No. 8 Nat Chlor Part 2 Distributes Fluids
So how do you recognise the signs and Symtpoms of Sodium Chloride deficiency?
Remember, you will see me shorten this to Nat Chlor or Nat Mur as we go through.
This week we look at
- The Importance of Sodium Chloride
- Signs and Symptoms
- Treatment Protocols
Your references for this week are The Clinical Science of Biochemic Medicine Part 3
- Signs and Symptoms p55-56
- Facial Diagnosis book p59
Role of Sodium Chloride in the body
Sodium Chloride is needed to balance your body’s fluids. Remember how we talked about
osmosis in EClasses 1 and 2. It is because the intercellular fluids and the cells contain
different concentrations of sodium chloride that the fluid can move in and out of the
cells from a higher concentration to a lower concentration.
Sodium Chloride is therefore an incredibly important mineral for the body. If sodium
chloride is deficient in the cells then the fluids cannot travel in and out of the cells.
- It regulates the body’s fluid balance,
- In low concentrations it promotes digestion, especially fluid metabolism
- Loosens mucous in the respiratory organs
- When blood composition is deficient it helps rebalance the minerals.
Functions of sodium salts in the body
There are three Sodium Minerals used in the body
Sodium Phosphate – attracts fluids to the cells
Sodium Chloride – distributes the fluids
Sodium Sulphate – excretes the fluids from the cells.
You only need one of the sodium salts to be out of balance to cause a disturbance in the
other salts. Sodium Chloride distributes fluids. Therefore, if there is a deficiency, fluids
are not distributed correctly, and waste material is not excreted from the cells. This may
cause lethargy, weariness, tiredness and more symptoms.
Sodium Chloride assists in the movement and transportation of fluids to the cells. If it
isn’t in place, distribution of essential elements is not taking place. Therefore the whole
mechanism is disturbed.
Often these people will present with
- Rigid opinions
- Bearing grudges
- Mentally age prematurely or unhappily.
How Important is Sodium Chloride?
- Sodium Chloride is an anabolic agent, responsible for osmotic equilibrium
- Determine the colloid (fluid) condition of the tissue
- Regulates water balance
- Regulates acid / alkaline balance
- Regulates cell excitability
Hence it is extremely versatile and required in joints, bones, muscles, skin and nerves.
It is required for substance construction. It is extremely important for the digestive
organs and for the genitals.
Some of the signs and
symptoms that may be seen
- Great weakness
- Sleeping disorder
- Watery eyes – lachrymation
Symptoms of dryness
In the joints it can lead to bradytrophic tissues, osteoporosis, vertebral- back pain
- Joint pain, dry sinews, or dryness in the joint capsules, clicking joints
- Skin dryness, dandruff, tendency to chaps and cracks
- Dryness of mucous membranes
Sodium Potassium Pumps
Adenosine Tri Phosphates (ATP) are a class of enzymes that help release energy that the
enzyme (in most cases) harnesses to drive other chemical reactions in the body.
ATP transports chemical energy within cells for metabolism. Most cellular functions need
energy to be carried out: synthesis of proteins, synthesis of membranes, movement of the
cell, cellular division, etc. need energy in order to be made. The ATP is the molecule that
carries energy to the place where the energy is needed. (Wikipedia)
Adenosine triphosphate, (ATP), energy-carrying molecule found in the cells of all
living things. ATP captures chemical energy obtained from the breakdown of food
molecules and releases it to fuel other cellular processes.
Cells require chemical energy for three general types of tasks: to drive metabolic
reactions that would not occur automatically; to transport needed substances across
membranes; and to do mechanical work, such as moving muscles. ATP is not a storage
molecule for chemical energy; that is the job of carbohydrates, such as glycogen, and fats.
When energy is needed by the cell, it is converted from storage molecules into ATP.
ATP then serves as a shuttle, delivering energy to places within the cell where
energy-consuming activities are taking place. (Encyclopedia Britannica, 2016)
Sodium Potassium ATPase (Na+ / K+ ATPase)
- Establishes the ionic concentration balance that maintains cell potential. But while Sodium
Chloride plays a major role, without Magnesium Phosphate the enzymes cannot be produced.
So Magnesium Phosphate is also required for this process to function.
- Simply put – the sodium potassium pump helps the cell work efficiently.
Recognising Nat Mur Deficiency Signs and Symptoms
Metal and emotional state
- Undernourished and run down physical condition
- Pessimistic, tired pale type
- Fatigue and low energy
- Vegetativesymptoms which disturb a person’s functions necessary to maintain life
(vegetative functions). These disturbances are most commonly seen in mood disorders,
and are part of the diagnostic criteria for depression, but also appear in other conditions.
- Back pain with accompanying feeling of depression
- Hopelessness, despair
A good prescription in cases of depression is
5 x Kali Phos in the morning
5 x Mag Phos at Lunch
5 x Kali Phos at dinner
5 x Mag Phos before bed
2 x Nat Chlor after each meal.
