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Confused about homeopathic remedies and tissue/cell salts?

You are not alone! This is one of those areas which is difficult to untangle.

Hence this blog to try and clarify what are the similarities and differences.



Samuel Hahnemann, a German doctor, was the founder of homeopathy.

Homeopathic remedies are based on the principle of Like Treats Like or treating with similars. The very first homeopathic remedy was China which when taken in a medicinal dose produced the symptoms of malaria/intermittent fever which was same disease it was known to cure.

Because no two people express dis-ease symptoms in exactly the same way, homeopathic remedies are prescribed for the individual, not the ‘disease’.

A homeopathic remedy is made in a very specific way. The substance, predominantly sourced from plant, mineral or animal is serially diluted AND succussed (shaken vigorously) until there is no material substance detectable. There are different potencies (strengths) ranging from the X potency to the C and M potency and the LM potencies. This same process is also used to make cell/tissue salts.


Dr Schussler was the founder of Tissue/Cell Salts, also in Germany, but a little after Dr Hahnemann’s time. He classified several mineral salts and trace elements as being essential to the healthy functioning of the human body at the cellular level. He believed that supplying specific salts to the organism where there was a deficit could therefore bring about better nutrition and better health.

So tissue salts are designed specifically to address inadequate nutrition at the cellular level. They are not prescribed for the individual per se.

However, tissue salts are made by dilution and succussion - just the same as homeopathic remedies.

BUT, tissue salts are made in the X potency only, usually 3x, 6x , 9x or 12x.

Tissue salts are therefore homeopathic remedies made only in 3x, 6x, 9x or 12x potencies and address inadequate nutrition at the cellular level. That is why they are called tissue/cell salts.

All 12 of the tissue salts are also available in higher potencies (where there is more dilution and succussion) and these are classified as homeopathic remedies. The Law of Similars is the basis for their prescription, like all other homeopathic remedies.

In summary,

The process of making both tissue salts and remedies is the same.

However, tissue salts are very low potency, specifically only in the X range. Homeopathic remedies are mostly in the C range and above.

Secondly, homeopathic remedies are prescribed on the basis of the Law of Similars, but Tissue Salts are not. The latter are taken to address a lack of nutrition at the cellular level.

I hope you have found this article useful. if you know someone else who might benefit from reading it, please do share it with them. Thank you for reading it.

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