Schwabe's Biochemic Systems of Treatment
The biochemical therapy makes use of the basic twelve Dr. Schüssler Salts which were all discovered by Dr. Schuessler himself. Schuessler had theorised that these mineral salts were vital for the normal functioning of the body and health. He had concluded further that deficiencies in any of these tissue salts would lead to dysfunction and illness. Consequently, treatment of this mineral imbalance in the body by tissue salts must be an essential factor for restoring health.
Being chemically pure salts, homogenous to the cell minerals in the human
body, the Dr. Schüssler Salts are physiologically and chemically in close
relation to them. So, they help to reorganise a disturbed molecular motion or
cure an imbalance of the respective minerals in the cells, thus restoring the
health of the individual.
The Dr. Schüssler Salts have been consecutively numbered from one to twelve
according to the alphabetical line of their active substances.
The exception to this rule, Calcium sulfuricum, lists as number 12. It had also
been discovered by Schuessler himself, but its value as a therapeutic agent was
to be found out later by his followers.
The principal aim of the Dr. Schüssler Salts is not to supply the body with the
deficient minerals i.e. replace deficient substances, but to stimulate the body
to harmonize the disturbances in the distribution and compensated for
mal-absorption of minerals. The Dr. Schüssler Salts help to activate healing
processes thus allowing regeneration and stabilisation the body’s health.
Successful treatment depends on the use of the correct mineral salt, although
applying the wrong Dr. Schüssler Salt will not do any harm.
Biochemic remedies are not selected according to the principle of similarity
like homeopathic remedies, but several symptoms have been assigned to each Dr.
Schüssler Salt. The salts cure disturbances of certain associated functions
within the body.
Besides this, each Dr. Schüssler Salt has been assigned to different tissues and
organs, consequently deficiencies of minerals in these tissues or organs
indicate the respective salt for therapy.
Facial analysis is another useful aid for finding the right medicine. It was
Schuessler himself who noticed that changes in the colour and brightness of the
patient’s complexion indicate the relevant salt. For example magnesium
phosphoricum is indicated by red blotches on the cheeks. During the past hundred
years, the followers of Dr. Schuessler continued to develop and refine facial
Signs of deficiency may be diagnosed not only in the face, but also by a close
examination the patient’s hair, feet, toenails and fingernails.
As Schuessler had postulated, the salts must reach the diseased cells directly.
Therefore he decided to have them manufactured and potentized the just same way
as homeopathic single remedies. Both homeopathic and biochemic single remedies
are produced in compliance with the methods of the German Homeopathic
The Dr. Schüssler Salts are stepwise diluted and triturated with lactose powder.
The respective substance is diluted in steps of 1:10, i.e. one part of the
substance to nine parts of the dilution medium. This decimal dilution is
identical to the homeopathic single remedies marked with a “D” or “X”.
Dr. Schüssler Salts are available as tablets in 3X, 6X, 12X, 30X and 200X
potencies. The most popular potency is 6X with the exception of the salts 1, 3
and 11 which are commonly used in 12X potency.
Besides the classical presentation as tablets the Dr. Schüssler Salts are also
available as special preparations for topic application.
Until today treatment with the Dr. Schüssler Salts is a widely used and a very
successful therapy besides homeopathy.
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