Chelation

Wdowin NMD

Integrative Medical Center located in Corona Del Mar, CA

Many symptoms of chronic pain and other long-term health issues may be directly related to your body’s build up of toxins and heavy metals. Garrett Wdowin, NMD, and his team of practitioners at Wdowin NMD in Corona Del Mar, California, utilize chelation intravenous therapy to detoxify the body and improve your overall health and wellness. For a consultation to see if chelation therapy is right for you, call the office or schedule an appointment online.

Chelation Q & A

What is chelation therapy?

Chelation therapy is a treatment used to bind toxins and heavy metals in the body. Chelating agents -- most commonly DMSA, DMPS, CaEDTA, MgEDTA, NaEDTA -- detoxify the body and eliminate toxic elements through the urine.

Chelating agents have specific types of metals or toxins they prefer to bind and eliminate. Different agents are used to eliminate excessive amounts of different elements, such as lead or mercury.

In the process of chelating unhealthy elements from the body, some essentials minerals may also be diminished, such as zinc and iron. For this reason, the team at Wdowin NMD often pairs chelation therapy with high doses of mineral and vitamin supplements.

Chelation therapy is most effective when given intravenously, and usually involves a series of 10-20 infusions spread out over 10-40 weeks. In some cases, as many as 100 treatments may be spread over several years.

How can toxicity affect my body?

According to current studies, residents of the United States carry what is called a “body burden” of toxins. This means that over time your body is likely collecting and storing a significant and damaging amount of toxins in your tissues and organs.

These stored toxins and heavy metals can:

  • Disrupt natural enzymes
  • Increase systemic inflammation
  • Alter hormone production and receptors
  • Prevent natural detoxification of the body
  • Exacerbate and cause certain chronic diseases

Chelation therapy can help to improve the underlying chemical imbalance of the body, helping it more effectively heal itself and better manage symptoms caused by chronic disease.

What conditions can be improved using chelation therapy?

There is promising evidence that chelation therapy can be used to treat a number of acute and chronic conditions associated with increased toxicity of the blood. Conditions include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Mercury or lead poisoning
  • Vascular diseases, such as peripheral vascular disease (PVD)
  • Neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s and dementia
  • Developmental diseases, such as autism
  • Metabolic diseases, such as thyroid problems and diabetes
  • Musculoskeletal diseases, such as fibromyalgia and arthritis
  • Autoimmune diseases, such as lupus or rheumatoid arthritis
  • Renal disease, including chronic kidney disease

Heart and vascular diseases show significant improvement from treatment with chelation therapy, especially in combination with conventional medicine. In many cases, it’s believed that chelation therapy may be a viable alternative to cardiac procedures, surgeries, and medications.

For a consultation about whether chelation therapy is right for you, call the office or schedule an appointment online with Wdowin NMD.