Schüessler Cell Salts (also known as Schüessler Tissue Salts) are a form of oligotherapy and act on the cellular level to balance and restore cell function.

Modern lifestyles drain even the most health-conscious of us, and if you consider that you lose minerals through stress, worry, insufficient nutrition, electro-pollution, exposure to heavy metals, etc. it really is a wonder there’s anything left.

Discovered by Dr. Wilhelm Heinrich Schüessler (1821-1898), a German physician, he based his therapy on a total of 12 mineral salts, which he called “functional substances”, because they perform essential functions in our body and are suitable for remedying a multitude of functional disorders. Dr. Schussler had theorized that these mineral salts were vital for the regular functioning of the body’s cells, and concluded further that deficiencies in any of these tissue salts would lead to dysfunction and illness. Consequently, the treatment of mineral imbalances in the body by tissue salts must be an essential factor for restoring health.

Schuessler believed illness was often related to a lack of one or more of these salts, and he thought that the administration of the salts to the deficient organism would lead to healing. Schuessler Salts are able to harmonize and regulate chemical processes within the cells, and are beneficial to the digestive system, pancreas, kidneys and establish water-electrolyte balance within the body. Cell salts also nourish the blood, muscles, skin, hair, and nails.

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Benefits of Schüessler Cell Salts

Clinical experience has shown that Schüessler cell salts may be used for a number of conditions and issues and that the benefits include:

  • Compensates for the mineral lack in the cell
  • Encourages cells to assimilate minerals from other sources
  • Strengthens the tooth enamel and is helpful for sensitive teeth, both chronically and acutely (e.g. Calcanea fluorica)
  • Supports growth and development in growing children as well as regulates calcium metabolism (e.g. Calcanea phosphorica)
  • Increases oxygenation and is a suitable remedy for athletes and marathon runners (e.g. Ferrum phosphoricum)

Here’s How it Works

Mineral salts are often present within our food supply, yet they often do not end up where the patient’s body most needs them – within the cells. A deficiency or an imbalance of the vital minerals can lead to cell or even organ dysfunction, and end in illness.

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Every cell in the human body consists of water, organic materials such as sugars and fats, and inorganic matter (minerals). Even though water and organic matter make up the greater proportion, the inorganic matter is vitally important in a number of biochemical functions within the body. As a matter of fact, the creation of new cells depends on the presence of minerals.

Schüessler cell salts construe a biochemical therapy that is capable of supporting the human body functions with mineral salts which are indispensable for the metabolic processes within the cells. The salts help to reorganize or cure an imbalance of the respective minerals in the cells. Because many ingested mineral salts are unable to reach the cells (either due to already established dysfunctions or other factors), Dr. Schüssler created a diluted version of the mineral salts, similar to homeopathy. These diluted versions of mineral salts are able to find their way into single cells via digestive processes and circulation in the blood, where they could be readily assimilated by the cells. After the assimilation of these cell salts, imbalances inside the cell can begin to be rectified. The process also triggers the cell to absorb larger mineral salts directly from the blood in order to fulfill the needs to function and regenerate properly. Because these diluted mineral salts work within the cells, they were given the name “cell salts” or “tissue salts”.

Schuessler identified 12 homeopathic medicines as biochemical remedies. These twelve basic salts are:

Calcarea fluorica (Calcium fluoride): Recommended for the development of healthy bones and teeth in children. It also supports the nervous system and combats fatigue, particularly in the morning.

Calcium phosphorica (Calcium phosphate): Supports the absorption of nutrients from food and fights vitamin D deficiency and assists with the recovery from injuries and overuse of bones and muscles and deals with neuralgic pains.

Calcium sulfate: Speeds the healing of skin conditions — including acne, eczema, psoriasis, and dandruff. It also helps recover from colds, coughs, and sinusitis. On the emotional level, Calc Sulph supports people who are moody and often complaining.

