IV Chelation Therapy

Frequently asked Questions


What is Chelation Therapy?

Chelation therapy is a safe, effective and relatively inexpensive treatment to restore blood flow in victims of atherosclerosis without surgery. Chelation therapy involves the intravenous infusion of a prescription medicine called EDTA.

What is EDTA?

EDTA stands for ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid. EDTA removes undesirable metals from the body. Mercury, Cadmium and Lead are poisons and are directly propotional to high blood pressure. All metals, even essential nutritional elements, are toxic in excess or when abnormally situated. EDTA normalizes the distribution of most metallic elements in the body. EDTA improves calcium and cholesterol metabolism by eliminating metallic catalysts which cause damage to cell membranes by producing "oxygen free radicals." Free radical pathology is now believed by many scientists to be an important contributing cause of atherosclerosis, cancer, diabetes and other diseases of aging. EDTA helps to prevent the production of harmful free radicals.

What is Chelation used for?

Chelation therapy is used to reverse symptoms of hardening of the arteries, also known as atherosclerosis or arteriosclerosis. Atherosclerosis is caused by multiple complex factors including abnormal accumulations of metallic elements. The end result is plaque formation within arteries which blocks the flow of blood. Plaques are composed of fibrous tissue, cholesterol and calcium. Atherosclerosis leads to heart attack, stroke, senility and may lead to amputation of extremities. Every single study of the use of chelation therapy for atherosclerosis has even been published, has described and improvement in blood flow and symptoms.

How much does Chelation Cost?

An IV Chelation Patient can expect to pay approximately $100 per treatment. A course of Chelation will require 30 - 40 treatments. This will take from six weeks to 24 weeks. Cost for 40 treatments is approximately $4,000 + taxes. Each IV Chelation treatment session can take from 1 - 3 hours to complete.

Are Chelation Treatments Painful?

IV Chelation requires an intravenous needle to be setup, but after this initial prick, there is not pain during the treatment. Patients mobility is somewhat limited due to the IV bag, however patients can conduct activities like reading, walking around to the bathroom, eating drinking etc.