Chelation Therapy (CT) – as practiced by holistic physicians – is a modification of a technique used by conventional doctors to treat lead poisoning. Chelating physicians use CT to improve blood flow through arteries which have been clogged by atherosclerosis (cholesterol buildup). CT is a safe alternative to coronary bypass surgery, balloon angioplasty, or other surgical techniques designed for removal of these obstructions to blood flow.
Chelation Therapy involves the use of a synthetic amino acid called EDTA to chelate (grab tightly) undesirable heavy metal toxins from the body and remove them through the urine. Dilute solutions of EDTA are administered into the bloodstream via a tiny
needle in the patient's arm. Chelation Therapy procedure usually takes about 1-1/2 hours and is virtually painless.
Advantages of CT include: safety, effectiveness and low cost. A full series of Chelation treatments costs about 5-10% as much as coronary bypass surgery. The course of many chronic diseases such as angina, high blood pressure, arthritis, Alzheimer's and others is often favorably affected by Chelation Therapy.
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