What is “Chelation”?

Chelation (pronounced KEY-LAY-SHUN) is the process by which a metal or mineral (such as lead, mercury, iron, arsenic, aluminum, calcium, etc.) is bonded to another substance…in this case EDTA, an amino acid.  It is a natural process, basic to life itself.  Chelation is one mechanism by which such common substances as aspirin, antibiotics, vitamins, minerals and trace elements work in the body. Hemoglobin, the red pigment in blood that carries oxygen, is a chelate of iron.

Originally, the British used Chelation Therapy during World War II to remove lead from the body. It was first introduced in the United States in 1948.
NIH Study. The National Institute of Health, the U.S. federal research agency, completed a 5-year study of chelation effects. The study was performed on patients who had a history of cardiac disease including heart attacks. The study concluded that the 5-year death rate was reduced by 20% in all patients who completed the protocol of chelation treatments. The study also reported that the 5-year death rate was reduced by 40% in diabetics, a truly remarkable result.

The NIH study demonstrated that the way chelation produced these results in cardiac conditions was by removing the heavy metals that stimulated free radicals that in turn produced inflammation in the arteries. Reducing the inflammation in the arteries reduced the formation of the plaques that cause narrowing and hardening of the arteries that results in cardiac disease, peripheral neuropathy, and mental decline.

What is Chelation as a medical therapy? 

Chelation is a treatment by which a small amino acid called ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid (commonly abbreviated EDTA) is slowly administered to a patient intravenously over several hours, prescribed by and under the supervision of a licensed physician. The fluid containing EDTA is infused through a small needle placed in the vein of a patient’s arm. The EDTA infusion bonds with unwanted metals in the body and quickly carry them away in the urine. Abnormally situated nutritional metals, such as iron, along with toxic elements such as lead, mercury and aluminum are easily removed by EDTA chelation therapy. Normally present minerals and trace elements, which are essential for health, are more tightly bound within the body and can be maintained with a properly balanced nutritional supplement.

What ailments does Chelation Therapy treat?

Chelation Therapy helps in preventing cardiovascular disease, atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, peripheral vascular disease, mental decline, and other age-related problems. Chelation Therapy should only be administered by a trained expert under the direction of a physician.

Chelation Therapy: $180 per treatment


Prior to commencing a course of chelation therapy a complete medical history is obtained.  Copies of pertinent medical records and summaries of hospital admissions may be sent for. A thorough head-to-toe, hands-on physical examination will be performed. A complete list of current medications will be recorded, including the time and strength of each dose. Special note will be made of any allergies. Blood and urine specimens will be obtained in a battery of tests to insure that no conditions exist that may be worsened by chelation therapy. Kidney function will be carefully assessed. An electrocardiogram and noninvasive tests may be performed, as medically indicated, to determine the status of arterial blood flow prior to therapy. A consultation with other medical specialists may be requested.
For more information on Chelation Therapy go to drcranton.com

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