August 2014

Chelation Therapy

What is Chelation Therapy?

Chelation Therapy is the administration of a synthetic amino acid, EDTA, which binds heavy metals in the body. EDTA removes heavy metals such as iron, copper, lead which cause heavy metal poisoning and toxic symptoms, and calcium, which have been shown to be associated with the formation of plaque in the blood vessels. The formation of plaque causes heart attacks, strokes and vascular disease. By chelating these minerals out of the body, it softens and reduces the amount of plaque in the system. It also lessons hardening of the arteries and makes them more elastic, resulting in better circulation.

In the 1940's. People working in shipyards often developed heavy metal poisoning from large amounts of lead in the paints and buildings. The government developed the process of chelation to remove these heavy metals form the body. Incidentally it was discovered was that chelation also improved the conditions such as heart disease, angina and a number of other problems. This how it was discovered that chelation was useful in treating hardening of the arteries. To this day it's still approved by the FDA for removal of heavy metals.

What Conditions Is Chelation Therapy Used To Treat?

Individual with heart problems, vascular disease, diabetes who are at risk for heart attacks and strokes. Those who have already had a heart attack or stroke can also benefit from chelation. In addition individuals with family histories of heart disease or stroke may wish to use chelation as a preventative to avoid problems later.

Does Chelation Therapy Help Everyone?

Chelation doesn't help everyone, but 95% success rate is common. As with any medical treatment, results vary from person to person.

What is a typical treatment schedule?

The EDTA chelation is administered intravenously. It takes about 2 to 2