How to get well and keep fit with the help of bio-chemic tissue salts–by Dr.W.H. Schuessler

Blood is to the human body what soil is to the plant. It is common knowledge
that poor, exhausted soil will produce only weak, sickly plants .In the same way, poor blood, lacking in essential constituents, will produce weak, sickly
bodies, prone to disease. By enriching the soil, the ill-conditioned plant can be made to recover and flourish.The recovery of the ailing human body can
best be achieved by a similar process – by restoring to the blood the constituents in which it is lacking. This is Biochemistry - The Chemistry
of Living Tissue.Biochemic  Handbook How to get well and  keep fit with the biochemic tissue-salts by Dr.W.H. Schuessler .



An acute abscess is one which develops rapidly, beginning as a sore
spot in some part of the body, becoming hard, inflamed, painful and
filled with pus. When pus formation has occurred, it is an indication
that the white blood corpuscles have successfully overcome the
invading micro-organisms. There may be some fever. Hot fomentations
will help to relieve the pain, which subsides when the abscess bursts.
Boils resemble abscesses, but usually come in crops. Meticulous
cleanliness of the affected area is important in preventing the spread of
infection. The action of Silica helps the abscess to ripen. A lowered
state of health is sometimes a predisposing factor and in such cases a
course of Calc. Phos. is indicated.

Biochemic treatment

Ferr. Phos. The first remedy for the pain, heat and threatened
Kali. Mur. When there is swelling but no pus formation. It should
be given in the early stages in alternation with Ferr. Phos.
Silica Helps the abscess to ripen and discharge its contents
readily. Should be given when suppuration appears.
Calc. Sulph. In the final stages for cleansing and healing.
Kali Phos. Is antiseptic in action, and is therefore useful as an
intercurrent remedy.


Acidity is a somewhat loose term indicating that the blood, or one or
more of the secretions, is less alkaline than it should be. This excess of acid gives rise to many distressing symptoms. There may be gastric disturbance, irritation of the skin and mucous membranes, impoverishment of the blood, palpitation of the heart, twinges of rheumatism, headache on the top of the head with a sense of fullness,a persistent feeling of tiredness and other symptoms of disturbed metabolism. Whenever signs of acidity make their appearance, the principal remedy, Nat. Phos., should be given - irrespective of any other treatment which may be indicated - as this acid state, if allowed to
persist, will hamper the action of other tissue salts.

Biochemic treatment

Nat. Phos. The principal remedy whenever symptoms of acidity are
Nat. Sulph. This tissue salt is one of the alkaline sulphates and it may
be used to supplement the action of Nat. Phos.
Silica Dyspepsia with eructations, heartburn, chilliness. In
alternation with Nat. Phos.
Mag. Phos. Burning, tasteless eructations, relieved by drinking hot
water. Flatulence with distension of the stomach,
belching of gas and full sensation in the abdomen.
See also Combination C.


Anaemia is an impoverished condition of the blood. The blood cells
may be too few in number (Calc. Phos.) or the oxygen carrier
haemoglobin may be deficient (Ferr. Phos.). The simpler forms of anaemia
may arise from a variety of causes; bleeding, after childbirth, a deficient
diet and so on. Foods rich in vitamins such as red meats, liver, milk,
eggs and green vegetables should be included in the diet. Fresh air and
sunshine are also valuable aids in restoring the quality of the blood.
There is a form of anaemia appearing in young girls at the age of
puberty and this may be recognised by the resulting pallor of the skin.
The girl loses weight, is excessively tired, has difficulty in keeping warm, has no appetite, is usually constipated and the appearance of the menstrual period is delayed or becomes irregular. Medical advice should be sought.

Biochemic treatment

Calc. Phos. The principal remedy to provide new blood-cells.
Especially useful for anaemic children and during
Ferr. Phos. Helps in the formation of red blood by bringing oxygen
to the new blood-cells.
Kali Mur. If skin eruption exists, or the stools are light coloured.
Nat. Mur. When the blood is thin and watery with depression of
spirits and prostration. Nat. Mur. is an important remedy
in the treatment of anaemia, as cell reproduction is
arrested if this remedy is deficient.
Nat. Phos. Useful an an intercurrent remedy and when an acid
condition prevails.


Asthma is a respiratory disorder characterised by paroxysms of difficult
breathing, usually followed by periods of relief, with recurrence of the
attacks at fairly regular intervals. There are various kinds of asthma and
sufferers should seek medical advice. An attack may be brought on by
contact with substances to which the person is sensitive and emotional
or dietary factors should not be overlooked. A sudden change of
temperature can bring on an attack. Asthma is more common in men
than in women and the first attack usually occurs in childhood. Some
alleviation of the symptoms may be obtained with the use of the
appropriate tissue salts.

Biochemic treatment

Kali Phos. Nervous asthma, hay asthma. The chief remedy for the
breathing and depressed nervous state.
Mag. Phos. Spasmodic nervous asthma. In alternation with Kali Phos.
Kali Mur.  With gastric derangement, tongue coated white and
mucus white.

Nat. Mur. Profuse, frothy mucus and tears streaming when coughing.
Calc. Phos. Bronchial asthma; clear, tough, gluey expectoration.
Kali Sulph. Bronchial asthma with yellow expectoration. Worse in the
evenings or in a hot, stuffy atmosphere.
Nat. Sulph. Asthma due to humid conditions with greenish, copious


Backache is a symptom of many ailments. It may be due to local causes,
such as lumbago, rheumatism, strains, etc. On the other hand, the
trouble may be more deep-seated and medical advice should be sought
if the trouble persists.

Biochemic treatment

Ferr. Phos. Acute inflammatory pains in the loins.
Kali Mur. Useful intercurrently with Ferr. Phos. and for pain during
menstrual periods.
Calc. Fluor. Bearing-down pains in the lower part of the back with
tired feeling.
Mag. Phos. Boring, darting, neuralgic pains in any part of the back.
See also Combination G.


Bed wetting (enuresis) is a fairly common habit with some young children. It may be due to nervousness (Kali Phos.), indigestion (Nat. Phos.), too much liquid before going to bed or just a habit. It is best to avoid giving liquid for at least an hour before bedtime. The urine should be voided just before going to bed as some youngsters are scared of getting up in the dark. A nightlight may be helpful.

Biochemic treatment

Ferr. Phos. If inflammation is present and for muscular weakness.
Kali Phos. For nervous, highly strung children.
Nat. Mur.  In alternation with Ferr. Phos. or Kali Phos. as indicated.
Nat. Phos. When accompanied by symptoms or acidity


Bile is a bitter, yellowish fluid secreted by the liver and stored in the gall 
bladder. It is discharged through the bile duct into the intestine where it  assists in the process of digestion and assimilation. About a pint or more is secreted daily, but much of this is reabsorbed into the bloodstream and circulates back to the liver, to be excreted again, and so on. Biliousness is a rather vague term applied sometimes to migraine or to the sick headaches and vomiting which occur in some forms of gastric catarrh or following indiscretions of diet. The liver salt, Nat. Sulph., is the principal remedy indicated for disorders in the secretion and flow of bile. Attention should also be given to the diet, and foods and drinks known to disagree should be avoided. Lemon juice may help dispel the nausea.

Biochemic treatment

Nat. Sulph. The principal remedy for nausea, vomiting and
Kali Mur. When associated with digestive disorders with whitecoated tongue or light-coloured stools.
Ferr. Phos. For sick headache and soreness of scalp in alternation
with the principal remedy.

BOILS (See Abscesses)


Bronchitis is an inflammatory condition of the mucous membranes of
the bronchial tubes. It may follow a cold or catarrh. The usual symptoms are feverishness with a harsh, dry cough and wheezing respiration. The painful chest symptoms become less distressing when expectoration begins. Bed rest, a light and warm drinks are beneficial. If the inflammation spreads into the smaller bronchial tubes, the symptoms become intensified and respiration is rapid and difficult.Special care should be taken in the case of the very young and the aged. In the earlier stages, relief can usually be obtained by the inhalation of vapour with a little Friar’s Balsam and menthol added to the steaming water. Medical advice should be obtained.

Biochemic treatment

Ferr. Phos. The first remedy for the inflammation and temperature.
Kali Sulph. In alternation with Ferr. Phos. to promote perspiration
and control fever. It should be continued if expectoration
is yellow and slimy, and for evening aggravation of
Kali Mur. For the second stage with thick, white phlegm, feeling of
stuffiness, and whitish-grey tongue.
Nat. Mur. Watery, frothy expectation with loss of taste and smell.
Calc. Sulph. A useful remedy, in alternation with Calc. Phos., to speed
recovery during convalescence.


