A study done by Max Ben, PhD and published in Professional Counselor, Vol. 7 No. 3 shows the effectiveness of the Narconon Sauna Program. Continue reading Professional Counselor Study Shows Effectiveness of Narconon Sauna Program
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Narconon 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 Continue reading Patients Discuss Sweat Out Process Through Narconon Sauna
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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.
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