Intravenous Vitamin and Mineral Therapies (Chelation)
*Customized to patient needs, signs and symptoms
- Chronic Fatigue, including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Chronic Depression
- Acute or Chronic Muscle Spasm
- Acute or Chronic Asthma
- Acute or Chronic Urticaria
- Seasonal Allergic Rhinitis
- Chronic Sinusitis
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Angina Pectoris
- Ischemic Vascular Disease
- Acute Infections
- Senile Dementia
An EDTA Chelation therapy medical breakthrough!
For years EDTA chelation therapy has been instrumental in literally saving the lives of people across the globe. The results of this therapy have given patients a new lease on life. EDTA Chelation therapy works by removing the toxic heavy metals from damaged hearts and heart valves as well as from hidden stores within blood vessels, kidneys, and more. You see, by removing the circulatory heavy metal toxins, EDTA enhances cardiovascular blood flow and function.
What is Chelation Therapy?
Chelation therapy is a safe and effective method for drawing toxins and metabolic wastes from the bloodstream. Chelation (pronounced key-lay-shun) is a chemical reaction that results in a bond being formed between a metal ion and an organic (i.e., carbon-based – made mostly of carbon) molecule. The resulting complex, metal bound to molecule, is called a “Chelate” and contains one or more rings of atoms in which the metal ion is so firmly bound it cannot escape. This allows the metal ion to be transported in the same manner as a prisoner, first handcuffed, and then moved from one location to another. The agent used is ethylene-diamine-tetra-acetic acid, also known as “EDTA,” sold commercially as Sodium Edetate.
EDTA is a synthetic amino acid. The usual dose is 1500-1800 mg. (adjusted to body weight, age, and kidney function) added to 100 ml. of “carrier solution” – normal saline with a mixture of vitamins and minerals.
Most Chelation doctors add vitamin C along with B vitamins, and magnesium. The solution is infused slowly, one drop per second, and one treatment requires about 30 mins. The prisoner (calcium) is moved out of the body using handcuffs (EDTA). The half life of EDTA in the body is one hour; i.e., one-half is removed (filtered into the urine) after one hour, another half of what is left is removed after one more hour, etc. Within 24 hours 99% of the EDTA is gone from the body, and you are left with only the therapeutic benefit.
Can it help me?
Chelation agents administered intravenously have been proven to increase the blood flow and remove arterial plaque. Chelation therapy can help reverse arterioscleroses, can prevent heart attacks and strokes, and is used as an alternative to bypass surgery and angioplasty. By restoring food circulation to all the tissues of the body, reverse gangrene, alleviate intermittent claudication (cramps) of the legs, and restore memory. Due to its ability to remove toxic metal ions, Chelation therapy reduces internal inflammation caused by free radicals (highly reactive destructive molecules), and as a result can ease the discomfort and disability from degenerative disease such as arthritis, scleroderma (a hardening that occurs in skin and certain organs), and lupus. The Doctors points out that penicillamine, a drug used to treat heavy metal poisoning, rheumatoid arthritis, and Wilson’ disease (a rare metabolic disorder resulting in an excess accumulation of copper in the liver, red blood cells, and the brain), works in a fashion very similar to EDTA. “Some of the benefits derived from penicillamine in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis are undoubtedly related to the control and removal of excess free radicals.
Does it hurt?
No, it is painless. The patient reclines comfortably and is given an intravenous solution of EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid) with vitamins and minerals.
Is it safe?
Yes of course. The Doctor recommends regular exercise, proper diet, tailored vitamin and nutritional supplements before starting treatments. Our Doctors discourages smoking and moderate alcohol consumption. Tests to be taken before, during, and after Chelation: Pulse, Blood pressure, Blood sugar, Kidney and organ function, Tissue minerals, if indicated.
How long does it take?
For optimal results, twenty to thirty treatments at an average of one to three per week, taking approximately half hour per session.
Why are you looking into Chelation therapy?
Perhaps you have heard about EDTA Chelation Therapy from your doctor, friend, relative or neighbor because of your ongoing health problems and that EDTA chelation was recommended? Or perhaps you have learned about EDTA Chelation Therapy from your own research on the internet and are looking for more information? Whatever your reason is for visiting us today, we hope we give you what you are looking for.
How Does Artery Disease Affect Health?
Blockage of blood vessels by plaque (atheroma) reduces the flow of blood, starving vital organs of oxygen and other nutrients. Cell walls then become leaky, allowing excessive calcium, sodium and other elements to enter. When calcium accumulates to a critical point, deposits form, like concrete. These calcifications can often be seen on X-ray. Disordered calcium metabolism can also cause coronaries and other arteries to go into spasm, further reducing blood to vital organs.
Can They Be Avoided?
If diagnostic evaluation reveals the formation of calcified deposits, if they are in uneven clumps, the risk of heart attack or stroke is considerable. If they are laid smoothly along the arterial walls, the risk is much less.
What Is The Effect Of These Deposits?
When the flow of blood is interrupted by a calcified deposit it becomes turbulent and under pressure. If part of the deposit breaks away, it is carried at speed in this fast moving blood and may block one of the smaller blood vessels supplied to the artery completely or partially. This causes a stroke if the artery is feeding the brain, or a heart attack if a coronary artery of the heart muscle is involved, or gangrene and amputation if the leg arteries become blocked.
What Causes Loss of Memory And Other Signs Of Ageing?
