Detoxification is commonly used in alternative medicine. Chelation is the part of detox that removes toxic metals from the body. Chelation can be done different ways. Some doctors feel I.V. is better than oral chelation. I.V. chelation removes metals faster than oral chelation.
Some health care providers feel detox with chelation is very important when amalgams are removed. Dr. Plascyk does not personally perform or recommend chelation or detox for amalgam filling removal. However patients can pursue this therapy on there own if they feel it is necessary.