What is Chelation Therapy?
Chelation therapy is a medical procedure that involves the administration of chelating agents to remove heavy metals from the body. Chelation therapy enhances health by using intravenous chelation agents,
vitamins and minerals in conjunction with dietary supplements and life style changes. Chelation therapy can treat and reverse many degenerative illnesses and improve body function.
It is mainly used to treat heavy metal toxicity and cardio vascular disease. It also improves conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, cancer, stroke, poor circulation and senility.
Chelation refers to the use of a substance that helps remove toxic minerals from the body. This is achieved through the use of a chelators such as EDTA (Ethylene Diamine Tetra Acetic acid), DMPS (2, 3-dimercaptopropanesulfonic acid), DMSA (Dimercaptosuccinic acid), or Vitamin C.
Calcium-disodium EDTA and DMSA (Dimercaptosuccinic acid) are approved for the removal of lead by the Food and Drug Administration.
This therapy has now been proven to be clinically significant and safe by the 8-year, $30 million government-funded national study called Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy.
How Does Chelation Therapy Work?
Chelation involves the intravenous administration of a synthetic amino acid called EDTA (ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid). EDTA, a powerful antioxidant (in a complex with magnesium, vitamin C and other nutrients)
enters the bloodstream by the intravenous route and latches onto heavy metals such as lead, iron and cadmium that can cause free-radical damage and calcium deposits in the arteries,forms a metal-chelator complex and
carries them harmlessly out of the body through the urine. In short, poisons are taken out of the body.
This treatment reduces toxic metal-induced free radicals, which cause the development of arteriosclerosis and many other degenerative diseases of aging. EDTA also removes excess calcium from the artery walls making then more responsive and better able to dilate. Since calcification of the arteries is a major factor in atherosclerosis, this is another way that chelation restores the integrity of arteries and enhances blood flow. The body's regulation of calcium and cholesterol is improved by normalizing the internal chemistry of cells. Additionally, EDTA chelation has blood-thinning properties which discourage the formation of potentially dangerous blood clots that can cause a heart attack or stroke.
This gives the body time to heal and to restore blood flow through the blood vessels. After several months this intravenous therapy often brings profound improvement to many metabolic and physiological processes in the body.
Chelation Therapy is a proven means of enhancing arterial health and boosting circulation.
After careful assessment, including a detailed history, physical examination and lab investigation, chelation therapy is started. During treatment, which lasts up to 2-3hours, you relax in a recliner while EDTA is slowly administered intravenously.
Over a million patients have undergone chelation therapy. Clients report increased energy, decreased chest pain, increased exercise tolerance, improved circulation in legs, warm feet, less shortness of breath, the ability to walk long distances comfortably and improved brain function. Very often blood test results return to the normal range (Cholesterol, glucose).
Chelation therapy has been used to alleviate angina, to reduce high blood pressure, and to spare diabetic patients from limb amputation. After a series of chelation treatments, many patients required less medication and avoided bypass surgery.
Chelation therapy has a 60-year history of safety and effectiveness recorded by physicians certified to administer the therapy and following the proper protocols. Chelation therapy has an impeccable record of safety. Over those six decades, more than one million patients have undergone chelation therapy for a wide range of circulatory problems.
Benefits of Chelation Therapy
Cosmetic changes: more lustrous hair, added eye sparkle, stronger unsplit nails, better skin color, texture and tone, fewer visible wrinkles, lightened age spots, and overall a more youthful appearance; , Improves taste,
hearing, and vision; post-cataract surgery vision loss restored; dissolves small cataracts; decreases macular degeneration improves vision in diabetic retinopathy.
Rejuvenates the whole cardiovascular system: reduces blood pressure; improvement in chest pain (angina pectoris) in 19 out of 20 patients(5/1); reduces cholesterol levels(5/2); normalizes cardiac arrhythmias, rapid heart beats, skipped beats, and extra heart beats; reduces blood cholesterol levels; Lowers insulin requirements in diabetics, can save legs in diabetic ulcers , accelerates the healing of lower leg infections and gangrene; Improves psychological and emotional status, reduces anxiety, depression, hyperactivity.
Chelation Therapy Enhances Circulation
Atherosclerosis, the narrowing and stiffening of arteries due to accumulation of plaques, is a primary cause of heart attack and stroke. What is there was a non surgical therapy that could slow the progression of atherosclerosis and restore healthy circulation? Wouldn't this be preferable to the risk and expense of angioplasty and bypass surgery? EDTA chelation is such a therapy. It is proven means of enhancing health and boosting circulation.
Safe, Painless & Cost Effective
Intravenous EDTA Chelation brings these benefits to every blood vessel in the body, from the largest arteries to the tiniest capillaries, most of which are far too small or deep within the brain and other vital organs for surgical treatment. In many cases, the smallest blood vessels are the most severely diseased. The benefits of chelation occur from the top of the head to the bottom of the feet, not just in blocked segments of a few large arteries.
What Conditions Benefit from Chelation?
Virtually any conditions in which atherosclerosis or poor circulation are contributing factors can benefit from chelation, such as:
- Memory problems or â€œbrain fogâ€�
- Heart disease: Angina & chest pains; arrhythmias; heart attack; stroke
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Heavy metal toxicity
- Chronic fatigue
- Fibromyalgia & autoimmune disorders
- Kidney disease
- Leg cramps / walking problems
- Hearing / vision loss
- Shortness of breath
- Hormone dysfunction
- Poor circulation / cold feet and/or hands
- Slow-healing sores
We follow the standard protocol recommended by the American College for the Advancement of Medicine (ACAM) which is very safe.
To maximize the possible benefits of chelation, lifestyle modification is essential. This includes no smoking, stress reduction, proper diet and regular exercise combined with taking vitamins and mineral supplements.