For decades researchers are in the process of finding positive answers in the treatment of cancer. So far, cancer can be treated with the help of chemotherapy and surgeries in combination with certain medicines. Use of herbal medicines in treating some types of cancer has been quite successful. Researchers are now eying in a famous therapy of chelation, which is primarily used for detoxification of toxic metals that enter in the blood stream and cause serious implications, including death.
The metals which can be easily detoxified are all positive metals like lead, cadmium, calcium iron, zinc, plutonium, magnesium, copper and manganese. To understand the fact whether chelation therapy would be helpful in treating cancer, it is mandatory to know the basic principle of this therapy.
Chelation therapy was discovered and was extensively used in the World War I to treat the soldiers who got badly affected by poisonous metals. Later, the same therapy became handy in World War II in which the soldiers were treated with this therapy to get rid of arsenic and lead. Over a period of time, this method gained popularity and proved to be the only successful method to get away from metal poisoning.
The basic ingredient used in this therapy is EDTA, which when put in the blood stream through intravenous injections for few hours a day continuously for couple of weeks, helps in excretion of toxic metals through the digestive tract. EDTA is a complex amino acid which binds with positively charged metals flowing in the blood stream of the affected person and ejects them out.
Use of this therapy in cancer has not found any solid background, and scientists are still in a doubt that this therapy would be of any use primarily due to its lack of affectivity in the studies that have been done so far.
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