Dr Schuessler's BioChemic Minerals
The German Association of Biochemistry (Biochemischer Bund Deutschland eV) was the first organisation of biochemistry - founded in 1885.
Today, with branches throughout Europe, and many other countries of the world, it it the worlds leading authority on the subject of 'The Clinical Science of the Biochemic Therapies of Dr. med W. H. Schuessler', with continuing work, and research into the 12 minerals.
With representative seats on the Health Commission of the Federal German Government and the Health commission of the European Government (EU), The German Association of Biochemistry, as owners of Schuessler's original works; and current evidence based scientific research material, is considered the worlds leading authority on the subject of Inorganic elements and the fundamentals of biochemistry of Dr. Schuessler.
It is common knowledge today that inorganic salts and trace elements play an important role in staying healthy and that a healthy diet is essential to a healthy body. In modern times more people are turning to the Biochemic method of healing. It is a simple treatment that is easy for people to understand, and it is quite inexpensive. Today, mineral supplements are readily available and easy to obtain, but this has not always been the case.
The Biochemic healing method began as the work and research of medical doctor, Dr. Wilhelm Heinrich Schuessler (1821-1898). Dr. Schuessler was a Doctor of medicine, a Physiological Chemist, and a Physicist who had a keen analytical mind and was able to co-ordinate the far-reaching physiological discoveries of great contemporary scientists. As a practicing physician he put his theories to the test and achieved the formulation of his unique system of cellular therapeutics. He named this system Biochemistry – the chemistry of living tissue.
Dr. Schuessler surmised that there are four simple principles of Biochemistry. Later agreed by Virchow (Principles of Cellular Pathology) and scientifically proven by Stahlkopf (1918-1972). These principles are:
Disease does not occur if cell metabolism is normal.
Cell metabolism is in turn normal if cell nutrition is adequate.
Nutritional substances are either of organic or inorganic nature as far as the body is concerned.
The ability of the body cells to assimilate and to excrete and further to utilize nutritional material is impaired if there is a deficiency in the inorganic (mineral salt) constituent of tissue.
Once Dr. Schuessler reached the conclusion that the normal function of the cell is dependent on a normal dosage of inorganic mineral salts, he was inspired to expand his Biochemic research, eventually concluding that the 12 most important mineral salts are:
Phosphate of Iron
Dr. Schuessler believed that the body needed to maintain a proper balance of the twelve mineral salts in order to ensure normal cell function and good health. Any disruption to this balance would cause illness. He also believed that a normal balance of these vital mineral salts could be re-established with the administration of the deficient mineral salt in a readily assimilated form, which would pass rapidly into the bloodstream and body cells. Gunther Stahlkopf proved this simple logic scientifically in his research in the early 1900s.
This natural form of medicine is about – diagnosing which Mineral salt(s) are lacking in the organism – establishing the cause – treating by temporarily supplementing the required Mineral(s) in order to stimulate the cell system.