It is usually accepted that loss of memory is an inevitable part of the ageing process along with dizziness, loss of concentration and defective hearing. All these conditions are caused by the build up of calcium deposits on the artery walls, often called ‘hardening of the arteries’. This result in the deterioration of tissues which are not able to absorb sufficient nutrients and oxygen. If the calcium deposits are laid down smoothly and evenly, the ageing process is gradual. The clumping of deposits results in sudden ageing. When arteries or capillaries to the heart muscle or to the legs are affected, the cramping pains of angina and intermittent claudication are experienced. These are the result of the muscles being starved of oxygen, and will gradually worsen. Muscle spasm can close a narrowed artery completely.
How Does Chelation Therapy Affect Health?
Chelation therapy promotes health by correcting the major underlying cause of arterial blockage. Damaging oxygen free radicals are increased by the presence of metallic elements and act as a chronic irritant to blood vessel walls and cell membranes. EDTA removes those metallic irritants, allowing leaky and damaged cell walls to heal. Plaques smooth over and shrink, allowing more blood to pass. Arterial walls become softer and more pliable, allowing easier expansion. Scientific studies have proven that blood flow increases after chelation therapy. A complete program of chelation therapy involves a broad-based care program of regular exercise, proper nutrition, vitamin and mineral supplementation and avoidance of tobacco and other damaging habits.
What Are The Interactions Between Chelation Therapy And Other Treatments For Artery Disease?
Chelation therapy can be utilized in conjunction with most other therapies for cardiovascular disease. EDTA is compatible with blood thinners, blood vessel dilators, medicines for blood pressure and heart arrhythmias, calcium blockers and beta blockers. The need for drugs is often reduced of eliminated after a course of chelation therapy.
What Can Be Done To Prevent Heart Attacks, Angina, Strokes, Claudication (Poor Leg Circulation) And the Ageing Process?
Clearly, if many of these problems are caused by calcified deposits in the arteries, eliminating the offending material will dramatically reduce the risk of sudden illness and delay and prolong the ageing processes. This is what Chelation does, Chelation therapy is especially effective in diabetic conditions.
Who Is At Risk? 1 in 4 Men Over Forty; 1 in 5 Women Over Fifty
Anyone with circulatory problems, or has suffered a stroke or hear attack, or people with a family history of cardiovascular diseases, and those who are becoming aware that they are able to do less as they grow older.
What Can Be Done?
The first step is to have a medical diagnostic evaluation to reveal existing or potential problems or risk factors. Traditional treatment for high blood pressure, or poor blood supply to the brain, heart or legs, is medication and localized surgery if the arteries are accessible and the patientÂ’s condition permits. Unfortunately this israrely successful long-term. For more than twenty-five years in the USA Chelation treatment has proved extremely successful in controlling these problems, and it has been available in the UK since 1985. In conjunction with control of diet, blood pressure, blood fats and stress, Chelation dramatically improves the state of the arteries.
Can I Help Myself?
Yes, if you are at risk you can minimize the problem by:
- Stop smoking
- Limit your alcohol intake
- Balanced nutritional diet
- Regular exercise
- Reduce Stress
- Regular health checks
- Take note of your risk factors
Can Chelation Be Used As A Preventative?
Yes. Chelation can be, and is used extensively as a preventative treatment, addressing ‘free radical’ damage and thereby minimizing the risk of cardiovascular problems in the future, especially for those with high risk factors, such as past history of smoking, drug or drink abuse, cholesterol and other hereditary indicators.
What About Safety And Side Effects?
Chelation therapy is among the safest of medical procedures. More than 400,000 patients have received over four million treatments during the past 30 years. Not one death has been directly caused by chelation therapy, when properly administered by a physician who was fully trained and competent in the use of this therapy.
How Do I Know If I Need Or Can Benefit From Chelation Therapy?
If you have chest pain or leg pain on walking, shortness of breath, painful, discolored feet, transient loss of vision, paralysis, or rapidly failing memory, see a physician! Any unexplained or persistent symptoms which affect your heart, head of limbs should be assessed for possible circulatory blockage.
How Will I Be Able To Tell If Chelation Therapy Has Helped Me?
Patients routinely report reduction or elimination of their symptoms with an increasing sense of well being after chelation therapy. Family and friends are often the first to notice and report improvement in appearance, behavior and performance. Comparison of pre- and post- therapy diagnostic tests can provide objectiveevidence of effectiveness.
How Many Infusions Are Needed?
Each patient if different and it is only after a medical evaluation that an individual can be advised on the likely length of treatment. However, historically 20-30 infusions achieve significant improvement. The level of improvement is depend upon the individual patient, the severity of the conditions and the strength of each infusion, which is tailored to each patient.
Can Chelation Therapy Be Used After Bypass Surgery?
Yes! Although chelation therapy is best utilized to avoid bypass surgery, many patients who have previously undergone one or more bypass procedures, often with little or no benefit, have subsequently benefited greatly from Chelation therapy. Treatment for each patient must be individualized. If all else fails, including Chelation therapy, bypass remains available as a last resort.
How Is Progress Monitored?
Our doctors monitor patients regularly, carrying out further tests and monitoring progress from the original diagnostic tests. Because drugs for blood pressure need to be reduced as Chelation produces the desired effects, we like to establish contact with the physician who has prescribed the drugs and discuss progress.