Sometimes because of various factors such as the interaction with pollutant particles in atmosphere, use of chemical products or cosmetics or because of the food we consume heavy metals get deposited in our blood and organs which can cause toxicity in our body. Chelation therapy works to remove these harmful heavy metals and minerals from our blood.
How to do Chelation therapy and when do we need it?
When the amount of toxic metals increases in blood the person might feel symptoms like chronic fatigue syndrome, brain fog, joint or muscle pain and neurological disorders such as bad memory. These are the signs that show we need Chelation therapy to remove harmful metal toxins from our body.
In chelation therapy, a synthetic solution called EDTA (Ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid) which is a strong chelating agent is injected in body which precipitate the toxic heavy metal particles like lead, mercury, copper, aluminum, iron, calcium and arsenic from blood and helps in the cleansing of body.
However, Food and Drug Administration(FDA) has approved only the chelation therapy for the removal of toxic lead particles only and the use of chelation therapy is still controversial for other toxic metals.
Theories and Applications of chelation therapy:
Chelation therapy has wide applications and benefits in the field of body care. It is used in detoxification of body by removing toxic heavy metal particles from blood and apart from it, there are numerous other applications of chelation therapy. However, these applications are still under trial yet and have no scientific clearance.
Chelation therapy for heart diseases or coronary artery diseases has not proven to be effective yet. Research has pointed to the fact that EDTA binds with the calcium deposits in body and removes them. These calcium deposits sometimes hinder the flow of blood in arteries and EDTA by dissolving these deposits cleanses the arteries reducing the chances of heart problems.
EDTA the main constituent of chelation therapy is believed to have antioxidant effects as it removes the harmful metals. These metals when present in body combine with the LDL cholesterol and block the arteries. EDTA removes these metals and thus decreases the risk of diseases like atherosclerosis.
The antioxidant action of chelation therapy also shows positive results for the cure of inflammatory diseases such as lupus and scleroderma.
Oral Chelation Therapy:
In oral chelation therapy the patient orally swallows a chelating agent that contains EDTA and it binds itself with the toxic substances in the blood and over time the harmful toxins get eliminated from the body. However, it is a new method and its efficacy is still not proven.
Side-effects of Chelation Therapy:
Chelation therapy has various side effects. Even when the dosage is adjusted, the treatment can show some harmful side effects such as:
- Headache and Fever
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Low calcium levels in blood
- High/Low blood pressure
- Skin problems like rashes and eczema
- Damage or failure of Kidney and Liver
- Vitamin deficiencies
- Heart problems such as irregular heart beat
FAQs:-What People normally want to know about Chelation Therapy?
1. Is chelation therapy safe for a pregnant women ?
No, chelation therapy should be avoided during pregnancy and no dose of EDTA should be provided to body.
2. I suffered from a heart attack 2 years ago. Can I go through chelation therapy for body detoxification ?
It isn’t safe to go through a chelation therapy if you’ve any kind of heart problems. Even if you had a heart problem 2 years ago, it is still risky to go through chelation therapy.