Another branch of homoeopathy is the use of tissue salts or cell salts (also known as biochemic salts). Tissue salts were first discovered in the 19th century by a German Homeopathic physician named Dr W H Schuessler. He analysed human blood and discovered 12 basic minerals salts, coming to the belief that a proper balance of these salts in the human body were necessary for good health.
Tissue or cell salts are not as potent as homoeopathic remedies (usually 6x) and are believed to be safe for use during pregnancy, labour and after the birth and can be self-prescribed. Some women use them to help muscle cramps, spasms and pains during prelabour and early labour. They are also used for stress, tension, depression or irritability.
Article courtesy of birth.com.au