The word chelation is derived from the Greek work chele meaning claw, like a lobster or crab claw. In effect, the chelate substance, which is introduced into the body by means of an IV solution, offers a firm, pincer like binding of certain chemicals to bivalent metal or other mineral clinging to your artery walls. The IV solution contains disodium salt of ethylene diamine tetra acetate, or EDTA. EDTA attracts barium, beryllium, cadmium, calcium, chromium, cobalt, copper, lead, iron, magnesium, mercury, nickel, strontium and zinc. EDTA grasps metals, including calcium, with this claw-like action and encircles or sequesters them with a molecular ring. They lose their physiologic and toxic properties this way. EDTA is then excreted by the body carrying with it the many toxic metals that have been loaded into the blood stream. EDTA picks up other toxic minerals along the way all of which are carried in the EDTA and excreted by the body intact. Chelation is not only a beneficial treatment for the buildup of plaque causing atherosclerosis and subsequent heart attacks, it is also of benefit in the treatment of cerebrovascular senility.
“As the chemical EDTA floats past a hardened area in a blood vessel wall, its strong attraction for calcium will literally zap the calcium right out of the hardened areas which is like taking the rivets out of a bridge structure. If you take out enough rivets, the bridge will collapse. This is what happens to the hardened area. After enough calcium is removed from it, it collapses and is reabsorbed by the body. The calcium which has been kidnapped by the amino acid is excreted through the kidneys into the urine and removed from the body. The net result is more room for the blood to flow through the vessel and a better circulation.” ~ H. Rudolph Alsleben, M.D., How to Survive the New Health Catastrophes, 1973.
The use of chelating agents in the treatment of certain clinical conditions is not new. It is perhaps best known for its benefits in heavy metal, particularly lead, poisoning. Its beneficial use in other conditions, such as scleroderma, porphyria, cardiac arrhythmias, and atherosclerosis has been well documented.
There are many ways chelation therapy has been used over the years. Chelation therapy has been credited with altering the course of Parkinson’s disease. Parkinson’s disease, also known as shaking palsy, is a neurological syndrome usually accompanied by arteriosclerotic changes in the basal ganglia.
(Basal ganglia, are clusters of neurons in the brain that are located deep beneath the cerebral cortex (the highly convoluted outer layer of the brain). The basal ganglia specialize in processing information on movement and in fine-tuning the activity of brain circuits that determine the best possible response to given stimulation (e.g., using hands to catch a ball or using feet to run). Consequently, they play an important role in planning actions that are required to achieve a particular goal, in executing well-practiced habitual actions, and in learning new actions in novel situations.)
Parkinson’s Disease is characterized by rhythmical muscular tremors, rigidity of movement, a peculiar rapid or hastening acceleration of gait, droopy posture, and masklike countenance for the patient. Chelation has been proven helpful in reducing the symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease.
Dr. Battle will confirm that you are a candidate for Chelation Therapy. Chelation Therapy is administered in our IV suite, by our Intravenous Specialist(s) and at Dr. Battle’s direction and your personal prescription dose. You will relax in our quiet IV suite while you are receiving the Chelation Therapy; coffee and water at your side if you wish. It is a very relaxing experience. Some patients nap in our “oh so comfortable” recliners while other read or listen to music. The treatment takes approximately 1-1 ½ hours from start to finish. You will feel refreshed and ready for the day!
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