The Burick Center

Chelation THERAPY

We meet you where you are in your journey to a healthier you! We are happy to introduce our innovative chelation therapy to continue helping improve the health of Central PA.

Why Choose the Burick Center Chelation Therapy

What is Chelation Therapy?
Chelation therapy is a treatment that has historically been used for metal poisoning and exposure, but it is now an alternative functional and integrative protocol option for other conditions. It’s based on the process of chelation, in which medications are used to remove heavy metals and other substances from the body.

Who is a good EDTA Chelation Candidate?

  • Cardiovascular patients
  • Patients born before 1980 (lead burden)
  • Smokers-must stop smoking during treatment
  • Renal patients & Diabetics
  • Chronic disease patients
  • Cobalt Hip Recipients
  • Patients with PVD
  • Patients with known heavy metal burden

Chelation therapy often involves a course of treatment a few times a week over several months. For Non-Members, chelation therapy requires a functional and integrative consultation with Dr. Mike Siciliano, MD, DC. Please contact our office to schedule your one hour consultation.

Member
Single Treatment – $150
Package of 10 Treatments – $1,350

Non-Member
Single Treatment – $165
Package of 10 Treatments – $1,485

Initial One-Time Consultation for All Non-Members – $250

Get a closer look at Chelation Therapy with Dr. Mike Siciliano, MD, DC. 

The Power of Chelation Therapy
In general, the medication along with a mixture of vitamins and minerals seeks out and sticks to metals and minerals in the bloodstream, creating a compound that the body removes when urinating. Chelation therapy is promoted as a treatment for heart disease because it’s thought that the medicine sticks to calcium found in fatty deposits (plaques) in the arteries.

The Process

In chelation therapy, a chelating agent is introduced into the body through an intravenous (IV) drip. Once it enters the bloodstream, the agent binds to certain molecules (such as metals or minerals) and is removed from the body through urination, carrying those molecules with it.

One of the most common chelating agents used in chelation therapy is ethylene diamine tetra-acetic acid (EDTA).1 EDTA is known to remove substances such as lead, iron, copper, and calcium from the blood.

How to Get Started

Step1

Call us today to schedule a chelation consultation with our functional medicine doctor and registered nurse.

Step2

During your consultation, our medical director will determine the best chelation protocol to resolve your medical concern.

Step3

Your chelation therapy will have complete medical oversight and supervision to ensure the highest safety and efficacy of your treatment protocol.

What Research Has Shown

According to the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health’s trial to assess chelation therapy (TACT), people with diabetes, who made up about one-third of the participants, had a 41 percent overall reduction in the risk of any cardiovascular event; a 40 percent reduction in the risk of death from heart disease, nonfatal stroke, or nonfatal heart attack; a 52 percent reduction in recurrent heart attacks; and a 43 percent reduction in death from any cause over a period of about 5 years.

Side Effects & Safety Concerns

We Believe in Transparency

A major reason chelation therapy is not widely accepted for conditions other than metal poisoning is due to the risk of side effects, which is significant. In some cases, chelation therapy may trigger serious side effects, such as kidney damage and dehydration.There’s also concern that chelation therapy could remove calcium from healthy bones and other tissues.

Side effects can especially occur when higher doses are used, and include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Weight loss
  • High blood pressure
  • Abdominal pain
  • Gastrointestinal disorders
  • Nausea
  • Skin rash
  • Vomiting
  • Flu-like symptoms

Have Additional Questions Before Getting Started?

Contact us at 717.730.9000 to learn more about whether our Chelation Therapy is the right choice for you. We will ask you some basic questions which will help us determine if our protocols are beneficial to your well-being.

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Burick Center Staff MemberTracy Koval

Office Manager

Tracy joined the Burick Center for Health & Wellness in June of 2016 to help patients by managing various aspects of the office. Tracy brings more than three decades of medical office experience as the former office manager of a multi-specialty group and also works on a part-time basis as a Patient Service Rep at a local urgent care center.

Tracy’s favorite part of working in a medical practice is the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life by helping them navigate through the maze of health care. She loves being part of the dynamic team at the Burick Center.

Tracy likes to spend time with her family. She has two sons, Mason, who is living and working in Philadelphia as a Sr. Analyst for a marketing firm, and Spencer, who works at Hershey Entertainment & Resorts.

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Burick Center Staff MemberRena Geesaman

Patient Coordinator

Rena Geesaman is a Registered Medical Assistant who enjoys providing attentive and caring client service. She is very happy to be part of the Burick Center team where patient care is our number one focus.

