Source: Autistic Science:
December 11, 2014
So what are the unproven,unscientific and sometimes dangerous alternative therapies for Autism...There are numerous ones out there, one of them being chelation therapy.
Chelation Therapy, involves the use of special substances to bind molecules ,such as metals or minerals, and hold on to them tightly so that they can be removed from the body. The reason for this is that some people believe that autism is caused by vaccines, and turn to chelation to rid a child's body of the toxins and mercury believed to remain in the child's system after vaccinations. Controlled scientific studies have proven that chelation does not work, and has no place as an Autism therapy or treatment. Chelation is administered intravenously or orally. Over the counter chelation products are illegal in USA. Some good reading below, more to be added.