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The Carolina Center
Founded in 1994, the Carolina Center for Integrative Medicine assists patients eighteen years old or greater regain their health and maintaining good health throughout their lives through proactive self care, scientifically-based complementary therapies, and preventive medicine. We believe that the best medicine involves the careful integration of conventional, complementary, and alternative therapies and that this approach will lead to safer, more affordable, and more effective healthcare. We believe that the most effective health care is aimed at comprehensively addressing the unique and diverse needs of each individual. We provide a range of biologically based, innovative treatments for chronic disease as well as self-care strategies for keeping people healthy over the long term. As the oldest integrative medicine facility in the Triangle area, the Carolina Center combines complementary, alternative, and conventional therapies in a systematic way so as to establish a strong foundation for health and healing.
The Prescription for Advanced Health Care
John C. Pittman, M.D.
Chelation therapy entails injecting a chelating agent into the bloodstream for the purpose of eliminating from the body undesirable substances such as toxic metals and fatty plaques in blood vessels. A variety of chelating agents were developed after the 1930s, each having different chemical properties that made them useful for certain purposes. The present article focuses primarily on the use of EDTA, the best studied chelator. An intravenous binder of lead and other metals, EDTA chelation has been most often used in the treatment of atherosclerosis as well as diabetes associated with vascular disease. EDTA chelation appears to reduce the size of atherosclerotic blockages while improving blood and oxygen flow. Research suggests that, in order for chelation therapy to be more effective and better tolerated, it must be combined with specific antioxidant support as well as oral strategies that may further accelerate toxic metal removal. After addressing the history of chelation therapy, the author explores the main mechanisms and applications of EDTA chelation and other forms of this modality. This is followed by an overview of the best-designed randomized clinical trial to date, the Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT). Given the overall body of research, EDTA chelation therapy may certainly be considered a treatment option for patients with cardiovascular disease, most notably for patients suffering from type 2 diabetes. Given the rising incidence of diabetes in the U.S. population, any treatment offering significant benefit deserves careful consideration. The article concludes with a case story of a diabetic patient who successfully underwent EDTA chelation for her cardiovascular disease. Read the full article Chelation Therapy: A Prescription for Advanced Health Care