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Biochemic Or Tissue Salts Remedies: Balance In The Body

Updated on February 13, 2013

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.

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      Kay M 2 years ago

      I started using tissue salts,when my daughter was ten yrs old.The one that I am most familiar with is the#6 Kali Phos. It helped my daughter so much with tantrums,and focusing at school.It takes a few weeks or so to notice,but oh dang.What a difference.I highly recommend this for anyone that has ADD.I also had a friend use this on her child that had bipolar.Fantastic results.Thanks Shalini for other info

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      Shalini Kagal 5 years ago from India

      Thank you Marlene - and thanks for the link :)

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      Marlene McPherson 5 years ago from Worcester, Western Cape

      Stunnning introduction to the Tissue Salts, Shalini! Well done! We've had great results through the years with our clients and some of them are the main stalwarts in our first aid kit!

      I firmly believe in nourishing the body to enable it to regenerate itself by fixing all the imbalances, and tissue salts are great for this!

      I'll link to this article often in my own work, it's a great resource - thank you for writing it!

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      you are welcome shalini. looking to reading more of your hubs.

      happy writing

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      Shalini Kagal 6 years ago from India

      Hi Rajan - yes, the solution is much more potent. And I agree with you - these salts are invaluable. Thanks so much for coming by and reading.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 6 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Nice hub on biochemic remedies shalini. I am an avid follower of this system and it has proved time and again to be invaluable on a personal level.

      Just wanna add here that i tried combining mixtures of the salts in cases where number of salts were needed.

      The dosage normally prescribed is about 3-4 tabs at a time 3 times a day but i practically found that these salts whether alone or in a combination worked almost instataneously when they were given dissolved in water the dose being just 1 tablet or mixture amounting to 1 tablet quantity.

      the salt solution can be taken sip by sip.

      you very rightly pointed out that micro quantity of the salt/s is needed to set right the imbalance cased in the health of a person.

      All in all a beautiful informative hub.

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      Shalini Kagal 7 years ago from India

      Thanks for reading Afzal - I hope you find that they work well.

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      Afzal 7 years ago

      Thanks for good advice.I am taking. It is very curable.

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Thank you fastfreta - loved your hub which I read and look forward to reading many more!

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      Alfreta Sailor 8 years ago from Southern California

      This article was so deep, I'll have to bookmark it for future reading. I appreciate reading so many well written articles, by writers like yourself. This is making it hard for me to write myself, because I love reading so much. I must learn to discipline myself to write more and read less.

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Thank you shamelabbouch. Yes, it's such a complex piece of work, isn't it?

      Pinktaxi - it's still new in the US though it's been around in Europe and the East for years. I see your point about regulation and prescriptions but these are salts that are present in the human body in such microscopic doses that they are really safe! Thanks for reading and for the very relevant comments!

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      pinktaxi 8 years ago from Tualatin, Oregon, USA

      This is pretty interesting, and I've had a few health classes along the way, but, have never heard of this man's research. I'm going to keep this idea in mind, check it out a little more, and see where it goes.

      It certainly makes sense, and simply too.

      One last thing I wanted to mention was this statement, written near the end of this article:

      "And best of all, they don’t need a prescription. That’s probably because they are so safe..."

      Prescription? In the USA just because there is no prescription does not make a substance safe. Most health-type foods and medicines are not regulated by the FDA (Food & Drug Administration).

      Without any regulation or responsibility there is really no one who can promise 100% safety, and never assume something is safe because it doesn't need a prescription.

      And, with that said, I still, very much found key useful points in this article.

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      shamelabboush 8 years ago

      This information is pretty much new to me but I got an idea. The human body is really full of secrets!

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Thank you K and PM for reading!

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      Paper Moon 8 years ago from In the clouds

      I must book mark this for when I am not so tired. Very interesting :)

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      Kiruba Harris 8 years ago

      Very interesting and something I was not aware of. thanks..

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Thank you Jama for reading - guess it's more popular in Europe than in the US - but it is making its mark - guess we have the Internet to thank for it!

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      Joanna McKenna 8 years ago from Central Oklahoma

      I'd never heard of biochemic remedies either, but it makes perfect sense. Thanks!

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Hugs to you too G-Ma! Thanks for taking the time to read :)

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      Merle Ann Johnson 8 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

      Although I have taken natural herbs now for years I have not heard about this and shall also look into it here...Thanks sweetie...G-Ma :O) Hugs

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      Hi Pete - thanks for reading.

      Teresa - I do hope they help - thanks for coming by!

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      Sheila 8 years ago from The Other Bangor

      I'm taking trace minerals at the moment to help my arm heal

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      Pete Maida 8 years ago

      Interesting information. I'll have to look into it further.