An excessive secretion from the mucous membranes, particularly those
of the air passages. It usually begins as a nasal catarrh (coryza) with a
feeling of stuffiness and sneezing, accompanied by a profuse, watery
discharge from the eyes and nose. Sometimes there is a loss of sense of
smell and taste. There may also be soreness of the throat with bronchial irritation and symptoms similar to those of the common cold.
The nature of the discharge is a guide to the tissue salts required. The
name catarrh is also applied to describe similar conditions affecting the
stomach and bowels.

Biochemic treatment

Ferr. Phos. In the first stage for the fever and congestion.
Kali Mur.  For the second stage when there is thick, white phlegm
and a feeling of stuffiness. For chronic catarrh causing
difficulty in breathing.

Kali Sulph. An important tissue salt in the treatment of affections of
the mucous membranes with sticky, yellowish secretions.
Catarrh of the stomach. This remedy works well with
Ferr. Phos.
Nat. Mur. Catarrh and colds with watery, transparent, frothy
discharges. Dryness of the nose with loss of taste and smell.


Chicken pox is an acute contagious disease of children characterised by
feverishness and an eruption on the skin. It occurs in epidemics and the
incubation period can vary from eleven to twenty-one days after  exposure to infection. The first symptom is feverishness with aching of the back and legs. Within twenty-four hours there is an eruption of red pimples, which later become filled with a clear fluid. These vesicles eventually form small crusts which scale off in little more than a week.
The child must be isolated from other children for fourteen days from
the appearance of the rash. Scratching should be discouraged or the
marks on the skin may remain. In some cases, shingles in adults is
thought to be due to infection from chicken pox. Medical advice
should be sought.

Biochemic treatment

Ferr. Phos. This remedy should be given every hour from the onset
of the fever until the feverishness subsides.
Kali Mur. In alternation with Ferr. Phos. during the eruptive period.
Kali Sulph. Important as a supplementary remedy for the scaling of
the skin.
Calc. Phos. To be given during convalescence.


An inflamed condition of the skin with swelling of the subcutaneous
tissues, usually affecting the hands or feet. They occur in persons having a defective circulation and sometimes there is a nutritional deficiency (Calc. Phos.). A nourishing diet and warm clothing are obvious preventative measures, and regular exercise and massage, remove the predisposing conditions by helping to improve the circulation.

Biochemic treatment

Calc. Phos. This is the principal remedy.
Kali Mur. Useful where there is much swelling.
Ferr. Phos. In alternation with Kali Mur. for the pain and inflammation.
Kali Phos. May be given intercurrently to counter the effects of the
Calc Fluor. A useful remedy when there are cracks in the skin.
Kali Sulph. Broken chilblains exuding thin, yellow fluid.


Although, generally speaking, colds are regarded as trivial everyday
ailments, they can lead to serious trouble. It is therefore a wise
precaution never to neglect the common cold. If you can go to bed for
a day or two, do so. You will benefit from the rest and your system will
have a better chance of dealing with this temporary indisposition.
Colds are, in effect, a cleansing process, indicating that the body is
ridding itself of non-functional organic matter. Do not attempt to
suppress a cold. Assist the process of elimination by giving copious
drinks, lemon, barley water, etc., and keeping the bowels active,
thereby giving the digestive system a well-earned respite. These
common-sense measures should serve to cut short the course of the
cold and other people will not be exposed to infection. If the
symptoms persist medical advice should be sought, as more serious
troubles sometimes start with the same symptoms as a cold.
People who are susceptible to colds will find a course of Ferr. Phos.,
Kali Mur. and Nat. Mur. is helpful.

Biochemic treatment

Ferr. Phos. is needed for the feverishness, stuffiness and sneezing
that herald the onset of a cold. That bout of sneezing is a
first sign that a cold is threatening. It is a clear and
unmistakable call for Ferr. Phos. Recognise that fact and
act accordingly and you will be spared much discomfort
and inconvenience.
Kali Mur.  For the second stage when there is white phlegm and
stuffiness with congestion.
Nat. Mur. Running, watery colds with chilliness and a general
feeling of discomfort. Loss of taste and smell and dryness
of the skin.
Calc. Phos.  A short course of this remedy is helpful in building up the
general health after a cold.


Colic is an attack of spasmodic pain in the abdomen attended usually
by constipation.  There are various forms of which simple colic is generally the result of the presence of undigested substances in the alimentary canal, which contracts spasmodically in an attempt to remove them. Pressure over the abdomen may bring relief and the anti-spasmodic tissue salt, Mag. Phos., should be taken with a sip of hot water every ten minutes. Infants are subject to attacks of colic, especially when fed artificially, and in such cases a modification of diet may be necessary.

Biochemic treatment

Mag. Phos.  With a sip of hot water every ten minutes until the pain is
Nat. Sulph.  A useful supplementary remedy.


Though persons in health generally have one daily movement of the bowels, some may have two regular motions, while in others a motion once in two days is quite normal. When the bowel is evacuated too seldom or incompletely, the motions become dry and hard with difficulty of evacuation. There may be a mechanical obstruction of the bowel, but generally the condition is due to one or more of the following factors - too little “roughage” in the diet,insufficient exercise, failure to inculcate the habit or regularity,dryness of the bowel, lack of tone of the colon muscle and of the villi of the intestines, etc. The diet should include plenty of fresh fruit,green vegetables, green salads (uncooked), wholemeal bread and dried fruits such as prunes, which have an indigestible residue and thus provide bulk to exercise the intestinal muscles. Drink plenty of fluids, including raw fruit juices which provide water in its purest form. The regular use of aperients tends to aggravate the

Biochemic treatment

Kali Mur. When accompanied by indigestion with white-coated
tongue and after excess of rich foods.
Nat. Mur.  For constipation arising from dryness of the bowel.
Calc. Fluor. For relaxed condition of the bowel.
Nat. Phos. For chronic constipation in alternation with Nat. Sulph.


After an acute illness, and before complete health and strength are
regained, the body requires a period of comparative rest in order
to recuperate. Some acute ailments are attended by greater risks of a
relapse during convalescence, and this applied particularly to those
affecting respiration. During the period of recovery, strenuous
activities should be avoided and exposure to cold, damp, long hours
of standing, etc., reduced to a minimum.

Biochemic treatment

Calc. Phos. The principal remedy to restore the quality of the
blood, to aid assimilation and to tone up the system
Ferr. Phos. In alternation with Calc. Phos. to oxygenise the blood.


Coughing is a symptom that occurs during the course of most diseases
of the respiratory organs. It should not, however, be neglected as it
may be the forerunner of more serious trouble, e.g bronchitis,
pneumonia, etc. Expectoration varies in character according to the site
in which it is produced and the disease with which it is associated. Its
nature and consistency is a guide to the tissue salt required. Medical
advice should be sought in chronic cases.

Biochemic treatment

Ferr. Phos. Hard, dry cough with soreness and feverishness.
Kali Mur.  Cough with white, albuminous phlegm; white or greycoated tongue. Children’s cough.
Kali Sulph. Cough with yellow expectoration. Worse in a heated
room or in the evening.
Mag. Phos.  Painful, spasmodic cough with a tendency to persist.
Calc. Sulph.  When the cough is loose and rattling with expectoration
of thin, watery sputum. In alternation with Ferr. Phos.
Silica  When the cough is accompanied by thick, yellow-green,
profuse expectoration.
Calc. Phos.  Useful as an intercurrent remedy and during convalescence.


Cramp is a painful spasmodic contraction of muscles, generally
affecting the limbs but sometimes the internal organs. It belongs to a group of ailments known as local spasms and treatment with the antispasmodic tissue salt Mag. Phos. is indicated. The cause of these painful spasms is to be found in the nervous system. Cramp frequently comes on at night and during the attack the muscular fibres can be felt gathered up into a distinct knot. The attack is usually of short duration;massage and stretching the limb, by pressing against a firm object, are helpful remedial measures.

