Mercury Detoxification-Medical/Dental Wellness Program
Natural Balance Wellness Medical Center is proud to offer this extremely comprehensive, personalized, and safe approach to mercury removal from your body.
If you still have mercury amalgams (fillings), we will be working alongside Ann Arbor’s Dentist to safely remove them from your mouth. Prior to removing your amalgam fillings, you will work with us to prepare and strengthen your body for the procedure.
After amalgam removal, we will then walk you through the detoxification process. If we are meeting you after the removal process is complete, we will evaluate the current toxicity level in your body and help you with the detoxification process from there. We are extremely proud of the detail we take in both the dental and medical sides to ensure your safety throughout this process.
For a more in-depth understanding regarding the health concerns surrounding mercury, please visit our article on Mercury Toxicity.
Medical/Dental Wellness Q & A
This treatment system is specially designed to help you eliminate mercury from amalgam fillings, including actual filling removal through a cooperating mercury-free dentist. The team can work with you before the fillings are removed to strengthen your body for the procedure. After the fillings are gone, the providers evaluate your current toxicity level and help you with an individualized detox protocol.
Other issues that can be addressed include dental problems stemming from root canals, composite fillings, and sleep apnea.
During your first visit to Natural Balance Wellness Medical Center, you'll meet with a physician to discuss your medical history, followed by a physical exam. Your doctor recommends necessary testing to check how much mercury is in your body. Some of the tests that you may need include:
This test checks your hair, urine, and blood to measure mercury levels.
Fecal mercury test
You may be slowly eliminating mercury in your stool, and this test measures that quantity with a small stool sample.
Urine mercury challenge
The urine mercury challenge occurs while you use two chelating agents, dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) and dimercapto propanesulfonic acid (DMPS), to get an accurate measurement of the total mercury in your body.
The urine mercury challenge includes two samples, one of which establishes your baseline before chelation and the other which checks your urine after the chelating agents have a chance to infuse your body. In this way, the urine mercury challenge reveals how much mercury the chelation therapy is able to eliminate.
Genetic testing is optional, but your doctor may recommend it based on your medical history and current health. It can evaluate which mercury detoxification pathway will most likely work best for you.
Basic lab test
A basic lab test includes a complete blood count as well as a comprehensive metabolic panel.
Your Natural Balance Wellness Medical Center doctor can customize your testing based on your history, your current concerns, and your personal preferences.
With all of your test results in hand, your doctor can create a custom schedule of treatments for you. The entire treatment process usually lasts around a year for many patients but depends on your body’s mercury load and detoxification process.
You’ll be given oral chelation during the detoxification, along with supplements to support your body during the process. During your follow-up visits, you'll review urine challenge testing results with your doctor to keep track of your progress in eliminating mercury from your body.
We Are Here to Help You!
On behalf of the Natural Balance team, we hope you have found this information helpful and we look forward to working with you.
If you’re concerned about mercury toxicity, use our online booking to schedule your new patient appointment or call (734) 929-2696 to arrange your visit to Natural Balance Wellness Medical Center today.