this toxic exposure. Half of the group was selected for treatment using the Hubbard method, and following treatment their levels of PCBs were found to have fallen by as much as 42%, whereas the control group who had not received treatment actually experienced increased levels of PCBs. Furthermore, the group who had been treated reported that their symptoms had lessened. The Hubbard method has been proven to be effective for relieving a person of the toxic burden following a variety of different types of chemical exposure, and thousands upon thousands of people have recovered using this approach.



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Treatment Used in Narconon Sauna Also Beneficial in Removing Pollutants Tue, 02 Dec 2014 19:33:48 +0000 Continue reading Treatment Used in Narconon Sauna Also Beneficial in Removing Pollutants ]]> The small town of Semic had for decades been celebrated as being the birthplace of the Slovenian resistance to the Nazis in World War II, and as such it held a special place in the national consciousness of what was then Yugoslavia. Suddenly, however, the late 1980s saw the people of Semic being treated as potentially disposable. Health care was being rationed out to them on an as-needed basis, at a time when a large percentage of the population was suffering from severe symptoms and required extensive — and costly — testing for conditions that were difficult to diagnose and harder to treat. People in Semic were found to have higher rates of infertility as well as symptoms including:

  • Headaches
  • Loss of mental acuity
  • Concentration disabilities
  • Nervousness
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Chronic respiratory disturbances
  • Gastrointestinal disturbances
  • Neurological disturbances
  • Joint pains
  • Flu-like symptoms

As mentioned above, medical treatments were not found to bring about any marked alleviation of symptoms and the costs of testing and examination were placing a heavy burden on the town’s public health budget and the nation’s social health care system. So people in Semic were being given less than they needed in terms of health care, and were starting to feel betrayed by a nation which had previously celebrated them for their contributions in the recent past to liberating the country from invaders.

What was causing all the illness among the people of Semic? It was exposure to polychlorinated biphenyl (PCB) and a number of other chemicals, which were in use at the factory which was the mainstay of the local economy. More than 20% of the people in Semic worked at the factory, where inadequate safety equipment left them exposed directly to the chemicals, and conditions such as only a casual separation between eating areas and work areas only served to increase that exposure. People living in the area also suffered due to the release of airborne particles of the chemicals as well as contamination of the soil and water in the region due to dumping by the factory.

A Story of Recovery from Chemical Exposure with the Hubbard Method

One woman who lived in the area and had been working at the factory for nearly 20 years was among those who had developed serious symptoms, including even a blue-green discharge from her breasts which occurred on a daily basis for more than 10 years. Her doctors could not identify a specific cause for her illness, and were not successful in treating it until one suggested that she could benefit from the Hubbard method. This is the same detoxification regimen which is used on the Narconon drug rehab program, and it is also commonly used to help treat those who have suffered other types of occupational or environmental chemical exposure.

As detailed in a 1989 report titled “Occupational, Environmental, and Public Health in Semic: A Case Study of Polychlorinated Biphenyl (PCB) Pollution,” the woman from Semic did undergo treatment with the Hubbard method, and she was elated at the outcome. Upon testing, it was found that her levels of PCB in her body had reduced by 60%, and her symptoms alleviated, including a cessation of the blue-green emission she was experiencing before.

Following this success, a team of researchers ran 11 more people from Semic through the Hubbard detoxification program, and found similarly impressive results. People who had been exposed to dangerous chemicals in the course of trying to make a living or because they lived near the factory now had the opportunity to recover from that exposure and to make a fresh start physically. Rather than having to continue undergoing extensive testing and treatment, which was costly but ineffective, they were able to cleanse their bodies and put an end to the effects of their toxic exposure.

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After Chemical Exposures & Drugs Sauna Detox Cleanses the Body Tue, 25 Nov 2014 21:18:26 +0000 Continue reading After Chemical Exposures & Drugs Sauna Detox Cleanses the Body ]]> It’s difficult to avoid the effects of chemical exposure in today’s world. Drugs are an obvious source of exposure, but even if one does not use drugs or medication, there are still plenty of other chances to suffer exposure to toxic substances. On the large scale, people who work in manufacturing and other industries where workers regularly handle hazardous substances are exposed often on a daily basis to chemicals that can have a severe negative impact on health, particularly when this occurs in a catastrophic event. On the smaller scale, people who work in auto repair shops, nail salons and other environments where chemical fumes are common often suffer effects of the long-term exposure. Even those whose jobs don’t involve chemical exposure still usually suffer from low-grade exposure thanks to pollutants in the air and water, pesticides and other chemicals common in food, chemicals in paint and wood glue, etc. The bottom line is that most people are walking around with a chemical burden in their bodies, the result of years of exposure to toxic chemicals from a variety of sources. Fortunately, there is a way to purify the body of this burden and to make a significant recovery of health in the process.

