I am sharing my love for tissue salts, because of the excitement I feel when someone I know has used them, and shares how well they worked, how simple it was, how inexpensive and how empowered they felt with this little gem of knowledge. They can be used as a preventative measure as well as a cure in a safe way.
Health care should be simple; I hope for a day when we all live in health and are free from the many burdens that society has placed upon us… living in a natural state of health and abundance.
In sharing my path of discovery, I share passion for homeopathy and how it led to tissue salts. A journey, through which, I was able to see the human being as a complex, biological and energetic being. It was through this complexity that I wished to find the simplicity, and a desire for all to take on the powerful thought-form of creating and being health. This is health that comes from nurturing and loving ones own being… body, mind and spirit.
I became a Naturopathic Doctor first, but became interested in Homeopathy during my training to become a ND, as it is one of the modalities that we study.
I found it got to the root cause of disease in a way that was profound and direct, especially if a disease was caused by a mental emotional conflict… as many are. I found it was safe, swift, and curative, removing the subconscious belief that started the illness.
I fell in love with Homeopathy when we went to study it in India during my second year of Naturopathic Medicine. I saw case after case cured with this wonderful medicine. And, wanted to master how to use it. So after graduating as a Naturopathic Doctor, I studied for two more years to become a homeopath as well.
During my training to become a homeopath, one of the groups of remedies that we learned about is tissue salts, or Cell Salts. I learned about them from an Indian Homeopath who used them almost exclusively to treat all illnesses with great success.
This intrigued me; I knew then that this would be a knowledge that I could pass on to my patients. I could teach them how to use them for many conditions. Many could treat themselves, their family, loved ones, pets, …There are only 12 tissue salts and so considerably simpler than homeopathy with some 2,000 or more remedies. And so, they are easier to use!
Although homeopathy (of higher potencies) will act deeply and swiftly, there is considerable knowledge needed to pick the correct remedy.
I follow the principals of classical homeopathy, in which one remedy is used to treat the individual as a whole, often taking 1-3 hours to come up with the remedy that will treat the person as an individual…wonderful, beautiful and treats the cause. But it involves considerable skill, time and effort; and if you miss… nothing happens. I found, that for this reason, it can be quite frustrating for a mother home in the middle of the night attempting to treat a child with a cough or cold. As a result, when I go out to speak about homeopathy and teach, I always talk about cell salts. They are homeopathy, but there are only 12, so it is simple.
In my practice I use cell salts for many pathologies, and I teach my patients to use them to treat acute’s: such as colds, coughs, fever, sore throats, urinary tract infections, menstrual cramps, diarrhea, and constipation, as well as many chronic diseases such as asthma, osteoporosis, diabetes, skin diseases, anemia, insomnia, ADHD, and high blood pressure. As you see, they can be used to treat almost anything. It is a very empowering knowledge: to have 12 bottles and know how to combine them to treat yourself and your family.
What are Cell Salts?
Developed over a century ago, Dr. William Schuessler was a German doctor and homeopath. He found, when investigating human blood and ashes after death, and isolating minerals from these various tissues, that certain minerals were a vital part of every cell in the body. He discovered 12 mineral compounds that were important to proper functioning of the cells. He called these 12 salts, cell salts or tissue salts.
Schuessler found that diseases and abnormal states in the cell (and therefore in the body) arise because of deficiencies of these 12 mineral salts. By supplying the body with the correct combination of minerals, wholeness and balance were restored—and the body healed itself. Tissue salts simply provide the needed elements to the human body in a form that is readily assimilated, allowing speedy restoration, balance and harmony to the system. Tissue salts are to the body what a really rich fertilized soil is to a plant. Blood is to the human body what soil is to a plant. Poor exhausted soil means weak, sickly plants. In the same way, poor blood, lacking certain minerals means bodies prone to disease. Restore the blood and the body will flourish.
Cell salts are an extremely versatile natural healing modality, especially since the salts are available over the counter at any health food store. They are inexpensive, last a long time and, due to their low potency at a dilution of 6X they are inherently safe for home prescribing: for adults, children, babies and pets.