Ferrum phosphorica (Iron phosphate): Aids in inflammatory conditions, including colds, coughs, fevers, injuries to muscles and joints, and wounds.

Kali muriaticum (Potassium chloride): Beneficial wherever there is a white-coated tongue, white discharge from a cold, cough, or sinus infection, and also white blisters and burns. Can be used externally as a first-aid remedy after a burn. It supports a healthy brain and helps people who toss and turn in their sleep.

Kali phosphorica (Potassium phosphate): Alleviates anxiety, mental exhaustion, insomnia, and depression and helps people who are shy and do not want to mix and talk with others.

Kali sulphurica (Potassium sulfate): Helps clear up severe mucus and skin inflammations including yellow discharge from coughs, colds, and boils. Great for fungal and yeast infections and healthy nails and hair.

Magnesia Phosphorica (Magnesium phosphate): For pain, especially nerve-related pain, shooting pain, and muscle spasms. It is recommended for cramps including menstrual pains and leg cramps, toothaches, and babies’ pain from teething.

Natrum muriaticum (Sodium chloride): Helps regulate water levels within the cells, as well as relieve hay fever, sore throat, dry eyes, dry cuticles, dandruff, constipation, and migraines. On the emotional level, it helps deal with grief, high sensitivity, weak memory, and all forms of exhaustion from intellectual overwork.

Natrum sulphuricum (Sodium sulphate): Responsible for eliminating waste water from the cells. It stimulates the action of the liver, pancreas, and intestines and is recommended as a liver cleanse and for diabetes sufferers. It helps deal with nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, the flu, and also edema and gout.

Natrum phosphoricum (Sodium phosphate): An acid neutralizer and helps establish a proper pH balance in the body. Nat Phos alleviates heartburn, gas, indigestion, also baby colic, and acidity in the joints which can result in rheumatism, arthritis, and gout.

Silica: Recommended for healthier skin, hair, nails, and connective tissue. It helps eliminate foreign matters such as a splinter, breaks up abscesses, strengthens hair, and helps firm and tone muscles.

They are generally available in two forms: as minute amounts of the salt in a lactose-base soluble tablet, and as minute amounts of salt in an alcohol base, for those who are severely lactose-intolerant. The tablets, one or two at a time (or more), are usually placed under the tongue and allowed to dissolve. Alternatively, the tablets can be crushed and dissolved in a little water.

“Every physician has close at hand several well-worn reference books that are essential to their practice…The cell salts have been a fundamental part of my practice. They are simple, specific, and effect a cure by restoration of function on a cellular level. The results are long lasting.”

LOUISE N. EDWARDS, ND, LAC

Science and Safety

Cell Salts are a popular and safe wellness system worldwide. They are made with the highest quality raw materials, prepared homeopathically, and absorbed by your mucous membranes – not your digestive system, which makes them gentle yet effective and their benefits quickly available to the body.

Diseases are a result of a breakdown in the molecular structure and movement of the tissue salts. Restoring and stabilizing the body’s tissue salts can resolve the disruption in the molecular structure. Administering the same deficient mineral salt in small doses can correct the body’s imbalance.
sourceThe interrelationship between Tissue Salts and the Qualities of Tibb, July 2013

NYCIM + Schüessler Cell Salts

At the New York Center of Innovative Medicine, Schüessler cell salts are prescribed to patients. We test every supplement and remedy for qualitative properties and only carry the very best cell salts from top manufacturers in Europe and throughout the world. However, the use of these medicines is only prescribed after an in-depth initial evaluation reveals if it would be necessary in your personalized program of treatment. Because each person is unique, and their health needs are different, there is no set protocol for using Schüessler cell salts nor is the patient able to request the use of these medicines if the medical team finds it would not be as helpful as another treatment or specific combination of medicines. The ultimate goal is complete restoration of health in the most efficient and safe manner, and with so many therapeutic options, it is impossible to know if a specific cell salt is right for you without an initial evaluation at our clinic.

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