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.