DR WILHEIM HEINRICH SCHUESSLER
Dr. Schuessler was an outstanding intellect of the late nineteenth century; a doctor of medicine, a physiological chemist and a physicist who was well ahead of his time. He developed the Schuessler Tissue Salts using a unique system of cellular therapy, Biochemistry (the chemistry of living tissues) which continues to be popular today. Dr. Schuessler found that there are 12 inorganic minerals present in the body which he called “tissue salts”.
THE BASIC PRINCIPLES
The foundation of Biochemistry was laid more than a century ago, when Rudolph Virchow, one of the foremost scientists of the day, discovered that the human body is composed of an enormous number of tiny, living cells, each one made up of an infinitesimal but perfectly balanced quantity of three classes of materials: water, organic substances and inorganic substances. Water and organic matter such as sugar, albuminous and fatty substances make up the greater portion of the body. The inorganic (mineral) elements, however, although present in very much smaller quantities, are the really vital elements, the active workers which utilise the inactive substnaces in building the millions of cells of which the body is composed.
If the blood lacks the necessary quantities of these active, life-giving, inorganic elements then the rebuilding process cannot proceed in a normal manner and this gives rise to a disorder or ailment of the body.
THE SIMPLE LOGIC OF SCHUESSLER’S THEORY
The human body contains twelve vital mineral (tissue) salts, a proper balance of which is necessary for normal cell function and to maintain good health. When cellular balance is disturbed an abnormal condition leading to various ailments follows. According to Dr Schuessler, a normal balance of these vital salts can be re-established by administering the deficient mineral salts in a readily assimilated form. These are now known as Schuessler Tissue Salts. Schuessler found that the most effective way to assimilate these salts was through a homeopathically prepared micro dose, which passes rapidly into the bloodstream and therefore into our cells.