Schuessler Cell Salts
Cell Salt Therapy
Dr. William H. Schuessler of
Efficient use of Schuessler's biochemistry requires three things: a working understanding of homeopathy, a recognition that LOCALIZED tissue mineral deficiencies may exist, and practical experience. The safety of homeopathic preparations is so extremely good that practically anyone may learn about and try these "cell salts" at home for themselves and their immediate family. More information on the salts and their specific health applications will be found in Dr. Schuessler's Biochemistry by J.B. Chapman, M.D. (London: New Era Labs, 1973). Dr. Chapman's excellent book indicates some keynote symptoms for the cell salts, of which the following is a summary:
The Twelve Salts
and Some of Their Keynote Symptoms
1. KALI PHOS
(Kali Phosphoricum; Potassium Phosphate)
2. KALI MUR (Kali
Muriaticum; Potassium Chloride)
3. KALI SULPH (Kali
Sulphuricum; Potassium Sulphate)
4. CALC PHOS
(Calcarea Phosphorica; Calcium Phosphate)
5. CALC SULPH
(Calcarea Sulphurica; Calcium Sulphate)
6. CALC FLUOR
(Calcarea Fluorica; Calcium Fluoride)
7. NAT MUR (Natrum
Muriate; Sodium Chloride)
8. NAT SULPH
(Natrum Sulphuricum; Sodium Sulphate)
9. NAT PHOS (Natrum
Phosphoricum; Sodium Phosphate)
10. MAG PHOS (Magnesia
Phosphorica; Magnesium Phosphate)
11. FERRUM PHOS ( Ferrum
Phosphate; Ferrum Phosphate)
12. SILICEA (Silica)
Although I think that J. B. Chapman's DR. SCHUESSLER'S BIOCHEMISTRY (London: New Era, 1973) is the easiest and best book on the subject, The Biochemic Handbook (St. Louis: Formur) is another readily available paperback guide to specific uses of the Schuessler cell salts. Either this book or Dr. Chapman's will serve you well. Homeopathic pharmacies, suppliers and websites may carry them, along with other standard works on homeopathy.
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SCHUESSLER CELL SALTS
A "salt" is any type of readily dissolvable mineral combination, not just table salt. Many people take dietary iron supplements, but few would chew on a rusty nail for an iron source. The same is true with the Schuessler minerals: the potassium, silicon, iron, phosphate or other substance must be in a special potentiation to be most useable to the body. Most Schuessler cell salts are in a homeopathic potency, which uses minute quantities of a substance with great effect. The potentiation process multiplies the essential energy of a substance while at the same time decreasing the dosage amount. The subtlety, harmlessness and effectiveness of such preparations have been clinically proven for well over two hundred years, since the beginnings of homeopathic treatment in the 18th century.
salts (also called "biochemic cell salts") are a non-prescription
item and are available directly from any homeopathic
pharmacy. Because of the medical profession's long-standing opposition
to homeopathic remedies, it is not certain that your local drug store will
even know what "cell salts" are, let alone stock them. Most
health food stores do carry them. Schuessler remedies are commonly in a
"6X" homeopathic potency. The "X" refers to the
Roman numeral 10; 6x is one part in ten, repeated six times. The
cost of the mineral tablets is very moderate, usually $5 to $8 per bottle of
250 or more. Addresses of homeopathic pharmacists may be obtained by
using any an internet search engine.
Reprinted from the book FIRE YOUR DOCTOR, copyright 2004 and prior years by Andrew Saul.
Andrew Saul is the author of the books FIRE YOUR DOCTOR! How to be Independently Healthy (reader reviews at http://www.doctoryourself.com/review.html ) and DOCTOR YOURSELF: Natural Healing that Works. (reviewed at http://www.doctoryourself.com/saulbooks.html )
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