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What is chelation therapy?

A chelator is a "complexing agent" ("chele" = ring or claw). The substance EDTA is one of the chelators. Chalators can hold on to heavy metals and excrete them from the body.

EDTA mainly consists of amino acids that are synthetically produced. In the USA, chelators were used for the first time in 1941 to treat poisoning with the heavy metal lead among workers in a battery factory (heavy metal discharge). It is routinely used for poisoning e.g. B. with lead or cadmium. Heavy metals bind to EDTA and are then excreted.

An observation of long-term use of EDTA in the case of symptoms of intoxication from road traffic showed that not only the signs of intoxication had been treated, but that these patients also had significantly fewer myocardial infarctions and cardiovascular diseases overall. That is why today chelation therapy is used not only for heavy metal poisoning, but above all for changes in the blood vessels (arteriosclerosis) and a variety of other complaints.

"Chelation therapy" or "EDTA infusion" is administered as a very slow infusion (over approx. 3 hours), together with minerals and vitamins.

Positive effects

  • Prevention and accompanying therapy of inflammatory and autoimmune-related diseases (arthritis, MS ...)
  • Trapping of "free radicals" (vascular regeneration)
  • the resilience, energy increases
  • Infection susceptibility decreases (immune stimulation)


Areas of application of chelation therapy

  • Avoidance, prevention of angina pectoris (coronary artery narrowing), CHD, myocardial infarction
  • Avoidance, prevention of bypass surgery and cardiac catheterization (PCTA)
  • Therapy of arteriosclerosis, vascular deposits (plaques) z. B. the coronary arteries
  • Therapy of arterial circulatory disorders such as intermittent claudication "intermittent claudication" (circulatory disorders of the legs)
  • Circulatory disorders in the form of cold hands and feet are improved
  • Deposits of the carotid artery to improve concentration
  • Therapy of dizziness
  • Alzheimer's disease, stroke
  • Rheumatism, osteoarthritis
  • Weak eyesight due to calcification of the retina, ringing in the ears (tinnitus), hearing loss, migraines
  • Raynaud's disease, psoriasis
  • Potency improvement (blood circulation)

W.Can't we do chelation therapy?

Severe kidney and liver dysfunction, e.g. B. increased kidney values ​​(creatinine above 1.3), acute infections during antibiotic therapy, untreated (= decompensated) heart failure, severe cardiac arrhythmias, extensive aneurysm, after pulmonary TBC, pregnancy and dementia.

Why laboratory control?

Check the blood values ​​before starting therapy, after a few infusions and at the end of the series of infusions.

We want to make sure that the excretory organs are working well (especially the kidneys and liver) and we want to control that the infusion does not lead to a shift in the electrolytes.

How often is chelation therapy done?

  • A set of 10-30 infusions, usually 20 infusions, usually twice a week
  • Maintenance dose once a month or repeated every 3-6 months
  • Duration: at least 3 (-4) hours