The following information is provided as a guideline to using the cell salts. Always consult a homeopathic practitioner before taking a remedy. This information is for acute treatment only - it is not intended for any life threatening condition or a condition which requires treatment by a medical doctor. If pregnant, always consult your medical provider before taking any medication.
What are cell salts, tissue salts, bioplasm, biochemics, Schuessler salts, 12 cell salts or 12 tissue salts?
These are 12 elements that, when taken in homeopathic form, can help keep the body in a state of wellness. Rudolph Virchow, a German pathologist, discovered that the human body is made up of millions of cells. These cells are made up of a balanced combination of water, organic elements and inorganic elements. These inorganic, or mineral elements, use the organic elements to build more cells. As cells die, new ones replace them. The blood supplies the nutrients necessary for this rebuilding process. But if there is a lack of the inorganic element, then cells cannot rebuild properly and this creates dis-ease in the body.
Wilhelm Schuessler, medical doctor, physiological chemist and physicist, is the founder of the Biochemic System of Medicine. Based on the information above, along with other discoveries in cellular pathology, Dr. Schuessler determined that there are 12 elements that correspond with the inorganic elements in the human body; that if there was an imbalance of any of these inorganic elements, you could take the corresponding element in homeopathic preparation to restore the body to health.
Potency and Selection
Cell salts come in the following potencies: 3X, 6X, 12X and 30X. They are available in tablet form but can also be on sucrose pills. A dose would consist of 4 tablets or pills. The most commonly used potency is a 6X.
In selecting the proper cell salt, match up your symptoms with those of the individual cell salts. The one salt that corresponds most closely with your symptoms would be your first choice. Pay close attention to the Keynote Symptoms if they are available.
The 12 Individual Tissue/Cell Salts
The 12 Tissue/Cell Salt Combination - NOT AVAILABLE AT THIS TIME
As the name implies, this is a combination of all 12 salts in a single tablet. This combination can be used daily in much the same way as you would take a vitamin or supplement. To treat specific conditions, however, select one of the single salts listed above.
RECOMMENDED POTENCY - 6X is the most widely used potency but it is also available in 3X, 12X anad 30X potencies.
DOSAGE - 4 tablets once a day.