Chelation therapy is probably not something that a lot of people, especially here in the Bible Belt, have heard a lot about. However, it is a most interesting therapy and could quite possibly take the place of many heart bypass surgeries. But, let’s get into what chelation (key-LAY-shun) therapy really is.

This natural therapy is a way to rid the body of toxic metals. It is used to improve circulation of the blood and to reverse atherosclerosis. During chelation therapy, which is done on an outpatient basis, the patient is given an IV infusion of EDTA (ethylenediaminetetraaetic acid ) and vitamins and minerals. This becomes a detox program on steroids…so to speak…no steroids are actually used.

Chelation therapy is beneficial to those who suffer from intermittent claudication (leg cramps), those who have various heart related illnesses, i.e., angina, coronary artery disease, or stroke. But, it does not stop there. There are many documented cases that attest to improved memory and concentration, improved vision, and improved kidney function.

There is also a form of oral chelation therapy. This is not quite as aggressive as the IV therapy, but it can make improvements in your overall health. There are many nutritional supplements that can be used as oral chelation, such as, Gingko Biloba, garlic, vitamin C, and selenium, just to name a few. Your natural health practitioner can help you decide which supplements can be the most beneficial to you.

If you think you may be a candidate for IV chelation therapy, you can find board certified providers through one the places mentioned below

American Board of Chelation Therapy. www.glccm.org

American College of Advancement in Medicine www.acam.org

Gordon Research Institute www.gordonresearch.com

This blog post merely skims the surface of the depth and scope of chelation therapy and what it can do for an individual’s health and longevity. Suffice it to say, if you are having circulatory issues, including heart problems of any kind, it may be very advantageous for you to do some additional research. I wish you much health and Bright Blessings!

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