This article outlines the current standards of care for integrative medicine physicians incorporating the 2005 American Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology (ABCMT
) training guidelines for practitioners.
Cooperation among organizations with similar interests, such as ICIM, ACAM, AAEM A4M, ABCMT
, IBCMT, and specialized laboratories is strongly encouraged to standardize protocols and set up registries.
"Happily," he said, "safe and effective medical treatments are available to reduce toxic metals and to produce sometimes dramatic reductions in need for medications or operations." The FDA-approved procedure is called chelation therapy, and details are available through the American Board of Clinical Metal Toxicology (abcmt
.org), where Trowbridge serves as secretary and has been certified as a diplomate since 1985.