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  Questions and Answers About Chelation Therapy
Chelation therapy is administering a man-made amino acid called EDTA into the veins.
Another claim is that chelation therapy has restored lost bodily function and reduced pain in some cases.
With chelation, the number of patients who can be treated is limited only by the amount of room in the practitioner’s office.
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  Chelation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chelation (from Greek χηλή, chelè, meaning claw) is the process of reversible binding (complexation) of a ligand; the chelant, chelator, chelating agent, sequestering agent, or complexing agent; to a metal ion, forming a metal complex, the chelate.
In ecology chelation compounds are related to the mobilization of metals in the soil, the uptake and the accumulation of metals into plants and micro-organisms and as a mechanism for resistance and hyperaccumulation adaptations.
Chelators are used in chemical analysis, as water softeners, as preservatives, and in medicine (chelation therapy), where they are employed to safely bind with poisonous metal agents such as mercury, arsenic, or lead to stabilize them and allow them to be excreted without further interaction with the body.
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 Chelation therapy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Chelation therapy is a process involving the use of chelating agents to remove heavy metals from the body.
Chelation therapy is used as a treatment for acute mercury, iron, arsenic, lead, plutonium and other forms of heavy metal poisoning, where the amounts are so high that there is enough risk to the health of the patient to justify the therapy.
Some chelation advocates claim that autism, a neurodevelopmental disorder that appears in early childhood, might be caused or aggravated by heavy metal poisoning and might be ameliorated by chelation therapy, but there is no scientific evidence to support this hypothesis.
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 Chelation Therapy: Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine
Chelation therapy is an intravenous treatment designed to bind heavy metals in the body in order to treat heavy metal toxicity.
The benefits of EDTA chelation for the treatment of lead poisoning and excessively high calcium levels are undisputed.
However, for the treatment of atherosclerotic heart disease, EDTA chelation therapy is not endorsed by the American Heart Association (AHA), the FDA, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), or the American College of Cardiology.
health.enotes.com /alternative-medicine-encyclopedia/chelation-therapy   (1100 words)

 ACS :: Chelation Therapy
Chelation therapy is a mainstream treatment that is used to treat heavy metal poisoning.
Chelation therapy is most often given into a vein (intravenously), either as a short injection or over a period of 2 to 4 hours.
Chelation therapy is often given along with large doses of vitamins and other minerals, which may actually contribute to the processes that produce dangerous free radicals in the body.
www.cancer.org /docroot/ETO/content/ETO_5_3X_Chelation_Therapy.asp?sitearea=ETO   (1488 words)

 Chelation Therapy -- New Hope for Victims of Age-Associated Diseases
Chelation therapy benefits the flow of blood through every vessel in the body, from the largest to the tiniest capillaries and arterioles, most of which are far too small for surgical treatment or are deep within the brain where they cannot be safely reached by surgery.
Chelation patients are frequently able to return to work and to resume their sports and other activities, without the need to undergo surgery.
Chelation is not in and of itself a "cure-all"—it merely reduces abnormal free radical activity and removes unwanted and toxic metals, allowing normal healing and control mechanisms to come in to play.
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EDTA chelation therapy is a form of treatment aimed at reducing calcium deposits, removing the heavy metals that inhibit enzyme systems, controlling lipid peroxidation, and reducing platelet “stickiness” in the clinical management of atherosclerosis and related disorders.
EDTA chelation therapy is also used in the treatment of heavy metal intoxications, hypercalcemia, (high calcium in the body) and the control of ventricular arrhythmias secondary to digitalis intoxication.
EDTA (short for ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid) is the active component in chelation therapy and is a chelator or chelating substance.
www.natura.org.uk /chelation.htm   (2753 words)

