Tissue salts, are also known as cell salts or biochemistry salts. They are the same minerals that are found in rocks and soil. These same mineral salts occur naturally in the human body, which means that an imbalance or lack of certain salts can open the door to illness and disease.
The key, is always to keep the body in balance. Back in the old days, we could easily replace lost minerals through our normal daily nutrition. Unfortunately today, we are served and offered foods that are harvested from drained soil and sprayed with pesticides that lead to constant mineral depletion in the human body.
Why our body needs them
Living in today’s world, with today’s lifestyle can drain even the most health-conscious of us. There are various ways you can lose minerals, namely through stress, worry, bad nutrition, industrially tainted food and electro-pollution (from cell phones, microwaves, computers). There are also environmental toxins (insecticides, pesticides, preservatives etc) to watch out for, as well as exposure to heavy metals such as amalgam dental fillings, lead, mercury and aluminium. We are unfortunately also having to deal with contaminated drinking water in our water systems.
With the human body having to process all of the above, it has to work overtime to try and balance in order for full bodily function and vital health. Lack of mineral salts in the body can lead to serious symptoms and diseases like alzheimers, migranes, heart disorders, diabetes, chronic fatigue, thyroid disorders, ADHD, premature ageing, skin disorders and even cancers. So it’s good to get to know your body and what it requires in order to function at optimal levels.
A brief history of tissue salts
Dr Willhelm Scheussler, a prominent 19th century German doctor, discovered tissue salts. He conducted research that established that each human cell contains 12 minerals or biochemic tissue salts when reduced to ashes, and that these minerals should be present in all living cells in perfect balance to ensure good health.
Using biochemistry, he discovered that any imbalance of these salts, or a deficiency of any of the tissue salts, causes illness and disease. The body then begins to develop symptoms associated with the tissue salts that are lacking. He established that restoring the accurate balance of tissue salts in the body would remove the symptoms of illness and restore health.
“Vitamins and supplements can only get cellular acceptance provided the cells are adequately mineral-enriched and balanced in the first place. If these minerals (tissue salts) are absent, the body will battle to absorb even a tiny fraction of these ‘intruders’. In this case, the supplements will rather become a stress factor for the cells, which are missing the minerals for their intra- and extra-cellular balance to pave a smooth entry for vitamins and other substances,” explains Eva Schoenfeld, a homeopath of the Academy of Tissue Salts and Facial Analysis
The basic 12
There are 12 basic tissue salts that can be used on their own, or in recommended combinations, to treat a very wide variety of ailments. They are:
- Number 1: Calc fluor – Tissue elasticity restorer
- Number 2: Calc phos – Cell restorer
- Number 3: Calc sulf – Blood purifier, purulent agent
- Number 4: Ferr phos – Anti-inflammatory
- Number 5: Kali mur – Detoxifying agent
- Number 6: Kali phos – Nerve and brain cell agent
- Number 7: Kali sulf – Metabolism, pancreas conditioner
- Number 8: Mag phos – Pain and cramp killer
- Number 9: Nat mur – Water distributor
- Number 10: Nat phos – Acidity neutraliser
- Number 11: Nat sulf – Liver cleanser
- Number 12: Silicea – Skin and connective tissue conditioner
Who can use them?
Tissue salts are very safe and generally suitable for everyone from babies to diabetics and even your pets. However, as with most health matters, it’s always best to check with your health practitioner beforehand.
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