Biochemic Medicine: Homeopathic Uses, Benefit and Side Effect

Biochemic Medicine: Homeopathic Uses, Benefit and Side Effect

A German physician named Dr. Schuessler developed the Biochemic Therapy, based on the discovery that a standard amount of organic and inorganic constituents defines the natural activity, structure, and vitality of the cell. Therefore, also known as Tissue remedies or Schussler’s tissue salt remedies. Biochemistry is a system of medicine that evolved in 1873. Dr. Schussler was a renowned homoeopath who propounded this theory

The organic components include sugars, proteins, fats. Whereas the inorganic constituents are potassium, calcium, silica, iron, magnesium, and sodium. The Biochemic medicines deal with these mineral salts. These constituents, whether organic or inorganic, ensure normal operations of the cell-like secretion, synthesis, reproduction, metabolism, and destruction of the dead cells. Imbalance or insufficiency in the inorganic salts leads to a succession of pathological processes. These biochemic tissue salts act as the primary raw material for the activities of the cells. The therapy consisted of counterbalancing the deficiency of these inorganic tissue salts with their medicinal counterparts. According to Dr. Schuessler, any fluctuation, especially an insufficiency in the reasonable amount of tissue salts, may be the cause of a disease.

Do the Biochemic medicines compensate for the deficiency through the substitution then? Biochemic medicines do not necessarily offset the lack through replacement, but it helps to maintain the inner balance. It helps in the release of a stimulus to release the information, which will help the cells to reabsorb the essential inorganic salts from the food. What ought to be done if there should be an occurrence of insufficiency of these biochemic salts? The deficit of the mineral salts can be supplied by administering the Biochemic medicines to get rid of the symptoms due to the lack. Therefore, balancing the equilibrium of the body to restore the normal functioning of the cell. Biochemic medicines are inorganic tissue salts. There are a total of 12 biochemic tissue salts with each tissue salt having its individual properties. Sometimes, in case of a more complex pathology, more than one salt may be supplied. To serve as a healing agent, a low potency 1x,2x,6x,12,x,30x are the commonly used potency or strength. The dosage of these biochemic tissue salts is fixed according to your condition. The physician may advise taking five tablets of the salt 3-4 times per day

What are the 12 homoeopathic biochemic medicines? Following list includes the twelve essential salts :

1) Calcarea fluor (Calcium fluoride)

2) Calcium phosphorica (Calcium phosphate)

3) Calcium sulphate

4) Ferrum phosphorica (Iron phosphate)

5) Kali muriaticum (Potassium chloride)

6) Kali phosphorica (Potassium phosphate)

7) Kali sulphurica (Potassium sulphate)

8) Magnesia Phosphorica (Magnesium phosphate)

9) Natrum muriaticum (Sodium chloride)

10) Natrum sulphuricum(Glauber’s salt – Sodium sulphate)

11) Natrum phosphoricum (Sodium phosphate)

12) Silicea.


Aforementioned, biochemic medicines are inorganic salts that act as constitutive elements for cell function. These biochemic medicines may be compared to vitamins. Just like deficiency of specific vitamins will cause symptoms similar to the lack of these tissue salts to cause pathology and appearance of particular symptoms. Thus, supplying the right tissue salt will take off the symptoms. It is necessary to mention; the homeopathic biochemic medicines act on the physiological level. Whereas, Homeopathy acts on an energy level and stimulates the body to heal itself. So homeopathic medicines themselves do not replenish anything but induces the body to take care of itself. In a nutshell, homeopathic remedies give a boost to the raw materials to do the job.

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