I have seen this help significantly. If clients are on medication, they may be able to reduce their
medication levels with assistance from their doctor. However, DO NOT recommend that they go
off any depression medications. Many depression medications need to be stopped slowly, and
as such need to be monitored by the patients doctor.
Chronic inflammation of eyes and ears
- Chronic colds accompanied by nose bleeding
- Chronic catarrhal pharyngitis, laryngitis, bronchitis
- Watery eyes,
- Excessive or insufficient saliva
- Sense of taste and smell is impaired or lost.
- Gingivitis, bad breath
- Sore throat
Poor quality sleep
Nat mur works well when people wake up tired
- Drowsiness with muscular weakness
- Languid, drowsy
- General weight loss
- Loss of taste or smell
- Great thirst
- Crave salt
- With raw, sore anus
- Mucous covered stool
Eczema and skin symptoms
I have seen eczema improve with just the use of minerals.
One of my children developed eczema when he was little. Within a few months of using the minerals it
disappeared. The doctor wanted to prescribe steroid cream but we never needed to use it. I have since
used Nat Chlor when indicated as one of the remedies for Eczema with good effect.
Another client developed patches on his body after exposure to a type of food. I prescribed Nat
Chlor dissolved in water and then soaking a face washer or cloth in the solution. I asked him to
use it as a compress for 10 minutes a day, and over the next month or two the lesions disappeared.
Prescribing Nat Chlor
When prescribing Nat Chlor I will write on the clients prescription:
2 x Nat Chlor aftermeals (on its own).
What this means is if I have prescribed another mineral after meals, the client takes the first mineral,
lets the tablets dissolve in their mouth, and then put Nat Chlor tablets in their mouth and let them dissolve.
The Institute of Biochemic Medicine recommends that minerals are prescribed in conjunction with each
other or on an alternating basis. Nat Chlor it recommends to always be taken on its own. Chemically,
sodium chloride shares its electrons easily with other minerals, so taking it on its own ensures that your
clients are receiving the mineral that you have prescribed.
There are a number of combination minerals available on the market, but whilst some are successful,
others do not take into account the cation, anion pairs or the antagonistic roles of some minerals. As such
you cannot be entirely assured of getting the response you expect. (Admin and Introduction p A15)
- Sodium is an antagonist to Calcium, and by taking the minerals separately ensures that each mineral
can act in the way expected. (review your notes on antagonists, EClass 2)
- Sodium Chloride shares its electrons easily with other minerals. By providing the minerals separately
we are ensuring that we get the action expected from giving the minerals. Once the minerals are in
the blood stream, carbonic acid in the blood acts as an isolating medium to the molecules of the Tissue Salts.
Exercise 1 – Dehydration
A few facts about the effects about dehydration:
- Up to 75% of the world’s population is dehydrated.
- Mild dehydration slows down metabolism.
- Lack of water triggers DAYTIME FATIGUE
- 8-10 glasses of water per day can significantly ease back and joint pain
- A 2% drop in body water can trigger fuzzy short term memory affecting ability to perform basic math,
and difficulty focusing on computer screen and a printed page
5 glasses of water per day decreases the risk of colon and breast cancer. Discuss WHY.
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Next week, we will look at the facial signs for Nat Chlor.
See you then.
No. 8 Nat Chlor
autonomic nervous system – the part of the nervous system responsible for control of body
functions that are not consciously directed, such as breathing, heartbeat and digestion.
arthritis – acute or chronic inflammation of a joint, often accompanied by pain and structural
changes and having diverse causes, as infection, crystal deposition, or injury.
bradytrophic – having slow acting nutritive processes.
buffer – a solution which resists changes in PH when an acid or alkali is added to it.
bulimia – a habitual disturbance in eating behaviour mostly affecting young women of normal
weight, characterized by frequent episodes of grossly excessive food intake followed by
self-induced vomiting to avert weight gain
causalgia – a severe burning pain sensation in the hand or foot caused by peripheral nerve
injury. It is often aggravated by the slightest stimulation, or intensified by emotions.
gingivitis – inflammation of the gums, characterized by redness and swelling.
mucin – any of a class of glycoproteins found in saliva, gastric juice, etc., that form viscous
solutions and act as lubricants or protectants on external and internal surfaces of the body.
vegetative disturbances – (A) Vegetative symptoms are disturbances of a person’s functions necessary to
maintain life (vegetative functions). These disturbances are most commonly seen in mood disorders,
and are part of the diagnostic criteria for depression, but also appear in other conditions. (Wikipedia.com)
vegetative disturbances – (B)Vegetative functions are those bodily processes most directly concerned
with maintenance of life.This category encompasses nutritional, metabolic, and endocrine functions including
eating, sleeping, menstruation, bowel function, bladder activity, and sexual performance. These functions can
be altered by a wide variety of psychologic states. (John B. Griffin, 1990)