Chelation - (pronounced Key-lay-shun) therapy is widely used for the treatment of atherosclerosis and other chronic degenerative diseases involving the circulatory system. It is the process of removing toxic metals such as lead, aluminum, cadmium, and mercury from the body. These toxins contribute to the aging process in our bodies. Many scientists suggest that the beneficial effect of chelation treatment is from the removal of metallic catalysts that causes excessive free radical proliferation.
This reduces the oxidation of lipids, DNA, enzyme systems and lipoproteins. The chelation halts the bad effects and initiates the body's healing process, often reversing the damage. It removes the calcium and copper anions from the blood stream. The plaque lining the artery walls are made porous and brittle. Eventually they may get dislodged. Even if only a microscopic layer of the plaque is removed, it, along with a smoothening of the artery wall due to the healing of the cells that line the arteries, can improve the blood flow to the artery muscles substantially. This can prevent artery spasm and minimize or prevent angina pain. Many patients who could not walk due to muscle pain or angina pain have reported that they can walk without pain after chelation therapy.
Many patients have been able to reduce the need for medications, and increase their stamina after taking chelation therapy.