Chelation Therapy in Philadelphia

The providers at Meeting Point Health are leaders in the field of functional and regenerative medicine in the Philadelphia, PA area. One of the many in-office treatments we offer is IV chelation therapy, which is used to remove harmful toxins within the body. 

Call to schedule your initial appointment today with one of our health professionals to learn more about chelation therapy and see if this treatment is right for you.

What is Chelation Therapy?

Chelation IV therapy is a specific medical treatment that involves introducing chelating agents into the patient’s bloodstream with the purpose to remove toxins from the body, primarily heavy metals and plaque. Heavy metals such as mercury, lead, copper, aluminum, nickel, and cobalt, bind to the chelating agent, Calcium EDTA, which can then be excreted in the urine.

Who Is A Good Candidate For Chelation Therapy?

Chelation IV therapy was traditionally used for those suffering from heavy metal poisoning. Although there are no contraindications or allergies to this form of treatment, there are some who may benefit from chelation therapy more than others. For example, those who have clinical symptoms of heavy metal poisoning or have laboratory tests showing high levels of heavy metals within the body. Moreover, it can also be beneficial to those battling nutritional deficiencies linked to heavy metal toxicity.

What are the Benefits of Chelation IV Therapy?

Enhanced Organ Function

Various heavy metals and toxins can build up within organs throughout the body and removal of these substances can improve blood quality and blood flow to organs, and subsequently improve function. 

Improved Cardiovascular Health

Chelation therapy can help to remove calcium deposits and other harmful substances from the arteries of those who have compromised cardiovascular health. The build-up of calcium deposits within arteries is responsible for serious cardiovascular events, such as heart attacks and stroke. 

Those who would like alternative treatment for atherosclerosis or prior cardiac events may benefit from chelation IV therapy. If conventional treatments have not been helpful in the past, chelation therapy may be a more efficient way to introduce therapeutic agents into your body. Learn more about our other treatments for atherosclerosis on our phosphatidylcholine page (link to page).

Reduction in Toxin Levels

Chelation IV therapy mostly uses Calcium EDTA to bind to heavy metals within the bloodstream and throughout the body. Once there is a complex formed to the heavy metals, they are then excreted through urine and removed from the body. Depending on which metals show up on your lab results, other chelating agents may be used.

Improved Cognitive Function

Heavy metal and toxin build-up can impact our cognitive function and differ based on the type and severity of exposure, as well as the individual’s susceptibility to impairment. Many toxins and heavy metals have neurotoxic effects and impair our memory, concentration, attention, and processing abilities. Removing toxins through chelation IV therapy can restore this functioning and improve cognitive skills. 

Boosted Energy Levels

Removal of harmful toxins within the body can improve symptoms of fatigue and restore or boost energy levels. Patients who undergo chelation therapy can see physical benefits like exercise tolerance, increased walking distance, and improved overall well being. 

Conditions Chelation Therapy Can Help Treat

Treatment for Heavy Metal Poisoning

Chelation IV therapy is traditionally used to treat heavy metal poisonings, such as lead, mercury, copper, and arsenic. This is the first-line treatment for the removal of toxic heavy metals within the body, using chelating agents to bind to the heavy metals, forming a complex that can then be excreted through the urine.  

Detoxification Method for Minerals in Overabundance

Chelation IV therapy can be used to detoxify the body of an overabundance of minerals. A build-up of minerals throughout the body can cause adverse health effects and chelation can be used to help remove the excess minerals. 

Promising Therapeutic Value for Cardiovascular Issues

Encouraging research supports the potential benefits of chelation therapy in the treatment of heart disease. This therapy may be particularly effective at eliminating dangerous calcium accumulations within the arteries, a common issue in conditions like atherosclerosis. By reducing these blockages, chelation therapy can enhance blood circulation and overall cardiac health, providing a viable strategy to treat heart disease. 

Chelation therapy might offer a beacon of hope for patients with recurrent heart attacks, as improved cardiovascular health can reduce the frequency of these distressing events. Additionally, it could provide a non-invasive alternative to more traditional interventions, such as coronary bypass surgery, which can involve significant recovery times and potential complications.   

What to Expect at a Chelation Therapy Session

Before your IV chelation therapy, you will be evaluated by one of our healthcare providers to determine if this form of treatment would be beneficial for you. During the IV chelation therapy session, you will receive our proprietary IV Chelation protocol, including a pH balancing formula, a chelation formula with calcium EDTA, a mineral repletion formula, and glutathione that will typically last around 2 hours on average. You will be monitored throughout the session by our infusion room nurses to ensure that you are tolerating the treatment well.

What to Expect After Chelation Therapy

It is important to hydrate after chelation therapy in order to clear metals from the blood through urine. Many of our patients also use our infrared sauna while in a chelation protocol to sweat out harmful metals and other toxins. It is important to monitor for potential side effects such as fatigue or headache. Your healthcare provider will recommend a series of treatments, depending on your specific needs and the tolerability of the therapy.

Possible Side Effects of Chelation Therapy

Potential side effects are typically mild and include headache, nausea, fatigue, dizziness, or experiencing a metallic taste in the mouth.

Trust Our Experienced Doctors for Chelation Therapy in Philadelphia

At Meeting Point Health, we have a unique and holistic approach to treating patients. We aim to think beyond the traditional medical model and specialize in focusing on the root cause of disease, not just treating the symptoms. IV chelation therapy is just one of many functional medicine treatments available in-office. 

Call to schedule your initial evaluation today and learn what chelation therapy can do for you.

Chelation Therapy FAQs

Chelation therapy is a generally safe procedure, except in pregnancy and nursing, and does not have many contraindications or serious adverse effects. Your expert healthcare provider will help to determine if IV chelation therapy may be right for you.

The frequency of IV chelation therapy sessions will vary based on several factors, including your symptoms, follow up lab work, and overall health status. Your healthcare provider will help to determine how often you should have chelation therapy, but most patients are undergoing a series of 4-12 treatments.

Reserve Your Appointment Today

At Meeting Point Health, we help you discover the root cause of your disease, dysfunction, or pain. We ask questions, test and dig deeper to understand what’s happening at a cellular level. All of our treatments are personalized around your findings so you get the exact care you need.

EDTA IV Chelation Protocol

At Meeting Point Health, we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of functional and regenerative medicine in Philadelphia, PA. Our team of highly skilled providers are pioneers in the field, offering a wide range of personalized treatments to address our patients’ unique health needs. Among these cutting-edge therapies is our EDTA IV Chelation Protocol, an innovative approach aimed at removing harmful toxins from the body.

By administering chelating agents intravenously, this protocol effectively binds to heavy metals and facilitates their safe elimination from your system. With our expertise and state-of-the-art facilities, you can trust that your well-being is in good hands. Schedule an initial appointment with one of our experienced health professionals today to learn more about EDTA IV Chelation Protocol and discover if this transformative treatment could be right for you.

Among the array of cutting-edge treatments offered by our office is the EDTA IV Chelation Protocol. This innovative therapy aims to rid your body of harmful toxins that can negatively impact your health. Our skilled and knowledgeable health professionals are eager to schedule an initial appointment with you, during which they will explain in detail how chelation therapy works and determine if it is suitable for addressing your specific needs. Don’t hesitate to reach out today and take a step towards optimal well-being.