Her goal is to do everything within her power to ensure every interaction leaves you feeling well cared for and perhaps even delighted.

Rena volunteers by serving as board treasurer for Carlisle Christian Academy. She also helps facilitate a program at River of God Church for single, pregnant girls which provides practical, emotional and spiritual support.

Outside of the office Rena enjoys hiking, traveling, tending to her flower beds, hosting meals on their back deck, enjoying time with dear friends, loving on her little dogs, and best of all spending time with family. Being fairly new grandparents, she and her husband Don are always happy to share pictures of their little grandson, Lucas. Feel free to ask! She considers herself amazingly blessed!

Burick Center Staff MemberDr. Peter Lu

Acupuncturist

Dr. Peter Lu trained and worked in New York City for 15 years and recently moved to central PA. He studied pre-med at Brooklyn College and attended medical school at SUNY Downstate in Brooklyn. Thereafter he worked in the inner city hospitals of New York City, and lastly had the honor of caring for people with his sister in Stamford, Connecticut.

Dr. Lu greatly appreciates open lines of communication as it pertains to questions you may have about your ailment and how acupuncture could help in the healing process. His intention to address your needs to the best of his ability.

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Burick Center Staff MemberLee Morand

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Lee has had the sincere pleasure of working in the Greater Harrisburg area for over 20 years. She relocated to Harrisburg in 1990 after completing her undergraduate degree in Nutrition Pre-Med at Cornell University. Lee received her first Master’s Degree from Shippensburg University. Her second Master’s Degree, as well as Doctorate, were both from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

She uses a Cognitive-Behavioral approach to guide her work with clients across the lifespan. She strongly believes research has shown that changing your thoughts does change your life. Her primary focus with clients is to reduce symptoms by assisting clients to achieve skills they can utilize in their professional, academic, and personal lives.

Burick Center Staff MemberHeather Motter

LMT, Massage Therapist and Back Desk Coordinator

Heather Motter joined the Burick Center team in 2018. A graduate of YTI Career Institute, Heather prides herself on using her highly developed skills to maintain the balance between mind and body. As a licensed massage therapist, she specializes in Medical Massage, Lymphatic Drainage, Trigger Point Therapy, and Oncology Massage.

Heather has a vast amount of experience working with a variety of patients. From a simple relaxation massage to a patient dealing with chronic pain, Heather is able to facilitate treatments uniquely designed for each patient’s individual needs.

Heather insists that massage is not just a relaxation luxury. Instead, her philosophy is that massage helps lead to a healthier, happier lifestyle. She encourages everyone to take the time to meet with her to develop a care plan to enhance their overall wellness.

Heather is a resident of Carlisle, where she resides with her fiancé, two sons, and four dogs. When she’s not at work, she can be found outside working on her back yard oasis, or volunteering at Speranza Animal Rescue.

Burick Center Staff MemberFelicia Miller

Nutritionist

Felicia Miller is a Registered Dietitian and Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist who provides nutritional counseling and education to patients of the Burick Center for Health & Wellness.

She takes the science of nutrition with her extensive knowledge of food and coaching skills to create an easy-to-follow actionable plan for her clients to follow.

Recognizing that there are multiple components to creating a successful wellness plan, she looks at the whole person – their concerns, lifestyle, personality, family, and career. Listening to her patients allows for Felicia to find the root cause of their issue and not simply the symptoms.

“Being healthy goes beyond diet, food is just one of the pillars of a happy, healthy person.” Felicia goes beyond the traditional diet education- she coaches and supports her patients as they learn how to make changes in their day-to-day life.

“I’m passionate about whole foods and healthy living I strive to inspire you to make positive food and lifestyle changes – at any age.”

Burick Center Staff MemberAshley Weibley

Registered Nurse

Ashley is a nurse at Burick Center for Health & Wellness. Her nursing philosophy is one of holistic care. She is a patient advocate committed to clear communication, education and applying critical thinking and decision-making skills to help patients achieve better outcomes. She enjoys providing the highest quality nursing care in a respectful, healing environment. She has a personal commitment to life-long learning through formal education and hands-on experience. She appreciates that compassion along with innovative care is what the Burick Center for Health & Wellness is all about.

Ashley has an Associate’s Degree from Harrisburg Area Community College and a Bachelors Degree from Penn State University.

She is married and has twin boys, She enjoys spending time with her friends, family and pets. She has owned and shown Quarter Horses all of her life and continues to compete in her spare time.