 Chelation Therapy
Chelation therapy is performed worldwide and is gaining popularity in America.
Chelation therapy is a series of IV treatments using a solution of minerals, vitamins and a special amino acid, EDTA.
Chelation therapy is a safe, non-surgical, adjunctive treatment given in a doctor's office.
www.doctornash.com /chelationtherapy.html   (571 words)

 chelation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Chelation (pronounced key-lay-shun) is a chemical reaction that results in a bond being formed between a metal ion and an organic (i.e., carbon-based — made mostly of carbon) molecule.
The resulting complex, metal bound to molecule, is called a "chelate" and contains one or more rings of atoms in which the metal ion is so firmly bound it cannot escape.
Chelation is often used to remove heavy metals from the body.
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 Chelation Therapy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Chelation therapy involves the use of chemical compounds injected into the blood stream, muscle or taken by mouth to bind metals that are present in toxic concentrations so they can be excreted (usually in urine) from the body.
Chelation therapy is medically indicated when toxic levels of heavy metals such as iron, arsenic, lead, and mercury are present.
Chelation therapy should only be used for heavy metal toxicity that has been diagnosed by a reputable physician.
your-doctor.com /patient_info/alternative_remedies/various_therapy/fraud_topics/chelation.html   (1389 words)

 Carnosine - Metal Chelation Therapy
Chelation therapy, is normally given as a series of intravenous infusions containing di-sodium EDTA and various other substances like penicillin.
In the context of vaccination chelation with carnosine may be crucial, as it removes organic mercury (thiomersal or thimerosal) from a child.
Chelation therapy became a popular "alternative" treatment after EDTA was found effective in chelating and removing toxic metals from the blood, and some scientists postulated that hardened arteries could be softened if the calcium in their walls was removed.
www.1stvitality.co.uk /az/carnosine/l-carnosine_metal_chelation_therapy.htm   (466 words)

Chelation tests can detect lead toxicity in people who have stored high levels of lead in their bone, even though blood levels may be "safe."
Another chelator, which sometimes causes allergic side effects, is known as D-penicillamine (or Depen.) In addition, the following nutrients are known to chelate mercury in the body: the amino acid L-cysteine, the antioxidant glutathione, the mineral selenium, and vitamin C. Garlic is rich in the sulfhydryl groups that help chelate mercury.
Chelation gently and gradually mobilizes calcium from plaque, restoring elasticity and flow to blood vessels.
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 Oral Chelation - Chelation Therapy - Detoxification Products
Chelation is a chemical term named from the Greek word chele, meaning "claw" or "claw-like." In chelation therapy, an organic chemical bonds with metals in the bloodstream and digs them out of the system.
One theory behind using chelation to treat this disease is that it may remove calcium, which is present in some atherosclerotic lesions, and therefore decrease the obstruction in the arteries.
The issue of EDTA chelation therapy for atherosclerosis was addressed in 1993 by the first Director of the NIH Office of Alternative Medicine (OAM; now the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine), who contracted with an investigator at the University of Washington to explore the topic.
www.awakennutrition.com /oral-chelation.html   (1538 words)

 Detoxamin - Chelation & Chelation Therapy   (Site not responding. Last check: )
EDTA is a known chelating agent-meaning that it binds to metal and mineral molecules.
The original theory was that EDTA chelation rids the body of calcium deposits that led to "hardening of the arteries" (or calcification) (2).
Chelation authorities now say that the therapy's beneficial effects on blood circulation may also have positive effects on impotence, intermittent claudication, and vision problems like age-related macular degeneration and glaucoma.
www.chelationdetoxamin.com /needtoknow.htm   (1574 words)

Chelation will not be given without up to date laboratory tests, history and examination that comply with the protocol of this clinic.
This is the chelator of choice in the treatment of Autism according to the DAN protocol.
EDTA is ineffective in the chelation of mercury.
www.chelation-ireland.com /expertise.htm   (523 words)

 Chelation Therapy
Chelation therapy is a recognized treatment for heavy metal (such as lead) poisoning.
Chelation therapy is not approved by the FDA to treat coronary artery disease, but some physicians and alternative medicine practitioners use it for this purpose.
If people use chelation therapy and it doesn’t work, they may be deprived of  the well-established benefits from the many other valuable methods of treating these diseases, such as lifestyle modifications, medications and surgical procedures.
www.americanheart.org /presenter.jhtml?identifier=4493   (317 words)

