Before starting Chelation Therapy, you should know some general and specific information about the purposes and benefits of this treatment.
Chelation therapy uses intravenous infusion of EDTA (ethylene-diamino-tetraacetic acid), vitamins, amino acids and minerals such as magnesium, potassium and others, according to the specific need of the case.
This therapy has not yet been officially approved in our country for the specific treatment of cardiovascular diseases. The use of EDTA for infusion is universally and scientifically recognized for the treatment of lead poisoning, toxic minerals, digitalis and hypercalcaemia. In these cases, the use of EDTA appears to be the therapy of choice. In 1950, for the first time, it was used for the specific treatment of workers intoxicated by lead.
It is noted, statistically, that many of these workers, who were also suffering from angina pectoris (retrosternal pain of cardiovascular origin), also benefited from the symptoms of vascular disease.
Because the clinical event was scientifically significant, many scholars in the field began using this treatment (chelation with EDTA) to treat and prevent cardiovascular disease. Therefore, in order to be able to express a clear consent regarding the acceptance of this treatment, the principles and nature of the treatment will be explained below.
EDTA is a chemical that removes unwanted metals, through chelation (electrochemical bonding) from liquids or tissues with which it comes into contact. Some metals, such as lead, mercury and cadmium, are toxic to the body if their levels exceed the norm. Chelation Therapy, is based on the principle that all metals, if in excess, turn out to be toxic for the health of the individual. In fact, EDTA normalizes the distribution of many metallic elements in the body, reduces the metabolism of calcium and cholesterol by eliminating their catabolites (final chemicals) that are the cause of their toxicity for the damage that occurs to the membranes cell phones, with an acceptable therapeutic risk.
Chelation therapy is applied in order to reduce hardening of the arteries, better known as arteriosclerosis.
This disease is caused by multiple factors, among which are the abnormal accumulation of metals.
Arteriosclerosis then turns out to be the main cause of vascular accidents: myocardial infarction, cerebral ischemia, peripheral vascular insufficiency.
The alternatives to Chelating Therapy can be grouped below:
- With preventive purposes – modification of lifestyle, diet and physical activity; removal from sources of environmental pollution or from psycho-physical stress;
- For therapeutic purposes in cases of arterial stenosis (narrowing of the vessel lumen) – medical: through the use of antiplatelet preparations, antithrombotic, vasoactive; surgical: through the intervention of by-pass or remodeling with synthetic sheath of the vessel lumen affected by the stenosis (angioplasty + stent).
To date all over the world, U.S.A. in the head, millions of infusions were made with EDTA.
Chelation Therapy is the treatment of choice for the removal of toxic metals and for the prevention of free radical damage caused by them.
This treatment is one of the best possibilities for the slowing down of the cellular aging process.
1. Classic treatment
This treatment finds an indication in subjects who, besides being overloaded by toxic minerals, already suffer from a symptomatology linked to major non-operable vascular lesions, such as stenosis or multiple obstructions of the central or peripheral vessels or have already undergone revascularization interventions in the various districts.
All diseases linked to an increase in free radicals can benefit from the treatment. The sessions last on average from 1.5 to 3 hours, according to the cases.
During the infusion you can read or talk or, if you prefer, sleep while sitting in a comfortable armchair. it is preferable not to write, especially with the arm affected by the drip, as this must remain as still as possible. If necessary you can move in the room or even go out to go to the toilet, the important thing is to always keep the bottle of the drip over the head and the arm with the needle down.
You will need to take a small sample of urine or blood before starting the intravenous treatments, so that you can check the next few times.
It is important, before starting the treatment, to make a short but rich meal, avoiding milk and derivatives, or bring a substantial snack. During the treatment, even if it is eaten, it is advisable to nibble something. In smokers, Chelation Therapy is not totally effective on microcirculation; therefore, in order to obtain maximum results, it is essential not to smoke for the whole period of treatment.
Chelating therapy, should be performed 1 or 2 times a week, rarely more, unless there is a tissue necrosis of the lower limbs or a severe angina. In reality, it is more useful, in view of the final result, to prolong the treatment period. This allows you to change your eating habits and lifestyle. These corrections also require long-term follow-up. A therapy cycle consists, usually in 20-30 infusions, to which monthly appeals can follow. In special cases, additional recall cycles or an extension of the first cycle may be required.
2. Rapid treatment
Rapid intravenous treatment lasts 10 to 20 minutes and is indicated for the treatment of toxic minerals detected by the mineralogram on the hair or by the examination of urine. prevention treatment, therefore subjectively you will perceive only a feeling of well-being and increase of tone if there are no specific symptoms of chronic intoxication such as, for example, chronic anemia refractory to habitual treatments, muscle aches and pains, state of “chronic fatigue “, insomnia, etc … A subject that already has an important symptomatology, such as for example the claudication of the lower limbs or an angina pectoris may instead, during the classic treatment, notice an increase in their ambulatory autonomy.
3. Oral Treatment
Oral therapy with EDTA alone is not very effective, therefore, it is strengthened by combining the same product with other amino acids and natural chelating substances, it can be considered a “soft” chelating therapy with a good patient compliance (one to two doses) and the main indications are:
complementary treatment during intravenous EDTA therapy; maintenance therapy after intravenous chelating therapy with EDTA; intravenous chelating therapy in subjects who refuse it; long-term prevention of intoxication by environmental pollutants.