Whole Body Detoxification
Accumulated toxic metals in the body’s tissues can lead to elevated blood pressure, risk of heart disease and plaque build up in arteries. Heavy metals in the body help free radicals to form. Free radicals are unstable molecules in the body created by normal metabolism and by environmental stresses such as cigarette smoke and pollution. Free radicals can cause disease and aging by changing the structure of the body’s cell walls, DNA, and protein, disrupting their important functions. I.V. chelation detoxification is used to remove toxic metals from the body and restore proper functioning of the nervous system and organs affected by it. Detoxification is done gently, over time and individualized to the patient, to protect the body and allow rest and healing. Certain types of chelation are used for vascular disease (Disodium EDTA I.V. chelation) and others are used for simply removing heavy metal toxins (Calcium EDTA I.V. push, DMPS intramuscular injections). I.V. chelation is often accompanied by Plaquex I.V. therapy for vascular disease.
How does chelation work?
Chelation: – “key-lay-shun” derives from the Greek chele, meaning “to claw”. Chelating agents are substances that can chemically bond with toxic minerals, metals and chemicals within the body. They encircle and carry away the unwanted matter from the body via excretion. It employs an intravenous infusion that may, according to an individual’s needs, include vitamins, magnesium and a saline solution. Length of treatments vary but chelation is normally undertaken on an outpatient basis and is infused as a very slow drip into a vein in the arm. Patients sit back comfortably in lounge chairs and may read, nap or rest during their treatment.
the benefits of chelation
The body's weakest area is most likely to develop a problem first. Because the mercury, aluminum, lead, cadmium, nickel and arsenic toxins can travel either by way of the blood stream or by nerve pathways, one person may develop bleeding gums and bowel problems and another severe asthma or bronchitis. A third person may experience concentration difficulties, sleep disturbances, memory problems, hearing loss, and dizziness, and still others will have extreme fatigue, lack of initiative, and clumsiness. Others develop heart disease such as congestive heart failure, angina (chest pain), blocked arteries and heart arrhythmias. Heavy metal toxins block white blood cell function, thereby reducing immune function. These toxic elements also disrupt endocrine function and block binding sites for hormones and neurotransmitters. These toxins also cause inflammation and are a major source of free radicals which can cause damage to the tissues of the body and even make the body more susceptible to cancer or other diseases.
A physician-ordered chelation plan can:
- improve blood flow
- remove artery damaging heavy metals and chemicals from the blood vessels
- help fight hypertension, heart disease
- improve nervous system function, memory decline, and diabetic complications.
Click to read about the Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT), a large-scale study on EDTA presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions in November 2012.
If you have questions about Chelation, contact us to learn more and let us help you decide if this treatment could be right for you.