Tooth decay, or caries, not only infects adult teeth but unfortunately, milk teeth in children are also often affected.
In addition to the inevitable visit to the dentist, the following Schüssler-Salts have a positive effect on the dental enamel and the nature of the mucous membrane of the oral cavity. Therefore, they can therefore counteract tooth decay.
Salts can easily be taken in form of tablets, drops, or globules – always dissolve minerals in the mouth.
Oral hygiene is paramount.
- Don’t go to bed without brushing your teeth – Brushing before bed gets rid of the germs and plaque that accumulate throughout the day. Brush at least twice a day.
- Brush properly – Move the toothbrush in gentle, circular motions to remove plaque.
- Don’t neglect your tongue – Gently brush your tongue every time you brush your teeth.
- Use a fluoride toothpaste – While fluoride has come under scrutiny by those worried about how it impacts other areas of health, this substance remains a mainstay in oral health. This is because fluoride is a leading defence against tooth decay. It works by fighting germs that can lead to decay, as well as providing a protective barrier for your teeth.
- Flossing – Flossing once a day is usually enough to reap these benefits.
- Consider a mouthwash – Ask your dentist for specific mouthwash recommendations. Certain brands are best for children, and those with sensitive teeth.
- Drink plenty of water – Water is the best beverage for your overall health — including oral health. Also, as a rule of thumb, it is recommended to drink water after every meal. This can help wash out some of the negative effects of sticky and acidic foods and beverages in between brushes.
- Eat crunchy fruits and vegetables – Eating fresh, crunchy produce not only contains more healthy fibre, but it’s also the best choice for your teeth.
- Limit sugary and acidic foods – Ultimately, sugar converts into acid in the mouth, which can then erode the enamel of your teeth. These acids are what lead to cavities. Acidic fruits, teas, and coffee can also wear down tooth enamel. No need to avoid such foods altogether, but it doesn’t hurt to be mindful.
- See your dentist at least twice a year
Just like in adults, Schüssler-Salts can also be taken supportingly by children for various illnesses and afflictions, and this is completely without side-effects.
For growing pains and teething problems, No. 2 Calcium phosphate 6X is recommended.
When the child is suffering from belly ache and wind, the ‘first-aid-remedy’ for those situations is No. 7 Magnesium phosphate 6X – prepared as a “Hot 7” as Magnesium phosphate has an antispasmodic and pain-relieving effect.
‘Hot 7’ – For children under the age of 12, instead of the normal dose of 10 tablets, dissolve only 5 tablets in hot water.
In case of fever, the following salts are recommended:
- No. 3 Ferrum phosphate 12X – First-Aid-Remedy in biochemistry – for all inflammations and fever up to 38.5 degrees Celsius
- No. 5 Potassium phosphate 6X – Fever above 38.5 degrees Celsius
However, when symptoms do not improve or even get worse, it is imperative to consult with your doctor!
Those who want to add Schüssler-Salts to their home remedy kit do not necessarily have to stock all of the 12 tissue salts for basic provision.
Here is a list of Schüssler-Salts that however should NOT be absent:
No. 2 Calcium phosphate 6X (tablets/drops/cream) assists with pain, and is also beneficial for children who are suffering from growing-, or teething pain. Due to its relaxing effect it is well suited when having trouble falling asleep (together with No. 7 Magnesium phosphate).
Cell salt No. 3 Ferrum phosphate 12X (tablets/drops/cream) fights first signs of a cold, and caters for a therapeutic relaxation in stressful times.
Tissue-Salt No. 5 Potassium phosphate 6X (tablets/drops/cream) is vital for the brain-, nerve-, and muscle cells. It is regarded as the nutrient for our nerves, secures energy provision, and guarantees transmission of nerve impulses.
With salt No. 7 Magnesium phosphate 6X (tablets/drops/cream) is recommended for all kinds of aches and pain, e.g. menstrual problems, abdominal pain, headaches, or muscle pain after sports – favorably used in form of “Hot Seven”
Schüssler-Salt No. 8 Sodium chloride 6X (tablets/drops/cream) regulates the fluid balance and helps in diarrhea or constipation. Last but not least, it is beneficial for dry skin.
If Schüssler was still alive he would celebrate his 200th birthday on 21st August. It is thanks to him that we are able to draw on his Mineral Therapy and support our physical and psychological well-being today.
The discovery and currency of Schüssler-Salts over 130 years ago is owed to three further scientists besides Dr Schüssler. The annals already start well before 1873…
From Research of the Cell to the Holistic Therapy
These four scientists laid the foundation of today’s natural medicine with Schüssler-Salts.
