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Wexford Healing Centre
article on cellsalts
The cell salts are homeopathic remedies. Homeopathy is a branch of the healing arts that is practically non-existent today, having been superseded by allopathy. The entire theory of homeopathy is based on the fact that the body responds to minute amounts of certain substances, which in large doses could produce the same symptoms as those being treated. Allopathy, the prevailing Western medical practice, uses large amounts of these substances, which produce symptoms opposite to those being treated.
All the cell salts work on the homeopathic principle. It is commonly said that the salts are diluted, but in chemical terminology they have gone through the process of titration. Titration is a process whereby one part of a mineral - potassium phosphate, for example - is added to ten parts of milk sugar, or lactose, and the combination is mixed together. That is called a 1X dilution, meaning a one-to-ten dilution. One part of that mixed with ten more parts of milk sugar would be called a 2X, or one-to-one hundred dilution. Done again-one part of the 2X mixture taken and mixed with ten more parts of milk sugar-it results in a one-to-one thousand, or a 3X titration. So when you see 3X on the bottle, indicating the strength, it is describing the potency of the mixture of the cell salt and lactose.
In homeopathic terminology, a 3X dilution is a fairly strong dosage. The titration will go 3X, 6X, 30X, 50X, 200X. By the time you get down to the 200X solution, there is only a minuscule amount of the actual mineral present. And yet the theory is that in a chronic condition the smaller amount is better. The larger, or in homeopathic terms, the coarser amounts, are used specifically for acute conditions, yet even this is a minute amount compared to dosages of most allopathic medicines.
Kalium is Latin for potassium (thatís why potassium is represented by the letter K in chemistry). Natrium is Latin for sodium, thus sodium is abbreviated Na. Kali Muriaticum is the same as potassium chloride, Muriaticum meaning chloride in Latin. The full Latin names would be confusing to spell out; they are abbreviated on the bottles themselves. If you become familiar with these abbreviated terms, you wonít have to do any translations when you buy cell
salts. Each one of these cell salts has distinct characteristics, and each one is responsible for certain functions in the body. The absence of any on will produce marked symptoms. To function under absolutely optimum conditions, we need all twelve of these salts present in our bodies at all times. A deficiency of any one of them will manifest by its particular symptoms.
Cell salts are compounds of magnesium, calcium, phosphorus, potassium, sulphur, iron, silicon, and chlorine in the salt form. Salts are compounds of metal elements such as potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and iron, and such nonmetal elements as phosphorus,
sulfur, silicon and chlorine. You cannot assimilate metals in their elemental form, but you can from some of their salts. Cell salts are these salts in a 3X titration in milk sugar and made into small tablets. They taste neither salty nor sweet, but are rather bland.
What are cell salts? Where do they come from? What are they used for? How do they affect our physical health?
If you were to take a human body at death, cremate it and analyze the ashes, you would find only twelve compounds in the ashes; the cell salts. Thatís how basic those twelve cell salts are to the constitution of our physical bodies. Our bodies are made up of certain elements; calcium, phosphorus, hydrogen, oxygen and carbon. When these elements come together in various combinations, they form molecules. More than one molecule makes up a compound, and we are talking about salt
Cell salts can be taken like any other food supplement. They are all water soluble, and are not destroyed by heat or air, being very stable. It is virtually impossible to take too many of them to cause an ill effect, and too much simply wonít be assimilated. These tablets are very small, but very effective. If held in the mouth for just a few seconds they will literally melt on the
tongue. There are five cell salts containing phosphorus and all of them affect the nervous system. These are Calcarea
Phosphorica, Ferrum Phosphoricum, Kali Phosphorcium, Magnesia Phosphorica and Natrum
Phosphoricum. A person with a general nervous condition could benefit by taking all five of these cell salts, which are available in a combined form called "Biochemical phosphates." Let us now examine the twelve cell salts in more detail.
