A process that helps to remove toxins from our body is detoxification. Cleaning our body internally is as important as we clean our body externally. Generally the systems functioning in our body flush toxins naturally. The real problem arises when these toxin, settles in our body cells or other parts like kidney, heart or liver. Over a period of time, these accumulated toxins become poisonous and affects our health. In our day-to-day life, exposure to these toxins is unavoidable. These toxins may cause heart disease and cancer. Heavy metals like lead, mercury, arsenic, and other metals like aluminium, zinc, calcium and iron when accumulated over a period of time in our body can be poisonous if not cleansed through detoxification. The best way to detoxify our body is through chelation therapy.

Chelation therapy has a long history that the BAL agent was used to remove poison gas, and EDTA chelating agent was used to remove toxic metals during World War I and II. When these toxic metals are removed from the body through chelation therapy, the circulatory system gets improved and thereby enables the body to function in a healthy way. Chelation therapy is very much useful for preventing stroke and heart attack. Moreover it has started to gain popularity as a painless treatment and an alternative medicine for bypass surgery and angioplasty. Poona Preventive Cardiology Center (PPCC) that has carried out several chelation therapies for heart disease in Pune shares the significance of detoxification process.

Why detoxification ?

Exposure to heavy metals is very common as they are found everywhere including in our food, water and air. When the toxic substances in our body cannot be excreted, it can damage the tissues, cells and the whole body functioning system. Some negative effects of toxins are:

To improve our health, the exposure to heavy metals should be avoided and proper detoxification through chelation therapy is important. In addition to the removal of heavy metals, detoxification is very useful for treatment of heart diseases. Plaques or fatty materials contracts the passage available for the blood flow in arteries and thereby causes cell walls to become weak and also makes vital organs to starve for oxygen and other nutrients. Calcium is one of main constituents of the plaque and its removal becomes imminent for proper blood flow in arteries. Hence the chelation theory used for removal of calcium plaques is also known as Artery Clearance Therapy (ACT).

Why Chelation Therapy

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How detoxification is done through chelation therapy

Chelating agents are used in this detoxification process. The science behind the chelation theory is quite simple. The agent used in the chelation therapy binds with the calcium that is found in the plaques or fatty deposits in the arteries. Subsequently, the bound agent, along with fatty deposits, gets swept away through the blood stream and later comes out of the body through urinary excretion. Chelating agents can be administered through IV and also can also be given orally. Basically amino acid EDTA (Ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid) chelation therapy is followed and additional vitamin C and other vital nutrients are also administered. Agents like DMSA, DMPS, and Deferoxamine are some other chelation agents. The physician will decide the best suitable treatment according to the toxins present in the blood and also the number of sessions required for the patients.

Before the procedure, the patients are thoroughly examined and their medical history is also examined. Blood and urine samples, kidney function, blood pressure and an electrocardiogram are done before chelation procedure.

As the chelating agents are being administered through IV, the patients can conveniently sit in a recliner and relax throughout the infusion. This is an outpatient procedure and the patient can return to normal activity after the session. Even during the session one can listen to music, chat, read and can even take a nap. Patients will not experience any pain during treatment. Each session may last 3 to 4 hours. The whole treatment is done under the supervision of health practitioner.

The benefits of chelation therapy are from head to toe. As it is carried out by professional and experienced physicians, this is a non-toxic and risk free therapy. In fact, chelation therapy is safer option than a bypass surgery. There are several complications after bypass surgery but in case of chelation therapy, there are none, by virtue of its natural way of treatment without any surgery and pain.

There are rare cases of side effects like nausea, dizziness and headaches and these are just temporary and patients easily get relieved from these symptoms. Generally, chelation therapy is safe when right amount of doses are administered.

Chelation therapy is non-invasive and moreover being a cost-effective treatment, is a boon for people of all walks of life. It is the best way to avoid angioplasty, bypass surgeries and testimonials of successfully treated patients vouch the benefits.

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