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Salts of the Earth - The Chemistry of Living Tissue
Blood is to the human body what soil is to the plant. It is common knowledge that poor, exhausted soil will produce only weak, sickly plants. In the same way, poor blood, lacking in essential constituents, will produce weak, sickly bodies, prone to disease. By enriching the soil, the ill-conditioned plant can be made to recover and flourish. The recovery of the ailing human body can best be achieved by a similar process - by restoring to the blood the constituents in which it is lacking.
This is Biochemistry - The Chemistry of Living Tissue
by Dr.W.H. Schuessler
The foundation of Schuessler's theory is based on the scientific understanding that the human body is made of an enormous number of microscopic, living cells. Each cell is made up of three classes of materials: water, organic materials (sugars and fats) and inorganic matter (minerals). Even though water and organic matter make up a greater portion of living cells, inorganic matter is vitally important. Since the life of living cells is relatively short, the creation of new cells depends on the presence of minerals. Mineral deficiencies will inhibit the proper functioning of living cells.
Schuessler devised a system of "cellular therapeutics" he called Biochemistry to prevent and address ailments caused by mineral imbalances. He utilized homeopathic doses of minerals in order to penetrate and fortify living cells with vital nutritional elements. Based on Schuessler's theory and practice, we can describe homeopathic cell salts not only as remedies that treat ailments, but as support remedies that provide a foundation to help you maintain balance and better health.
The Biochemic Theory of Cell Salts, tissue salts and mineral salts are all names used to describe the 12 biochemic remedies of Dr. W.H. Schuessler. Dr. Schuessler derived these remedies based on his own theory of biochemic medicine. Simply put, Schuessler's Biochemic Theory integrates the knowledge of the human body's cellular structure and the use of mineral salts, or cell salts as a system of medicine to fortify and energize the cells.
I personally have been battling digestive issues for quite a few years and have used many different alternative treatments to help myself. They have all given me various levels of relief but none of them completely cured or gave me total relief. I have used herbal teas, castor oil compresses, vitamins, nutrition and physical therapies relentlessly. I felt my body getting to the point where I was 90% where I wanted to be but never could quite get over that stubborn hump. That last 10% of dis-ease made it so if I did not continue with my battle for health and if I lapsed in my routine, the digestive issues would once again return and I'd find myself not feeling well, not being able to do all I needed to do and just not having the energy or mental fortitude to press on.
I'm tempted to not report this for fear of jinxing myself but I do feel I have finally reached my goal when I recently reached for my Biochemic Handbook and researched my symptoms. My conclusion was alternating between Nat Phos and Nat Sulph. I took the recommended dosage of 4 tablets of nat Phos first under my tongue. It took no time what so ever and I felt a relief I hadn't felt before and I knew it had done it's job. I took a second dose of Nat Sulph the following day and have been amazed at the balance I am now finally feeling. The issues I had before are gone and I have resumed to a normal routine eliminating my previous battle regime. I will continue to take nutritional herbal teas as I have done for many years and now I won't hesittate to use the cell salts when a need arises.
I thought I would share this story with all of you and introduce you to Cell Salts if you are new to them because they do work and they are inexpensive and a wonderful addition to anyones medicine cabinet. One more line of defense for one's health in mineral depleted soils and increasingly toxic foods. Whether you're growing your own food or like me not quite reaching the level of health that you know you need and want, these may help you as well as they did me.
The twelve tissue salts are as follows...
1. Calc fluor (Calcium Fluoride)-Bones, elastic tissues, teeth, joints.
2. Calc phos (Calcium Phosphate)- Bones, muscles, nerves, connective tissues, teeth.
3. Calc sulph (Calcium Sulphate)-Blood, skin
4. Ferrum phos (Iron Phosphate)-Muscles, nerves, hair, blood vessels.
5. Kali mur (Potassium Chloride)-Muscles, blood, saliva
6. Kali phos (Potassium Phosphate)-Muscles, nerves, skin.
7. Kali sulph (Potassium Sulphate)-Skin, intestine, hair, stomach, tissue cells.
8. Mag phos(Magnesium Phosphate)-Muscles, nerves, bones.
9. Nat mur (Sodium Chloride)-Cartilage, mucus cells.
10. Nat phos (Sodium Phosphate)-Nerves, muscles, joints, digestive organs.
11. Nat sulph (Sodium Sulphate)-Liver, digestive system.
12. Silicea (Silicic Oxide)-Connective tissues, skin Cleanser.
Bioplasma is also something I have taken quite regularly and has equal parts of all of the 12 cell salts. I must say that although I'm sure that has helped me much, the single remedies were what did the trick in relieving my symptoms and thus my illness. below I will provide links for further reading and where to download a pdf file of the Biochemic Handbook as well as links to ordering information on each cell salt, the Bioplasma and the Handbook.
I wish you all extreme health and prosperity.
Blessings to all'