Chelation therapy has been used to remove heavy metals from the body for many years. Symptoms of heavy metal toxicity can take a toll on your health and seriously affect your quality of life. At Balance of Life Clinic, we offer heavy metal chelation therapy that can help you feel healthier and more energetic.
Exposure to metals like mercury, lead, iron, and arsenic can cause them to build up in your body and cause toxicity and lead to a range of health problems. Chelation therapy uses EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid), which binds to the metals in your blood. The metals are then expelled from the body when you urinate. Chelation therapy is performed by inserting an IV into your arm to administer the medicine. It may also help remove plaque in the arteries and treat and prevent several chronic degenerative conditions.
Some studies have shown that chelation therapy can also help conditions such as:
Before you begin chelation therapy, you’ll undergo testing for toxic metals, which may include blood and urine tests.
Heavy metal chelation therapy involves multiple sessions. The number of sessions you’ll need depends on the amount of heavy metals in your body. Once the levels of heavy metal in your body are reduced, you should see a marked improvement in the conditions and symptoms that they may have been causing.
Toxins in your body can make you feel physically exhausted and mentally foggy. When heavy metals like lead are removed, you may find that your energy levels rise and you have better concentration and improved memory.
Many patients report that after chelation therapy they suffer less chronic pain and inflammation. This benefit can allow you to perform daily tasks without pain and enable you to engage in activities you may have given up due to fatigue and discomfort.
In addition to removing harmful metals from your body, studies have shown that chelation therapy can help remove plaque and scar tissue in the arteries. This can help lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke.
These benefits are most apparent in patients who suffer from diabetes and those who supplement chelation therapy with high doses of certain vitamins and minerals. When combined with lifestyle changes like eating a heart-healthy diet and exercising regularly, chelation therapy can significantly benefit your overall wellness and help you feel your best.
You may find that chelation therapy helps your mood and lessens anxiety and depression. It’s unknown how or why this may be the case, but one factor could be the increase in blood flow to the brain.
Chelation therapy is not meant to replace traditional medical treatment and can have serious side effects when improperly administered. It’s critical to choose experienced providers who have specialized training in integrative medicine.
Alternative medicine typically focuses on whole-body health and provides treatments that stimulate the body’s natural self-healing mechanisms. As with any new treatment, it’s vital to consult your physician before starting heavy metal chelation therapy. Making sure it’s right for you can help to ensure you reap all the benefits this innovative therapy has to offer.
Since 2004, the caring team at Balance of Life Clinic has been dedicated to helping our patients improve and maintain their health through integrative medicine. To learn more about heavy metal chelation and the other services we offer, contact us at 330-764-4242 or toll-free at 877-764-4242 to schedule an appointment. We serve patients in Medina and throughout northeast Ohio.