Biochemic treatment

Mag. Phos. The principal remedy in cramps, spasms, neuralgias,
twitchings, paroxysms, etc. Brings quicker relief when
taken with a little hot water.
Calc. Phos. In alternation with Mag. Phos. Sensation as if parts were
asleep, and with feeling of numbness and cold.
Silica A useful alternative remedy if Mag. Phos. does not


Croup is a term used to denote various ailments characterised by
swelling which partially blocks the entrance to the larynx. It occurs in
children and is accompanied b wheezing inspiration. It can sometimes
be serious on account of the risk of a complete blockage and suffocation. The attack usually comes on suddenly at night, following a chill. The breathing is hoarse and croaking and there may be a struggling for breath. A child subject to attacks of croup should be especially guarded against cold and damp until the tendency is outgrown. Medical advice should be sought.

Biochemic treatment

Ferr. Phos. Every fifteen minutes from the onset of the attack, in
alternation with Kali Mur.
Kali Mur. The principal remedy for the exudation and swelling.
Mag. Phos.  Spasmodic closure of the windpipe.
Calc. Phos. Useful if other remedies fail to bring relief.


Diarrhoea is a symptom of many diseases and is one of the body’s
methods of ridding itself of unwanted substances. The checking of
diarrhoea prematurely may therefore hamper instead of help the
healing process.Diarrhoea in infants may be due to gastro-enteritis, a serious
condition calling for prompt medical attention and careful nursing.
A predisposing cause is artificial feeding; environment and seasonal
factors should be taken into account.Among the many causes of diarrhoea in adults are indigestible substances and other errors in the diet, a catarrhal condition of the alimentary tract, emotional upsets, stomach chills, the eating of unripe fruits, food poisoning, unwashed greenstuffs, unaccustomed foods
and alcoholic drinks, particularly those indulged in during holidays overseas. Rest and warmth will give nature a chance a deal with the trouble in her own way. A simple diet and the use of the appropriate tissue salts will speed recovery.

Biochemic treatment

Ferr. Phos. Helpful in most cases of diarrhoea, more particularly
where children are the subjects.
Nat. Phos. Diarrhoea with sour-smelling, greenish stools. Diarrhoea
of teething children, often associated with worms. Yellow
or creamy coating at the back part of the tongue.
Summer diarrhoea with gastric weakness.
Calc. Phos. Diarrhoea resulting from digestive disturbances. Calc. Phos.,
Ferr. Phos. and Nat. Phos. cover most forms of diarrhoea
of infants resulting from faulty assimilation of food.
Kali Mur. Diarrhoea caused by rich or fatty foods, pastries, etc. Pale
stools and a white-coated tongue are indications for this
tissue salt.
Kali Phos. Diarrhoea caused by fright and other emotional upsets.
Should always be considered for nervous subjects.

Nat. Sulph. Bilious diarrhoea. Dark-coloured stools. Worse in cold,
damp weather and in humid conditions.
Nat. Mur.  Diarrhoea alternating with constipation. Watery stools
causing soreness and smarting.
Mag. Phos. As a supplementary remedy when the diarrhoea is
accompanied by cramping pains and flatulence.
Calc. Sulph. Frequent, gushing stools giving the patient no rest. Give
also Ferr. Phos. and Calc. Phos.


Earache may be due to many causes such as catarrh, boils and as a
complication during fevers. In serious cases, suppuration may occur
and medical advice should be sought if the symptoms persist. Wax
in the ear is a common cause of deafness and it may be removed
by syringing.

Biochemic treatment

Ferr. Phos. Inflammatory earache with burning, throbbing pain, after
exposure to cold or wet.
Kali Mur. Earache with swelling of the eustachian tubes. Catarrhal
inflammation of the middle ear.
Nat. Mur. Roaring in the ears, dullness of hearing with watery
Kali Phos. Dullness of hearing with noises in the head and
accompanying nervous symptoms. Humming in the ears,
especially in old people.
Calc. Sulph. Discharges from the ear, sometimes mixed with blood.
Calc. Phos. Discharge from the ears especially in children; the bones
around the ear ache and there may be some swelling.
Mag. Phos. Dullness of hearing from disorders of the auditory nerve
fibres. Nervous earache.
Kali Sulph. Earache with yellow discharge. Catarrh of the ear. An excellent remedy for the distressing earache of children.


Middle age is the time when eyesight tends to show signs of deterioration, especially for close work. When difficulty begins to be experienced in reading small print, that is the time to seek expert advice and a visit to the oculist is a wise precaution. Headaches can some times be traced to eye strain.

Biochemic treatment

Ferr. Phos. Inflammation without secretion of pus. Burning with
sensation as if grains of sand were under the eyelids.
Kali Mur. Inflammation of the eye with whitish discharge.
Nat. Mur. Neuralgic pains with flow of tears.
Nat. Phos.  Discharge of golden-creamy matter. Eyelids glued together
in the morning. Acid symptoms.
Silica Stye on the eyelid. Alternate with Ferr. Phos. for the


Fever is a condition characterised by an increase in body temperature.
It is one of the most common symptoms of disease but should be regarded as secondary to the disordered state with which it is associated. The temperature of the human body in health ranges between 98.4 degrees and 99.5 degrees Fahrenheit. There are daily variations, the lowest being between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m and the highest during the evening. The body normally maintains an even temperature by controlling the balance between heat gained and lost. Heat is gained by oxidation of the tissues (Ferr. Phos.) which takes place during the process of nutrition. Cooling occurs principally
through the lungs and skin. In the feverish state balance is no longer maintained, more heat being lost than gained, the loss to the system
being chiefly in the form of nitrogen compounds. A fever is usually preceded by chilliness and there may be headache or a feeling of tiredness in the limbs. There follows a “hot” stage, the skin feels dry,there is an increase in the rate of the pulse, excessive thirst, and little desire for food. Then follows some form of discharge, usually a profuse perspiration, after which the fever declines. In some diseases the fever may be continued or remittent. Rest in bed and warmth will assist the course of the fever and the aim should be to help the process of elimination, never to suppress it.

Biochemic treatment

Ferr. Phos. The principal remedy for high temperatures, quickened
pulse and feverishness.
Kali Sulph. In alternation with Ferr. Phos., to control the temperature
and to promote perspiration.
Kali Phos. Nervous fevers, high temperature, quick and irregular
pulse with general nervous excitement.
Kali Mur. Catarrhal fevers, great chilliness, with white-coated
tongue and constipation.
Nat. Mur. Hay fever with watery discharge; dryness of the bowel of
other symptoms pointing to a disturbance in the
moisture regulating processes.


Fibrositis is the popular term applied to muscular rheumatism. Many different names have been given to the various manifestations of this conditions - bursitis, myalgia, neuritis, lumbago, etc. The onset may be acute or gradual. It can affect a whole area, such as back and shoulders, or be localised in one place. Exposure to damp and cold is a predisposing factor. Fibrositis comes under the general group of ailments arising as a result of self-poisoning. Diet is accordingly important, and a course of treatment with the tissue salts associated with the cleansing processes (Nat. Sulph. and Kali Mur.) should prove helpful.

Biochemic treatment

Ferr. Phos. The principal remedy for acute, inflammatory pains brought on suddenly by chills, exposure, unaccustomed exercise, strains, etc.Nat. Phos. In alternation with the principal remedy in cases of acidity.
Kali Mur.  A useful supplementary remedy in acute cases.
Kali Sulph. When the pains are fleeting or shifting.
Nat. Sulph.  To help eliminating poison-charged fluids.


Gastric disturbances include a wide range of ailments characterised by painful or uncomfortable symptoms associated with the function of digestion. The symptoms are numerous and may arise from simple causes such as too hurried meals and insufficient mastication of the food. Diet is obviously important and the digestive organs should be given as much rest as possible by adopting regular habits and by the selection of wholesome, easily digestible foods. Acid dyspepsia, catarrh of the stomach and nervous dyspepsia are some of the conditions that come under this general heading. Medical advice should be sought in chronic cases.

