Biochemic Or Tissue Salts Remedies: Balance In The Body
Biochemic remedies. Tissue remedies. Cell salts. Three different names for a group of twelve remedies that has stood the test of time when it comes to health through natural healing. It all began way back towards the end of the nineteenth century when a German physician, Dr. Wilhelm Heinrich Schuessler wrote on article on his theory of biochemistry.
The human body, according to him, was made up of these twelve inorganic substances or cell salts. Each of which had very specific functions in the body. They exist – in a perfect state – in perfect balance within each body, combining with organic substances in order to maintain the body’s cells and keep all the many body functions going. If there was any deficiency in any cell salt, it upset this delicate and wonderful balance and the result was ill health. What lead him to this conclusion that there were twelve salts that were most important? This was because when a body was burned, what was left, when analysed were these twelve salts. Schuessler saw the inorganic salts as the body’s builders and the organic substances as the building blocks. For perfect health, there had to be perfect teamwork of all the twelve builders and if any one fell behind, it had to be given a boost and brought back to its original state.
Dr. Schuessler maintained that all it needed to correct any deficiency that occurred was a micro-dose of that particular cell salt which galvanized the body to produce it and heal itself. The biochemic remedies or tissue salts or cell salts in balance is all it takes to keep the body singing in harmony as it goes about its daily chores. He was influenced to a great deal by Rudolf Virchow, the man who was called the Father of Pathology and his cell theory.
Unlike modern medicine which is engineered to destroy the foreign organisms that attack our body and cause disease, Schuessler’s remedies are more in line with the homeopathic theory of ‘similars’ where extremely small doses are given to effect a cure. Unlike the vast offering of homeopathy however, biochemic remedies number just twelve. Coming from a homeopathy background, it was only natural that Schuessler used many of its basic tenets. However, he believed that the titrations of these twelve salts worked on the body directly and not indirectly as he believed homeopathy did. This belief was what led him to distance these tissue salts from homeopathy. Schuessler believed that these salts worked because they went right down to the cell level and stimulated the production of whatever was deficient there. Like so many other healing systems, to defeat disease called for the vital force in the body to be kept flowing freely all the time.
Today, these tissues remedies which are usually dispensed as little sugar pills can be ordered online or bought at health stores all over the world. And best of all, they don’t need a prescription. That’s probably because they are so safe. The great thing about these remedies is the fact that they will only act on you if you have a deficiency of that particular salt. Otherwise, it is as safe as popping a few sugar globules in your mouth.
The biochemic remedies are usually sold in the lower potencies or strengths and they go from 3x, 6x, 12x to 30x. How these potencies are arrived at is a topic for another hub. Schuessler kept adding to his work and he published the 25th edition a little before he died and it is this edition which has been translated into English.
What are these salts? They are salts that belong to the potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron and silica range. Each one plays a vital part and together, they work in harmony to keep the wonderful mechanism that is the human body ticking to perfection.