Biochemic Tissue Salts

Biochemic Combinations

Last modified on January 24th, 2013

Biochemic Combinations

Biochemic combinations or cell salts or tissue salts have been dispensed as combinatiosn since the time of Schussller.

The biochemic theory states that diseases occour due to imbalance in the vital cell salts and by giving potentised cell salts, such disturbance or imbalance can be corrected. There are 12 biochemic tissue salts. Each tissue salt covers numerous systems and symptoms. If a person is found to have symptoms, which are not fully covered by a single salt, more then one salt is given in combination.

Based upon the tissue affinity and symptoms, the cell salts have been combined in 28 different combinations containing 3 to 5 medicines. Each combination works for a specific set of symptoms or a specific condition like coryza, cough, fever, constipation, diarrhoea, dentition etc.

Here is a list of these combinations, their use and ingredients –

Combination NumberDisorder for which it is meant
6Cough, cold and catarrh
10Enlarged tonsils
15Menstruation troubles
16Nervous Exhaustion
20Skin diseases
21Teething troubles
in children
22Scrofula (Enlarged glands)
24(Five Phos) Nerves and brain tonic
25Acidity, Flatulence,
26Easy delivery
27Lack of vitality, early aging
28General tonic

The Last Word..

Although the proponents of biochemic combinations say that it is a seperate system and we can use combinations because there can be a defeciency of more that one cell-salt at a given time, I have some questions which should make people situp and think.

1. How homeopathic Natrum-mur 12x is different from biochemic Natrum-mur 12x?

2. Why is it that Natrum-mur 6c is homeopathic but natrum-mur 12x is biochemic? There is technically speaking not much difference – both are diluted, potentized to nearly same level.

3. When biochemic medicines are also slected on the basis of symptom-similarity, how is it different from the homeopathic law of similia?

Anybody who ponders seriously over such questions would realize that cell-salts are not an independent system. They are very much a part of homeopathy and therefore the laws that apply to homeopathic combinations, should apply to the biochemic combinations too.

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Dr. Manish Bhatia

Dr. Manish Bhatia

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  • Sir
    There is indeed a difference between Nat Mur 6X and Nat Mur 12C. It needs only sharp observation, deep analysis and broad understanding. Symptoms similarity to remedies is no doubt basis for prescription. But symptoms calling for biochemic salt and homoeopathic preparation from the same salt may never be similar.
    Nat Mur 6X will treat the symptoms arising from deficiency of the salt while Nat Mur 12C will cure symptoms developed due to ill effects of excessive use of the salt.
    Deficiency of Nat Mur in body imbalances water absorption & distribution, hence Nat Mur 6X will take care of water imbalance allied problems.Ill effects of overuse of Nat Mur changes mental set under which the person becomes angry on consolation so Nat Mur 12C will cure this condition.
    This is just an example.
    With regards
    SK Kalra

  • Sorry, I am bit doubful that Biochemic system is incomplete system(in homeopathic sense) since it covers more than 95% of body’s elemental composition.

    If we anyhow add Nitrogen based remedy to these 12, it will be 98%+. Either we consider that, if 95% is taken care, then body mechanism can take care of balance 5% OR we can try adding other remedies covering other possible tissue salts. We do have books on many other tissue remedies.

    Best wishes.

  • Dear Manish,
    What are the LAWs of Homeo combinations? What Hahnemann says about such prescriptons in organon?

  • Good Day!
    I let my daughter drink biochemic 28 but she is a SLE patient after 1 week of taking it vas ulitin came out from her legs. Is there a contraindications with Biochemic 28 when a person taking a maintenance for SLE patient with ITP?

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