What is Chelation Therapy?
The word “Chelation” comes from the Greek word “chele” which means a claw of a crab or lobster and implies a strong, pincher-like grasping.
In the case of chelation therapy, the grasping is done by a chelating agent and the object grasped is a metal atom.
What is Chelation Therapy Used For?
At our Clearwater clinic, chelation therapy is used as the primary treatment of heavy metal poisoning by lead, cadmium, aluminum, mercury, arsenic, and even iron.
These substances are pervasive in our environment and they tend to accumulate in the body over time.
Many underlying health conditions can be caused by the build-up of these toxic substances in the body, which can trigger the onset of many common diseases, such as:
Because chelation appears to improve circulation and reduce toxic chemical reactions in the body, it has been used successfully for these conditions.
How Does Chelation Work?
Heavy metals such as Lead, Mercury, Cadmium, Arsenic, Nickel, and Antimony have been shown to relentlessly accumulate in human tissue over a lifetime.
Aluminum has been implicated as a possible cause of Alzheimer’s disease.
These poisonous metals disrupt normal biochemical processes.
The removal of these heavy metals with chelation therapy is probably a major mechanism by which chelation normalizes biochemical activity, thereby improving circulation and energy.
Essential metals such as iron, copper, manganese, and zinc are rearranged in the various body compartments resulting in improved enzyme activity at the cellular level.
Calcium Deposits in Blood Vessels
Calcium deposits are removed from vessels following chelation and intracellular membranes leading to increased blood flow and better functioning of the enzyme systems embedded in those membranes. The result is, again, improved organ function, vitality and energy level.
The blood-clotting elements known as platelets are made less sticky, reducing clots in the vessels and leading to improved circulation and reduction in the thromboses that occur during heart attacks and strokes.
Clearing Free Radicals
EDTA binds trace elements like iron, which are known initiators of “free radical reactions”.
These free radical reactions are thought to be the chemical origin of arteriosclerosis, cancer, and inflammation.
They are thought to be the cause of aging and its concomitant degenerative processes.
What Happens During Chelation?
At LifeWorks Wellness Center, patients have a complete medical evaluation and screening blood tests before receiving chelation therapy.
If approved for chelation therapy, the process involves getting the EDTA by intravenous infusion along with vitamin C, B complex, Magnesium and specific homeopathics to improve health.
Usually the physician will recommend treatments 2-3 times per week for a total of 10 and then re-evaluate to see if more is needed. Each treatment takes between 30-40 minutes to deliver.
EDTA is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration ( FDA) for the treatment of heavy metal poisoning and is considered safe and routinely used for that purpose.
Because heavy metals are removed from the body and circulation is improved, many people report:
- blood pressure improvements
- circulation improvements
- greatly increased energy
- improved clarity of thinking
- better exercise tolerance
Find out if Chelation Therapy is Right for You
The best way to determine if chelation therapy could make a meaningful impact on your health is to speak with one of our experienced physicians.
They will listen to your concerns and figure out the underlying reasons for your health condition. If chelation therapy is right for you, they will explain all the benefits you can expect.
Many patients report improved health, better circulation, and more energy from receiving this treatment.