As a method of treatment that stimulates the body's self-regulation and self-healing powers, Dr. Schuessler's mineral salts are helpful for a number of typical female complaints.
For many female health problems, the German naturopathic school recommends the use of natural and holistic remedies. Part of them are Schussler's salts, which, according to therapists, help trigger the regulatory processes in cells and organs.
Interest in the integrative approach in the treatment of patients, namely the interaction between the methods of conventional medicine and naturopathic methods, has been progressively increasing over the last decade. The contribution of Schussler salts to conventional treatment is that they support the self-regulation of cells so that they can once again optimally absorb and process the minerals necessary for the body's health.
Help with joint pain
Osteoarthritis is a disease that more often affects women, especially during menopause. Joint pains are also related to the fact that after the age of 40, the formation of hyaluronan and the synthesis of collagen begins to slowly decrease. And they play an important role in the health of the joints: for the formation of synovial fluid, as well as for the prevention of inflammatory processes. For women over the age of 40 who complain of joint pain, it is appropriate to take Schussler salts #1 Calcium Fluoratum, #8 Sodium Chloratum and #11 Silica. Long-term intake of these mineral salts has a beneficial effect on the locomotor system and supports the formation of synovial fluid, explain Schussler's therapists. Salts can be taken separately - in the morning #1, at noon #8 and in the evening #11, 3 tablets each. of each, for a period of 3 months at least.
For varicose veins
Vein problems are often due to weak connective tissue. The reasons for this can be both a genetic predisposition and an unhealthy lifestyle or hormonal imbalance. Women are affected by connective tissue weakness more often than men, which is hormonally determined. The problems with varicose veins in them often begin precisely during periods of sharp hormonal changes such as pregnancy and menopause.
When complaining of pain and heaviness in the legs, swelling of the feet or lower legs, visible varicose veins or spider veins, German naturopaths and Schuessler therapists recommend taking the following mineral salts: salt #1 and #11, which strengthen the connective tissue, and salt #4 Potassium chloratum, which helps improve blood flow and regulates blood thickness. In addition to them, Schussler's ointment No. 1 can be applied to the affected areas, 1-2 times a day.
When swelling occurs
If you have a tendency to retain water and complain of swelling, in addition to the connective tissue, the function of the kidneys should also be stimulated, according to naturopaths. For this purpose, it is recommended to take Schussler's salt No. 10 Sodium Sulfuricum, which helps the body to expel excess water and also improves lymphatic drainage. You can also do a stroking massage of the legs from the bottom up with Schussler's ointment #10.
In sleep disorders, insomnia
Everyone has had periods where they complain of difficulty falling asleep or restless sleep, waking up during the night, etc. In phases of hormonal changes such as puberty, pregnancy or menopause, sleep problems can also be intensified by a psycho-emotional nature. For similar type of complaints, the so-called "Hot 7" - 10 tablets have a quick effect. of Schussler's salt #7 Magnesium phosphoricum, dissolved in a glass of warm water, which is drunk slowly, in small sips with retention of the liquid in the mouth, immediately before going to bed in the evening. This stimulates the body to optimally absorb and process magnesium, which is necessary to achieve the necessary relaxation and restful sleep.
For particularly restless, tense, anxious people, Schussler therapists recommend taking 5 tablets as a "cocktail" before sleep. of salts #7 and #11. This combination is considered to have a stabilizing effect on the nerves and to be an effective aid in restoring psycho-emotional balance.
The classic "female complaint" - the headache
Fluctuating hormone levels in women are also an important factor in frequent complaints of headaches, according to naturopaths. In this case, again, Schussler's salt #7 can be useful, as it regulates nerve impulses and has an antispasmodic effect. of the salt until improvement occurs. In addition, the neck can be gently massaged with Schussler's ointment #7. And if the headache is accompanied by exhaustion and fatigue, salt #5 Potassium Phosphoricum is a good alternative - it is the main remedy for the nervous system in Schussler's biochemistry and is important for all physical, mental and emotional states of exhaustion. Supports energy balance.
The 12 salts of life - biochemistry according to Dr. Schuessler. Angelika Wolffskeel von Reichenberg, Mankau, 2013