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.
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.
Chelation therapy uses a basic intravenous drip, 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.
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).