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ICIM "End Pain" Speakers and Schedule


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Sept. 25-28, Dearborn Inn, Dearborn, Michigan

Jan. 3-10, 2015, Members Community Retreat at Maya Tulum, Mexico



 


ICIM is a medical association of physicians dedicated to exploring and teaching integrative treatments to help our patients. Sept. 24-28 we gather in Dearborn, Michigan, for our conference "End Pain." This newsletter is designed to prepare attendees and continue discussions of the education we provide.

It's not too late to get training in chelation — Sept 24-25
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Our lectures are taught by the authors of the research material being used in the courses. Jim Roberts M.D., Bob Waters M.D., Terry Chappell M.D., and Joe Hickey M.D., plus experienced clinicians Jeannette Soriano M.D., Dorothy Merritt M.D., Robban Sica M.D., John Trowbridge M.D., Jim Smith DO, and Bruce Dooley M.D. are featured.

There is sure to be an electric atmosphere with all these folks in the same place at the same time. You will gain the knowledge necessary to begin practicing chelation therapy in your office right away, even if you have no prior experience. Email wendy@icimed.com for more information.
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Register now for ICIM's Chelation Workshops
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By ICIM Chelation Speaker Terry Chappell MD: Protocol controversies for treating cardiovascular disease with EDTA chelation
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What are we trying to accomplish with chelation treatments? If a patient is substantially "loaded" with toxic metals, treatment goals will be different than those for one with high-grade blockage disease in critical arteries. Patients suffering with crippling inflammatory and/or autoimmune diseases might require a another approach.
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Ted Lisa Rogers describe their 1st experience at an ICIM Chelation Workshop
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By ICIM Chelation Program Chairman Terry Chappell MD: EDTA chelation therapy in the treatment of vascular disease
A retrospective analysis of treatment results from 2,870 patients, with various chronic degenerative and age-associated diseases, who were treated with di-sodium magnesium EDTA chelation therapy, suggests that the case against EDTA Chelation Therapy should be re-opened.
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By ICIM Chelation Speaker John Parks Trowbridge MD: Cardiovascular chelation
"This can't be happening" is often the first thought. Gripping, gnawing chest pains give way to a heavier, crushing feeling that generates fear. The idea of "indigestion" soon gives way to "impending doom." In this setting, 9-1-1 is sometimes a reluctant last resort, after antacids and resting produce only a pitiful response. The arrival of paramedics brings reassurances from technicians who methodically start oxygen, apply EKG leads, and prepare for transport.
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RN Jessica Forman experiences ICIM Chelation
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RN Jessica Forman describes her impressions of her first experience learning the science and practice of chelation therapy at ICIM.
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ICIM Chelation Workshop speaker Bruce Dooley MD: An open letter to mainstream cardiologists
My name is Dr. Bruce Dooley and have I practiced in Fort Lauderdale and Naples for 20 years. Having recently arrived in Palm Beach County, I am writing to all the local cardiologists to both personally introduce myself as well as seeking your cooperation and participation in an outcomes study involving EDTA chelation therapy.

You may be aware of the recent significant clinical results of the seven-year Trial to Assess Chelation Therapy (TACT). This randomized, double-blinded, placebo-controlled study was funded by the NIH and headed up by Dr. Tony Lamas (chief of cardiology, Miami Mt. Sinai Hospital). At the November 2012 Annual meeting of the AHA, Lamas announced that the study proved that EDTA intravenous therapy was both clinically effective and safe. Regrettably, the response from the cardiologists on the panel was that "more studies were needed."

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Wikipedia document by Gervasio Lamas MD: Chelation therapy for cardiovascular disease
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Chelation is a process by which a charged molecule captures an ion with an opposite charge, inactivates it, and then permits its excretion, usually by a renal route. Thus, chelation therapy, which involves multiple administrations of the chelating agent, helps detoxify the blood. Ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA), a commonly used chelating agent, binds to and permits excretion of metals such as lead, cadmium, nickel, cobalt, iron and aluminum. In addition to its use for the treatment of metal poisoning, chelation therapy has been considered an alternative medicine for the treatment of atherosclerotic disease.
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Research by ICIM Chelation Speaker Robert Waters MD: EDTA chelation therapy, without added vitamin C, decreases oxidative DNA damage and lipid peroxidation
Chelation therapy is thought to not only remove contaminating metals but also to decrease free radical production. However, in standard ethylene diamine tetraacetic acid (EDTA) chelation therapy, high doses of vitamin C with potential pro-oxidant effects are often added to the chelation solution. The authors demonstrated previously that the intravenous administration of the standard chelation cocktail, containing high amounts of vitamin C, resulted in an acute transitory pro-oxidant burst that should be avoided in the treatment of pathologies at risk of increased oxidative stress such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
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Help chelation win the Wiki Wars and get SEO
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Help raise money to monitor and edit information on chelation to reflect research and evidence from the integrative medicine field. All it takes is a quick Google search to see that chelation therapy has enemies with deep pockets and plenty of false information that they are systematically promoting.
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