Chelat-Therapie & Schwermetallausleitung

What is chelation therapy?

Chelation therapy is a method used for the treatment and prevention of diseases related to blood vessels, circulation, and neurological conditions, such as:

- Coronary heart disease, heart attack
- Peripheral artery disease
- Brain disorders (stroke, dementia, Parkinson's, among others).

Furthermore, chelation therapy is utilized for the treatment of heavy metal toxicities (such as mercury, lead, cadmium, and others) that can potentially cause significant health impairments, particularly to the immune and nervous systems.

It is important to differentiate between heavy metal toxicity and heavy metal poisoning. The latter refers to the severe and sometimes life-threatening ingestion of large amounts of heavy metals in the body, which has established laboratory-defined limits.

On the other hand, heavy metal burden refers to the gradual accumulation of small amounts of heavy metals in the body over years or decades. The resulting health consequences are often subtle and not solely attributed to heavy metals alone. Heavy metal burdens are considered contributing factors in neurological disorders, atherosclerosis, autoimmune diseases, muscle and joint inflammations, and other chronic ailments. Additionally, in chronic infectious diseases (such as Lyme disease), heavy metals play a significant role by inducing biofilms. Due to the complexity of multiple disease-causing factors and the long latency period, it is nearly impossible to determine what levels and concentrations of heavy metals are safe or pathological for each individual. Therefore, there are no laboratory-defined limits for heavy metal burden, only guidelines at best. An initial indication of heavy metal burden can be obtained through a bioenergetic blood test, which can then be confirmed by a detoxification test.

Chelation therapy, administered through multiple infusions, continuously reduces the heavy metal burden, thereby minimizing pathological influences on the aforementioned diseases and health disorders. The appropriate number of treatments is determined based on the extent of heavy metal burden and treatment goals. Typically, this ranges from 5 to 20 infusions, but for atherosclerosis therapy, it may reach up to 50 infusions. Generally, 1 to 2 treatment sessions per week have proven effective.

Chelation therapy is often combined with other treatment methods, such as bioresonance therapy (to regulate functional disorders of the autonomic nervous system, immune system, etc.), thymus therapy (to support the immune system), or oxyvenation treatment (to enhance energy and improve circulation).

Chelation therapy can also be used in conjunction with other treatment approaches for arterial occlusive diseases, such as "blood thinners," cholesterol-lowering medications, drugs for hypertension or arrhythmias, oxygen therapies (oxyvenation), and nutritional supplementation. In many cases, the need for certain medications can be reduced or eliminated entirely during or after successful chelation therapy.

Furthermore, chelation therapy is also possible after bypass surgeries or stent implantations. While chelation treatments cannot replace such invasive procedures in urgent cases, the norm is that chelation therapy prevents the need for these severe interventions altogether. Another advantage of chelation therapy is that it can act on the smallest blood vessels throughout the entire body, unlike vascular surgeries.

Chelation infusions should be continued or maintained at monthly intervals after a period of 12 months.

What are the benefits of undergoing chelation therapy?

By reducing the burden of heavy metals in the body, the toxic effects on the immune, nervous, and cardiovascular systems are primarily reduced, leading to improved overall health. Chelation therapy is an important aspect of a holistic detoxification treatment.

As an accompanying measure for arterial calcification, chelation therapy promotes circulation throughout the entire cardiovascular system. This is important because patients who have detectable narrowings in one area of the blood vessels (such as carotid arteries, coronary arteries, or leg arteries) often also have circulatory disorders in many other areas. Not all of these can be identified and surgically treated. Chelation therapy, when used in conjunction with medication, nutrition, and exercise therapy, can help bridge this therapeutic gap.


Appointment consultation
Mo - Fr      07:30 - 10:15 a.m.
Mo            03:00 - 06:00 p.m.

Special appointment consultation:
(Lyme disease, Long-Covid, cancer therapy):
Mo - Fr      10.15 - 12.15 a.m.


The practice will be closed at the following times:

March 25th - April 5th 2024


Dr. med. Frank Riedel
Karl-Marx-Straße 1 | 15926 Luckau
Tel.: 03544 2232
Fax: 03544 557282