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Chelation therapy: Is it Natural?

© Leon Chaitow ND, DO, MRO

How fast and how dramatically we age has a great deal to do with impaired circulatory efficiency. If arteries could be kept supple, prevented from hardening and narrowing, the free flow of blood would be assured and both the risk of a rapid degree of ageing as well as many diseases associated with age - such as forms of cardiovascular degeneration, athero- and arteriosclerosis, peripheral circulatory dysfunction, some types of kidney disease, hypertension, cerebrovascular accidents and premature senility as well as, in many instances, cirrhosis and kidney disease - could be prevented or significantly helped if they already existed.

Supporters of chelation therapy claim just these benefits and yet, despite the many published papers supporting these claims (see References), many doctors find such claims for the usefulness of chelation therapy to be controversial, and tend to dismiss out of hand the chance that they might just possibly be accurate.

Prevention and treatment of degenerative diseases
Although chelation therapy for prevention and treatment of degenerative circulatory diseases is practiced by hundreds of medical doctors in the USA and Europe, it remains controversial, inasmuch as it is misunderstood, its use being grossly underinvestigated by mainstream medicine except in treating a narrow range of conditions such as lead and other heavy metal toxicity or acute hypercalcaemia (increased calcium levels in the blood). Ironically, as will be explained in later chapters, it was the medical use of chelation therapy in removing toxic metals which first led to the discovery of its hugely beneficial 'side-effects' of dramatically enhanced circulatory function.

Those doctors who have examined chelation therapy in action and who have seen its outstanding results in preventing and reversing so many degenerative diseases, usually change rapidly from critics to supporters of this essentially safe system.

Imagine someone (a loved one, friend, a patient if you are a physician, or even yourself) being in great pain, or being virtually disabled, as a result of chronic circulatory dysfunction. It might be that there is so much narrowing of the blood vessels to the heart muscle itself that any exertion would be enough to produce the agony of angina, a fist-like gripping in the chest, accompanied by severe pain, a vice-like pressure, gasping for breath and almost total helplessness. Or it might be that the circulation to the legs is so impeded that taking just a few steps across the room brings on cramp-like gripping of the muscles of the lower leg, or severe aching of the upper leg, or both. These symptoms can be so severe that only a few steps can be taken before stopping is imperative while the circulation trickles through and the cramp eases (often taking several minutes), followed by a few more staggering steps as the cycle of intermittent claudication repeats itself. Or it might be that the abilities to function at all, perhaps to speak or to use one or other limb, or even to be able to think rationally, have been largely lost due to impeded circulation to the brain.

Imagine any one of these catastrophes and consider what options remain open to the person facing this hell.

What choices are there?
Chelation is one. In several hundreds of thousands of cases such as those briefly listed above, chelation therapy has helped to restore normal function.

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About The Author
A practicing naturopath, osteopath, and acupuncturist in the United Kingdom, with over forty years clinical experience, Chaitow is Editor-in-Chief, of the Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies. He regularly lectures in the United States as well as Europe where he instructs......more
 
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