 Chelation   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Chelation therapy involves placing a small needle into a vein in the arm and infusing a prescription medicine called ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA) into your body over a 3 to 4 hour period.
Chelation therapy can be utilized with most other therapies for cardiovascular disease and other diseases.
Although chelation therapy is best used to avoid bypass surgery, many patients who have previously undergone one or more bypass procedures, often with little or no benefit, have subsequently benefited greatly from chelation.
www.noaw.com /Chelation/chelatio.htm   (1031 words)

 Chelation Therapy
Clinical experience with EDTA chelation therapy has convinced substantial numbers of licensed physicians in North America that it is a safe and effective treatment for atherosclerotic vascular disease, as it consistently improves blood flow and relieves symptoms associated with the disease in greater than 80% of the patients treated.
Chelation therapy is considered by the licensed physicians who utilize it to be an effective first step alternative to surgical treatment for atherosclerotic vascular disease in most cases.
EDTA chelation therapy has long been recognized by a substantial, respected minority of physicians as an acceptable method of treatment, provided that it is administered properly and adheres to the accepted standard of practice.
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During the normal chelation process, the chelator picks up heavy metals, then when a metal with a higher stability constant comes in contact with the chelator molecule, the chelator will drop the metal with the weaker stability constant in favor for the metal with the higher stability constant.
In 1983, the formation of the American Board of Chelation Therapy was formed to set parameters for the education and testing of physicians for competence in the administration of EDTA chelation.
Chelation, while absolutely legal, is limited in advertising claims for treatment of lead poisoning, hypercalcaemia, and ventricular fibrillation secondary to digitalis toxicity.
pages.prodigy.net /naturedoctor/chelation.html   (2851 words)

 Chelation Therapy: Unproven Claims and Unsound Theories
Chelation proponents have never presented evidence that chelation therapy causes softening of hardened arteries, removes calcium from arterial plaque or causes the plaque structure to disintegrate.
Notwithstanding claims to the contrary, the chelation "establishment" is not being victimized by a prejudiced and arrogant medical orthodoxy, but by its own unwillingness to mount a rigorous, placebo-controlled, double-blind clinical trial and stand by the results.
The chelation and placebo groups showed no difference in exercise capacity or feelings of well-being, but both groups increased their ability to walk on a treadmill by an average of one minute [7].
www.quackwatch.org /01QuackeryRelatedTopics/chelation.html   (4630 words)

 Oral Chelation Therapy - Autism News - PCA-Rx
Chelation (pronounced key-LAY-shun) is a term derived from the Greek chele, meaning "claw." A chelation agent is a chemical agent that, like a claw, grabs and chemically bonds with metals or other minerals and toxins.
While chelation is a naturally occurring biological process (hemoglobin binds with iron to provide oxygen to tissues), synthesized chelation agents were first developed during World War II as a way to clear toxic metals from the body.
Chelation is a well-known method of heavy metal and toxin removal in which a special chemical compound called a chelate - such as dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA), dimercaptopropane sulfonate (DMPS), or ethylene diaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) - is given, usually intravenously.
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 Examining Chelation?
Chelation therapy involves use of EDTA (ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid), a synthetic amino acid administered intravenously.
EDTA grades (chelates) heavy metals and minerals such as lead, iron, copper and calcium in the blood, allowing them to be excreted in the urine.
Chelation therapy is FDA approved for one purpose: treatment of lead poisoning and toxicity from other heavy metals.
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 THE ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE NETWORK - CHELATION   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The oral chelating agents serve admirably to prevent or halt the progression of arteriosclerosis, but do little to reverse the disease once it is present.
Many physicians are closet chelators who perform chelations on themselves and their loved ones and relatives, but do not offer it to the general public because of the threat of condemnation by the medical community.
What that actually means is: not accepted by cardiovascular surgeons who compete with chelation therapy and not accepted by the drug industry, which depends on people remaining sick and taking loads of synthetic drugs, and not accepted by the leading medical journals, which have been bought out by the pharmaceutical and surgical industries.
www.sonic.net /~nexus/chelatio.html   (3681 words)

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