Chelation therapy is the use of chelating agents (EDTA, DMSA and DMPS) to bind and remove heavy metals from the body. Intravenous chelation has long been used as an effective treatment for heavy metal toxicity, especially due to mercury or lead. Both oral and intravenous chelation are available, though a combination is often the best therapeutic approach.
Before beginning treatment, a provocation IV is given and urine collected for a diagnostic laboratory test to confirm toxicity. Chelation is then performed weekly for an average of two months, including remineralization IV’s to ensure your body maintains adequate levels of vitamins and minerals. Re-testing can be performed after completion to re-assess the body’s toxic burden.
Heavy metal toxicity can impact all systems of the body, creating a wide array of symptoms and health complaints. Some signs and symptoms of heavy metal toxicity include:
- Autoimmune disease
- Brain fog
- Chronic Infections
- Chronic pain
- Digestive complaints
- Join pain
- Mood swings
- Muscle pain
- Muscle tremors
Chelation therapy also has a long history of use in the treatment of coronary artery disease. Positive clinical results have been seen for over 60 years. Though chelation therapy for cardiovascular disease was once questioned by conventional medicine, an ongoing clinical study (the Trial to Asess Chelation Therapy) sponsored by the NHLBI has demonstrated that chelation therapy reduces rate of death and complications in patients with heart disease.
If you are suffering from coronary artery disease, or symptoms of heavy metal toxicity, contact one of our physicians and see if chelation is appropriate for you.