Homeopathy and tissue (cell) salts
Treating dental (tooth, gum and jaw) problems with "energetic" remedies
I consider the use of homeopathic remedies a very valuable energetic modality and an important additional dental healing avenue. Homeopathy can both generally strengthen, detoxify and directly help heal teeth and gums. The following contains several examples of its application as well as an introduction to the dental use of "tissue salts" (also known as cell salts). Important to be aware of: homeopathic remedies typically are prescribed patient-specific, not disease-specific, i.e. two patients with the same disease may be given totally different homeopathic remedies to address that disease.
- Homeopathic help with chronic dental pain
- Testimonial: tooth root infection cured with homeopathic remedy
- Cell salts for dental healing
- "Antidotes" to homeopathic remedies
Homeopathic help with chronic dental pain
Apparently, chronic gum problems as well as toothache respond well to homeopathic remedies. Compare homeopathic toothache remedies.
I once successfully used two homeopathic remedies to bring a deep-seated root infection
literally to a head, with a large boil forming on the gum that allowed much pus to be gradually discharged, thus relieving the infection and concomitant pain.
This healing was mostly owed to the intuitive skill of a spiritual healer who used a device named biotensor to determine the best remedies for my specific case (as mentioned above, homeopathy typically is prescribed patient-specific, not disease-specific). I had asked him for a remedy to strengthen my teeth and to heal a nerve infection on my left side. Interestingly and unexpectedly, a "silent" root infection on my right side was activated as I took the remedies and in the course of c. 3 weeks, led to the mostly painfree formation of a huge (2 cm, i.e. 4/5th of an inch) abscess and after discharge of the pus it contained, resulted in the near-total clearing of the root (which previously had been painful upon direct pressure).
While homeopathic remedies can be powerfully therapeutic substances, their medicinal action and effectiveness can actually be easily disturbed or even nullified ("antidoted") by certain commonly used substances (even of natural origin), chemicals and medicines. So to truly benefit from your homeopathic treatment, it is important to avoid exposure to these "antidotes".
Based upon their individual patient experiences, different homeopaths seem to give slightly varying lists of items that work against homeopathic remedies. Following is a general list of what you may wish to avoid in order to not disrupt the efficacy of your homeopathic treatment:
Coffee (incl. decaffeinated), herbs of the mint family, eucalyptus, camphor, menthol, strong-smelling/tasting herbs and odours, mothballs, strong essential oils such as tea tree, rosemary, lavender, Listerine, wintergreen, hair colouring, vinegar, most medical drugs (antibiotics, steroids, antihistamines, cortisone ointments etc.), all over the counter (OTC) medicines, marijuana, hashish, LSD, cocaine, mescaline and all other recreational drugs, dental drilling, chiropractic and acupuncture treatments, and sleeping on/under electric blankets.
Remember that many of the above-listed items and substances can be "hidden" in numerous products, incl. toothpaste, lip balms, condiments, processed foods, ointments etc.
Some also advise to not put anything in one's mouth for 20 minutes before and after taking the homeopathic remedy.
Handling of remedies: store homeopathic remedies in a cool dark place, protected from strong smells.
Developed by German physician Dr. Wilhelm Heinrich Schüßler (1821-1898, also spelled Schuessler in non-German texts), cell salts are based on inorganic mineral salts and akin (but not fully identical) to homeopathic remedies (since their mode of action is not based on the homeopathic "like cures like" principle).
According to Schüßler's research, an imbalance or deficiency of any of 12 mineral salts at the cellular level can lead to sickness, and ingestion of the missing mineral(s) in the bio-available form of "cell salts" can restore the balance of these salts.
Schüßler's twelve tissue salts [Calcium fluoride (calc fluor), Calcium phosphate (calc phos), Calcium sulfate (calc sulph), Potassium chloride (kali mur), Potassium phosphate (kali phos), Potassium sulfate (kali sulph), Sodium phosphate (nat phos), Sodium sulfate (nat sulph), Sodium chloride (nat mur), Ferric pyrophosphate (ferrum phos), Magnesium phosphate (mag phos) and Silicon dioxide (silicea)] are available as tablets over the counter and on the internet. The tablets can be dissolved in the mouth, or a glass of water to be drunk slowly over the day. Before swallowing you may wish to keep the liquid in your mouth for a while since the active substances are absorbed via the oral mucosa.
Tissue salt number 1, Calcium fluoride (calc fluor), is said to help with defective tooth enamel. Site visitor Annie Karl writes that she has used this cell salt to reverse a couple of cavities. She recommends to place three or four tablets on the tooth with a cavity and continue to do this several times throughout the day or before bedtime-until it reverses. One can also place the tissue salt on the root of the tooth in the gum area (which may be more beneficial because according to what one dentist told her, cavities begin in the root1).
Please note: according to which source one reads, other tissue salts are also recommended for the above and similar purposes.
Tissue salt number 4, Potassium chloride (kali mur): according to several impressive testimonials I have read, taking Potassium chloride (kali mur) in high doses is powerfully effective against pus pockets in the tooth roots (infections in the jaw) while having no side effects. It supposedly works quickest and best when you take the tablets in hot water. Allow ten tablets to dissolve in a cup of hot water (this will take a few minutes only, attention: never use a metal spoon to stir), then sip slowly and repeat several times a day. If you take too little, you may see no result, but with regular intake the pus pocket may heal up very quickly. You may see some pus being discharged in the process.
Tissue salt number 4 is said to work with infections that have progressed to the second stage (i.e. are no longer deeply red but have started to discharge) so it may be useful for a number of dental infections.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Potassium chloride (kali mur) is cell salt number 4 in Europe. In the US, Potassium chloride (kali mur) is cell salt number 5.
1 If nothing else, this would be true insofar as the tooth is continually nourished, replenished and rebuilt from its inner pulp chamber residing in the root section (see illustration in Dental Glossary: Tooth). If the blood is lacking in nutrients essential for tooth health, the tooth will start to deteriorate (compare Book extract: Dr. Herbert Shelton on the real reasons for tooth decay). Further "must-be-aware-of" insights into tooth nourishment from the inside out under Dentinal fluid transport - revolutionary theory of natural caries resistance and cariogenesis.