Homeopathic Remedies VS Tissue Salts

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Homeopathic Remedies VS Tissue Salts …..  What’s The Difference?

I get asked a lot what the difference is between tissue salts and homeopathic remedies. Both are considered homeopathic treatments, but they operate in the body differently. So let’s look at the differences and how each one uniquely supports healing.


A homeopathic remedy is a substance that stimulates the body’s innate healing ability and enables it to heal itself by matching a remedy to the characteristics of the individuals experience of symptoms and the frequency of the dis-ease.   A remedy is chosen based on the Law of Similars (“like cures like”).  This means that if a substance can produce a totality of symptoms in a healthy human being, that same substance can also cure the same totality of symptoms in a sick human being.

“Like cures like is the idea that a disease can be
cured by a substance that produces similar symptoms.”

Homeopathic remedies are derived from many sources across the mineral, animal and plant kingdoms.   Today we also see remedies being made from man made substances such as cling film.


WHAT ARE TISSUE SALTS?Homeopathic Remedies VS Tissue Salts: What's The Difference

Derived from the mineral kingdom only, tissue salts work differently in the body.  I like to think of tissue salts as the supplements of homeopathic medicine. Tissue salts (also known as cell salts), are based on the Law of Deficiency and they were discovered in the late 19th century by Dr. Schuessler when he examined the ash remains of a cremated human.

Dr. Schuessler determined that the human body contains twelve essential mineral salts that form the bodies building blocks and are a vital part of every cell in the body.

“Restoration of the cell, and thereby of the body,
will result from restoration of the deficit of the inorganic constituents

– Dr. William Schuessler

Tissue salts are cellular nutrition and they reinforce, strengthen, and nourish the body at a cellular level by satisfying a deficiency. Symptoms that arise when the body is out of balance allow us to determine where the deficiency lies. A normal balance can quickly be restored by administering the deficient mineral salts in a homeopathically prepared micro dose that is fully bio available, entering our cells rapidly through the mucous membranes. 

This is what the School of Homeopathy has to say about Tissue Salts:-

“These remedies are called cell salts, because they rebalance the functioning of the body at the level of the cell. They support the body to create health beginning at this very basic level. The potency of cell salts is always a 6X or 12X. This is a potency at which the final product is below Avogadro’s number, so there is a small trace molecules of the original substance left. This is why it is often thought of as micro-dosing of minerals. In some ways, this can be thought of as a basic, building block potency, to match the targeted level of reception – the cell, or the basic, building block of our physical structure. These same 12 remedies are available in higher potencies, at which point we refer to them as homeopathic remedies rather than cell salts.”


Homeopathic remedies and tissue salts complement one another very well.  While remedies act deeper to address root imbalances, cell salts can be taken to support its action and address surface imbalances. 

Both are an important part of health restoration.


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The Twelve Tissue Salts explained

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