Biochemic treatment

Ferr. Phos. Gastritis with pain, swelling, and tenderness of the
stomach. Dyspepsia with hot, flushed face. Vomiting of
undigested food, the tongue being clean.
Kali Mur. Gastric derangements when the tongue has a white or
greyish-white coating. Indigestion or nausea after taking
fatty or rich foods. In alternation with Ferr. Phos. in the
treatment of gastritis.
Nat. Phos. Gastric derangements with symptoms of acidity. Sour
risings, creamy, golden-yellow coating on the back part
of the tongue. Heartburn after eating. Fretful, irritable
Calc. Phos. A useful remedy in the treatment of gastric and digestive
disturbances when taken in alternation with other indicated
remedies. It aids the digestive processes and improves
assimilation. Kali Phos. Nervous indigestion with “gone” sensation in the
stomach. Hungry feeling after taking food. Stomach ache
after fright or from excitement.
Kali Sulph. Gastric catarrh with slimy golden-yellow coating of the
tongue. Colicky pains in the stomach with feeling of
pressure or fullness.
Mag. Phos. Spasmodic pains and cramps of the stomach, relieved by
hot drinks. Flatulence with much belching of gas.
Nat. Sulph. Gastric disturbances with bilious symptoms, bitter taste in
the mouth, vomiting of bitter fluids. The tongue is
sometimes coated a green-brown or greenish-grey colour.


Haemorrhage is an unusual flow of blood from any part of the body, caused by injuries, weakness of the blood vessels, etc. It may be external or internal; from an artery, when the blood is bright red and comes in spurts corresponding to the heart beats, or from a vein, when it is of a darker colour and wells up into the wound. Haemorrhage calls for immediate medical attention and until help arrives the usual first-aid steps should be taken to prevent loss of blood. The patient should be kept warm and not disturbed more than necessary. Slight haemorrhages, such as occur as a result of piles or prolonged and excessive menstruation, may lead to an anaemic condition of the blood
(Calc. Phos.). A little powdered Ferr. Phos. applied direct to the injured
parts will help to stop the bleeding and aid the wound to heal cleanly.
Biochemic treatment
Ferr. Phos. Bleeding from wounds; bleeding into the tissues as in
bruises, etc., if possible, apply powdered Ferr. Phos. locally.


Haemorrhoids (piles) consist of a varicosed condition of the veins at the
lower end of the bowel. Piles may be internal or external, or both.Internal piles extend about one inch up the bowel. Sedentary habits are a predisposing factor and constipation with straining at stool is not an unusual accompaniment of this painful and embarrassing condition. Piles sometimes occur during pregnancy and they can also be a symptom of other diseases. External piles need not necessarily cause any pain or trouble. Sometimes they may become inflamed and give off a thin discharge. Internal piles may give no sign of their presence except for occasional bleeding. Too great a loss of blood will cause anaemia. When internal piles are large they may protrude and become inflamed and painful. In general piles are more of an inconvenience than a serious condition. Care should be taken to avoid constipation and it is better to achieve this by regulating the diet than by recourse to purgatives, which in the long run aggravate the trouble. The parts should be carefully washed after evacuation and any protrusions gently replaced. Piles tend to be one of the ailments of middle-age. Medical advice should be sought.

Biochemic treatment

Ferr. Phos. For the inflammation and bleeding.
Calc. Fluor. Internal and blind piles, sometimes accompanied by pain
in the back. Tones up the relaxed condition of the veins
and muscular fibres.
Calc. Phos.  Intercurrently with Calc. Fluor. in anaemic people.


Every day, in the healthy scalp, a certain number of hairs reach the end of their existence, and are combed out, being replaced in time by new hairs. Each follicle produces many hairs in the course of a lifetime, but sometimes the hairs becomce gradually finer and the hair producing quality of the follicle finally fails. This may be due to an eczematous condition of the scalp, or dandruff, and to a certain extent it may be hereditary. Some diseases may cause partial loss of hair and prolonged anxiety or nervous shock are known to be causative factors. A little castor oil massaged into the scalp with the finger tips is helpful.

Biochemic treatment

Kali Sulph. Falling-out of hair, bald spots. Much scaling of the scalp,
moist and sticky. Dandruff.
Silica Impoverished condition of the hair, lack lustre. A valuable
hair conditioner.
Nat. Mur. A useful supplementary remedy in cases of dandruff and
falling-out of hair.


Hay fever generally occurs during the summer months in people who are susceptible to pollen, or some irritating substance. This leads to the production of too much histamine which is responsible for the symptoms. It begins with an itching of the eyes and nose, followed by symptoms of a cold. There may also be headache, severe sneezing, and a watery discharge from eyes and nose. Precautions should be taken to avoid the exciting cause, for example, meadows during the summer season in the case of a person affected by pollen from hay fields. Nat. Mur. is the tissue salt usually indicated.

Biochemic treatment

Nat. Mur. For hay fever after exposure to sun; watery symptoms
with sensation of itching and tingling in the nose.
Mag. Phos. To prevent a threatened attach from maturing, or to
relax the spasms.
Silica Itching and tingling of the nose with violent sneezing.
Kali Phos. For the depression and to aid breathing.
Ferr. Phos. For the congestion, inflammation and headache.


Headache is one of the most commonplace of human ailments. It is symptomatic of many diseased conditions, some slight and others more serious, and it can arise from a variety of causes. The brain itself is insensitive to pain. It is probably that the pain of headache is due to dilation of the arteries or to pressure of some sort. The dilation may be a response to nervous stimuli, or the pain may arise from the neck muscles, or scalp, or from other nearby organs. One of the most frequent cuases of headache is anxiety and living at too high a pressure; overworked professional people and business executives are likely subjects. Defective eyesight is another common cause.

The pain occurs in the region of the brow and tends to come on in the evening, particularly if a lot of reading or close work has been done during the day. Sinus infection is a less common cause and in such cases there is usually a history of colds in the head. Teeth can also be responsible for headaches. Indigestion accompanied by nausea may bring on the type of headache known as migraine. Constipation is a common cause, especially in children. Headaches are also a characteristic feature of fevers.These are some of the factors responsible for headaches and in treating the trouble it is necessary to search out and remove the cause. Although the pain-killing drugs have their place, their continued use to suppress symptoms is not advisable and can result in harmful side-effects, e.g stomach haemorrhage. When headaches occur regularly the proper course is to consult a doctor and to put him in possession of as much information as possible in order to help him to ascertain the cause.

Applications of eau-de-cologne to the forehead are sometimes helpful and
the tissue salts are useful as first aids, e.g Ferr. Phos. for the congested,
throbbing headaches associated with the dilatation of the arteries.

Biochemic treatment

Ferr. Phos. Inflammatory headaches from cold, sun heat, with
throbbing in the temples or over the eyes. Congestive
headache at the menstrual period. Soreness of the scalp.
Pain worse from motion or noise.
Kali Phos. Nervous headaches in alternation with Mag. Phos.
Kali Mur.  Headache with white-coated tongue, disordered stomach
and sluggish liver.

Kali Sulph. Headache which is worse in a heated room and in the
Nat. Mur. Dull, heavy headache with drowsiness; sleep not refreshing.
Nat. Sulph. Sick headache with biliousness; nausea and bitter taste in
the mouth. Worse in damp, warm weather. Migraine.
Nat. Phos. Headache on the crown of the head on awakening. Sick
headache with acid symptoms, especially after taking
wine or milk.
Calc. Phos. Headache with vertigo and in anaemic persons.
Calc. Sulph. Headache with vertigo and nausea. Pain around the


Hiccups is a spasmodic contraction of the muscles of the diaphragm
closing the throat, resulting in a sudden shutting off of breath. It is brought about by an irritation of the nerves which serve the diaphragm, usually following some digestive upset. Overeating, or too rapid eating, sometimes brings on an attack, especially in children.

Biochemic treatment

Mag. Phos. The principal remedy. It should be given with a little hot
Nat. Mur. For hiccups after hasty eating. In alternation with Mag.
Phos. if the spasms persist.

HIVES (Nettlerash)

Hives is another name for nettlerash. It is a skin eruption somewhat resembling the effect produced by the sting of nettles. There is considerable itching and irritation which may extend over large areas of the body. It is usually brought on by digestive disturbances or after eating certain kinds of foods, such as shellfish. It is one of those ailments where the sufferer is allergic to the exciting cause and that should be sought out and avoided. In some cases it is accompanied by feverishness and the eruptions can cause temporary swelling and disfigurement and there may be other toxic symptoms. The anti-toxic tissue salts, Kali Sulph. and Nat. Mur. are helpful in treating this trouble.