||Kali Phosphoricum or Potassium phosphate particularly affects brain tissue. A person deficient in it might notice that such things as noise are aggravating; rising from a sitting position might cause a lightheaded sensation, and continued exercise might be excessively fatiguing. The function of Kali Phosphoricum is to prevent decay of tissue, especially nerve tissue. It actually tones both nerves and muscles. Characteristic indication of a deficiency of this particular salt are fever, paralysis, stomach ulcers, heart disease, septic conditions (when bacteria get a foothold and cause an infection thatís hard to clear up). Often people who are low in it have a grayish complexion, act depressed and melancholic, and are liable to baldness. Kali Phosphoricum will not cure baldness, but baldness is commonly seen along with a deficiency of this salt, associated with poor circulation to the head
||The number two salt is Natrum Sulphuricum or sodium sulphate. If a person with a deficiency of this cell salt lived in a damp climate, he would complain of aching bones. Such people donít like water and a characteristic indication in them is the collection of fluids, or
edema. They are subject to liver and gall bladder diseases and have a high uric acid level in their blood. The function of Natrum Sulphuricum is to stimulate the flow of the bile and pancreatic fluid. It eliminates excess water from the body. People with characteristic deficiency of sodium sulphate like dry and warm weather, and open air. When they get an infection, the discharge is always yellow-green, the same colour as bile, and often they are yellow-green
complected. They often look bloated, their eyeballs may be yellow, they may have a bitter taste in their mouth, and may act
||Number three salt is potassium chloride, or Kali
Muriaticum. A deficiency aggravates motion sickness. Someone with a lack
if it canít stand fatty foods, breathing cold air, or the smell of
perfume. When they have a cold, they will have a thick, almost fibrous
discharge. They like warm weather, and a light massage on a painful part
of the body. If they have a discharge, it will be white and gray and
stringy. Their faces may be puffy, and they will have swelling. They
experience a stitching kind of pain that shoots out, rather than a
constant type of pain. The functions of this salt are to stimulate cell
activity, and to retain fibrin in solution, a very important part of our
blood without which the blood would not clot.
||The fourth cell salt is calcium fluoride, or Calcarea Fluorica. People with a deficiency in this cell salt are aggravated by dry heat, cold food and hot drinks. they show relaxation of the elastic tissue: you might expect to see the skin hanging of the stomach protruding. The purpose of this salt is to strengthen the tissues, or
re-establish their elasticity. Such people like moist heat, like to keep moving in cold air. If they have a discharge, it will be hard and lumpy. Symptoms of a deficiency in calcium fluoride are varicose veins, relaxation of the abdominal walls, hemorrhoids, prolapsed uterus, hard tumors, and bearing down pains (there may be pain upon defecation).
Salt number five is magnesium phosphate, or magnesia phosphorica. people lacking it will complain of the cold night air. They donít like people to touch them: do so very softly and theyíll jump. They have a limited range of motion, almost as if they are protecting themselves when they move. The pains that they have are lightening-like. They shoot out like electricity, very sharply. They will also have itching and cramps. The function of this salt is to maintain the independent movement of the cells. By helping to carry oxygen to the cells, it stimulates new cell growth and enables cells to throw off diseased tissue, which also helps the muscles to relax. Magnesium phosphate is often used as a muscle relaxant and in the treatment of insomnia. (Some of the salts will actually tone up the muscles, like (Kali Phos.) Individuals low in magnesium phosphate have a complexion that is light reddish, almost pink. Their temperament is impatient, very excitable, hasty (they are subject to the
||The sixth cell salt is potassium sulphate, or Kali Sulphuricum. People who need this salt canít stand to be confined in a room: theyíll complain that the room is getting too warm, especially toward evening. They donít like warm food: theyíd rather eat it cold, and tobacco bothers them. What they like best is cool fresh air. These people may have scaling skin, and usually have a brown-yellow complexion. Brown-yellow spots may appear on the face or other parts of the body, but are most commonly seen on the
||The number seven salt is Natrium Phosphoricium, or sodium phosphate. A lack of this salt could cause pains during thunder storms, and late afternoon menstrual pain in women. Other symptoms are sour stomach, rheumatism, and gout. This salt decomposes lactic acid, keeps uric in solution and prevents crystallization of fats by keeping them in solution. A high cholesterol level could be an indication of Natrum Phosphoricum deficiency. People so affected like warmth. Any discharge they have will be honey-coloured, or yellow and creamy. Other symptoms of a deficiency of Natrum Phosphoricum are blackheads and pimples, frequent tiredness and dislike of open air, and perspiration that may also actually smell sour.
