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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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