Chelation is a type of detoxification therapy designed to rid the body of toxins with nutrients. The demand for this healing technique continues to rise as pollution increases. Desperate to protect their health, patients are turning to chelation therapy to reverse the damage caused by environmental pollutants and disease.
How it Works
Chelation comes from the word “chele”, a Greek word that means “to bind”. With chelation therapy, patients receive a transfusion of vitamins, minerals and other essential nutrients, which then bind with toxins and carry them out of the body through the lymphatic system.
In addition to toxins, the treatment is used to expel free radicals, arterial plaque and other cell-aging microorganisms to relieve disease symptoms. It is also very effective at reducing inflammation caused by arthritis, scleroderma, lupus and degenerative illnesses.
When combined with oral supplements, chelation can reverse a range of disorders. It is known for its ability to reverse gangrene, relieve cramps in the legs, improve blood circulation, restore memory, combat fatigue, prevent heart attacks and strokes, and for helping patients avoid bypass surgery.
Diagnosis & Treatment
Chelation therapists are required to perform a set of diagnostic tests before preparing treatment. Patients need to have their blood components, cholesterol, vascular and kidney function evaluated first. Patients with vascular conditions need to have lipoprotein Lp(a) and C-reactive protein tested as well.
A general nutritional assessment, as well as tests to check levels of minerals and heavy metals in tissue, need to be conducted. After collecting health data, the practitioner can then utilize patient information to formulate a customized I.V. solution.
Conditions Treated by Chelation Therapy
Chelation has been found to treat an array of medical conditions, which include but are not limited to:
Venom and iron poisoning
Chelation employs EDTA solution to treat ailments, a substance approved by the FDA for specific applications. According to studies, it is highly effective treatment for vascular disorders, with patients seeing significant improvements after only ten treatments.
A study of 2,870 patients with ischemic heart disease resulted in improvement of symptoms in 93.9% of participants . Chelation normalized 50% of cardiac arrhythmias in one study and improved cerebrovascular blood flow in another.
Other significant effects of this therapy include the reduction of mortality rates of cancer patients , prevention of amputations , prevention of iron poisoning , the improvement of kidney function and detoxification of spider and snake venom.
To determine the type and amount of nutrients needed, practitioners need to test blood circulation,
blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol, kidney and other organ function, vascular condition and nutritional requirements.
Other essential diagnostic tests include hair mineral analysis, Doppler flow analysis, stress evaluations and an electrocardiogram.
Depending on the current state of health, a chelation specialist might ask a patient to follow a specific diet and exercise program. Smoking is not permitted and patients are advised to moderate alcohol intake.
Based on the stats, the practitioner will prepare an I.V solution of nutrients. The average patient requires one to three 3-hour sessions a week to a total of 20 to 30 treatments. Please consult a certified therapist. Qualified practitioners should follow guidelines issued by the American Board of Chelation Therapy or the American College of Advancement in Medicine (ACAM).