Professor Dr Rudolf Virchow (1821 – 1902)
The pathologist at the Charité in Berlin explored the smallest unit in the human body – the Cell. In 1858 he made the revolutionary discovery of “Cellular Pathology”, which implies that diseases are due to dysfunctions of the cells. This insight cast doubt on the entire medicinal knowledge. It lead to a new perception of disease and healing. This was the basis of Dr Schüssler’s Mineral Therapy.
Jacob Molschott (1822 – 1893)
The Dutch psychologist ascertained the importance of mineral salts for the function of the human organism. Amongst others he dwelt upon the research of the metabolism and accomplished essential contributions to blood physiology of the human being. In his work “Cycle of Life” he referred to the power and effect of mineral salts in the natural cycle of nature.
Dr Wilhelm Heinrich Schüssler (1821 – 1898)
The doctor and homoeopath developed his new therapy from the knowledge of the cell and the importance of the mineral salts. He was impressed by the insights of Rudolf Virchow – he was in particular fascinated by the connection between disturbed cell functions and illnesses. Following his own research, he founded the mineral therapy, named after him, which he called “Biochemistry”.
Dr Willmar Schwabe (1839 – 1917)
During Schüssler’s time, the pharmacist and scientist Willmar Schwabe already produced mineral salts of the highest quality for a large clientele. Thus he laid the foundation for the standardisation of high-quality compounding.
The TWELVE vital Minerals
Mineral salts are vital for our body. They are required for numerous biochemic processes, are indispensable for the cell structure and information brokerage from cell to cell.
Find out which is the most suitable mineral for you in this short profile.
No. 1 Calcium fluoride 12X – The Salt of Connective Tissue, Joints and Skin
No. 2 Calcium phosphate 6X – The Salt of Bones and Teeth
No. 3 Ferrum phosphate 12X – The Salt of the Immune System
No. 4 Potassium chloride 6X – The Salt of Mucous Membranes
No. 5 Potassium phosphate 6X – The Salt of Nerves and Psyche
No. 6 Potassium sulphate 6X – The Salt of Purification
No. 7 Magnesium phosphate 6X – The Salt of Muscles and Nerves
No. 8 Sodium chloride 6X – The Salt of Fluid Balance
No. 9 Sodium phosphate 6X – The Salt of Metabolism
No. 10 Sodium sulphate 6X – The Salt of Inner Cleansing
No. 11 Silica 12X – The Salt of Hair, Skin and Connective Tissue
No. 12 Calcium sulphate 6X – The Salt of the Joints
Listen to your Body
We all know – Sometimes we feel imbalanced. One reason could be that our metabolism got mixed up. Mineral Therapy according to Dr Schüssler focuses on the natural functions of our body and is able to support the realignment of our physical and psychological well-being.
A healthy lifestyle does not only incorporate adequate exercise, balanced diet, sufficient regeneration, or meditation. Health is not only the absence of pain and disease, but includes our entire physical and emotional well-being. But nevertheless we sometimes demand far more of our body than it is used to or in fact is good. For instance prolonged sitting or stress at work, poor diet, too little or even too much training, etc.
Why don’t we think more sustainable where our body and health is concerned? By tuning into the first signals one is able to strengthen one’s forces and therefore not only treat symptoms but at the same time the cause of health problems. However, a vital aspect is an optimal mineral metabolism in the cells. Because: A functional and healthy cell metabolism reflects in our entire personality.
Sometimes the mineral metabolism and thus the body’s own equilibrium gets muddled. We can either ride the low out, or actively counteract by assisting the body in its self-healing process.
This is exactly the principle of Dr Schüssler-s Mineral Therapy – It brings the body with its natural functions into focus, aims at its strengthening and the stimulation of the organism’s self-healing forces. And this simply can be achieved with the 12 Mineral Salts.
In the cold season, a balanced mineral metabolism is the be-all and end-all in order to be well prepared. Here our ‘Immune System Fortification’ treatment with the following Schüssler-Salts is a good tip:
● No. 3 Ferrum phosphoricum 12X – The salt of the Immune system
● No. 8 Sodium chloratum 6X – The salt of the Fluid balance
● No. 10 Sodium sulfuricum 6X – The salt of Excretion
Outside it is wet and cold, inside dry heating air burdens us. Now you are well prepared with Schüssler-Salt No. 3, the salt of the immune system. Try the soothing and intense “Hot 3”. Simply dissolve 10 tablets of Ferrum phosphoricum in hot water and drink in small sips. Regular hand washing also helps to protect yourself from infection. Stressed skin benefits from the care with Schüssler-Salt cream No. 1 Calcium fluoride; without fragrances and phenoxyethanol.
Those who suffer from burnout often take medication to treat complaints like exhaustion, insomnia, pain, or depression. One of the essential causes for burnout is continuous stress, which ensures that the mineral depots in the body become depleted.
An alternative to school medicine are Schüssler-Salts. They assist the body to utilise the minerals, absorbed through food, in a gentle manner, and reduce disorders.
