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Biochemic Tissue Salts

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Updated May 27, 2014

What are Biochemic Tissue Salts?

Biochemic tissue salts are minerals, such as rock salt, that have been prepared using the homeopathic method. There are 12 tissue salts in total.

Tissue salts were developed in the 1870s by Wilhelm Schussler, a German homeopathic doctor. Schussler beleived that tissue salts could restore mineral deficiencies that made the body susceptible to illness. The homeopathic method of preparing tissue salts involves mixing 1 part of the mineral salt with 9 parts lactose. This mixture is diluted with 9 parts lactose. It is repeated 6 times in total.

Conditions Treated

  • Colds, cough
  • Sinusitis
  • Hay fever, allergies
  • Anxiety, depression
  • Muscle aches and pains

What is a Typical Treatment Like?

Biochemic tissue salts may be prescribed by homeopaths or naturopathic doctors as part of a complete health program, or recommended as self-care. They are recommended either singly or in combination.

Tissue salts are small tablets. They are placed under the tongue where they are left to dissolve.

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