With Tissue Salts body functions are reinforced, regulated and balanced. This helps to ease the way to recovery from a great variety of complaints.
Inorganic salts and trace elements play an important part in helping us stay healthy. A healthy diet is the basic way these are supplied, however, there are many reasons why this is often not enough - pollution, medications, stress, illness, depleted soils, food processing etc
Today mineral supplements are readily available and easy to obtain. The Biochemic healing method began as the work and research of Dr Wilhelm Heinrich Schuessler (1821-1898). He developed a unique system of cellular therapeutics. He named his system Biochemistry - the chemistry of living tissue.
Principles of Cellular Pathology
Any tissue salt deficiency or imbalance may result in illness. The symptoms vary depending on the deficient "Biochemic" tissue salt. If the deficiency is corrected, the body can in fact heal itself.
Dr Schuessler's research led him to conclude that the 12 most important mineral salts are:
This natural form of medicine is about diagnosing which mineral salts are lacking, establishing the cause, and treating by temporarily supplementing the required mineral/s in order to stimulate the cell system.
Schuessler's Biochemic Tissue Salts are NOT drugs, but valuable micro dose cell foods prepared in an extremely subdivided form which ensures rapid and easy assimilation, for the speedy restoration of the natural balance of the body system. Tissue salt therapy is compatible with other forms of medicine. There are just a couple of contraindications which your practitioner will advise you on.
Can you overdose?
You can overdose on the Trace Elements (Iron, Zinc, Manganese, Cobalt, Copper, Iodine and Fluoride), but it is very difficult to overdose on the essential minerals or Tissue Salts, particularly as they are not supplements but rather act as stimulants to the correct distribution of minerals within the body. The body has self protective mechanisms to prevent overdose. An exception to this would be if the person has kidney insufficiency.
The following is a brief overview of the 12 Biochemic functional remedies, their importance for the organism and their effectiveness. This information is in no way instruction for the treatment of illnesses and complaints. Some information here may serve to help where first aid is required but the treatment of illnesses, however, should be left up to the practitioner.
Calcarea Fluorica 6x
Calcium is contained inside cells of the epidermis, tooth enamel, bones and in all elastic fibres. A disjunction of the Calcium Fluoride metabolism results in limp connective tissue and cracked skin. It is administered in cases of callused skin formations, anal fissures, dental diseases, limpness of the connective tissue, procidentia ( prolapsed organs), varicose veins, haemorrhoids and arteriosclerosis. Calc Fluor strengthens bones.
Calcarea Phosphorica 6x
Calcium Phosphate is contained in all body cells, predominantly in bone cells. It plays the main role in all rebuilding processes that take place inside the body. It's deficiency therefore causes disorders n the restoration and construction process.
The area of application is: disruptions to the tooth and bone structure (infantile osteomalacia or rickets), badly healing fractures. In combination with Sodium Chloride it is furthermore the remedy for convalescence.
Ferrum Phosphoicum 6x
Iron is in our blood and in all cells of the body. Iron, contained in red blood cells, absorbs the oxygen from the air during the inhaling process in order to distribute it to all the tissues of the body. An iron deficiency causes muscles to become limp. Ferr Phos is the main remedy for the first stage of all inflammations and fresh wounds, contusions, sprains and bleedings.
Kalium Muriaticum 6x
Potassium Choride is a component of almost every cell in the body and stands in connection with the fibrous substance (connective tissue). It is the main remedy for second stage infections. it is used when the tongue shows a whitish grey coating, in cases of tonsillitis, pneumonia, pleurisy, measles, scarlet fever, mumps, cold, hoarseness, whooping cough, middle ear catarrh, conjunctivitis, articular swelling and tenosynovitis.
Kalium Phosphoricum 6x
Potassium Phosphate is contained in all brain cells, nerves, muscle cells,the blood corpuscles and in the blood and tissue plasma. A deficiency of this mineral reduces physical, mental and spiritual abilities. It is therefore a nutrient for neurasthenia, insomnia, conditions of physical and psychological exhaustion, lack of memory, weakness of the heart, muscular weakness and sensation of paralysis.
Kalium Sulphuricum 6x
Potassium Sulphate is contained in the epidermic cells and in the muscles, usually together with iron. It's deficiency causes repulsions of cells and skin. Potassium Sulphate is the remedy for the third stage of inflammation, catarrhs with yellowish or greenish mucous secretion for example, rhinitis and discharge from the ear. It also promotes scaling of the skin following measles, scarlet fever and rubella.
Magnesia Phosphorica 6x
Magnesium Phosphate is contained in muscles, blood cells and nerves, brain and spinal marrow and in bones and teeth. It's deficiency results in cramps of all kinds such as cramps of the heart, stomach, urinary bladder, calves and so forth and it causes shooting pain as well as changing and wandering pains. Furthermore, it is administered in cases of gastro intestinal colics and colics of the gallbladder and kidneys.
Natrum Muriaticum 6x
Sodium Chloride is contained in all bodily fluids and tissues. It regulates the absorption and excretion of fluids of the cells. When a malfunction of the fluid metabolism takes place, a sensation of feeling cold along the spine as well as on hands and feet and a watery and puffed up face occur. It is the mineral in cases of anaemia, involuntary flow of tears and excess saliva, watery rhino catarrhs and rashes with blisters.
Natrum Phosphoricum 6x
Sodium Phosphate is a component of the blood cells, the muscles, the nerve and brain cells as well as the tissue fluid. Dr Schuessler considered this mineral as very important: in the carbonic acid exchange function of the blood inside the lungs, in making uric acid soluble in the blood, in the process of breaking down fatty acids after consuming too much fat and in the excessive production of lactic acid. It is furthermore the remedy in cases of rheumatism, sciatica, kidney infections and after consuming high-fat foods.
Natrum Sulphuricum 6x
Sodium Sulphate has the ability of quickly excreting excessive tissue fluid, accumulated with metabolic waste, from the body. This nutritional mineral increases kidney and urinary bladder activity and influences the bowel movement, especially the large intestine, the liver and pancreas. It is used in cases of rhinitis, influenza, build-up of bile, liver problems, constipation, diarrhoea, rheumatism, ulcers on the lower legs, kidney sand and malnutrition.
Silica is a component of the connective tissue, the epidermis, the mucous membrane, the hair, nails, the bones and the nerves. Silica provides the tissue with support, firmness and resistance. It's deficiency causes a worsening of the physical condition, exhaustion, malnutrition and early ageing. It is used in cases of furuncles, fistulas, glandular septicaemia, calcification of the arteries, dental ulcers, sty, ganglion, itching skin and hair loss.
Calcarea Sulphurica 6x
Calcium Sulphate is contained in the gall and the liver. It is used in cases of suppurations and abscesses, rachitis, kidney and urinary tract infections. It is beneficial for slow wound healing, during the last stage of suppuration, for pimples, boils, carbuncles, ulcers etc.