What Is It?
How Does It Work?
What Happens During Treatment?
What Is It Used For?
What Is It?
Chelation is a widely used and respected therapy used to treat poisoning
from heavy metals such as lead, arsenic, iron and aluminium. Some practitioners
also believe it is useful for many other ailments including hardening
of the arteries, muscular dystrophy and arthritis.
How Does It
The treatment involves intravenous injection of the chemical EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic
acid) which binds with metals in the bloodstream. The metals are then
excreted in the urine.
The therapy was first used in the late 1940s to treat lead poisoning
in workers from battery factories. Doctors noted that patients treated
reported less pain from angina, improved memory, better vision, smell
and hearing, and increased energy. They speculated that EDTA might
remove calcium-laden plaque from the arteries in the same way it removed
lead from the blood.
A more accepted theory suggests that, along with toxic metals, Chelation
Therapy removes free radicals - molecules that cause oxidation and
tissue damage. This allows the arteries to heal, shedding their plaque
and relieving the symptoms of heart disease and poor circulation.
There is still a great deal of controversy surrounding the use of
Chelation Therapy for anything other than metal poisoning.
What Happens During
A thorough medical examination is given before treatment. If metal
poisoning is suspected a sample of hair will be sent to a laboratory
for testing. Other tests measure kidney function and blood circulation.
If you have heart problems, an electrocardiogram and chest x-rays will
be given. Treatment will not be given until test results are evaluated
by the practitioner.
The chemical EDTA is administered through a needle inserted into a
vein in the back of the hand or arm while you lie in a reclining chair.
Your blood pressure, blood sugar, and kidney function are monitored
during the treatment. Vitamin and mineral supplements and antioxidants
are often added to the EDTA infusion.
The treatment is painless and takes about 3-4 hours. Between 20 and
50 treatments are usually recommended for metal poisoning (1-3 treatments
What Is It Used
Chelation Therapy is a widely accepted treatment for heavy metal poisoning.
More controversially, it has been used to treat other ailments including
hardening of the arteries, gangrene, Alzheimer’s disease, multiple
sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke and arthritis. It is also
sometimes recommended for boosting energy and improving mental alertness.
Do not use chelation therapy (except in emergency metal poisoning)
if you have kidney disease, liver disease, a brain tumour, or an
under-active thyroid (hypothyroidism).
Women who are pregnant or trying to conceive should also avoid this
Chelation therapy should not be used as a substitute for conventional
heart disease treatment.
Some conventional doctors warn of side effects such as anaemia, blood
clots, bone marrow damage, insulin shock, irregular heartbeat, stroke,
low blood pressure and severe inflammation of the area where the needle
was inserted. Others dismiss these warnings saying Chelation Therapy
is safer than aspirin.
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A Textbook on Edta Chelation Therapy
Elmer M. Cranton
EDTA chelation therapy removes from the human body, with
relative safety and without surgery, metallic ions that play
an important role in the formation of atherosclerotic plaque.
Dr.Elmer Cranton's compilation of the most current and pertinent
information on EDTA chelation therapy is now back in print,
with even Learn more... about chelation's effects, protocols,
and status based on the latest research. Find out why more
than a thousand physicians in the United States already offer
EDTA chelation therapy as a safer and far less expensive
alternative to surgical treatments for atherosclerosis.
From the author of Bypassing
Bypass Surgery: Chelation Therapy: A Non-Surgical Treatment
for Reversing Arteriosclerosis, Improving Blocked Circulation,
and Slowing the Aging Process. This book contains the
most current and pertinent information on EDTA chelation
therapy - now expanded and updated. Extensive evidence on
the efficacy of chelation therapy in prevention and treatment
of age-associated diseases, heart and arterial disease, high
blood pressure, brain disorders, cancer, renal dysfunction,
and more. Illustrates how chelation therapy may improve circulation
and overall health, possibly even extending life. Supports
chelation as an alternative to invasive, risky and expensive
procedures such as bypass surgery and balloon angioplasty.
The Chelation Way: The Complete Book of Chelation
Walker's book provides a complete explanation of chelation
therapy. The only use for this therapy which is generally
accepted is to remove lead from the bloodstream in cases
of lead toxicity, although new evidence suggests it may help
to control and in some cases reverse the effects of arthritis,
cancer, stroke, and more. Using lay language, Walker explains
the various chelating agents and how they work, and presents
case studies of patients who have been helped by the therapy.
An appendix lists chelating physicians worldwide. This is
an interesting treatment of the subject, much more comprehensive
than any other book.
-Barbara Kormelink, Bay Medical Central Library, Bay City,
Toxic Metal Syndrome
Richard H. Casdorph, Morton Walker
If you subscribe to the belief that death, disease, and
physical decline are optional, this book's for you. Casdorph
and Walker expose the accumulation of toxic metals in the
brain as the likely source of Alzheimer's-style dementia
and offer strategies for preventing such accumulation. The
fact that the medical establishment and the FDA stand opposed
to C & W's therapeutics distinguishes, to say the least,
their book from others on Alzheimer's. The therapy they employ,
chelation, is hardly new, but the results Casdorph has obtained
from it are unparalleled. Widespread U.S. use of chelation
apparently ended in the 1960s when the medical establishment
concluded that, like insulin, its benefits ceased when treatment
ended. Casdorph and a few others persisted and devised from
it a treatment for Alzheimer's that flushes toxic metals
from the system. However problematically, this book proffers
hope to Alzheimer's sufferers and their loved ones. - Mike
Chelation Therapy Books
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