Immunity Therapy Center (ITC) in Tijuana offers a wide variety of alternative cancer treatments; among these, there is chelation therapy, which is applied intravenously. Dr. Pablo Orozco stated that it is important to know that this therapy is different from standard treatments because it is used to remove all the heavy metals in the body.
When applied intravenously (instead of the detox process that is also used in ITC), it adheres to metals to help eliminate them from the body. It should be noted that this will depend on the level of toxicity that the patient currently has so as to determine the chelation intensity that must be applied.
Among some of the diseases that can be treated with this therapy there are those related to the heart (coronary), and it is used to detox the body (which is its purpose), as we are all exposed to heavy metals in almost all of our aspects of our lives such as through food, the environment, and water. This is the most common solution or treatment for heavy metal toxicity.
Depending on the patient’s condition, a different chelation agent will be used, with ethylenediaminetetraacetic acid (EDTA) being one of the most common ones. Since the first moment chelation therapy is applied, the patient begins to feel well.
Something important to note is that this therapy must be implemented in a hospital, applied by a nurse, and with instructions from a doctor (as it is with any intravenous therapy) due to possible allergic reactions or side effects, especially with chelation therapy as several issues can occur with electrolytes or calcium levels. Though these levels are monitored before applying chelation, during therapy calcium or vitamin C components are added so that once it is applied, these level ranges remain normal.
Though from the patient’s point of view this therapy is only based on the application of an intravenous catheter, it has specifications from a doctor, which determines the amount of chelation agents as well as the amount of time it will be given.
This therapy lasts approximately two hours (depending on what is being treated). The number of sessions varies depending on the case; if a patient is being treated for heavy metal toxicity, it will be usually applied three times a week for three weeks.
This therapy can be applied alongside other treatments, however, if the toxicity is what is being treated, it should be given intravenously without any other medication or intravenous factor (if they can be given orally). Medical history must be checked and a lab analysis must be carried out before therapy, as it is important that electrolyte levels are in normal range. In addition, patients with heart, liver, or kidney conditions can affect the chelation process, which is why they wouldn’t be eligible for this treatment.