Detoxification is a broad topic, and includes any therapy that helps eliminate toxins, including heavy metals, persistent organic pollutants, waste products from digestion and other types of toxins. Therapies can include anything from nutritional support, IV therapy, colonics, and homeopathics, among many other types of treatments.
(Also Mercury Chelation and Chelation Therapy)
Heavy metals-lead, mercury, and cadmium-bind tightly to tissues and organs. To remove them, oral or intravenous chelation agents are used. A chelating agent or chelator is simply a natural or man-made molecule that tightly binds to a heavy metal and then is excreted in the urine or feces.
Man-made chelators include DMSA, DMPS and EDTA, while natural chelators include chlorella, cilantro, garlic, sulfur-containing amino acids and others. EDTA chelation therapy has also been used to treat cardiovascular disease for more than 30 years.Chelation on the Blog
Osteopathy is a complete branch of medicine parallel to allopathic (conventional) medicine. It emphasizes normal structure for optimal body function, and believes the body has a profound ability to heal itself if it is free from physical obstruction. Since the body is an integrated unit, an osteopath studies medical problems by how obstructions, often in distant body parts, might affect symptoms.OMT on the Blog