Artery Clearance Therapy is also known as Chelation Therapy. The word Chelation is derived from the Greek word 'chele' that means 'to claw' (like that of a crab). The concept of Chelation is based on the observation that when a certain amino acid complex called EDTA (ethylene-diamine-tetra-acetic acid) comes in contact with certain positively charged metals and other substances such as lead, iron, copper, calcium, magnesium, zinc, plutonium and manganese, it grabs them (hence the chele or claw), and removes them. Chelation therapy is the process of removing from the body the undesirable ionic material by the infusion, or taking orally, of an organic compound which has suitable chelating properties. One way to think about the chelation process is to compare it to the way we unclog our drains. We add a chemical to our drain. It dissolves the blockage. The resulting compound is removed from the drain using the existing plumbing system. Chelation process works in a similar manner on our body.
There are over 66000 patients undergoing chelation therapy worldwide every year with no deaths directly linked to chelation. It is the safest treatment with 90% success rate and a very cost-effective alternative to invasive surgeries.
Chelation is a procedure in which medicine is given through intravenous drip. It removes heavy metals as lead, mercury, cadmium etc from the body. This treatment is recommended by American College of Advancement of Medicine.
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