What is gold therapy?

Gold therapy is a procedure that uses gold salts (a salt form of the metal element gold) to treat diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis. The gold salts stop cells from releasing chemicals that can harm tissues. This is also referred to as chrysotherapy or aurotherapy.

This information is based on source information from the National Cancer Instritue.

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