What is Biochemic System of Medicine?

Biochemic system of medicine was introduced by a famous German biochemist and homoeopath Dr. Wilhelm Heinrich Schuessler. He identified the presence of twelve Biochemic minerals or inorganic salts in every cell of the human body. 

The identified inorganic salts belonged to the calcium, potassium, sodium, magnesium, silica & iron group. Each of these minerals is responsible for preserving the harmony in the living organism. Balance of these inorganic salts is crucial for the proper functioning of body tissues thus, maintaining health. 

Dr. Schuessler assumed that any deficiency in the required quantity of these twelve mineral nutritive salts led to the production of a disease.  The body is capable of re-establishing health when the body is replenished with the deficient amount of inorganic salts. These twelve inorganic nutritive salts are known as Biochemic Tissue Salts. 

Conferring credit to the Founder of Biochemic system of medicine, Dr. Schuessler, these salts are also termed as Schuessler Cell Salts.

These twelve mineral salts are… 
  1. Silicea 
  2. Kali muriaticum 
  3. Kali phosphorica 
  4. Kali sulphurica 
  5. Calcarea fluor 
  6. Calcium phosphoric
  7. Calcium sulphate
  8. Natrum muriaticum 
  9. Natrum sulphuricum
  10. Natrum phosphoricum 
  11. Ferrum phosphorica 
  12. Magnesia Phosphorica 

Biochemic medicines are prescribed with the intention of providing the body with the deficient mineral salt. The Biochemic medicines accelerate the production of the deficient mineral salt & they act only if there a deficiency of a particular salt existing.

Similar to Homeopathy, the Biochemic system of medicine too, is based on a firm foundation. The Homoeopathic system of medicine gives importance to these inorganic tissue salts as remedies.  As the Biochemic medicines arose from a homoeopathic background, Dr. Schuessler has utilised several basic doctrines of Homoeopathy.


1/5. Preparation 

Method of preparation of Biochemic and Homoeopathic medicines are identical, there is no difference in them. Biochemic remedies are commonly available in the 3X, 6X, 12X up to 30X potencies. Biochemic salts are available in the form of dissolvable tablets. Lactose (sugar of milk) is the chief ingredient of these tablets.


2/5. Storage 

The medicines should be stored in a cool place, in a closed airtight box. It should be kept away from moisture and from strong smells.


3/5. Selection of Biochemic remedy

The name of a disease holds hardly much importance in the selection of the medicine. Symptoms guide towards the nature of the body’s deficiency. Deficiency of a specific salt shall give rise to a particular set of symptoms which shall point towards a particular remedy that shall help in restoring the equilibrium of the deficient salt. Every Biochemic remedy has its own differentiating symptom. 


4/5. Dosage and Administration

Dosage and repetition differ from patient to patient which is based on several aspects. The duration of treatment is uncertain & depends on the deficiency levels. 

The dose can be taken once every 15 minutes or 30 minutes depending on the severity of the condition. As the condition improves, the intervals between the doses can be increased. 

The biochemic medicine can be stopped after the deficiency is fulfilled. The medicine is to be kept on or under the tongue and should not be chewed or swallowed; it shall get dissolved in the saliva.


5/5. Safety Outline

Biochemic medicines are completely natural mineral salts and non toxic hence; these medicines are safe and can be safely administered even during pregnancy and breastfeeding. They are non-addictive with no side effects & contradictions. Tissue salts can be taken simultaneously along with any other form of treatment.


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Aashish Nanda

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