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 – $175
Package of 10 Treatments – $1,575

Non-Member
Single Treatment – $200
Package of 10 Treatments – $1,800

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

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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.

Testing Protocol

What to expect with chelation therapy testing protocols:

  • Standard Labs: Lead, Arsenic, and Mercury
  • Dependent on the Patient
    • Genova Comprehensive Urine Element Profile: $155
    • Great Plains Labs Heavy Metals Urine: $200
  • Monitor Electrolytes and Renal Function

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

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

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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

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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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