If one regards health disturbances of our days, most of the time they will proceed in an understanding of symptoms. A problem will appear; and it is exactly that problem which becomes subject to a possible intervention.
It is like merely observing the surface of a disturbance, however, this approach directly corresponds with the nowadays customary “mechanics’ mentality“.
If Dr. Schuessler was treading new paths with regard to his observations on the disturbances in the health condition of people, they were quickly directed into the “proper” tracks. As time went by, the so-called “thinking in symptoms” asserted itself, which is also in the focus of homeopathy.
With regard to this, Joachim Broy1 states,
“Schuessler and the early biochemists gained a considerable part of their knowledge on physiological chemistry from their experience at the bed of the sick patient, a method which in their days was thoroughly acceptable and by no means an unscientific one. By and by, however, the biochemical remedy was increasingly prescribed according to the individual symptoms of the disease, whereby for its identification the congruent symptoms stood in the foreground, – a method reserved for homeopathy.
This way of finding the remedy alone, however, does not do justice to biochemistry. Therefore, it is not surprising that with proceeding “homeopathization”, the success rates receded, and finally were largely inferior to those of other biological healing methods. This is also characterized by the fact that instead of the Schuessler term of “Characteristics” for the mode of effectivity of the individual remedy, the homeopathic term of “Remedy Picture” became established.
For the biochemist, the symptoms are only allowed to serve for the determination of the pathological biochemistry of the individual electrolyte balance in order to find the suitable biochemical agent this way. Here, possibly quite a different agent might prove to be necessary than the one that seemed closest to the given symptoms.
The complex of symptoms, which also marks the healing agent and which was determined in careful and special testings of remedies, is the particular mark of homeopathy.
As biochemical remedies are permanently present, endogenous substances, Schuessler expressed doubts that they are able to call up typical symptoms in a healthy organism (as would be indispensable for the preparation of a homeopathic remedy picture.”
Traditional medicine also works in a reactive way with regard to the symptoms, quite in the sense of the sentence introduced in the last article, “What do I take against..?”
Quite often, it even occurs that only the report of a disturbance is switched off, and the disturbance behind it is not seen at all. In comparison with this, this would be similar to unscrewing the light bulb in a car which had indicated a disturbance, and the success of the repair is shown in the fact that the lamp does not light up any more.
If we now have the case of a disturbance in the state of health of a person, then, in biochemistry according to Dr. Schuessler, we must, so to speak, look at what is behind the disturbance. Here, the following saying hits the nail on the head, “everything that is shown on the outside of the body is like the tip of an iceberg.”
We need a complex view with regard to the health disturbances in the organism!
Already Dr. Reckeweg has shown in his homotoxicology that illnesses arise in confrontation with toxins, which – when all detoxification possibilities are exhausted – are first of all stored in the extracellular matrix and later on right into the cells. In the beginning, this results in acute and later in increasing chronic diseases, and in the end in autoimmune diseases and cancer.
In the cylinder model according to Noak it is shown that one disturbance after another fills up the “pot of burdens” in the organism until finally the last disturbance “breaks the camel’s back”. However, this disturbance then is the one to be treated in the sense of causal thinking.
What is it that has already taken place in the human body?
In biochemistry according to Dr. Schuessler, we assume that the organism is a sophisticated storage system and is determined by the extent to which the storage is filled up.
The assumed storages of the individual mineral substances significant for Dr. Schuessler are:
No. 1 Calcium fluoratum: tooth enamel, bone casing, epidermis, all elastic tissues in which keratin is stored.
No. 2 Calcium phosphoricum: bones, teeth
No. 3 Ferrum phosphoricum: nasal root inside – in case of a chronic lack a small bridge occurs.
No. 4 Kalium (potassium) chloratum: bronchial tubes, mucous membranes
No. 5 Kalium (potassium) phosphoricum: temples
No. 6 Kalium (potassium) sulfuricum: pancreas
No. 7 Magnesium phosphoricum: bones, also heart
No. 8 Natrium chloratum: mucous membranes
No. 9 Natrium phosphoricum: lymph
No. 10 Natrium sulfuricum: liver
No. 11 Silicea: connective tissue
No. 12 Calcium sulfuricum: liver
The meaning of the mineral substance storage in the body: the body – a system which makes provisions. We distinguish different kinds of body storages:
The storage of the function minerals in the intracellular fluid and in the blood represents the so-called working storage. It is the relevant storage that is immediately available. Due to it, the permanently accruing demands on the body are intercepted. These are mainly the free ions in the body fluids like blood, lymph, connective tissue fluid (flowing through the entire organism), which are quickly available and take over control functions in the body, in particular in the current metabolism. By means of these ions, the cells are provided for and they exist finely distributed, i.e., on the micro level.
Medium Term Storages
These micro minerals are also enriched in the organ tissue and participate in the overall metabolism. From these, the micro mineral substances are brought into circulation in the organism. This includes the bones for No.4 and for No.2, the blood and the liver for No.3, the connective tissue and the glands for No.4, the nerve substance and spleen for No.5, the pancreas for No.6, bones and heart for No.7, the kidney for No.8, lymph for No.9, the liver for No.10, the connective tissue for No.11 and for No.12.
Long Term Storage
The storages for the function minerals in the cells consist of an optimal filling, resp., charging of the cell with mineral substances exceeding the operating requirements, and represent a long-term storage. The organism accesses this storage when – after a longer period of stress – the exhausted working storage has to be filled up again. This only becomes necessary if the missing mineral substances are not made available otherwise.
Long-term storages are storages for molecules which are neither employed for the functioning nor for the development of tissues, resp., structure. Their existence and their availability is therefore no luxury because the organism builds up a buffer system with wise foresight in order to cushion stronger and extraordinary burdens.
Long term storages are also tissue that is not necessary for functioning. This includes, for example, those storages which we observe in facial analysis. Long-term storages show us the requirements of micro and micro minerals; thus, when the lack is too strong or chronic, a macro provision has to be included. After the working storage is exhausted, the body starts to fill up its working storage from the long-term storage in order to create the metabolism in a way that is as optimal as possible. If the long-term storages are lowered (the body does not empty the complete long-term storage as long as it is able to reasonably cope with the metabolism), the organism also has to break down tissue in order to reach the finely distributed mineral substances.
We also recognize the deficiencies which take effect in the organism in face analysis, too: in the case of No.1, keratin loses its hold, in the case of No.2, increasingly bone cells broken down, No.3 promotes the lack of blood circulation of the bones, No.4 causes the release of fibre material, and e.g., the mucus in the bronchial tubes loses grip, or the blood viscosity increases. No.5 is released from disintegrating tissue, which leads to a putrid, burnt smell. The No.6 is obtained by the body from the skin, the joining of mineral substance and melanin is loosened, the melanin loses its grip, and an ochre-coloured mucus occurs. The No.7 is degraded from the bones, the No.8 from the mucus of the nasal mucous membranes, which lose their grip, and which then run from the nose as snot, or it is obtained from the cartilage. The No.9 is gained from the lymph by the organism, in which case the person noticeably acidifies. The No.10 is made available from the liver, which is then weakened in its detoxification capacity. In order to gain No.11, the body degrades connective tissue; it comes to a formation of wrinkles. When the No.12 is extracted from the tissue, the permeability of all tissues and the communication between the cells suffer whenever “things are blocked”.
…to be continued
1 Broy, Joachim: Die Biochemie nach Dr. Schüßler, Seite 49f