What is Chelation Therapy?

Chelation therapy is a form of holistic/natural pain relief that has been found to be particularly beneficial for those suffering from atherosclerosis as well as any other type of chronic degenerative disease that is related to the heart and the overall circulatory system.

Chelation therapy is believe to work as well as it does according to researchers and scientists because it gets rid of metallic catalysts in the human body that are responsible fro the development and growth of free radicals in the body.

What are Free Radicals

To backtrack a bit, free radicals are defined as the “highly unstable chemicals that attack, infiltrate, and inure cell structures.”

The majority of stable chemical compounds that are located throughout the human body contain a set of electrons but on occasion one of the two electrons gets pushed aside or pulled away which means that there is no longer a pair which can work in unison to support the body but instead a single electron.

This resulting electron or compound is then referred to as a free radical. What this means is that the electron is then “free” to look for another electron to pair up with, thus the name free radical.

Free radicals are destructive to the body because they find their way around the body looking for other electron pair to steal from or break up and they can wreck terrible havoc on any number of cells. For that reason the fewer free radicals a person has the better.

Free radicals are capable of decreasing the oxidation process of DNA as well as lipids, lipoproteins and finally enzymes. Undergoing chelation therapy helps to slow and stop the harmful consequences of the free radicals and it encourages the immune system to kick into top gear and begin healing.

Reversing the Damage

Chelation therapy is powerful enough to reverse the destruction and damage caused by the free radicals in the body. Chelation zeros in on the bloodstream in order to get rid of the copper and calcium anions.

The plaque that has come to coat the walls of the arteries in the case of atherosclerosis causes them to become brittle and very porous. As time progresses they could become dislodged from the artery walls but this is not guaranteed in any way.

Chelation therapy might make it possible for a very fine layer of plaque to be removed but even a tiny layer is enough in order to allow the artery wall to begin to heal and to smooth the wall. This helps to increase the flow of blood to make it easier for it to reach the artery muscles.

What this all means is that arteries spasms can be minimized and so can pain associated with angina. In some cases the pain that accompanies angina can be prevented from taking place at all.

Chelation therapy can have very powerful results and most people who undergo it are very pleased with the end result. A great deal of individuals who once found it difficult if not impossible to walk and move around easily due to the pain from angina or muscle pain have come to do so after having chelation therapy.