In the 1970s, American researcher L. Ron Hubbard developed a method for relieving the body of the accumulated residues of chemical exposure, and this is now known as the Hubbard method. It is well known as the sauna detoxification step of the Narconon drug rehab program, where it is used to purify the body of traces of past drug use. People who complete the sauna detox report far less incidence of cravings for drugs, as well as a general resurgence of health and improved levels of mental clarity. The Hubbard method is also used in other settings outside of Narconon, as in an example provided by a 1987 issue of the Journal of Toxicology Cutaneous and Ocular Toxicology, in a report titled “Excretion of a Lipophilic Toxicant Through the Sebaceous Glands: A Case Report.” In it, we learn of a case in which a 23-year-old woman developed symptoms serious enough that she had to quit her job after being exposed to harsh chemicals in the workplace. She was charged with spraying down industrial equipment, and the contaminated water which splashed into the air and washed onto the ground where she was working — without any protective gear — was harsh enough to strip paint off cars parked nearby.

Sauna Detox Flushes Out Toxic Residues

The young woman began suffering from symptoms including sore throat, eye irritation, hoarseness, extreme malaise and lethargy, interrupted sleeping pattern and feeling “terrible all the time.” Nothing seemed to work in her search for a treatment until one doctor suggested that she do the Hubbard method for detoxification. This program is used on the Narconon program to treat the accumulation of drugs in the body, but it has broader applications in the field of health as well. With a combination of heat stress induced by sitting in a sauna, aerobic exercise, and consumption of oils, vitamins and minerals in carefully measured quantities, the Hubbard method works to release toxic residues from the fat cells of the body.

These residues are then flushed out through the sweat as well as the gastrointestinal tract. In the process, people often notice feeling the direct effects of past chemical exposure as the substances pass through. In the case of the young woman featured in the report, the fourth day of the program saw her body secreting a black substance through her skin, and this continued on a gradually lessening basis until she completed the program. Her symptoms all reduced or disappeared entirely, and she was able to return to work. The Hubbard method can do wonders for a person whose health has been jeopardized by exposure to toxic chemicals, giving them essentially a fresh start and relief from what may otherwise have been debilitating symptoms.

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Same Sauna Method Used Through Narconon Can Help Firefighters Exposed to Chemicals Mon, 17 Nov 2014 20:09:25 +0000 Continue reading Same Sauna Method Used Through Narconon Can Help Firefighters Exposed to Chemicals ]]> Firefighters and other first responders are famous for rushing into dangerous situations to save lives, even in situations where doing so places their own lives at risk. The obvious, and most readily recognized, risk that a firefighter faces is of course the flames engulfing a building where the crew shows up to suppress the flames and rescue victims, but this is far from being the only danger that these heroes face. An article in the February 1987 issue of Fire Engineering, titled “Chemical Exposure in Firefighting: The Enemy Within,” goes into great detail about the hazards posed by exposure to toxic substances at the scene of a fire or other emergency, and it also describes at length a powerful solution which can give relief and recovery to firefighters who find themselves being exposed to noxious fumes and other toxins. This exposure can come in the form of a sudden and catastrophic event, or it might be gradual and accumulative.

The Fire Engineering article opens with the story of an engine company that responded to the scene of a chemical spill on Interstate 5, where 2,000 gallons of 1,2 dichloropropane had run across the highway and over the parking lot of a truck stop. The chemical was powerful enough to eat its way through the bottom of the tanker truck, and now it was up to the firefighters as the first responders to handle the situation and keep people safe while operating in the area where the spill had occurred. One of the firefighters involved in that incident is featured in the article as an example of how chemical exposure can cause serious long-term health consequences.

The firefighter whose case was detailed in the Fire Engineering article later developed health problems including serious headaches, rashes and other skin conditions, fatigue, respiratory conditions, joint inflammation, numbness, irritability, and reduced immune response. His life was ruined as a result of his willingness to save the lives of others in an emergency. It didn’t happen all at once, but developed over time, and before long he was starting to worry that he would be facing a future of suffering from these conditions for years to come. Chemicals such as benzene, carbon, disulfide, dioxin, lead, PPB and PCB are all common in the fumes released by a building fire or a chemical spill, and they can cause symptoms such as the firefighter was experiencing, in addition to others including memory problems, preceptory difficulties, weight loss, speech impairment, and emotional disorders, among others. These effects can build up over time, as the chemicals causing them may accumulate with gradual exposure over the course of several events, and it might not be possible to pinpoint an incident where the exposure occurred. The end result, however, is destroyed health and a ruined life.