Biochemic treatment

Ferr. Phos. When there is feverishness.
Kali Sulph. When the skin is dry and teding to scale.
Nat. Mur. Eruptions with clear, watery contents, nettlerash after
becoming overheated.
Nat. Phos.  Soreness of the skin, with symptoms of acidity. Creamy

INDIGESTION (See Gastric disturbances)


Influenza is one of the infectious, febrile diseases principally involving the
respiratory organs. It occurs usually in epidemics during the winter months. The Italians at one time ascribed it to the influence of the stars, hence the name “influenza”. It is now known to be due to a virus, of which there are three types - A, B and C. Type “A” is the most prevalent in this country. The onset of influenza is sudden with a feeling of chilliness, headache and aching of the limbs, followed by sore throat and other symptoms. Old people, particularly, are susceptible to complications, e.g  pneumonia, and the chief mortality of influenza is due to such complications. A relapse can occur if the person tries to return to normal duties prematurely, so extra care should be taken during convalescence.

Biochemic treatment

Nat. Sulph.  The principal remedy. It should be taken in alternation
with Ferr. Phos. throughout the feverish stage.
Ferr. Phos. For the inflammation and feverishness.
Kali Sulph. To promote perspiration and to control temperature.
Kali Mur.  For the catarrhal symptoms in alternation with one or
more of the other indicated remedies.
Calc. Phos.  During convalescence.


Lumbago is a form of rheumatism affecting the muscles of the lower part of the back. It is sometimes brought on by exposure to cold and damp or unaccustomed exercise, such as bending and lifting. There is an inflammatory condition of the muscular tissues (Ferr. Phos.) with congestion and pressure upon the nerve endings. Lumbago usually comes on suddenly, like a stab in the back, and it may be difficult or impossible to move on account of the pain. The attacks are usually of short duration. Treatment is on similar lines to that recommended for rheumatism. The local application of heat and gentle massage, if this can be borne, should bring a measure of relief.

Biochemic treatment

Ferr. Phos. In the early stages for the inflammation and pain.
Nat. Phos. To counteract acid conditions.
Nat. Sulph. In alternation with Nat. Phos. in acid subjects.
Calc. Fluor. Lumbago following a strain, in alternation with Ferr. Phos.
Calc. Phos. Severe pains on bending, unable to straighten.
Rheumatic pains in the joints with cold or numb feeling.
Symptoms are usually worse from cold and change
of weather. 


Malaria is a disease caused by the presence of parasites in the blood,
following a bite from a certain species of mosquito. It has been known
from earliest times and its connection with damp, swampy surroundings has long been recognised. Malaria is chiefly confined to tropical climates, but is not unkown in temperate regions. The parasite is carried by the Anopheles mosquito which breeds in the surface water of pools and in areas of rank vegetation. The acute malarial attack has three stages; chill, fever and sweat; the paroxysms recurring at twenty-four, forty-eight and seventy-two hours, according to the type of malaria. There is also a form known as remittent fever in which the temperature does not become normal for from one to two weeks, with much muscular soreness and aching. Malaria is prevalent where humidity causes an excess of water in the blood, excluding the proper amount of oxygen from the system. The paroxysms disappear with the elimination of the excess water, coming on again as more water is absorbed from the moisture-laden atmosphere. The chances of an attack of malaria can be lessened by making sure that the system is plentifully supplied with the watereliminating tissue salt, Nat. Sulph.

Biochemic treatment

Ferr. Phos. An important remedy for the fever, especially when there
is vomiting of undigested food.
Nat. Sulph. The principal remedy in all cases; bilious stools, dirty
grey-green coating of the tongue, bitter vomiting.
Calc. Phos.  For the anaemic condition following an attack.


Measles is an acute and highly infectious disease occurring mostly in
children. The disease known as German measles is a milder form but
special care should be taken by women during pregnancy to avoid contact with infected persons. Epidemics usually occur during the winter months and it is believed that the infecting agent is a filterable virus. Measles usually begins like an ordinary cold, with cough, watering at the eyes and nose and a high temperature. In four or five days, eruptions appear; small red spots, beginning on the face and neck, gradually running together and extending down the body. The room should be kept darkened if the eyes are affected and the child given a jig-saw puzzle or game in preference to reading. About the ninth day, the eruption disappears, with a bran-like shedding of the outer skin. Measles is contagious and it is possible for infection to be carried from one place to another by clothing or other articles or by an unaffected third person. There is always a risk of complications such as bronchitis or pneumonia and special care should be taken during convalescence. Medical advice should be sought.

Biochemic treatment

Ferr. Phos. The first remedy for the fever and inflammation.
Kali Mur.  The second remedy for the cough, swelling and coated
Kali Sulph. When the rash appears and for the peeling of the skin.
Calc. Phos. When the skin symptoms have cleared up and during


Menstruation is a normal function beginning at the age of puberty and ending at the change of life. It consists of a periodic discharge of blood and mucus from the uterus. Menstruation occurs normally about every twenty-eight days, varying slightly at longer or shorter intervals in different women. The duration of the flow and the amount of blood lost also varies considerably but each woman finally establishes a standard which is normal to herself. The regularity of menstruation depends upon the state of health and is easily upset by any changes in occupation, climate or surroundings. Any factor affecting the mind may bring about a temporary disturbance of menstruation. Hygiene during the menstrual period should be the same as at any other time, except that mental and physical exertions should be somewhat lessened. Moderate exercise, fresh air, nourishing food and plenty of sleep are needed. Dysmenorrhoea is the name applied to painful symptoms which may be present during the menstrual period. It arises from various causes; congestion and inflammation of the pelvic organs, neuralgia from irritability of the nervous system, chills, anaemia, etc. and medical advice should be sought.

Biochemic treatment

Ferr. Phos. Painful menstruation, bright red flow, flushed face,
quickening pulse. Congestion of the pelvic organs with
too profuse loss of blood.Kali Mur.  Menses too early and too frequent, or too late or checked from taking cold. Black, or dark clotted blood.
Mag. Phos. For spasmodic pains, cramp, labour-like, bearing-down
pains, menstrual colic.
Kali Phos. Menstrual colic in nervous, sensitive women, dark red flow.
Calc. Phos. Intercurrently in anaemic women and girls at puberty.
Scanty flow.
Nat. Phos.  When there are acid symptoms and for local irritation.
Nat. Mur. For depression of spirits and lassitude. Thin watery
discharge. Headache in the mornings.


Mumps is an infectious disease characterised by an inflammatory swelling of one or other of the salivary glands, usually the parotid, and frequently occuring as an epidemic. It mostly affects young persons but can occur at any age. It is highly infectious for two or three days before the swellings appear. There is an incubation period of two to three weeks after infection, before the glands begin to swell. The first signs are feverishness, sore throat, and high
temperature. The swelling goes down within about a week. The person should be kept in isolation for about fourteen days from the onset of the disease or seven days after the subsidence of all swelling. In some cases there are swellings in other glands of the body and care should be taken to guard against complications. Medical advice should be sought.

Biochemic treatment

Ferr. Phos. During the first stage whilst the fever lasts, in alternation
with Kali Mur.
Kali Mur. The principal remedy for the glandular swelling and pain
on swallowing.
Calc. Phos.  During convalescence to restore strength and vitality.


This is a state where nerve force is being used up more quickly than it can be generated, and when we recognise this simple fact we realise that to stimulate the nerves with so-called “tonics” is one way of aggravating the trouble.  The nutritional aspect of this condition must be borne in mind and those tissue salts which play a part in elaborating the nerve fluids should be taken steadily over a reasonable period. Grief, worry, undue mental exertion, irregular habits, emotional extravagance; these are the parasitical influences which rob the nerves of their vitality. Treatment should aim to increase the supply of nervous energy and to bring the nerves back to a state of normal tranquillity. When this has been achieved, a remarkable change for the better will be experienced.

Biochemic treatment

Kali Phos. This is the principal nerve tissue salt; the nerve nutrient
and vitaliser which should be given in ailments of a
nervous character. It is the remedy when the nerves are
said to be “on edge”.
Mag. Phos. This tissue salt is another valuable nerve nutrient. It acts
well with Kali Phos. but has more to do with the motor
nerves. Mag. Phos. is indicated for nerve pains, cramps
and nervous twitchings. It helps to steady the nerves.
Calc. Phos. This tissue salt is needed to raise the general nutritional
tone and to improve the quality of the blood. It promotes the assimilation of vital nutrients and so contributes to the supply of nervous energy. Other tissuesalts may be needed to deal with individual symptoms
but the above are the most frequently needed remedies for ailments of a truly nervous character.


Neuralgia is a nerve pain, following exposure to cold, injury, fever,
pressure, irritation, etc. These pains are most common in the nerves of the face and head, the symptoms consisting of shooting and intense pains along the course of the nerves. Attacks of neuralgia are apt to occur when the general health is in a low state and when this is suspected a course of Calc. Phos. will prove helpful.

