E-Class 32 – No. 11 Silica – Smile Lines and Crows Feet
Let’s look at what you are going to see in your clients faces when they need Silica. I know you have been wondering about lines, and you will get to see some today, as well as shines. So read on to find out more…
This week we look at
- Facial signs for Silica
- How to use Silica Cream
Your references for this week are The Clinical Science of Biochemic Medicine Part 4
- What Schuessler says p77
- Sodium Phosphate p78-79
- Signs and Symptoms p80
- Indications 81
- Facial Diagnosis book p45
Where it is found
Silica is found in all cells, and therefore all organs. It is found in the skin, hair and nails. Dr Schussler reported that it is found in the neurilemma: a cell that enfolds one or more axons of the nervous system. Silica is in the Myelin fibres of the nerve sheath. Lungs, lymph glands and the adrenal glands all contain high amount of Silica. Silica provides strength, resistance and resilience to these tissues.
Children have 50% more silica in their bodies than adults.
Role of Silica in the body
Silica’s role is one of cohesiveness and solidity. It is the mineral of rejuvenation. Silicea is definitely a constitutional remedy. Its main targets are the connective tissue, the bone and lymphoid tissues, the skin and its appendages (teeth, hair, nails etc.) and the central nervous system.
Silica activates the scavenger cells (phagocytes) of the body, and is an important defense against infections.
Signs of deficiency
When Silica is deficient, you may experience:
- exhaustion, malnutrition and early aging signs will show.
- Flabbiness of tissues
- Early stages of atrophy of the connective tissues
It may also destroy cell activity.
Who it is useful for people who:
- Have Weak connective tissues
- Have Difficulty fighting off infections
- Don’t run a temperature easily
- Skin doesn’t heal easily
When your client needs Silica, their skin may have a glazy shine. Their skin may be glassy, with a gloss. Sometimes I have looked at these people and wondered if they have put on an oil or a face cream to get this effect, but find out it is the natural look of their skin.
Skin may appear transparent or very thin like tissue paper.
The face may be red, mainly on the saddle of the nose. The cheeks can be shiny glassy red. And an important sign is a glossy shine from the tip of the nose, continuing all the way to the ears.
You may see lots of little wrinkles at the outer corner of the eye. These are sometimes known as “crows feet” or smile lines.
When your client needs silica, you may also see other lines, or smile lines that start in front of the ear (like Calc Phos) except that they continue to extend below the ear, and may even extend all the way down the face.
Sunken hollows of the upper eyelid
In Chronic cases, Silica will show as hollows in the upper eyelid of the eye, above the eyeball. This may be seen particularly when your client looks up towards the ceiling.
The tongue can appear brownish, and have a slimy coating. It may also have ulcers on it, or be dry.
Silica can have a “frosty” disposition. You may not feel like they warm to you. In “Facial diagnostics”, it is described as “all is Frosty”. Interestingly they feel worse from cold.
Everything gets worse towards evening, at night.
They also feel worse from exercising. I have had some clients come and say just this. “Some people love exercising, but I don’t, I do it because I know its good for me, but when if finish, I feel worse! Why is that?” So now you know, this client is telling you they need Silica.
If your client needs Silica, he or she may be using warmth, or wrapping up warm, for their complaints improve. Have you ever seen someone wear a hat or beanie to bed, because it helps their headache? Or they wrap themselves in a fluffy blanket because it helps them feel better. When someone is wrapping themselves up, or wrapping themselves up to improve the complaint, think Silica.
How to use Silica
Other uses for Silica… I spoke about quite a few last week, but also consider these.
Silica provides new elasticity for limp vessel walls, in varicose veins and haemorrhoids.
Use Silica tablets in alternation with Calc Fluor. You may also consider using the cream in alternation with Calc Fluor cream.
Sticky tear duct
Sticky tear ducts can help clear with silica. Styes also improve with Silica.
When an ulcer forms underneath a tooth, the ulcer needs a way to discharge the pus and contents. Silica is better in this situation than any of the other minerals. It will help the body find an outlet for the infected material and discharge it safely from under the tooth.
In Kali Phos we spoke of how silica and Kali phos helped to regrow hair. Silica can help with hairloss even to the extent of baldness. Cream may be used on bald areas, and as hair grows back then use a wet flannel dipped in water with 5-10 tablets of Silica dissolved in the water. Try it and see…
In Nat phos, we mentioned how Silica and Nat Phos worked together to reduce uric acid in the blood. