Chelation Therapy

Chelation Therapy

In chelation therapy, a chemical substance is introduced into the body through an intravenous (IV) drip. Once it enters the bloodstream, the chemical substance binds to certain molecules (such as metals or minerals) and then removes those molecules from the body. According to proponents of chelation therapy, eliminating excess or toxic metals or minerals from the body can enhance health and fight disease.

The most common form of chelation therapy uses a synthetic amino acid called ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid (EDTA). EDTA is known to remove substances such as lead, iron, copper, and calcium from the blood.1

It should be noted that the only FDA-approved chelating agents are available solely by prescription. These agents are approved for use only in specific circumstances, such as in the case of lead poisoning or iron overload.1

Uses for Chelation Therapy

Chelation therapy is said to aid in the treatment of atherosclerosis (i.e., hardening of the arteries). Since calcium deposits are found in artery-clogging plaques, it's thought that using chelation therapy to remove calcium deposits can restore healthy blood flow in the arteries.2

Some proponents suggest that EDTA can act as an antioxidant and protect against the damaging effects of chronic inflammation. To that end, chelation therapy is also used to treat osteoarthritis and other inflammation-related conditions.

In addition, chelation therapy is sometimes used to treat the following health issues:

  • Alzheimer's disease 
  • Angina
  • High blood pressure
  • High cholesterol
  • Multiple sclerosis 
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Multiple sclerosis 
  • Peripheral artery disease
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Band Keratopathy

Chelation therapy is also claimed to improve memory, treat diabetes-related complications, and promote recovery from stroke.


Please schedule an appointment online or call us at (408) 288-5331 to have a consultation with our holistic practitioners for IV therapy, and we will be happy to help.


7174 Santa Teresa Blvd. Ste A-6
San Jose, CA, 95139

All Health Family Care & Alternative Medicine

7174 Santa Teresa Blvd. Ste A-6

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