F.A.Q.s | Chelation Therapy and Oral Chelation



Is Chelation Therapy new?

No.  Chelation Therapy was first used by the British during World War II. Then, in the United States, Chelation Therapy was first used as a medical treatment in 1948 for employees exposed to lead poisoning in the factory in which (s)he worked.  Chelation Therapy’s next use in the United States was for sailors of the U.S. Navy who had adsorbed lead while painting government docks facilities and ships.  Subsequently, Chelation Therapy has been used as the treatment to remoe lead from children with excess lead in their bodies from paint on the crib, toys, walls, etc… 


Is Chelation Therapy painful?

No, and there is very little discomfort.  In fact, many people perform other normal activities while undergoing Chelation Therapy.  For example:  read, work, cell phone calls, e-mail, work on laptop, visit with family or friends, etc…


Is Chelation Therapy done only in a hospital?

Although Chealtion Therapy can, of course, be administered in a hospital, most Chelation Therapy is administered on an out-patient basis.  Some can even be administered in your own home.  And, some can even be administered by yourself in your selected environment.


Is Chelation Therapy just one time?

Just the opposite.  Chelation Therapy usually consist of 20 – 50 administrations.


Will I need for someone to drive me home afterwards?

No. There is typically no impairment to normal functions.


Does Chelation Therapy have side effects?

Any form of therapy has a risk of side effect. However, Chelation Therapy, when administered properly typically does not have a side effect. The most common side effect is burning sensation at the site of the infusion. See the section of this site titled “Side effects of Chelation”.