Dr Albert LaVerne is a psychiatrist who is known for curing many people from drug or alcohol addiction to mental retardation. His methods were so effective that even State Supreme Court Judge Vito Titone of Staten Island to urge New York City to adopt carbon dioxide therapy as an alternative to methadone for the treatment of drug addiction. Hans Selye served on his editorial board. Carbon dioxide therapy was so powerful that he claims to have cured many of heroin addiction in a matter of days.
During the course of his research Dr Albert LaVerne developed a system to administer the carbon dioxide heated. Below are some of the findings of his research on how heating the carbon dioxide is more effective than breathing it cold or even room temperature.
LaVerne’s work was not without controversy though. Even one of his biggest critics tried his carbon dioxide therapy. Here is what he experienced:
Curious to see what CDT was really like, I took two complimentary treatments from LaVerne. While the second was like some terror-ridden experiences described in the literature and by some of LaVern’s ex-patients (as I gasped for my life, LaVern droned, “Beautiful breathing, beautiful breathing”), the first treatment left me with an enormous sense of peace, as if every once of anxiety had been drained from my. Indeed it was as if I had just climbed a mountain, slain a dragon, and fallen in love. I felt I truly belonged on this earth, and for several days afterward I seemed to be a step ahead of negative patterns of thought.
Detoxification occurs rapidly and painlessly within several days and continued treatment effects a complete cure of the addiction.
Heating the carbon dioxide-oxygen mixture
(1) makes it easier to breathe,
(2) eliminates suffocation anxiety caused by unheated gases used in prior carbon dioxide therapy (CDT) treatments,
(3) eliminates treatment anxiety, the most serious and persistent side effect of CDT (unheated gas),
(4) increases the therapeutic effectiveness of the CDT. These clinical and therapeutic results are impossible to obtain with unheated gases Heated also have been formed to have more profound and lasting effects upon the body chemistry and are much more therapeutic than unheated gases.
CDT treatment according to the present invention also has been found to be effective in other illnesses as psychiatric and neurological such as mental, emotional psychosomatic disorders, headaches, neurological, post concussion syndromes, dyslexia, minimal brain damage, and for people without specific disease and who are normal.
For example, patients suffering from colds, acute and chronic sinus infections, rhinitis, other forms of allergic upper respiratory syndrome, immune disease, asthmatic disorders, obtain immediate relief by CDT and recovery. Their reticuloendothelial and immune systems are stabilized. It seems that the basic biological system of metabolic rhythms are reset to a healthier level.
Patients appear to become rejuvenated in physiological, psychological, mental and emotional areas. Central nervous system, vascular, endocrine, stress systems (pituitary-adrental) become more efficient, and productive. The repetitive use of CDT seems to enhance total body health. It slows down catabolic processes, builds up anabolic processes of metabolism. In effect, CDT deters the aging process and encourages longevity. These observations and conclusions are based upon numerous patients treated with CDT.
Clinical experience shows that carbon dioxide therapy is non-addictive and does not dull the patient’s mental processes. Nor does it slow down the patient as do central nervous system depressants such as methadone. Clinical results also show that addicts lose their desire for heroin or methadone soon after the treatments begin and many also show renewed interest in their families. Most patients become cooperative and often look forward to future treatments.
An experimental clinical study of the effectiveness of carbon dioxide therapy has been performed with 42 patients, nine lost to follow-up studies, who stayed for 1 week of hospitalization and were then released for out-patient treatment. Of the heroin and methadone addicts, 4 months after the end of the hospitalization, 33% were narcotics free 100% of the time, 39% were narcotics free 60% of the time and 27% were narcotics free less than 60% of the time. Of eight alcoholics in the study, three were followed for 6 months and remained alcohol free.
Heroin addicts are typically detoxified in 2 to 4 days and methadone addicts in 5 to 10 days. This rapid detoxification makes carbon dioxide therapy useful in conjunction with other treatment programs such as methadone maintenance or group therapy sessions. Carbon dioxide treatments have also been found successful in curtailing the rehabilitation time needed by other programs.