How They Work
They act a little differently from a homeopathic remedy, which repels a “like” vibrational illness in the body; instead the cell salts actually reinforce their corresponding field. Made in a 6x potency, they strengthen and nourish at a cellular level. Cell salts work by enabling the cells to better assimilate and utilize the mineral compounds they represent in homeopathic potency.
The cell salt can be used on its own to replace a lost or needed mineral, but it could also be used to utilize or assimilate nutrients from diet or supplementation. In the case of a broken bone for example, the crude form of calcium is often prescribed. But this form of calcium often doesn’t go into the bones…where you want it to go (as recent research is showing). Instead, it may build up in the body where it is unwanted: in arteries, veins, and organs, leading to unwanted plaque and build up. However, the tissue salt calc phos could be taken, which would first help supply a source of calcium in a safe way, AND secondly it would help the body assimilate and use the calcium taken in through foods high in calcium, such as green leafy vegetables. If extra calcium were needed, a smaller amount would be sufficient as the body better assimilates it.
When I broke my fibula doing my favourite sport, I took 3 calc phos 4-5 times daily, along with ferrum phos to help with the inflammation, arnica (a homeopathic) to help with the trauma, and symphytum, which is a homeopathic remedy to help heal the break. I took a small amount of crude calcium/ magnesium with boron but only every 3-5 days; the bone healed in record time.
Dosage is different depending on the condition.
If it is acute (which is a condition that appears suddenly and lasts only a short period of time), for example a cold or flu, I suggest dosing often. Combine the cell salts, taking a few of each. Often, at first, even every 10-15 minutes (for a few doses) until one starts to feel better. Then continuing to take them, but spread out further and further until no symptoms remain.
So, for example you could combine calc phos and ferrum phos, taking 3 of each every 10 minutes, at the first sign of a cold (for 3-4 doses). As you notice the symptoms subside you could reduce, taking them every 2-3 hours and then, once or twice a day…for a day or two until all symptoms are completely gone. There are no side affects, they are safe and one cannot over-dose.
With chronic conditions such as arthritis, asthma, or diabetes (therefore cases where you have had the condition for a period of time) the condition is often deeper and more complex, so it takes time to turn-it-around. I suggest taking the cell salt (3 of the one needed or in a combination of salts) 2-3 times a day for a period of 3 months or more. It often takes three months to see change in a chronic condition, in this case it is important to be consistent and have patience.
Children and adults respond to them beautifully in acute cases such as fevers, colds and flus…almost immediately, especially if it is caught in the early stages. It is important to keep in mind that it’s best to start early, and be continually addressing what the body presents as symptomatic, as it is far easier to turn a small boat a small degree, than a huge ship, a large degree. Having said that, the body has an enormous ability to heal given the right nutrients with consistency.
It is also important to keep in mind that sometimes pathology is deeper than the physical; it may be mental or emotional. I will share some of the ways that the mental emotional can be healed with tissue salts, but sometimes a deep-acting homeopathic is needed as well. In chronic disease it would help speed recovery.
We are complex beings, and it is important to take a holistic approach, as everyone is different. Some illnesses have just appeared, others have existed for years and are more complex needing pathways to be cleansed of toxins, meds and heavy metals, first. Then nurturing with nutrition and healing on an emotional level… AND feeding at a cellular level with tissue salts. Prevention and nurturing on a continual basis would be ideal.
In future articles we’ll go through these 12 Cell Salts in more detail …
Special Note: Dr. Jayne’s complimentary 14-part Cell Salt eCourse has now graciously been gifted to the New Earth Institute. Find the eCourse here: https://newearth.university/complimentary-courses/
Jayne Marquis is a Naturopathic Doctor, and a Homeopath. She is excited to share what she has learned about Natural Medicine, homeopathy and Cell Salts in a way that is simple yet exciting, linking it to a deeper more transformational place that connects body, mind and spirit. She believes that all 3 are important in healing and that a shift, in one, will profoundly affect the whole. Jayne blogs on her own website windwoodclinic.com, and betterhealthclinic.ca She also blogs and shares information at New Earth Institute and Journey of Imagination.com (in the health section).
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