Published: 09/13/2014 - Updated: 09/15/2014
Schuessler salts are inorganic salts that, by having a biochemical action and effect on physiological weaknesses or alterations, can be used as an alternative therapy to heal numerous conditions. This therapy is based on the theory that organ vitality in the body depends on proportional amounts of inorganic constituents, which are indispensable for proper maintenance and functioning.
The salts are found in specific organs and tissues. Through the alteration of tissue salts, or when they lack sufficient salts, the organ or tissue begins to weaken. This originates, as a consequence, an illness. By administering these same salts, the tissue or organ can regain balance, and therefore help eradicate the illness. Administering the corresponding salt provokes the body to arrive at correct functioning.
What are Schuessler salts?
They are 12 salts with different properties and functions, which are administered when the patient presents with symptoms similar to each salt’s representative biotype. This intends to launch weakened or altered physiological activities.
What does Schuessler salts therapy consist of?
This therapeutic system, developed by Dr. Schuessler (see detail below), consists of preparing 12 remedies, each with a different salt, in some cases, reduced to a homeopathic potency to the sixth decimal (6d), and in other cases, the third decimal (3d). These sizes are nearly infinitesimal, that facilitate circulation and salt absorption by the body’s cells and tissues. They are administered in drops.
Types of Schuessler salts
This therapy applies different types of salts, as each one is focused on revitalizing specific organs, or curing certain diseases. For example: for the nervous tissue, Kalium Phosphricum, this salt helps activate cellular oxygenation, perfect in inflammatory processes with secretion or infections. It is a good cellular metabolic, useful for treating colds, bronchitis, stomach flu, hepatitis, joint rheumatism, anxious tendencies, nervousness, etc. There are also other salts like Natrum sufuricum, which is a metabolic regulator, indicated for cases of anemia, anorexia, the flu, headaches, neurosis, diarrhea, rheumatic pain, etc. Kalium muriaticum is used for blood cells, Calcarea fluorica for the bones, Magnesia phosphrica for the muscles, and Kalim sulphuricum for the skin, epidermis, epithelial cells, etc., along with other salts.
How is Schuessler salt therapy carried out?
Depending on the person and where they want to heal. The dosage administered should be moderate, and should take the personal situation into account. The dosage should be guided by a professional, because an overdoes or poor use of them (since they are not completely eliminate, but stay in the cells) could cause significant alterations.
Following is an example of correct use:
- Kalium phosphoricum: Localization: this salt is found in all physiological liquids, more specifically in human brain tissue, the nerves, muscles, blood cells, and extra-cellular fluid. Physiological activity of this salt: influences oxidation processes in the blood, as well as the saponification of fats and the exchange of fats. Exerts an antiseptic action on tissues, is indispensable for the formation of tissues. Who should this salt be administered to? To those who present with paralyzing pains, nutritional deficiencies, nervous or muscular prostration, lack of energy, irritability, anxiety, hypochondria, photophobia. Symptoms of lacking this salt: fear, sadness, fright, nostalgia, jealousy, agoraphobia, memory loss, weak pulse, muscular and nervous weakness that could result in paralysis.
Where does this salt therapy come from?
Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, father of homeopathy, along with other homeopaths, was who began to experiment with inorganic salts to recover health. However, it wasn’t until Dr. Wilhelm Heinrich Schussler, a German man, gave form and concrete direction to Samuel’s research, especially to the 12 salts that now carry his name.
Who is Dr. Schuessler?
Dr. Schuessler was always interested in the Principle of Minimum Energy, which establishes that illness is a consequence of a deficiency of certain minerals in cells. Schuessler analyzed the ashes of cremated people. It was here only that he could observe salt deficiencies in the body. He discovered in the ashes that all deceased humans always had an absence of deficiency of at least two biochemical salts.
Schuessler created clinical charts of each person whose ashes he had analyzed, notating name and birth date, along with the illness that caused their death, or that they suffered from in life. This experiment showed that these patients were deficient of principle salts, which, he assumed, caused their illness.
His conclusion was that if the organ tissues were irrigated by the blood with the proper amount of all 12 indispensable salts, the molecular movement of the salts in tissues and organs would be altered, that caused the imbalance in the cellular functioning and metabolism, which produced illnesses.
Schuessler affirmed that “if during the course of an illness, spontaneous healing is retarded, we then administer the proper mineral salts in a molecular form (strengthened or invigorated). These molecules flow to the blood through the oral mucous membrane, and unleash swift molecular movement in the focal point of the illness. Once again the substance exchange between healthy and sick cells is launched, which causes healing”.
If you want to know more about the subject, we recommend you read Dr. W.H. Schuessler’s Manual for the Biochemical treatment of Disease.