Xenon shows promising results in erasing painful memories
Material and methods:
According to research conducted by Harvard, xenon can be used for post-traumatic stress syndrome. The study was conducted on rat by exposing them to foot shocks and this fearful memory was imprinted on their brains. Then, they were exposed to xenon gas.
It showed that rats that were exposed to single dose of xenon therapy showed improvements in fear responses. Xenon blocks NMDA receptors in the brain and helps in alleviating painful memories associated with fear responses.
Xenon can be used on humans to reduce memories associated with traumatic events.