What Is Chelation Therapy?
It is a medical procedure used to take out heavy metals from the body like mercury and lead. We use substances intravenously to pick up the heavy metals and remove them from the body.
Symptoms Of Heavy Metal Toxicity
- Foggy Brain
- Anxiety and Depression
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Joint aches and pains
- Trouble learning new information
What Are the Benefits Of Chelation Therapy?
- Fewer aches and pains
- May reduce anxiety and depression
- May normalize weight
- Help to improve liver function
- Help to improve brain function
- Increase energy
- Can help improve hair, skin, and nails
- May help reduce the effects of electromagnetic fields
- Beneficial to use before stem cell treatments
How Is Chelation Therapy Done?
Chelation Therapy is done intravenously. It’s essential that chelation substances are infused properly. It usually takes about 20-30 minutes per session with frequent sessions. Labs may be done before and after a few sessions of chelation therapy.
Are There Any Side Effects Of Chelation Therapy?
With all detoxification procedures and protocols, there is the potential for what we call a healing crisis. As toxins are dislodged and pulled into the bloodstream you may feel it depending on how much is pulled out. Some common side effects are Headache, Dizziness, Nausea, Rash, Joint aches and pains, Fatigue and sometimes Burning at the site of IV insertion.
Some patients have reported that they initially feel their brain clearing up but then feel exhausted shortly after leaving the office. For some, the exhaustion is a few hours, for some, it can be a day or so as their kidneys and liver filter out the toxins that have been dislodged and pulled into the bloodstream. While these side effects are not fun, you can think of the healing crisis as a hangover from all the toxins that have been stored in your body. The good news is that you are pulling these toxins out of your body and allowing your body to return to optimal health. As the body cleans out, the side effects decrease with each treatment.
Chelation Substances Used
At Burns Integrative Wellness Center we use Glutathione for detox. We don’t use EDTA. We prefer glutathione because it is the same substance the body creates naturally in the liver. With our therapy, we are adding a larger amount of glutathione to help boost detoxification, but it is still being done with a naturally occurring antioxidant.