Chelation Therapy

 

Chelation refers to the binding of an organic compound (e.g. EDTA) to a metal ion. The word Chelation is derived from the Greek word “chele”

which refers to the claw of a crab or a lobster. EDTA (ethylene diamine tetra acetic acid) is a synthetic amino acid which when added to the blood

stream has the ability to remove calcium, lead, cadmium and other heavy metals. The EDTA and metal ion complex is eliminated through the

kidneys and urine.

 

The presence of heavy metals in the body increases the production of free radicals, which are unstable molecules that react aggressively, producing large

number of other free radicals. Many “healthy” processes in the body require free radicals and our body is equipped to control a “normal” amount of free

radical products. Excessive free radicals overwhelm the body’s defence mechanism and can result in a range of inflammatory processes.
 

Increased production of free radicals is caused by consumption of high levels of dietary fats (especially those containing polyunsaturated fats), cigarette

smoke, alcohol consumption, modern food production techniques, as well as excessive heavy metals in the body (e.g. lead, iron, mercury).
 

The benefit of Chelation is derived mainly from the removal of heavy metals from the body, thereby decreasing the inflammatory and degenerative changes

and ageing associated with excessive free radical production, which are the molecular basis for disease promotion.

 

Definition

Chelation therapy is an intravenous treatment aimed at reducing calcium deposits, removing heavy metals that inhibit enzyme systems, controlling lipid

peroxidation, and reducing platelet stickiness, in the clinical management of atherosclerosis and related disorders.
 

Chelation Therapy is contraindicated in Pregnancy, Renal failure and Allergy to EDTA. We follow the ACNEM (Australian College of Nutrition and

Environmental Medicine) protocol for the therapy.

 

Conditions beneficially treated by EDTA Chelation

  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Angina
  • Irregular heart beat
  • Hypertension
  • High cholesterol levels
  • Poor blood circulation
  • Leg ulceration
  • Gangrene
  • Intermittent claudication
  • Psoriasis
  • Symptoms of senility
  • Heavy metal toxicity
  • Multiple chemical sensitivity
  • Diabetes and complications
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Porphyria
  • Macular degeneration
  • Scleroderma
  • Wegener’s Granulomatosis
  • Kidney stones
  • Isotope poisoning
  • Tinnitus
  • Vertigo
  • Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Fibromyalgia