Cell salt eight is calcium sulphate, or Calcarea Sulphuricum. A person deficient in it canít stand getting wet. If wounded, they heal very slowly. The purpose of this salt is to unite chemically with waste matter and help to carry it off. If there are any discharges, they will be white, yellow, lumpy and blood streaked. There is a tendency to develop boils on the body; infected cuts are not uncommon, nor is an excess of mucus in the nasal
||The ninth cell salt is silicon dioxide, or Silicea. People with a deficiency are aggravated by cold. They may be very nervous before a storm. At night, they canít stand motion. They will have excessively sweaty, odorous feet. Dramatic results can be obtained by giving Silicea to people with this condition: within two days there is a change in the odor of the feet. These people are also characteristically nervous, and are subject to such conditions as tuberculosis, gout, fistula, (an abscessed pocket at the rectum), and are more subject to chronic than acute diseases. The function of Silicea is to firm up tissue and to help in eliminating pus. Any discharge would have and offensive sharp-smelling odor. These people are characteristically very nervous and irritable, and may have trembling of the feet and hands. Their nails may actually have ridges in them, and white spots under the nails are common. There may be excessive wrinkles on the face, as well as boils. But a silicon deficiency is not the only thing that may cause such symptoms. For example, white spots under the nails may also be caused by a lack of calcium, but in most cases where calcium is lacking, silicon is also needed. Some of the cell salts are rarer than others: the only two natural sources of silicon dioxide are corn and
||The tenth cell salt is calcium phosphate, or Calcareca Phosphoricum. People with a deficiency are very sensitive to changes in the weather. They try to avoid dampness and drafts. They are subject to anemia, cramps, and tiredness. An injury is always inclined to swell up a get red. The function of this cell salt is to form new cells, especially in the bones and teeth, and to slow down hemorrhages. These people are comfortable in a bent, or curled up position: they will lie in a crouched position and then move their feet back and forth. A discharge from an inflection will be milky white. If it appears on the skin, it will have a yellow crust. They may even desire smoked food. They characteristically have thin arms and legs.
Number eleven salt is Natrum Muriaticum, or sodium chloride. This is the same compound as table salt, but derived from organic sources, and one of the symptoms of a deficiency is a desire for table salt. People deficient in it get cold easily. They have weak ankle joints. they may have a bloated face and are tired, sleepy, and inclined to cry very easily. If they have a discharge, it is transparent and watery. They like fresh air, and washing in cold water. They like to perspire and to be out in warm, dry weather. They object to mental or physical exertion in the morning, and to heat and damp, cool weather. They are also found to have anemia, cold hands and feet. When they have pains they are the stinging type, pain that comes and doesnít want to let go. The purpose of this salt is to produce cell division, increase the red corpuscles, and attract water to cells in the
||The last cell salt, number twelve, ferrous phosphate, or Ferrum Phosphoricum, a combination of iron and phosphorus. People lacking it canít stand warmth, motion or excitement. They will also characteristically have fever and may be tired and anemic. This cell may be administered to bring down a fever. These people like cold air, slow movement, and a lot of resting. Their complexions will be florid, with dark circles under the eyes. They may have bloodshot eyes, or you may see their arteries visibly throbbing in the neck. A deficiency produces congestion, easy bleeding, weak muscles, and bruises. The purpose of the salt is to carry oxygen to the muscles to tone them up and keep up the volume of red corpuscles. It helps the muscles to contract and equalizes blood
These cell salts are so basic that after reading this list you may wonder why you havenít heard more about them, or why medical doctors donít prescribe them. They are so basic and so subtle in their action that most people take them for granted. It is true that they are fairly plentiful in our diets: we would not be alive without them. It is very possible that since deficient in one or another of these cell salts, which is the reason for listing the individual symptoms of deficiencies of all twelve of
There are some rules of thumb to go by in determining whether or not there is a deficiency. In terms of astrological observations, a person is most likely to be deficient in those three cell salts that immediately succeed the month of birth. If your were in April (April is a month number one) then the cell salt that you most need will be numbers two, three, and four. If you were born in May (May is considered month number two), then the three sell salts you most need will be three, four and five. If you have two or three of the symptom mentioned above for any of the salts, itís a pretty good indication that you could benefit from taking the particular
One thing we do for newborn babies is to automatically give them the three cell salts that pertain to the three months following their birth for a period of one year. At the end of one year we switch over to a combination of all twelve, a product called Bioplasma. It is helpful to take Bioplasma every single day, as an insurance against deficiency in any one of them. If you develop a symptom of one of the twelve, take that salt in addition to the Bioplasma. Standard dosage for Bioplasma is six little tablets of it three times a day for a total of eighteen. For an acute condition, take six every hour. Since they are already diluted, sell salts are absorbed into the bloodstream almost immediately.
Kali Phosphoricum, number one, and Ferrum Phosphoricum, number twelve, are the two used for bringing a fever down. Use Kali Phosphoricum if the fever is under 102 degrees, and Ferrum Phosphoricum for a fever over 102 degrees. In the case of stitching pains, Ferrum Phosphoricum can be given every fifteen minutes. To relieve muscle spasms or cramps, five or six tablets of Magnesia Phosphorica can be given every fifteen minutes to help relax the spasm. Donít do this for very long, just until the spasm
Several cell salts work in conjunction with each other. For a head cold, take Kali Phosphoricum when the cold is in the watery stage. When discharge turns thicker, then switch to Kali Muriaticum. For a nervous condition, take all five of the phosphates. These salts are available in thousand-tablet bottles or two-thousand-tablet bottles, as is Bioplasma which is slightly more expensive than the individual cell salts.