As an integrated medical clinic doing IV chelation benefiting hundred’s of patients from across the country, we are always pleased to see research studying chelation.
In 2012, the NIH released results of a research study on EDTA IV Chelation. This highly respected research study was a placebo-controlled, double-blind design that included 1,708 participants aged 50 years and older with a prior heart attack. Its purpose was to test whether EDTA chelation therapy and/or high-dose vitamin therapy is effective for the treatment of CHD (coronary heart disease).
The results? This headline says it all “NIH trial gives a surprising boost to chelation therapy” and at the time caught the attention of our providers at Nature Cures Clinic.
The TACT trial (Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy) is the first trial the NIH has done on chelation therapy. We look forward to more research studies continuing on what the TACT trial revealed about the benefits of chelation therapy.
While chelation therapy is a mainstay in naturopathic communities and integrated medical clinics like Nature Cures Clinic, it is foreign to much of mainstream medicine. According to the 2007 National Health Interview Survey, conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 111,000 adults 18 years of age and older used chelation therapy as a form of complementary medicine in the previous 12 months.
The TACT Trial showed statistical significance in the benefits of chelation, with the primary end point of the trial significantly lowered in the chelation group. That endpoint was defined as the composite death, heart attack, stroke, coronary revascularization, or hospitalization for angina for those receiving chelation therapy.
At Nature Cures Clinic, we utilize IV chelation therapy for patients with hypertension, chest pain, post stroke, and those with cardiac issues. If you or a loved one has had a heart attack, stroke event, or have family members with cardiac family histories, please give us a call today 503-287-4970 to discuss if IV Chelation may be of benefit.