The 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.” Continue reading Sauna Detox Study Proves Effectiveness in Eliminating Human Contamination
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. Continue reading Sauna Program Shows Results in Helping Fireman Exposed to Toxic Chemicals
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. Continue reading After Chemical Exposures & Drugs Sauna Detox Cleanses the Body
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 Continue reading Same Sauna Method Used Through Narconon Can Help Firefighters Exposed to Chemicals
In May of 1985, the results of a research study on using the Hubbard Method of detoxification to reduce the body-burden of toxic chemical exposures and their adverse effects on human beings was submitted to the National Conference on Hazardous Wastes and Environmental Emergencies. Some highlights of that paper are presented here.
Human beings are daily being exposed to an enormous number of toxic chemicals in the environment, including in our water and food.
The research paper cited the fact of over 4million distinct chemical compounds having been reported in literature since 1965. As of 1985 when the paper was drafted, up to 70,000 of those chemicals were known to be commercially produced. Citing the fact of 3,000 chemicals purposely added to foods; more than 700 chemicals having been identified in drinking water; and pharmaceutical and recreational street drugs as well, it becomes readily apparent that the direct exposure to which we are all subjected is considerable.
Other facts evidenced are that a significant number of toxic chemicals tend to bio-accumulate (build-up within the tissues of an organism), especially in the fatty tissues through the body. As of the research paper’s writing, more than 400 chemicals had been identified in human tissues, and 48 of those had been found in the adipose (fat-storing) tissues.
While diagnosis of the results of chemical exposure are traditionally based on pathological (caused by disease) findings, this study was undertaken to find the more subtle consequences of toxic chemical exposure which may be happening in the organs and neurological systems of the body before permanent tissue damage has occurred.
The Subtle Changes
The study of the Hubbard Method identified the more subtle changes experienced resulting from toxic chemical exposure as the symptoms which are common to many—if not most of us; and which can be related to other types of emotional and medical problems:
- Increased fatigue.
- Slowing of motor reactions.
- Reduced visual discrimination capacities under low-level light.
- Malaise (a general feeling of being unhappy, worried, depressed; a feeling of being slightly sick without being able to say why).
The researchers further noted that “these behavioral changes may be more sensitive indicators of general organ toxicity.”
Also cited was the fact that disease syndromes (a pattern of symptoms which indicate a particular disease) progress very slowly; and it may take exposure for many years before observable signs are present. Unfortunately, by that time, many of the damaging changes are permanent—and irreversible.
While the researchers noted they collected information on more than 70 symptoms and signs of chemically exposed patients, there were only 15 symptoms available in literature with which to provide study control data.
The symptoms researchers gleaned from available literature were associated with several types of chemical exposure. Predominant amongst the symptoms was headaches, muscle pain and fatigue.
The study population consisted of 120 individuals referred for treatment of health effects likely due to low-level chemical exposure, based on diagnostic assessment.
The key symptoms stemming from chemical exposure which were included in the Hubbard Method study were:
- Thickening of the skin
- Paresthesias (abnormal skin sensations such as burning, tingling, itching or tickling: usually associated with damage to peripheral nerves—any nerves outside the central nervous system).
- Joint pain
- Muscle pain
- Abdominal pain
After doing the Hubbard Method of detoxification program, all those participating in the study “showed significant improvements in all but one symptom.”
The Hubbard Method
The Hubbard Method of sauna detoxification which obtained such success in recovery from chemical exposure in this 1985 research study is delivered today as part of the Narconon drug rehabilitation program across the world. It is known as the Narconon New-Life Detoxification Program, and often referred to as the Narconon Sauna. It continues to give life-changing results, just as it has for the past thirty years, and is a vital part of rehabilitating the addict.
A paper published in 1982 by FASE, the Foundation for Advancements in Science and Education, cites that more than four million distinct chemical compounds have been reported in writings since 1965; with 6,000 new compounds being added to this lengthy list on a weekly basis. Human exposure to these chemicals occurs both directly Continue reading Sauna Detox Program Indicates Reduced Issues in Specific Medical Conditions
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Getting your loved ones into a residential drug and alcohol rehab is vital if those loved ones ever start using drugs. Without the help of a rehab, it’s almost impossible to get someone off of drugs for good, and there are several reasons why. One is the fact that withdrawal symptoms make it almost impossible to just quit a drug cold turkey. Another reason is that without the help of trained and caring rehabilitation counselors, it can be difficult to face all the changes in life that are needed to permanently stop using addictive substances. Continue reading Narconon Patients Share Reviews of Sauna Detox
The portable sauna is something relatively new in the world of saunas. It is identified as a smaller version of the usual unit found in a gym or spa; requiring only the space to put it in and an appropriate heater-type to generate the heat for either a wet or dry sauna. Proponents of the portable sauna tout its ease of use, promoting its small size allows it to be placed inside the home, in the shed or garage, or in the backyard; with the proviso that it requires a person to have the proper capacity and the proper heating unit. Continue reading Is Sauna Detox Done Through a Portable Sauna