WHAT CAN I EXPECT WITH CHELATION TREATMENTS?
The objective of chelation therapy for heart disease is to restore the health of the arteries. It is one of the most potent anti-aging therapies available. It improves tissue (arteries, skin, organs, etc.) structure – restoring strength and elasticity to all the tissues in the body. Restoring blood flow and reducing resistance in the arteries enhances the delivery of oxygen and other vital nutrients to the tissue that the vessel supplies. Such effects are desirable in a majority of cardiovascular diseases. The end result is restoration of normal blood flow to the heart and entire vascular system. Chelation therapies often result in the reversal of bone loss (i.e. osteoporosis or osteopenia) by stimulating the formation of new and healthy bone, thereby improving overall bone density.
When used to treat toxicity affecting hormone, immune or neurological health patients who utilize chelation therapy as part of a complete program will notice their symptoms improve as the underlying disease is reversed and balance is restored. For instance, when DMPS therapy is utilized to target mercury toxicity, patients will notice their symptoms begin to improve by the 4th or 5th DMPS treatment.
HOW MANY TREATMENTS WILL I NEED?
EDTA chelation is often administered one to two times per week for 20-30 treatments. Some individuals may however, require more therapy for sustained clinical improvement. DMPS treatments are administered every 3-5 weeks and the total number will vary depending on the toxic burden of the individual. We use urinary toxic metal analysis with every 3rd or 4th DMPS treatment as an indirect gauge of total body burden and to monitor excretion levels. When levels are within the safe range, DMPS chelation therapy is complete.
ARE THERE ANY DRUG INTERACTIONS?
Many patients who undergo chelation therapy are on medications (i.e. blood pressure lowering medications, anti-arrhythmic medications, anti-cholesterol medications, anti-diabetic medications, etc.) at the time of start of their treatment. With successive treatments, many will require medication dose or frequency reduction or complete cessation of their medications.
IS CHELATION THERAPY SAFE?
We have performed over 10,000 Chelation treatments at Port Moody Health without any serious adverse effect.
In British Columbia, only qualified physicians – NDs or MDs – who are board certified in intravenous therapy, Chelation therapy and have prescriptive authority are permitted to administer chelation treatments. When these criteria are met and the treatment is delivered under the guidance of an experienced and trained physician, chelation therapy is extremely safe.