Dr. W.H.Schuessler identified twelve minerals in 1873, which he believed that are vital to human health. Schuessler was a German doctor of medicine, who was also a biochemist and homeopath.
There are certain essential minerals that the body requires, in proper balance, in all of its cells. Deficiency of such minerals may lead to disorders.
Biochemic Medicines / Tissue Salts are these twelve minerals in homeopathically prepared formulations, which are highly diluted.
Biochemic Medicines / Tissue Salts are:
Calcarea Fluor, Calc Phos, Calc Sulph, Ferrum Phos, Kali Mur, Kali Phos, Kali Sulph, Mag Phos, Natrum Mur, Natrum Phos, Natrum Sulph and Silicea.
The salts are taken in the form of small tablets, dissolved on the tongue.
Common symptoms treated with the salts include:
Anemia, Asthma & Bronchitis,, Colic, Constipation, Coryza, Cough, Colds & Catarrh, Hay fever, Diabetes, Diarrhea, Tonsils, Fever, Headaches, Leucorrhoea (vaginal discharge), Menstrual troubles, Nervous exhaustion, Piles, Rheumatism, Gout, Arthritis, Skin diseases (Itching, Psoriasis, Eczema, Urticaria, Vitilago), Child's teething troubles, Toothache, Measles, Gum Problems, Enlarge Glands, Nerve & Brain Tonic, Acidity, Flatulence, Indigestion, Difficult Delivery, Lack of Vitality (Sexual problems) and many more.
To learn more about biochemistry, read this article.
Bach Flower Remedies
(Tackles the mind-body disorder)
Dr.Edward Bach (1886-1936) was the founder of Bach flower medicine. He was a British physician and well-known pathologist, immunologist, and bacteriologist.
His postulate was, "Treat the person, not the illness." He assumed that the causes of disease were negative emotional states such as anxiety, sorrow, fear, dissatisfaction, impatience, sadness, self-distrust, possessiveness, dreaminess, doubt, discouragement, depression, hatred, envy, jealousy, suspicion, irritability, impatience, mental tension, lack of self confidence, guilt feeling, terror, panic, extreme fright, hopelessness, persistent unwanted thoughts, pride, dissatisfaction, resignation, bitterness and so forth.
Therefore, he started looking for soul remedies that could influence the causes of an illness.
For seven years he searched for and found the 38 flower remedies that would satisfy the seven major negative states of mind: Fear, Uncertainty, Insufficient Interest in Present Circumstances, Loneliness, Over-sensitivity to Influences and Ideas, Despondency or Despair, Over-Care for the Welfare of Others.
38 Bach flower medicines/ remedies are:
Agrimony, Aspen, Beech, Centaury, Cerato, Cherry Plum, Chestnut Bud, Chicory, Clematus, Crab Apple, Elm, Gentian Gorse, Heather, Holly, Honey Suckle, Horn Beam, Impatiens, Larch, Mimulus, Mustard, Oak, Olive, Pine, Red Chestnut, Rock rose, Rock water, Scleranthus, Star of Bethlehem, Sweet Chestnut, Vervain, Vine, Walnut, Water Voilet, White Chestnut, Wild Oat, Wild Rose, Willow and Rescue remedy.
The Bach flower remedies are effective in balancing out the negative states of mind that plague man.
To learn more about Bach Flower, read this article.