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Cell Salts - Purely Nutritive?

I didn't know cell salts were so controversial among homeopaths! I've done as much research on them as I can, as a lay person who has not studied homeopathy in school. I just wanted to share what I've found and ask others for any experiences or information or conjectures they may have.

Cell salts are created purely by trituration. Grinding one part substance to 9 parts lactose, then one part of that with 9 more parts lactose. This is done 6 times, there is no dilution or succession involved. Normal homeopathic remedies, on the other hand, are generally triturated up to 3 times and then diluted and succussed after that. This, supposedly, makes the actual remedies more energetic and the cell salts more material.

I've talked to Hylands Homeopathic, and their cell salts are indeed triturated 6 times, no dilution or succession involved. Their normal homeopathic remedies are made differently, with sucrose pellets that are sprayed with the correct potency of the remedy. I've also talked to AllisOne, and their cell salts are also created the same way, triturated 6 times.

The general theory behind them is based on biochemical science, whereby if you provide the body with a minute amount of a substance it needs, it will take it into its cells and then stimulate the cell to absorb more of that particular substance from the food that you eat.

So - are the cell salts energy medicine or purely nutritive? Does the trituration add potency by changing the energy signature or just by breaking the substance into smaller parts and reducing the amount of the substance, to allow the body a better chance to absorb them? It's true that everything has an energy signature, so even if the salts are purely nutritive, I'm sure their energy signatures are different than what their energy was as whole substances. But - does this new energy signature act on the body like a homeopathic remedy? Everything we consume has an energy signature, but not everything is a homeopathic remedy.

I wish there was a definite answer to this!

Do you believe that cell salts interfere with homeopathic remedies? I've heard homeopaths say that the problem with doing both cell salts and another remedy has to do with not knowing which one of the two causes the changes that you see. Others say that cell salts are homeopathic and so should not be combined with other homeopathic remedies because it confuses the issue, can suppress symptoms and make chronic conditions worse.

What do YOU think?
  joannadarling on 2012-02-05
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The are not purely nutritional, trituration creates a dynamic field just as succussion does. Not exactly the same of course, succussion unlocks further potential inside a substance.

You need to understand something important, that I believe many people do not. A homoeopathic medicine is NOT homoeopathic because of how we make it. Potentization, succussion, trituration, dilution - these are irrelevent to whether a substance is homoeopathic (or palliative or suppressive or allopathic). Homoeopathic means the substance can cause similar symptoms. That same substance can act palliatively, suppressively or allopathically based on how its symptom picture matches the individual patient's symptoms. So a raw substance can be homoeopathic, and a potentized remedy can be allopathic.

Regardless of how it is prepared, any substance can act on the patient's vital energy, causing changes. This is the reason why medicinal substances should not be mixed together - it is not the preparation method that makes it problematic, but the method by which it was prescribed.

So yes tissue salts can interfere, as can herbs or drugs or massage or acupuncture or anything which is specifically aimed at the patient's symptoms. Only if the homoeopathic principle is used will it cure, otherwise it will do something else, something which is likely to interfere with the homoeopathically prescribed medicine.
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
That is a great piece of information that I was missing! Just because they are prepared differently doesn't mean cell salts aren't homeopathic.
joannadarling last decade
They can be homoeopathic and actually cure the patient. More often they are simply palliative and must be repeated often to keep the patient feeling 'well'. Almost as often they are prescribed allopathically and do nothing at all (except as a placebo). Sometimes they are suppressive and the patient develops new symptoms. Everything can do this, regardless of what name they are given. It all depends on how we use them.
brisbanehomoeopath last decade
Yes, that makes sense. So I'm assuming that in your practice the only time you use cell salts is if you think it is the similum?
joannadarling last decade

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