Biochemic treatment

Mag. Phos.  The principal remedy for neuralgic pains.
Kali Phos.  Neuralgic pains in nervous persons. For the depression,
sleeplessness and irritability.
Ferr. Phos. Acute neuralgic pains due to inflammatory conditions,
caused by chills, fevers, etc. Alternate with Mag. Phos.
Calc. Phos. To improve the general state of health.


Neuritis is an inflammatory condition of a nerve or nerves which may
be localised in one part of the body or may be general. The fibrous
sheath of the nerve may be irritated by inflammation (Ferr. Phos.) cold,
pressure, or some other cause. The symptoms vary according to the
location of the trouble and certain forms of neuritis are associated with
a vitamin deficiency.

Biochemic treatment

Ferr. Phos. For the inflammatory condition.
Kali Phos. Intercurrently to improve the nutritional tone of the nerves.
Mag. Phos. For the spasmodic pains.
Silica  A useful supplementary remedy for the nerve sheath


Pain is a timely indication that the human machine is not running as
smoothly as it should; there is friction somewhere. It has been well said that “pain is a prayer of a nerve for relief”. Give prompt heed to these pains, note their nature and location and select the tissue salt most closely corresponding, e.g. Ferr. Phos. throbbing pains, Mag. Phos. cramping pains, etc.

Biochemic treatment

Ferr. Phos. Throbbing pains with heat, inflammation and
congestion, strained muscles and tendons, sprains. Pains
resulting from cuts and wounds (a little powdered Ferr.
Phos. should be applied locally). Ferr. Phos. and Mag.
Phos. are probably the two most frequently needed
remedies in the treatment of pain.
Mag. Phos. Spasmodic, cramping pains, with acute stabbing, boring
sensation, neuralgia, sciatica, menstrual pains, etc.
Kali Phos. Itching of the skin with nervous irritation or crawling
sensation, chilblains which itch and tingle.
Calc. Fluor. Aches and pains of the legs with feeling of heaviness due
to bad circulation. Pains in the lower part of the back
with dragging sensation.
Calc. Phos. Deep-seated pains in the bones and joints, severe at
night, with sensation of numbness or the trickling of cold
water. The pains are alleviated by moving the limbs.
Kali Mur. Pains accompanied by soft swellings, faceache with
swelling of the cheeks or gums, tonsillitis, etc. Pains
accompanied by white, fibrinous discharges. Gastric
pains after eating fatty or rich foods. This tissue salt is the
first-aid for burns.
Kali Sulph. Stomach pains with sensation of pressure and fullness at
the pit of the stomach. Pains which are worse in the
evening, or in a heated, stuffy atmosphere. Shifting
twinges of pain. Alternate with Ferr. Phos. in the treatment of inflammatory pains to promote perspiration when the skin is hot, dry and harsh.
Nat. Mur. Pains accompanied by an increase of watery secretions
such as tears, nasal discharges and urine. Pulsations felt all over the body. Pains in the back relieved by lying on
something hard. Painful blisters and blebs on the skin
with watery contents. Itching of nettlerash. The pains
sometimes make their appearance at regular intervals.
Nat. Phos.  Digestive pains when associated with acidity, heartburn,
sour acid risings, etc. itching of the nose and anus may
also be symptoms of an over-acid state of the blood.
Nat. Sulph.  Pains associated with liver disturbances, notably
biliousness, sick headache, nausea, etc.
Silica Pains due to the formation of boils, gumboils, abscesses,
etc. Suppurating pains and festering conditions call for
the deep-acting, eliminating function of this tissue salt.

Pains arising from neglected injuries with suppuration.

PILES (See Haemorrhoids)


Rheumatism is not a single ailment; the term embraces a whole group
of disabilities arising from many and varied causes, among which is
auto-intoxication of self-poisoning. At the onset there is a measure of congestion and inflammation and if this can be broken up promptly a serious attack may be averted. For this purpose the tissue salt Ferr. Phos. is needed. Ferr. Phos. is the oxygen-carrier of the blood, its action enables the tissues to “breathe” and so to burn up their waste products. The local congestion is thus relieved and the inflammation subsides. Ferr. Phos. is useful as a first aid for acute attacks of rheumatism.
Another associated symptom of rheumatism is acidity. Faulty elimination
allows the accumulation in the blood of acid-waste products which
have a bad effect on the general circulation. The acid-neutralising tissue
salt, Nat. Phos., breaks up these harmful acids and so helps to bring
about their elimination.

In rheumatic ailments, all the eliminative organs are involved. Kidneys,
liver, bowels, lungs - even the skin. There is some hold-up in the body’s
waste transport system, the organs concerned are lacking in tone and
efficiency. The great vitaliser of this transport system is Nat. Sulph.. This
tissue salt brings about the removal of the poison charged fluids which
are the normal result of the chemical exchanges constantly taking place
in the living tissue-cells. If conditions arise which allow these waste
matters to accumulate in the blood and tissues, then auto-intoxication
(self-poisoning) results. The importance of Nat. Sulph. to rheumatic
subjects thus becomes self-evident.
Other tissue salts may sometimes be required owing to complicating
conditions, but the three tissue salts mentioned are the ones most
frequently needed.

Biochemic treatment

Ferr. Phos. For the pain, inflammation and congestion.
Nat. Phos. To neutralise the acid-forming tendency.
Nat. Sulph. To aid in removing toxic-charged fluids from the system.
Silica To break up accumulation of urates lodging around the
joints and muscles.


Sciatica is inflammation of the great sciatic nerve which runs down the
back of the thigh. It can follow as a result of exposure to cold and damp,
causing irritation of the nerve. There may be a rheumatic tendency.
Pressure from other causes may also be responsible for sciatic pain. A
slipped vertebral disc is not an uncommon cause of pain in the sciatic
nerve. The trouble may first be felt a little behind the hip joint, and then
extending downwards even as far as the foot. Hip, knee and ankle joints
are particularly tender areas. In severe cases movement of the limb is very
painful and rest in bed becomes necessary. For the pain and inflammation
the chief remedy is Ferr. Phos. taken every half-hour during an acute attack.

Biochemic treatment

Ferr. Phos. For the general pain and inflammation.
Mag. Phos. When the pain is spasmodic.
Kali Phos. In alternation with Mag. Phos. when there is nervous
exhaustion with great restlessness.
Nat. Sulph. Pain when getting up from sitting or turning in bed, no
relief in any position.

Sinus is a cavity in bone or tissue. The air sinuses of the frontal bones
communicate with the interior of the nose. Inflammation or infection may spread into the sinus cavities and may be difficult to disperse on account of the restricted drainage apertures. Suppuration into the nasal sinuses may be associated with an abscess of the upper teeth the roots of which project into the cavity. Nasal catarrh may also spread infection into the sinus.

Biochemic treatment

Ferr. Phos. For the inflammation (sinusitis) in alternation with the
remedy indicated by the nature of the discharge.
Calc. Phos. Albuminous discharge, like the white of raw egg.
Nat. Mur.  Clear, watery discharge causing soreness. Salty taste.
Kali Mur.  White, fibrinous discharge.
Kali Sulph. Sticky, yellow or greenish dishcarge.
Calc. Fluor.  Yellow, lumpy discharge affecting the bones. Alternate
with Silica
Silica  Purulent discharge, alternate with Calc. Sulph. Where the
bone is affected, alternate with Calc. Fluor.


Skin ailments are a large and important group which not only influence
the general health, but may reveal constitutional weaknesses both
inherited and acquired. There are several broad classifications; those
affecting the sebaceous and sweat glands, inflammatory diseases,
nervous disorders, and those due to parasitic infections. Medical advice
should always be sought in the first instance to determine the nature
and cause of the trouble.
It should be borne in mind that the skin is an important organ of
elimination and that most forms of discharge are indications that the
system is throwing-off unwanted organic materials which for some
reason have become non-functional.
Seborrhoea is a term applied to an accumulation of sebaceous
secretions forming scales (mostly on the scalp) and which may interfere
with the growth of the hair. Acne is a somewhat similar form of
eruption occurring more on the face and upper part of the body and
especially during adolescence. Careful cleansing of the affected parts is
necessary. A wart (verruca) is an excrescence from the surface of the
skin, which sometimes disappears spontaneously or may have to be
excised. Inflammatory affections are symptomatic of many fevers and
may take various forms. Nettlerash is a diffuse redness of the skin
accompanied by weals similar to the effect of stinging nettles.
Catarrhal conditions of the skin are a large and important group, the
most common being eczema, which may be wet or dry. Shingles is a
painful eruption which may attack any part of the body but always
along the distribution of a nerve. Outward applications of powdered
Ferr. Phos. help to relieve the pain. Shingles is more frequently met
with in elderly people and it can be a very debilitating ailment.
As a general rule, the symptomatic picture will indicate the tissue salt
required - inflammation (Ferr. Phos.), scaling (Kali Sulph.), whitish
dishcarges (Kali Mur.), watery or dry states (Nat. Mur.), and so on.