Narconon Detox Handles a Variety of Problems with Chemical Exposure

Towards the end of the article in Fire Engineering, we learn of a method for cleansing the body of toxic residues, developed by researcher L. Ron Hubbard. This is the same system which is used on the Narconon program, and it has broad applicability in the handling of chemical exposure of various types. Just as it can get rid of residues left behind by drugs, it can also address chemical exposure in emergency situations, on industrial job sites and in the everyday world. The purification program works by mobilizing fat in the body to release accumulated toxic residues, with the result that the body is no longer carrying around the burden of chemical pollution. Essentially, the person gets a fresh start. The person may re-experience some of the symptoms caused by the chemicals as they are released into the bloodstream and eliminated, but after this there is no longer the liability of having these residues reactivated in the future. Very often, the result is an even greater level of health than the average person. According to figures included in the article, whereas 15% of the general population experiences chronic fatigue, and 79% of those who were studied for an evaluation of the purification program reported this symptom, only 5% of those who completed the program were fatigued. Similarly, 14% of the general population reported suffering headaches, compared with 40% of the pre-treatment group and 9% of the post-treatment group. The purification program used by Narconon and in other applications works at relieving the chemical burden of drugs or other types of toxic exposure, and it sets a person on the path to a newfound level of health and happiness.

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Patients Discuss Sweat Out Process Through Narconon Sauna Wed, 12 Nov 2014 03:06:07 +0000 Continue reading Patients Discuss Sweat Out Process Through Narconon Sauna ]]> saunaNarconon is different from other drug rehab programs, different in the approach that it takes and in the results that it achieves. Like many other programs, it includes counseling, but the counseling that a person receives on the Narconon program can’t really be compared with the talk therapy or group therapy that are so common in addiction treatment. It includes an educational component, but this again is not even really in the same league as the education that a person might expect to receive in a 28-day rehab or other similar setting. Understanding these differences requires extensive explanation of the steps of the program and the How and Why involved in them, but probably the easiest thing to point to that sets Narconon apart from other rehab programs is the sauna detox, known officially as the Narconon New Life Detoxification Program. More than a simple detox to get a person through the phase of withdrawal, the sauna detoxification program serves to flush out the accumulated toxic residues left behind by years of substance abuse, freeing the person of the effects of these residues and giving him or her a fresh start.

Narconon Sauna Explained in Former Patient Video

Narconon graduates describe their experience on the sauna detox in a video posted online. One says, “I never realized how terribly drugs had affected my body. The sauna was probably one of the most beneficial parts of the program, I feel. When I had first started the sauna, I was kind of skeptical of what was actually going to happen. How much better could I actually feel?” Another tells us that “It was pretty much like getting my self back, for the first time since I began using drugs and alcohol.” The sauna detox essentially brings about a resurgence of the person from a physical standpoint. “My energy levels went through the roof,” says another man who completed the program. “I noticed I could smell things better. I felt like I could see things clearer. My thinking was clearer.”

Most drugs are not water soluble, with the result that minute particles of the substance tend to dissolve out of the blood stream and become lodged in the fatty tissues of the body. Walking around, living everyday life with the body polluted by drugs used in the past, can have an insidious effect on a person’s physical and mental health, and the sauna detox undoes these effects. The person enjoys physical improvements, such as one woman who says “I noticed my complexion coming back into my skin,” and an overall improvement in energy levels and sense of well-being, as summed up by the man who said in the video that “each day, you start waking up fresher.”

Narconon Sauna Detox Handles Drug Cravings

As impressive as all of this sounds in terms of giving a boost to a person who is recovering from addiction, it does not tell the full story. There is another major reason that Narconon includes the sauna detox, one that on its own justifies its inclusion, and it has specifically to do with the problem of relapse. Relapse is such a common occurrence that there is in fact a saying that “relapse is a part of recovery.” Many people take it for granted that a person who is recovering from addiction will at some point fall off the wagon, succumbing to the powerful cravings. This gives rise to the idea that addiction is something from which the person will never fully recover but can only hope to cope with for life. “Cravings actually have gone away,” says a man in the video about the sauna detox. Narconon effectively addresses this problem of cravings through the fact that the sauna detox rids the body of the residues of drug use. It has been found that the cravings which trigger a relapse are very often caused by the release of drug residues from the fat cells as they are metabolized in a moment of physical or emotional stress. The small amount of drugs in the bloodstream restimulates the experience of having drugs in the system, and the person feels a physiological demand for more of the drug. Flushing out the drug residues acts like cleaning up a mine field, removing the traps which can lie in wait for years into the future. “I finally felt like I wouldn’t need to use drugs for the rest of my life,” says a young woman in the video, and her words echo those of thousands of others who have completed the Narconon sauna detox.

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