The following Schüssler-Salts have proven beneficial for Burnout:
No. 5 Potassium phosphate 6X helps with physical and mental exhaustion as well as depression. In acute situations, you can take one tablet every 5 minutes until the complaints improve. After a day at the latest, apply the standard recommended dose – 1-2 tablets 3 times daily (adults).
Salt No. 7 Magnesium phosphate 6X strengthens the nerves and provides calm and relaxation at night.
Tissue salt No. 2 Calcium phosphate 6X relaxes muscles and strengthens the body.
In case of exhaustion, supplementary remedy No. 22 Calcium carbonicum 6X is recommended as it caters for an improved body regeneration.
If you would like to use the Schüssler-Salts as a course of treatment, we recommend the Anti-Stress and Nerve Course of Treatment including tissue salts No. 2 Calcium phosphate 6X, No. 5 Potassium phosphate 6X and No. 7 Magnesium phosphate 6X.
Advice! Please remember that this information cannot substitute a visit to the doctor. For uncertain, serious health issues please see your doctor immediately!
Schüssler-Tissue-Salts and -Creams are extremely popular as a supportive measure in a fasting cure because of their positive influence on purification and detoxification of the body. Schüssler-Salt No. 6 Potassium sulphate 6X in particular affects the liver metabolism and promotes both purification and the removal of toxins.
The following Schüssler creams also assist the body in therapeutic fasting:
Stress at school, in the job or when learning? Often concentration decreases under the pressure to learn, and one feels drained.
Schüssler-Salt No. 5 Potassium phosphate helps to increase performance and is recommended when mentally exhausted.
In order to improve the ability to concentrate, one should also consider the Schüssler-Salt No. 2 Calcium phosphate. It releases muscle tension and promotes blood circulation. The salt can be taken alternately with Schüssler-Salt No. 3 Ferrum phosphate, as the latter boosts oxygen transport.
And for a restful and refreshing sleep No. 7 Magnesium phosphate should be taken at night before bedtime.
Tip: For Examination Stress or Stage Fright take No. 5 Potassium phosphate 6X and No. 7 Magnesium phosphate 6X – both minerals and creams should be used every day, in fact until the exams are over.
Administration (adults and children alike):
- Every morning on rising: Dissolve 5 – 10 tablets of No. 5 Potassium phosphate in a little hot water, allow to cool slightly then drink ‘chewing’
- Apply Schüssler-Cream No. 5 to neck, shoulders, sternum and inside of knees each morning
- At night before sleep: Dissolve 5 – 10 tablets of No. 7 Magnesium phosphate – same preparation and administration as with No. 5
- Apply Schüssler-Cream No. 7 to the abdomen in circular movements, also massage into the feet for relaxation
Naturally, do not forget to take regular breaks, go for a walk, avoid stimulating drinks such as coffee, coca cola, etc.; and healthy food with little animal protein and little uncooked vegetarian food is sensible.
Good luck and don’t allow yourself to get stressed!
Have you planned to quit smoking? A lot of willpower and stamina is required for such an undertaking. The following Schüssler-Salts may provide natural support:
The Salt No. 6 Potassium sulphate 6X occurs among other things in the mucous membranes and helps effectively with the purification.
The Salt No. 7 Magnesium phosphate 6X strengthens the nerves.
The supplementary remedy No. 27 Potassium bichromicum assists in the fight against emerging food cravings.
We wish you all the best in your endeavours!
Schüssler-Salts can easily be administered according to one’s needs. You have the choice.
Take the minerals individually and allow tablets to dissolve in the mouth. This allows absorption via the oral mucosa.
Tablets may also be dissolved in a glass of water and sipped. By keeping each sip in the mouth for a few moments the remedy can take full effect immediately. The water can be cold or warm.
The ‘Hot 7’ is a special form of administration recommended by therapists.
Dissolve ten Magnesium phosphate (No. 7) tablets in hot water. Then slowly sip while still warm, keeping each sip in the mouth for a few moments before swallowing. This form of application can also be used with any other Schüssler-Salts.
Drops can be taken undiluted directly into the mouth, or diluted in a little water then sipped.
The following Recommendation is for internal Administration.
Tablets/Drops should be taken in a time lag before or after meals (optimal 30 minutes – mouth should be clear of food).
Schüssler-Creams and -Lotions are for external use only. They support the action of Schüssler-Salts from outside and are a sensible complement to the oral application. Creams/Lotions should be applied sparsely by gently massaging into the skin 1 – 2 times a day.
When in doubt: Ask your Therapist
Mineral therapy according to Dr Schüssler is well suited for self-treatment. However, for prolonged health disorder or absence of improvement professional advice should be sought. Of course, this also extends to severe organic diseases, high fever, infectious diseases, etc. Here, the mineral therapy has its natural limits.