Chelation is derived from the Latin word “chele” meaning claw of a crab. This refers to how the chelating agent – DMPS or EDTA – binds and excretes heavy metals found in tissues or arterial plaques. This therapy improves the delivery of oxygen to the tissue through better blood flow. Chelation of toxic metals can also benefit patients who suffer from neurological and degenerative conditions.
The body may be burdened by high levels of dangerous toxins that interfere with the proper functioning of its symptoms. Toxic substances damage the DNA and other cellular components on the molecular level. Toxins prevent vital nutrients from entering the cell by blocking the cell membrane receptor. This leads to a serious chemical imbalance in the body systems and may cause tissue and organ damage. High levels of toxins (particularly heavy metals) in the body may lead to many chronic diseases such as cardiovascular disease, alzheimer’s disease, stroke, diabetes, hypertension etc. The body naturally removes many toxins on its own, but when heavy metals accumulate in the body, it takes many years to eliminate.
Detoxification is the process of metabolizing and eliminating toxins from the body. Detoxification works on the cellular level and promotes the body to use its own natural healing system in fighting diseases. Detoxification rids the body of dangerous substance, restores vitality and improves overall health.
Any detoxification treatment should be conducted by an experienced physician who will first evaluate pre-existing medical condition and run a variety of tests to determine the toxic levels.
FAQ for Chelation
www.acam.org - American College for Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) organization was established in 1973 as a non-profit, membership-based association of integrative medicine physicians. ACAM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). ACAM has long been a vocal proponent for chelation therapy, the efficacy, safety, and much of the theory behind which is disputed by the medical community. In 2014, ACAM became the first organization to offer online seminars to teach the basics of chelation therapy.
The Facts and Fiction of Chelation, Ronald L Hoffman, MD, Clinical Advisor, Jan 1, 2014