Chelation therapy is most widely understood as a complementary treatment for coronary artery disease, but it’s also used to treat such conditions as diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease, chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, and neurological disorders like Parkinson’s, to name a few.
But what IS chelation therapy?
Chelation is a process in which a substance is used to bind molecules, such as metals or minerals, and hold them tightly so that they can be removed from a system, such as the body. In essence, chelation is like a biochemical “magnet”. In medicine, chelation has been scientifically proven to rid the body of excess or toxic metals.
Years of low grade environmental exposure to lead, mercury, cadmium and other toxic metals, can result in a build up of these metals in our bodies. Lead, for example, can be stored in our bones and soft tissues like coronary arteries or nerves. This results in an elevated body burden of the toxin, which is linked to many chronic diseases. Reducing the body burden helps restore the body’s balance, and relieve or eliminate the cause and symptoms.
How Chelation Therapy Works
Chelation therapy can be administered orally or intravenously. We do a complete naturopathic medical intake in our Collingwood office, and use various types of lab testing to measure your body burden for different toxins. Your naturopathic doctor will usually recommend a specific number of treatments over the course of a few weeks, and follow up during that time to check on progress.
How To Learn More
Call 705-444-5331 or contact us by email anytime for a free 15-minute meet the doctor visit, or a full consultation.