Outward applications are helpful. The diet should be wholesome and
nourishing and should include plenty of fresh fruits and green
vegetables. Avoid highly seasoned dishes and over-refined foods such
as white bread, pastries, sweets, white sugar, etc.

Biochemic treatment

Ferr. Phos. In the first stage for the inflammation, heat, burning,
pain, etc. Outward application in powdered form for the
pain of shingles.
Kali Mur. Second stage of inflammatory conditions. Eruptions are
thick and white, and may be accompanied by whitecoated tongue and light coloured stools. Warts, shingles,
etc., in alternation with Nat. Mur.
Kali Sulph. Skin eruptions which are sticky, yellow and watery. Dry
skin with suppression of eruptions; peeling of the skin,
with or without sticky secretions. Symptoms are
aggravated in the evening and in hot, stuffy atmospheres.
The principal remedy for relief from the effects of psoriasis.
Nat. Mur. Skin eruptions when the discharges are clear and watery.
Excessive dryness of the skin. Blisters, nettlerash, bites
and stings of insects (applied locally). Shingles in
alternation with Kali Mur.
Kali Phos. An important constitutional remedy when the trouble is
of nervous origin, e.g shingles. Great irritation of the skin;
offensive discharges.
Silica Abscesses, boils, styes, etc. Thick, yellow discharge.
Suppressed perspiration.
Calc. Phos. Pimples on the faces of young persons in alternation with
Calc. Sulph.. Pallid, anaemic appearance.
Calc. Fluor. Chaps and cracks of the skin; cracks in the palms of
the hands.
Calc. Sulph. Pimples during adolescence, acne. A useful intercurrent
remedy to cleanse the blood stream and hasten healing.


Sleeplessness may be due to various causes. People of a highly-strung
disposition find it more difficult to relax - nervous tension, aggravated
by worry, anxiety, overwork, etc. is one of the more common factors.
Indigestion is responsible in many cases and the eating of a heavy meal
and stimulants too soon before retiring should be avoided. The brain
sometimes becomes overactive as a result of late night work so that it is
difficult to settle down to sleep. A certain amount of mental effort is
called for to stem the kaleidoscope of thoughts that tend to crowd the
mind. It is sometimes helpful to take a hot drink and read a chapter
from a favourite book, thus breaking the recurring chain of thoughts.
A dose of Nat. Phos. kept handy at the bedside will soothe minor
digestive upsets; Kali Phos. is helpful as a constitutional remedy when
the nervous system is rundown. A hot drink, taken slowly just before
bedtime, is an effective nightcap, and adequate warmth, especially of
the feet, and fresh air are aids to a sound night’s sleep. Elderly people
usually need less sleep and sleeplessness at night can sometimes be
made good by a nap after lunch. Medical advice should be sought
when sleeplessness persists.

Biochemic treatment

Nat. Phos. In alternation with Nat. Sulph. when due to digestive
Kali Phos. Sleeplessness from nervous causes or due to overexcitement.


An inflammatory condition of the wall of the throat (the pharynx) is
known as pharyngitis and inflammation of the mucous membrane of
the larynx (the organ of the voice) is laryngitis. The term “throat” is
popluarly applied to the region about the front of the neck, but,
correctly speaking, it means the irregular cavity into which the nose
and mouth open above, and from which the larynx and gullet lead
below, where the channel for the air and that for the food intersect.

Pharnygitis may be due to infection, digestive disturbances, too much
smoking, etc. and in severe cases there may even be slight bleeding of
the smaller blood vessels. There is usually irritation, cough, and general
discomfort. Laryngitis is brought on by similar causes including
exposure to damp and draughts, too much talking, etc., and it is also a
symptom of many infectious diseases. There may be swelling and
difficulty in breathing. The heat, pain and dryness are a clear call for
Ferr. Phos., the oxygen-carrier, which should be given at frequent
intervals during the acute stage until the inflammation subsides. A cold
compress may help to relieve the pain and inflammation.

Biochemic treatment

Ferr. Phos. For the inflammation and burning pain. Throat red and
dry with hoarseness, loss of voice.
Kali Mur. In alternation with Ferr. Phos. when there is swelling of
the glands or tonsils.
Calc. Sulph.  If taken in the early stages can prevent development of a
cold. In the later stages of tonsillitis when matter is
discharged or abscess forms. Ulcerated sore throat.
Calc. Fluor. Relaxed throat with tickling in the larynx. In alternation
with Calc. Phos. for enlargement of the tonsils.
Calc. Phos. Sore, aching throat with pain or swallowing. Chronic
enlargement of tonsils.


Sunstroke is caused by exposure to the sun or overheated air
(heatstroke) especially in humid atmospheres. The body becomes
overheated owing to a temporary disorganisation of the heatregulating mechanism. There may be headache, lassitude, dizziness and temporary loss of consciousness. The blood pressure is low and there may be vomiting. The person should be placed in the shade, tight clothing loosened, but care taken to avoid chilling. A saline drink on recovery promotes sweating - a favourable reaction. The water distribution in the tissue at the base of the brain, the actual cause of collapse, must be equalised and the tissue salt for this purpose is Nat. Mur.

Biochemic treatment

Nat. Mur.  This is the chief remedy to regulate the distribution of
moisture. It should be given at frequent intervals.
Ferr. Phos.  In alternation with Nat. Mur. for the inflammatory
symptoms and to help respiration.


Synovitis is inflammation of the membrane lining a joint. There is
usually an effusion of fluid with swelling and pain. It occurs in certain
rheumatic diseases and also as a result of injuries and strains,
particularly those arising from athletic activities. Bursitis is a somewhat
similar condition.

Biochemic treatment

Ferr. Phos. For the pain, stiffness and inflammation.
Nat. Sulph. To disperse the infiltration of fluid.
Silica  For chronic synovitis of the knee, with swelling and
difficulty of movement.
Calc. Fluor. A useful remedy in long-standing cases that are slow to
respond to treatment.


Every part of the body is built up as a result of the chemical
combination of inorganic tissue salts with organic materials. The teeth,
no less than bones, flesh and sinews, must be supplied with their
requisite inorganic constituents if decay is to be prevented and a
healthy state preserved.
One of the essential constituents for the formation of teeth is Calc.
Phos. When this tissue salt is deficient, dentition will be delayed
or otherwise disturbed. Dentition begins normally at the fourth to six
month in infancy, and the temporary set of milk teeth, as they are called, should be completed by the thirtieth month. The lower central teeth are the first to erupt followed by the upper central and filling in, in order, towards the back till the set of twenty is complete. During the sixth year the milk teeth begin to shed and the permanent teeth take their place. This set consists of thirty-two teeth and is not complete till the eighteenth to the twentieth year.
Infants frequently have constitutional disturbances during the period of
dentition shown by increased irritability or more profound reactions
such as diarrhoea, fever or even spasms.
The milk teeth should be cared for as carefully as the permanent ones,
as the quality and position of the latter depend on the temporary teeth
remaining sound and in place until pushed out by the eruption of the
permanent set.

Biochemic treatment

Calc. Phos. Teeth develop slowly and decay rapidly. This is the
principal nutrition remedy for the teeth. Important for
teething infants, children and expectant mothers.
Calc. Fluor. Enamel of the teeth rough and deficient causing rapid
decay. Looseness of the teeth in their sockets. Delayed
dentition, in alternation with Calc. Phos.
Ferr.Phos.  Inflammatory toothache with soreness; bleeding after
extractions, in alternation with Kali Mur. when there is swelling.
Kali Phos.  Bleeding of the gums, severe pain in decayed or filled teeth.
Mag. Phos.  Teeth very sensitive to touch or cold air; severe toothache
with shooting pains.
Nat. Phos.  Grinding of the teeth during sleep.
Silica  Gums painful on slight pressure, gumboils, abscess at the roots.
Calc. Sulph. Toothache, with inside of gums swollen and sore. Gums
bleed on brushing teeth. In alternation with Silica for the
treatment of gumboils and ulcerations.


