Chelation Therapy in Vancouver
Chelation therapy is a mainstream treatment used in conventional medicine to treat heavy metal poisoning. As heavy metal toxicity becomes more prevalent, more individuals are experiencing a decline in their cognitive, mental and physical health. Chelation therapy was developed to restore normal bodily functions by removing the presence of these heavy metals in the blood.
Some metals are considered highly toxic in any amount when inside the body, such as arsenic, mercury, and cadmium. Other metals, such as copper, zinc, iron, chromium, and manganese are required by the body for normal function. However, even these metals can become toxic when they reach elevated levels. Toxic metals can have an adverse effect on energy production, brain function, and even blood pressure.
While chelation therapy is best known for its benefits correlating to heavy metal poisoning treatment, the term also promotes an alternative therapy considered effective in treating cancer, heart disease, and other medical conditions. Chelation therapy has also been claimed effective in treating such disorders as Alzheimer's disease, peripheral vascular disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and multiple sclerosis.
- Improves heart function
- Reduces chest pain (angina pectoris)
- Improves sugar metabolism in diabetics
- Reduces blood pressure
- Improves circulation
- Reduces free radicals
- Promotes better wellbeing
Chelation therapy containing EDTA is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as a treatment for lead poisoning. As the body is unable to properly breakdown heavy metals, mercury, lead and other dangerous metals can build up to toxic levels, resulting in an interference with normal functioning. Chelating drugs like EDTA lower the level of metals in the blood by attaching to their molecules.
The practice of chelation therapy involves the administration of chelating agents, typically given via an intravenous drip over several sessions. Patients are carefully evaluated before being considered suitable for the procedure. Chelation therapy is a non-surgical medical treatment typically performed in a doctor's office. The procedure is considered one of today's best-kept medical secrets with a forty-year record of safety.
Since chelation therapy uses a basic intravenous drip, the procedure causes little to no discomfort. Patients are made comfortable while undergoing treatment, as they are allowed to sit, socialize, visit the restroom, drink, and eat. Chelation therapy is also safe when administered by trained professionals in our Vancouver location. In conjunction with a proper diet, healthy lifestyle techniques and natural supplements, patients can achieve optimal health.
If you suffer from a history of heavy metal toxicity, cardiovascular ailments, circulatory problems, or symptoms associated with gangrene, chelation therapy may be recommended to aid in your recovery. Chelation therapy has been proven effective in treating a number of conditions including diabetes, stroke, angina, high cholesterol, carotid artery disease, leg ulcers, neuropathy, and a history of bypass surgery.
Chelation therapy has been used by tens-of-thousands of patients over the past several decades with great success. While the procedure has a high safety profile, blood and urine tests may be performed throughout the course of the treatment to monitor vital functions and to ensure that the patient is handling the treatment well. No chelation program should ever be attempted without the guidance of an experienced physician.
For further information on chelation therapy or any of our other healthcare treatments, contact our Vancouver clinic at 604-566-WELL (9355).