FAQ Chelation Therapy
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, 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.
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
t and disability from degenerative disease such as arthritis,
scleroderma (a hardening that occurs in skin and certain organs), and
No, it is painless. The patient reclines comfortably and is give 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 three and a half hours per session.
Detoxamin - EDTA chelation
An EDTA chelation therapy medical
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.
As highly recommended as this therapy has been
in the past, the only effective way to receive the therapy has been
intravenously. This requires sitting in a doctor's office while the EDTA
is slowly introduced into your bloodstream, via IV, over a 3-4 hour
period. The time, the expense, the invasiveness of the needle and the
overall inconvenience has made this therapy out of reach to most people,
We are so confident that you will experience better health once you start using Detoxamin;
I understand how important this information is to you as I see patients every day with both chronic and acute health problems. From heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, cardiovascular diseases, chronic fatigue, cancer to prostate issues and so many more diseases prominent today, it is apparent that each have one thing in common. They are all linked to our increasing exposure to heavy metals in our environment. In my clinic, Tustin Longevity Center (TLC), I have found heavy metals in the vast majority of my patients; this is without the patients even knowing that they are carriers of heavy metals in their bodies. This is why for years I have been administering IV EDTA chelation and am fully aware of the problems associated with it. For years I have been looking for a method of EDTA chelation that offered more affordability, more convenience and safety, without losing any effectiveness. I tried Oral EDTA and other methods, and none would compare with the results I experienced with IV EDTA chelation - until I started to use Detoxamin.
Clinically, my patient-population experiences demonstrate improved energy, mood and mental function as these oxidizing metals are reduced with Detoxamin. Detoxamin is the 21st century antioxidant key (along with a healthy lifestyle) needed to survive living in our toxic world.
As a medical authority on Detoxamin, I truly believe Detoxamin is one of the most significant means to improve patients' overall health that I've experienced in my 30 years of practice. And as of now, I have treated more than 600 patients with Detoxamin.
Why are you looking into chelation therapy?
We find that the three most common reasons are:
Whatever your reason is for visiting us today, we hope we give you
what you are looking for.
The benefits of using Detoxamin are astounding:
Medically equivalent to IV EDTA chelation. This is another huge aspect of why Detoxamin is so popular throughout the world. People for years have been frustrated with the inconvenient delivery of EDTA into the body. Now that this method is available, most people prefer it and in most cases the results are even better than with the IV method. For every three Detoxamin, you receive about the same dosage you would get in one IV treatment, but with a much safer and more convenient delivery method.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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 objective evidence 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.
Do Medical Insurance Companies Pay For Chelation Therapy?
Most medical insurance companies, including BUPA and P.P.P., have been financially depleted by paying for so many expensive surgeries. Segments of the health care industry which profit greatly from surgical procedures are politically powerful. Physicians who review claims for medical insurance companies often favor the extremely expensive and risky procedure, such as bypass surgery, refusing payment for equally beneficial, far less expensive and immeasurably safer chelation therapy. While insurance policies do not specifically exclude chelation therapy in their policies, patients in the USA have often had to resort to the courts in order to collect their insurance benefits. This has not happened in the UK as yet.
Is Chelation Therapy Available On The NHS?
The answer is YES for
Thalassemia and Heavy Metal Poisoning and possibly for arterial disease.