Minerals | January 9, 2018 | Author: Naturopath
Celloid mineral therapy is based on the application of eleven minerals that form the fundamental structure of the body. They can be safely utilised on their own or in conjunction with other therapies. Celloids and tissue salts are often prescribed by practitioners who see babies, children, the elderly, pregnant and breastfeeding women and people with acute and chronic diseases. Celloids and tissue salts aim to address the cause, not just the symptoms—to get to the root of health complaints.
In 1873, a German homeopathic physician called Dr William Schüssler proposed minerals as a system of cure based on the homeopathic method of preparation.
He employed a total of 12 mineral salts which he believed were vital to the proper functioning of the human body. He observed that when living tissue is burnt only mineral ash remains which supported his theory that minerals represent the inorganic building blocks of an organism. He observed that different tissues and organs contain different proportions of minerals, which are important for their health and function.
Schüessler tissue salts contain micro-doses of the ingredient and differ from celloids which contain physiologically active doses. Celloids don’t contain sodium chloride (common table salt) like the Schüessler range does. In the celloid range calcium fluoride is a homeopathic micro-dose because unlike other minerals in the range high doses are not required by the body.
Celloid minerals encompass all of the universally required macrominerals; potassium, calcium, magnesium, sodium, sulfur, phosphorus and chloride, plus silica, iron and fluoride.
They can be used individually or in specific combinations to target a wider range of symptoms.
Magnesium and phosphate are involved in enzyme systems to produce energy and normalise neuromuscular function. The celloid magnesium phosphate may be indicated in people who experience headaches or migraines, insomnia, nerve pain, anxiety and fatigue. As magnesium is essential for normal muscle function it can also be used for muscle cramps, twitches or spasms and as a supportive therapy in abnormalities in the conduction and activity of cardiac muscle. Other indications include PMS, painful menstrual cramps, colic and spasmodic cough.
Magnesium phosphate is often combined with potassium phosphate (P.P.M.P) for physical, mental and nervous exhaustion and calcium phosphate (C.P.M.P) for muscle health.
Calcium is important for cellular division and growth, bone and teeth health, nerve function and muscle contraction. Like calcium, phosphate is deposited in bone and is vital for muscle contraction.
Calcium phosphate is indicated during times of growth or rapid cell turnover, such as in pregnancy, childhood and adolescence.
As calcium is important for a healthy nervous system, a deficiency in this mineral may result in anxiety and irritability. Other indications include low bone density, poor dentition and muscle cramps.
Compared to calcium phosphate, the actions of calcium sulfate are very different. It is often used in chronic suppurative conditions with long-standing or suppurative stages of infection and ulceration. It is often prescribed for abscesses, acne, ulcers and boils—particularly if there is thick, lumpy, purulent mucous and discharge. Calcium sulfate can assist in wound healing— to promote rapid repair and healthy granulation.
Calcium flouride is important for healthy connective tissue, bone, and tooth enamel. It may be indicated in the following conditions:
Potassium and phosphate are associated in all cells, particularly in those of nerve and muscle. They are necessary for the activation of many enzymes and cofactors in metabolic pathways—particularly energy production. Potassium phosphate is prescribed in people with low mood, anxiety, fatigue, weakness, nerve pain and poor memory and concentration.
Potassium and chloride are both necessary for the production of gastric acid and can be useful in poor digestion due to low stomach acidity. Potassium chloride is indicated in the second stage of inflammation with congestion—particularly in colds, flu, bronchitis, trauma or tissue injury. People with swollen lymph nodes, cystic acne, fibroids, warts and cysts could also benefit from this celloid mineral.
As we move into chronic infection and inflammation—this is where potassium sulfate is really indicated! Think chronic and recurrent conditions from a viral, bacterial or fungal infection—particularly if there is thick, yellow-green mucous.
There are benefits for the skin too and potassium sulfate may be of use in conditions which result in desquamation of the skin i.e. psoriasis, dandruff and eczema.
In celloid prescribing iron phosphate is often used for the first stage of inflammation and infection i.e. colds and flu. It is commonly combined with potassium chloride (P.C.I.P) in these instances, particularly if there is congestion with clear mucous. As iron is involved in red blood cell production iron phosphate can also be used for iron deficiency anaemia and associated symptoms such as fatigue and poor immune function.
Silica’s primary role in the body is to:
Therefore, Silica is indicated in conditions that affect bone, tendons, ligaments and cartilage i.e. osteoarthritis, arthritis and bone spurs. Regarding skin health, silica can reduce cracked skin and to promote suppuration and healing. For example, if you have an abscess, boil, stye or an embedded foreign object in the skin such as a splinter—silica helps to drive wastes outwards to initiate healing.
Sodium phosphate is particularly helpful if there are elevated levels of metabolic acid and a buffer is needed to promote healthy pH levels. This can be useful in cases of gastric acidity, dyspepsia, gout, arthritis and cystitis.
Sodium sulfate is important for detoxification and water regulation.
It may be useful in people with gallstones, nausea and poor digestion.
Sodium sulfate regulates fluid imbalance—helping to reduce oedema and fluid retention around joints.
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If you feel that mineral therapy could benefit you speak to your naturopath or health care provider. Celloid mineral therapy is part of a range that is strictly practitioner only.
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