- Alternative & Natural Medicine
Biochemic Tissue Cell Salts - The Right Dosages
Biochemic or tissue salts are prescribed in different dosages depending on many factors. They usually come in the form of pills or tablets and the way most people take them is four pills at a time (for adults) placed on the tongue. Ideally, the pills should be untouched by hand and should be shaken out onto the cap of the bottle and then tossed onto the tongue. No food or drink should be taken for fifteen minutes before or after a dose for best results. The pills can also be dissolved in water and sipped.
Doses and Potencies
When it comes to acute diseases, higher potencies of the required salt are prescribed and this could mean that you take just the one dose of four pills or tablets or maybe a dose a day for a few days. However, in high fever or at times when the patient is in extreme pain or discomfort, these doses can be given as often as once every fifteen minutes till a state of near-normalcy is reached after which a few doses spaced out would be all that is needed to affect a cure. In cases like fever or a sudden attack of cramps, the pills could be dissolved in warm water and given to the patient every fifteen minutes for best results.
When the ailment is chronic and a lower potency salt is prescribed, the usual prescribed dosage is four pills a dose to be taken four times a day. The usual times are before breakfast, before lunch, before tea and before dinner. Hay fever for example, would benefit from months of Nat Mur 6x four times a day with a few doses of Mag Phos 6x and Silicea 6x weekly.
The right dose
The number of pills or tablets also varies with age. For adults it is the standard dose of four pills a dose while for babies it is one tablet, for children 3 years to 8 years, 2 tablets and for children 8 to 13 years, 3 tablets. Any child over 13 will have to be given the adult dose.
Pets too can be given biochemic remedies and for them, the dosage will be 1 tablet for pups, 2 tablets for small animals and 3 tablets for the larger animals.
If you want these biochemic remedies to work better, you will need to cut off – if not drastically cut down – on coffee, tea, cigarettes and alcohol. It isn’t as though these salts will not work when you’re a caffeine or a nicotine addict – it just takes longer. So if you are in a hurry to get well, it might help if you practiced a bit of self-control.