Chelation Therapy in Chicago:
Different Chelation Protocols
Chelation helps reduce the levels of heavy metals in the body, thereby reducing the production of free radicals and preventing peroxidation or breakdown of cell membranes, DNA, enzymes, and lipoproteins. Additionally, reducing the free radical threat frees up the body's natural healing mechanisms, so those resources can be directed at halting or even reversing the progression of disease.
Recently, researchers proposed another explanation for chelation benefits. There are many vital substances in our body (nitric oxide, prostaglandins, heparin, histamine, etc) that are critical to maintaining optimal blood circulation and brain function. But excess heavy metals in the body can diminish the body cells’ ability to produce them. Chelation therapy can remove those heavy metals, restoring optimal production of the substances critical to neural, vascular and general health.
New research also suggests that removing heavy metals through chelation can treat and prevent many serious diseases, including pancreatitis, gout, both rheumatoid and osteoarthritis, chronic fatigue, irritable bowel, Alzheimer's disease, multiple sclerosis - even cancer. With chelation, new horizons have opened for children suffering from diseases caused by heavy metal toxicity.
Chelation Protocols Available
Different heavy metal chelation therapies are available, including DMSA or DMSA/ALA, DMPS and EDTA. These can be done intravenously, orally, transdermally or rectally. Other detoxification methods, such as far infrared sauna, detoxifying baths and a mercury chelator called "BioChelat" are used in our office to gently support and enhance chelation programs. We also offer chelation pre-treatments and support during chelation protocols to maximize metal mobility while minimizing side effects.
You can read more about our chelation protocols by clicking here. After researching various chelating agents and methods, Dr. Koles has chosen the ones that work most effectively with the least side effects.
You can read more about our chelation and detoxification methods on this page. If you're interested in finding out what our chelation protocols look like from start to finish, you can find this information on our main chelation page.
Our chelation therapies include:
DMSA / DMPS
Other therapies, as determined by Dr. Koles