Chelation therapy is a safe and effective treatment for many illnesses which are caused or made worse by heavy metal toxicity and free radicals. Chelation therapy removes lead, iron, cadmium, aluminium, mercury, nickel and some other heavy metals using EDTA (ethylene-diamine-tetra-acetate) which binds to the metals and removes them from the body.
Chelation therapy has been used and found to be effective in the treatment of:
• Lead poisoning (FDA approved)
• Cardiovascular disease- angina, stroke, TIA’s and leg claudication
• High blood pressure
• Rheumatoid and osteoarthritis
• Diabetic complications
• Memory loss
• Macular degeneration
Chelation therapy involves an intravenous infusion of EDTA with essential minerals and vitamins. A full course of chelation for most people would involve 20 to 30 1 1/2-hour treatments. Millions of people worldwide have received chelation therapy. When administered correctly, side-effects are almost unknown.
Chelation therapy is always combined with other complimentary therapies to manage the illness.
What is Chelation?
Chelation therapy with EDTA was first used after World War II to treat ship painters with lead poisoning. Intravenous EDTA remains the standard treatment for this condition. When patients were being treated for lead poisoning, it was found that many of their other illnesses also improved. This was particularly the case for cardiovascular diseases such as angina and intermittent claudication (pain in the legs when walking caused by arterial blockages). Subsequently chelation therapy was given to patients with angina and intermittent claudication who did not have lead poisoning and many of them experienced a significant improvement.