A chelation treatment requires a visit to a doctors office where a substance is infused into your veins through an IV for the purpose of helping your body rid itself of toxic heavy metals and excess minerals. Chelation requires a course of treatment of several sessions per week for several weeks or months. ACAM recommends that patients undergo 30 chelation treatments in order to obtain the optimum effect, and follow these with a maintenance dose once a month. Each session lasts two to four hours. The frequency of the treatments depends on the severity of the condition and the way that the body is handling the excretion of the minerals. During the course of treatment, the doctor will monitor the health of kidneys as well as other organs to ensure that no undue stress is placed on the

body. There is almost no discomfort with chelation and the side effects, which are rare, are very minimal. Patients are instructed during this time in proper diet, stress management, and exercise regimens to support their overall recovery.

TD-DMPS is a type of lotion that, according to Dr. Robert Rowen author of the Newsletter 2nd Opinion, can reverse years of eye changes by removing heavy metals from the body that can cause heavy metal poisoning. The skin, rich in nerves, transports the TD-DMPS into the central nervous system and into the brain and eyes. There is some evidence that TD-DMPS is more effective in the removal of heavy metals than are intravenous treatments.

I would strongly recommend that you work with a doctor who is a member of ACAM. This means that he or she knows how to match the dose of EDTA to your particular condition and to monitor your overall health during the course of treatment. A list of doctors can be obtained by calling ACAM at 949-583-7666 or visit their web page at

I have performed Chelation therapy, using EDTA and other nutrients, in my office for the past ten years. It has resulted in distinct visual changes such as improved acuity and color vision in many patients.

Harold Byer, MD, Ophthalmologist, Fountainview, PA. I want to emphasize that, in the more than 40 years it has been used in this country, only two deaths have occurred that can be attributed to chelation. These occurred in the fifties, when there was insufficient knowledge about drug dosage and administration. Conventional medicine has made much of these two deaths while they conveniently ignore the 100,000 deaths each year from prescription drugs


Chelation has been used very successfully to treat cardiovascular disease, diabetes, diabetic arterial disease, decreased mental functioning, intermittent claudication (leg pain on exercise), and a number of other conditions. Eye conditions such as glaucoma and cataracts have responded to chelation therapy. It has also been used to reverse macular degeneration since ARMD is caused, at least in part, by the blockage in the choroid capillaries which deliver blood to the macula.

In 1994, the Journal of the Advancement of Medicine published a case where a 59 year old woman with ARMD used nutrition along with chelation for her condition. After undergoing the recommended series of chelation, her vision improved to 20/25 in one eye and 20/ 20 in the other. Her central vision was greatly enhanced. One year later, her vision improvement remained.

Dr. Merrill Lipton of Belton, Texas, tells a compelling story of his experience with chelation and macular degeneration.

I was injured during World War II, at the age of twenty, by an explosion above my head. Large pieces of shrapnel lodged in my head, near my ear and behind my eye. This left me with increased pressure in my right eye, which resulted in glaucoma. Several years later, the same condition developed in my left eye. It was controlled with drops. In 1991, I thought I had cataracts. It turned out to be macular degeneration. I took forty chelation treatments and continued with follow-up treatments twice a month. My vision returned to 20/20 with correction, and my high blood pressure of twenty years standing was cured. A few years later, I had my cataract removed, and complications resulted in increased intra ocular pressure again. Back on chelation, this problem resolved to the extent that, at seventy-five years of age, I read without glasses and drive.

The word chelation is taken from the Greek word chele, meaning claw. This describes the way the molecules of the chelating agent grab onto the molecules of heavy metal, such as lead, iron, and copper, in the body and moves them to the kidneys, via the bloodstream, for excretion. The process of chelation also binds calcium, which is known, when it is present in cells in excessive amounts, to interfere with arterial health. Calcium is responsible for the buildup of plaque that causes blockages in the blood vessels. None of the calcium chelated and released during chelation is the calcium from bones and teeth. Chelation lowers serum ionized calcium which decreases clotting, reduces spasm and softens hardening of the arteries. A further benefit to overall health is that EDTA reduces the LDL cholesterol (the so-called bad cholesterol) content in the liver and the plaque

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