Tonsillitis is inflammation of the tonsils and may be either acute or chronic. In quinsy the condition is not entirely confined to the tonsils as there is involvement of the surrounding areas. Infection occurs mostly during the winter months. Predisposing factors are similar to those preceding the onset of seasonal coughs and colds. Tonsillitis can be infectious and in children it may be a forerunner of more serious trouble. The onset is sudden with pain in swallowing, chilliness and fever. The tonsils become enlarged and exude a whitish purulent substance (Kali Mur.) and the glands of the throat may become tender and swollen. Medical attention is needed as during the early stages the symptoms are similar to those of diphtheria. Rest in bed, with a light diet and plenty of fluids will help the body to overcome the infection.
Eating is painful and difficult but with plenty of hot milk and fruit drinks there is no need to worry on that account and the stomach will be all the better for the respite from solids foods. There is always a risk of complications in this kind of infection (haemolytic streptococcal) unless proper precautions are taken and this applied particularly with children. Keep them in bed for at least two days after the temperature has returned to normal. The tonsils play an important part in the protective mechanism of the body; they act in the manner of filters and any exudation shows that they are doing their job efficiently. Medical advice should be sought.

Biochemic treatment

Ferr. Phos. The first remedy. Tonsils red and inflamed, painful on
Kali Mur. The second remedy, as soon as there is any swelling.
Tonsils spotted white or grey.
Silica Periodical tonsillitis and when suppuration threatens.
Calc. Sulph.  During the last stage, when purulent matter discharges.
Calc. Phos. Chronic swelling of the tonsils, causing pain on opening
the mouth, with difficulty in swallowing.
Calc. Fluor. Large indurated tonsils, relaxed throat and elongation of
the uvula.


The urinary system comprises the kidneys, which filter the urine from
the blood, two tubes called ureters, through which the urine flows
from the kidneys to the bladder, whence it is voided through a further
short tube called the urethra.
Urine consists chiefly of water in which are dissolved waste substances
resulting from cellular activity. The amount of water lost daily by the
body through perspiration varies with the season, as is also the case
with the kidneys when more is passed in the winter than in the summer. Regarding the loss of water by the body, the glands producing perspiration and the kidneys are complementary to each other. Urine contains about 4 per cent solids - urea, common salt, phosphates, sulphates, potassium, sodium, calcium, magnesium, uric acid, ammonia, etc. The amount of urine voided is increased with some diseases and diminished by others. Similarly the colour of the urine varies according to its chemical composition - urates cause a reddishyellow appearance, a greenish hue is due to the presence of bile and
when blood is present the colour may be pink or red.
Healthy urine will leave a slight deposit or stain in any vessel in which it
has been allowed to stand, due to the presence or urates, which
sometimes become deposited in the urinary passages in the form of gravel.
Other substances such as albumin may be passed in the urine and
these are discoverable by simple analytical tests. Their detection is
important and early medical advice should be sought whenever
unusual deposits make their appearance.
Suppression of the urine is the state in which the kidneys fail to act and
retention describes the condition when the urine is retained in the
bladder. Retention may be due to obstruction, pressure, nerve
weakness, etc., and there should be no delay in calling in the doctor.
Prostrate gland enlargement can cause blockage of the urethra, a condition common in elderly men.Inability to retain the urine is sometimes due to muscular weakness or nerves and in simple cases the use of the appropriate tissue salts is helpful, but an examination should always be made first for the
presence of any other causative factor. Nat. Sulph. is the most frequently needed tissue salt in the treatment of conditions affecting the urinary system.
Medical advice should be sought.

Biochemic treatment

Ferr. Phos. Incontinence of urine from muscular weakness.
Kali Phos. Incontinence or urine from nervous debility.
Mag. Phos. Constant urging to urinate when standing or walking.
Spasmodic retention of urine.
Nat. Phos. Incontinence of urine in children with acidity. Catarrh of
the bladder.
Nat. Sulph. Sandy deposit in the urine. Excessive excretions
of urine.
Calc. Phos. Enuresis in old people, frequent urging to urinate.
Nat. Mur.  Incontinence of urine in children, in alternation with Kali
Phos. Involuntary emission while walking. Excessive flow
of watery urine.


Vertigo, or giddiness, may be due to various causes. The ability to balance
depends upon sensations derived through the eyes, from touching, but
mainly from the semicircular canals of the internal ears. Giddiness may be
due to stomach upsets, nausea, headache, etc. Eyesight is a factor and
disorders of the circulation may cause a temporary state of bloodlessness
of the brain. Getting up suddenly from a sitting or bending position can
cause slight giddiness, and elderly people who have to get out of bed
during the night should pause momentarily in a sitting position to guard
against a sudden faint. Smoking can also be a cause of giddiness. Medical
advice should be sought.

Biochemic treatment

Ferr. Phos. Giddiness from rush of blood to the head, with flushing,
throbbing or pressing pain.
Kali Phos. Giddiness, swimming of the head, from nervous causes,
worse when rising or looking upwards.
Nat. Sulph. Giddiness, with bitter taste in the mouth; gastric
derangement with inclination to fall on the right side.
Mag. Phos. Vertigo from optical defects; dark spots floating before
the eyes.
Nat. Phos. Giddiness with gastric derangements, acidity, loss of
appetite. Creamy or golden coating of the tongue.
Alternate with Nat. Sulph.


Biochemic treatment
Ferr. Phos. is the first remedy for sprains, bruises, cuts, wounds, etc.
It alleviates pain and congestion and should be applied,
in powder form, externally wherever possible.
Kali Mur. For the swelling in alternation with Ferr. Phos.
Calc. Sulph. Bruises, cuts, wounds, etc., when neglected and
Calc. Fluor. Bruises affecting the bones.
Silica  Neglected wounds with festerings. Discharges of thick
yellow pus.
Nat. Sulph. For the shock and after-effects.
Calc. Phos. For fractures of the bones to help the fractures to mend.
This tissue salt should be given in all cases where there is
injury or brittleness of the bones.

Biochemic treatment
1.  Calc. Fluor. Diseases affecting the surface of bones and enamel
of teeth. Piles, hard glands, uterine displacement,
2. Calc. Phos. General tonic. Anaemia, rickets, broken bones,
malnutrition. Coldness of the body. Strengthens
the teeth.
3. Calc. Sulph. Mouth ulcers. Suppurations and wounds that are
slow to heal. Abscesses about the anus.
4.  Ferr. Phos. Fevers, high temperatures, cuts, scratches,
bleeding, (apply externally  as powder or lotion).
The pre-eminent first aid

5. Kali Mur. Flu (alternate with No. 4). respiratory ailments,
greyish patches or spots in throat, constipation
(light coloured stools), abscess, boils, (alternate
with No. 12) eczema (alternate with Nos. 7 and 9).
Sluggish liver. White or greyish-white discharges.
6. Kali Phos. Symptoms of nervous character. Highly strung
animals, hysteria, asthma, shortness of breath.
7. Kali Sulph.  Skin troubles, eczema (alternate with Nos. 5 and
9). Sore paws with scaling of skin. Catarrh, yellow
crusts on the eyelids with yellowish, sticky
discharge. Dry Nose.
8. Mag. Phos. Nerve pains, cramp, spasmodic, nervous
twitchings. Flatulent colic. Trembling of limbs.
9. Nat. Mur. Constipation with dry stools. Nettlerash, bites and
stings of insects (also apply externally). Eczema
with watery symptoms (alternate with Nos. 5
and 7). Anaemia (alternate with No. 2). Blood thin
and watery, excess saliva.
10. Nat. Phos.  Acidity, digestive upsets, worms, associated with
fretfulness and irritability. Sour-smelling stools. Skin
irritations with acid perspiration.
11. Nat. Sulph.  Liverishness, biliousness with vomiting of watery,
greenish fluid. Yellow eyeballs, humid asthma,
rheumatic symptoms, worse from damp.
12. Silica  Pustules, boils, styes, suppurating wounds, ulcers.
Diseased claws. Silica and Kali Sulph. are excellent
for conditioning the coat. -


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