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Chelation Therapy
 
Definition

Chelation therapy is a process that utilises chelating (binding) agents to draw metabolic wastes and toxic metals out of the bloodstream and tissues. Chelation comes from the Greek word meaning ‘claw’, describing the action that allows for the removal of unwanted substances such as lead, cadmium and mercury from the body. Chelating agents used include vitamin C, minerals and trace elements, and a man-made amino acid called ethylene diamine tetra acetate, or EDTA.

For details about Chelation Therapy at YourHealth Integrative Medicine Centres in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane (Australia), please click here.

 
 
How It Works

Chelation therapy has the ability to remove the calcium from artery plaques as well as remove toxic ions, reduce free radical damage and restore circulation to all tissues of the body. A growing number of physicians use chelation therapy to reverse the process of atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries) and as an alternative to angioplasty and bypass surgery.

 
 
Conditions

Chelation therapy is a treatment to be considered for all conditions of reduced blood flow (coronary artery disease, cerebral vascular disease, peripheral vascular disease, angina, vertigo, tinnitus, senility), any situations of heavy metal toxicity or tissue overload and various chronic immune system disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis. Intravenous vitamin C is useful for the treatment of chronic and acute infections, fatigue, pre- and post-surgery and to boost the immune system while undergoing cancer therapies.

 
 
Expect

Chelation is achieved through a painless intravenous drip over approximately one to three hours. Depending on the condition, anywhere between 1 and 30 sessions may be recommended. Medical practitioners trained in chelation therapy also will prescribe dietary and lifestyle changes along with nutritional supplementation to complement the results of the chelation therapy for long term health and disease prevention. Mild side effects may include minor discomfort at the site where the needle enters the vein, dizziness, headache, low blood sugar or skin flushing and increased thirst.

 
 
Education

Medical doctors trained in chelation therapy through the American College of Advancement in Medicine (ACAM) or Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine (ACNEM) conduct the chelation treatments at YourHealth, with the assistance of the clinic Registered Nurses.

 
 
Cost

Ask YourHealth Reception for exact costs when booking.

 
 
Cover

Chelation treatments are not covered under Medicare, however appointments with the doctor are covered. They may be more than the scheduled fee so please ask for exact costs when booking. Some health funds provide partial reimbursement for chelation therapy.

Following is a list of contact numbers to check your coverage for this therapy:

  • Axa (131243)
  • Grand United (1800 800 245)
  • Government Employees (1300 366 868)
  • HCF (131334)
  • Manchester Unity (131372)
  • MBF (132623)
  • Medibank Private (132331)
  • NIB (131463)
  • Teachers Health Fund (1300 728 188)
 
 

 

 
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