The Inorganic Ingredients – Constituents of Cells
Human cells are constituted by certain mineral compounds and separate chemical elements, which participate in the formation of organs and tissues. They are absolutely essential to integrity of structure and functional activity of the body.
The inorganic mineral compounds and elements are twelve basic plus twelve additional. They were discovered by the German physician and homeopath Dr. Wilhelm Schuessler.
The basic mineral compounds are grouped around the chemical elements Natrium, Kalium, Calcium, Magnesium, Ferrum and Silicea. Into the cytoplasm of cells are found three salts of Natrium (NaCl, Na2HPO4, Na2SO4), three salts of Kalium (KCl, KH2PO4, K2SO4), three salts of Calcium (CaF2, CaHPO4,), one of Magnesium (MgHPO4), one of Ferrum (FePO4) and one of Silicea (SiO2); all of them exist in exact constant concentrations.
Homeopathic Remedies Made by Basic Mineral Compounds – the So Called ‘Tissue Salts’
The mineral compounds turn in tissue remedies after certain homeopathic processing, while they reach the degree of dilution, which is corresponding to the exacly same proportion (dilution) of the inorganic salts existence in the cells – see bellow about homeopathic potention of the salts.
The essence of Schuessler theory is that tissue remedies act directly to the ill cells, because they are brought into the organism in the same dilution as the one of their natural concentration; thus Schuessler salts are directly included in and become part of the physico-chemical processes that run into the cells. This way tissue remedies bring back balance into human metabolism and restore the body functions to normal.
When Do We Need Schuessler Salts and Which Salt Do We Choose
Schuessler proved that in cases of accelerated metabolism – like stress, sport, physical overexertion, growth, pregnancy, breast feeding and many more – the organism needs tissue salts in increased quantities.
Each of the twelve salts takes part in the formation of human body tissues and organs, thus being essential to the integrity of structure and functional activity of the body.
The group of Calciums consists from Calcium fluoratum, Calcium phosphoricum and Calcium sulphuricum. These salts take part into the formation of the connective tissue, periosteum of bones, teeth and skin. They have direct connection with the processes of food assimilation, growth and purity of skin.
Kalium salts group consists from Kalium chloratum, Kalium phosphoricum and Kalium sulphuricum. This group is responsible for mucous membranes, nerves and skin.
Magnesium phosphoricum has affinity to muscles, Ferrum phosphoricum – to the blood. The hair, nails, blood vessels walls and skin are dependable from the salt of Silicea.
As for the balance of bodily fluids, of acids and alcali and the excretion of toxins – these are areas of the group of Natrium – Natrium chloratum, Natrium phosphoricum and Natrium sulphuricum.
So the general affinities of the twelve tissue remedies are:
Flexibility of connective tissue/ Calcium fluoratum
Nutrition and Growth/ Calcium phosphoricum
Anemia, Inflammation/ Ferrum phosphoricum
Mucous membranes/ Kalium chloratum
Nerves/ Kalium phosphoricum
Skin/ Kalium sulphuricum
Muscles/ Magnesium phosphoricum
Balance of Bodily Fluids/ Natrium chloratum
Balance of Acids and Alkali/ Natrium phosphoricum
Excretion/ Natrium sulphuricum
Hair, Nails, Vascular walls, Skin/ Silicea
Suppuration/ Calcium sulphuricum
A Reference to Homeopathy
First Samuel Hahnemann defined the great importance of inorganic cell salts for normal functioning of the human organism.
As Dr. W. Boericke writes in his book ‘The Twelve Tissue Remedies of Schuessler’, “Hahnemann was the first who proved Lime and Salt and Potash and Silica that prepared the way for the rest of the Tissue Remedies, that showed what vast store-houses of medicinal force these inorganic substances are, although apparently inert in their crude state. He it was who first pointed out how these forces could be unlocked and directed for therapeutic purposes.”
Again Boericke states that “Notwithstanding that Dr. Schüssler denies in the later editions of his work all connection with Homoeopathy, and insists that his method is not based upon the homoeopathic law of cure, but upon physiologico-chemical processes that take place within the organism, it is nevertheless true that the present wide adoption of the Tissue Remedies in the treatment of disease is the fruit of the seed sown on homoeopathic ground as early as 1832, although its development was slow until Schüssler gave it a wonderful impetus by bringing physiological chemistry and physiological and pathological facts to bear on his therapeutic procedure.”
In present times the tissue remedies are widely recommended for healing of all kind of diseases. However, the tissue salts, or Schuessler salts, or biochemical remedies, all these are different names for same homeopathic remedies, diluted and potentized in decimal system, according to homeopathic pharmacopeia.
The affinities of cell salts as pointed above are defined by Schuessler on the principle of similarity, linking their affinities to respective tissues, in which the salts are found to naturally exist. Thus the homeopathic principle of similarity is acting again, combined with the biochemistry.
It is not just enough to take Calcium or Magnesium salts for instance as food supplements, because they cannot be assimilated by the cells this way. This is because 70 percent of human body is water; all elements and compounds that we serve to the body must be soluble in water. The body needs special ‘transport’ mechanism for the absorption of the inorganic compounds.
Key factor here is the concentration of the mineral elements and compounds in the cytoplasm of cells. The homeopathic degree of solution is equivalent to that concentration:
- 1 : 1 000 000 part of the gram for Calcium phosphoricum, Kalium chloratum, Kalium phosphoricum, Kalium sulphuricum, Magnesium phosphoricum, Natrium chloratum, Natrium phosphoricum, Natrium sulphuricum and Calcium sulphuricum;
This proportion is equivalent to the homeopathic potency D6.
1 : 1 000 000 000 part of the gram for Calcium fluoratum, Ferrum phosphoricum and Silicea.
This proportion is equivalent to the homeopathic potency D12.
The homeopathic tissue remedies are applicable in all ages, by all people, including infants and pregnant women, aged people. They act as an activator of the energy processes in sick cells, stabilizing them and restoring the balance of human metabolism.
Bibliography: W. Boericke, W. Dewey, The Twelve Tissue Remedies of Schuessler