Heavy Metal Chelation and Detoxification in Vancouver

Improving your body’s ability to bind and excrete heavy metals

Heavy metals, such as mercury, lead, cadmium, arsenic, aluminum, thallium, and uranium, can be detrimental to our health, even in low concentrations.

A complete heavy metal detoxification plan supports your detox organs, chelates (binds) heavy metals, ensures healthy nutrient status, and eliminates sources of exposure.
Clearing heavy metals from the body can improve neurological health, support regulation of the immune system, and aid in the restoration of hormonal balance.

Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Am I candidate for chelation therapy?

    Only a practitioner trained and certified in both intravenous therapy and chelation therapy, can determine whether or not you are a good candidate. Within a visit with your Naturopathic Doctor, they will determine if you are a good candidate and make recommendations regarding a heavy metal detoxification and chelation treatment plan.

  • Do I need to see a Naturopathic Doctor in order to receive chelation therapy?

    Yes, you must be a current patient of a Naturopathic Doctor at Integrative in order to receive chelation therapy. During a visit, your Naturopathic Doctor will review your full health history, current health concerns, medications, and supplements, and determine if heavy metal testing is appropriate.

  • How many chelation therapy treatments are typically required?

    The response to treatment varies, depending on the overall health of the patient, severity and chronicity of health concerns, and frequency of chelation treatments. Many patients receiving intravenous chelation therapy require a significant number of chelation visits, but retesting is typically recommended following ten sessions of chelation therapy. Once you begin treatment, your Doctor will be able to monitor how you respond and provide a better estimate of how many treatments may be required.

  • What are the side effects of chelation therapy?

    Typical side effects of intravenous chelation therapy include pain, swelling, and bruising at the site of insertion of the IV. These side effects are typically transient. Additionally, chelation therapy influences mineral levels within the body which can lead to further side effects. Your Doctor will do a full review of potential side effects prior to your treatment.

  • How much does chelation therapy cost?

    The cost of intravenous chelation therapy will vary depending on how many sessions are required and what type of chelation therapy you are receiving. Our reception can provide a quote prior to a visit to our lab.

  • What does chelation therapy treat?

    Intravenous and oral chelation therapy is used to chelate (bind) heavy metals within the bloodstream. This treatment is considered in a variety of conditions such as atherosclerosis and coronary artery disease, autoimmune conditions, neurological disorders, depression, anxiety, digestive disorders, anemia, and fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions.

  • Is chelation therapy covered by MSP or Extended Health Plans?

    No, intravenous chelation therapy is not typically covered by insurance providers. Your visit will be billed through our Lab, and cannot be billed as a visit with a Naturopathic Doctor. However, we recommend contacting your insurance provider directly prior to your visit to determine your coverage.

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