You may or may not have heard of Tissue Salts – a wonderfully simple but effective system of talking highly absorb-able minerals a long with some dietary changes are effective in helping arthritis. In Germany back in the early nineteenth century Dr WH Schuessler a well known physiological chemist and homeopathic physician, thought that 2000 homeopathic remedies could be simplified.
It appeared to him that in a lot of the 2000 remedies, the mineral constituent was the active ingredient. He proceeded to identify and work with 12 “tissue salts”, which were located in every human cell.
Each and every Tissue Salts or Cell Salts are vital mineral constituents of the body. Combining and inter-reacting in the body to produce and maintain an infinite number of tissue-cells of which the human body is composed.
He determined that any cell salt deficiency or imbalance may result in illness – the symptoms varying according to the deficient cell or tissue salt. Dr Schuessler found that if the body was lacking in any of these salts, loss of health occurred. However he went on to state that if the deficiency was corrected, the body could in fact, heal itself.
Schuessler`s Cell or Tissue Salts are a valuable in micro dose cell foods prepared in a homeopathic way, they are rapidly and easily absorbed, and assimilated.
Other advantages tissue salts have– tasteless, odourless, dissolve in the mouth (no pill swallowing) easy to take even by children and are cheap to buy.
Tissue salts certainly are worth trying – along with some serious dietary changes.
The 12 cell or tissue salts
1 CALC FLUOR (Calcium Fluoride) Cracks in the skin, loss of elasticity, strengthen veins and arteries, piles, and sluggish circulation. Calcium Fluoride helps maintain tissue elasticity, this would include dilated blood vessels such as with haemorrhoids, and conditions like varicose veins. Calcium Fluoride is also found in the enamel of teeth and bones. Muscle strain and injured ligaments.
2 CALC PHOS (Calcium Phosphate) Anaemia, blood coagulation problems, circulation problems, and bone weakness. A beneficial influence on digestion, absorption and assimilation, Calcium Phosphate is the bone cell salt, also teeth. It helps the build-up of blood corpuscles and may assist during teething, puberty, convalescence and in later years. Prevents muscle cramps and pain during menstruation
3 CALC SULPH ( Calcium Sulphate) Pimples, sore throat, and colds. It is a constituent of connective tissue, mucous membranes and the skin. Calcium Sulphate helps clear the body of toxins. Calcium Sulphate is beneficial for slow wound healing, for pimples, boils, carbuncles, ulcers, abscesses, etc.
4 FERRUM PHOS (Phosphate of Iron) congestion, inflammatory pain, high temperature, quickened pulse, and lack of red blood corpuscles. Regarded as the “Oxygen Carrier”, Phosphate of Iron is beneficial for any inflammatory or feverish condition. Whenever there are ailments arising from disturbed circulation – heat, pains, redness, throbbing, or quickened pulse. Beneficial during the first stage of acute diseases, common cold, bronchitis, respiratory infection, acute rheumatism, etc. Iron assists in maintaining normal body resistance to disease.
5 KALI MUR (Potassium Chloride) Sluggish conditions, catarrh, sore throat, glandular swelling, white coated tongue, light coloured stools, coughs, and colds. Potassium Chloride may assist with the temporary relief of minor respiratory disorders, such as wheezing. It also aids the reduction of mucus congestion during colds and sinusitis. Potassium Chloride is beneficial for the lymphatic glands and glandular swelling. Especially useful for problems such as ulcerated sore throat, tonsillitis, catarrh infection of the middle ear.
6 KALI PHOS ( Potassium Phosphate) Nervous headaches, lack of sleep, irritability, depression, lack of concentration and tantrums. A constituent of nerve and brain cells, Potassium Phosphate is a useful nerve tonic. This tissue salt is indicated in cases where there is stress and tension (ie Pain)
7 KALI SULPH ( Potassium Sulphate) intestinal disorders, inflammatory conditions, eruptions on the skin and scalp with scaling, shifting pains. Potassium Sulphate works in synergy with Phosphate of Iron as an oxygen carrier, benefiting the respiratory and circulatory functions. Potassium Sulphate may also give relief from catarrh problems associated with yellowish or greenish discharge. Can be beneficial for acute bouts of rheumatic pains. It opens the pores of the skin, brings blood to the surface and promotes perspiration.
8 MAG PHOS (Magnesium Phosphate) Menstrual pains, stomach cramps, flatulence, neuralgia, sciatica, headaches with darting stabbing pain, cramps, and muscular twitching. This mineral is another mineral element of bones, teeth, brain, nerves, blood and muscle cells. It is the chief remedy for complaints of a spasmodic nature, such as in colic, menstruation cramps, palpitations, spasmodic cough, toothache, neuralgia and acute pains in general.
9 NAT MUR (Sodium Chloride) headaches with constipation, heartburn, toothache, hay fever, craving for salt and salty foods. Considered the “Water Salt”, Sodium Chloride helps control the degree of moisture in the tissues, and as such is beneficial for temporary relief of conditions such as watery colds, (runny nose and eye watering symptoms). It may also assist with tissue dryness ie some cases of constipation. Helpful in certain conditions of backache or digestive problems from too little acid (ie more common in an A blood type).
10 NAT PHOS. (Sodium Phosphate) Stiffness and swelling of the joints, acidic blood conditions, rheumatism, lumbago, golden-yellow coating at root of tongue. Sodium Phosphate helps maintain the alkalinity of the blood, emulsifies fatty acids and keeps uric acid soluble in the blood. It also aids the temporary relief of gastric indigestion, dyspepsia, heartburn, and mild rheumatic tendencies.
11 NAT SULPH (Sodium Sulphate) flu, asthma, malaria, liver ailments, greenish coating of the tongue, and bitter taste in mouth. Sodium Sulphate helps balance the amount of water in the tissues and if necessary eliminates excess fluid. It aids the liver, spleen and kidneys. As such, Sodium Sulphate may aid the temporary relief of biliousness, liver troubles, and digestive upsets.
12 SILICA (Silicon Oxide) smelly feet and arm pits, abscesses, boils, tonsillitis, brittle nails, stomach pains. It is good for cleansing and eliminating accumulative toxins. Silicon oxide is part of all connective tissue cells. Silicon Oxide is also beneficial for the normal health and strength of hair and nails.
The 5 PHOSPHATES a great combination for supporting the nerves, helps to relieve stress. This is a great combination for exam time, overtime, or anytime your schedule takes you beyond your limits, especially when mental clarity and focus is needed.
COMBINATION of all 12 essential cell or tissue salts – preparation is in accordance with the British and US Pharmacopoeia, and based on Dr Schuessler`s biochemical system of medicine. This combination is beneficial in helping balance the mineral status throughout the body. This remedy is a general daily support.
Remember to really make a difference to your arthritic condition you need to change your diet firstly and then consider your options in supplements – cell or tissue salt may help you. To make a difference to your arthritis condition you need a multi-faceted approach. One or two things will not be enough to change a chronic condition. Before people come to see me they say they have tried this or that and it hasn’t made much difference – this is because you need to look at your whole style – everything you eat, drink , think and do.
There are no easy or quick solutions – it take time and decication to improve a condition like arthritis. But it can be improved if you put into place all the facets needed.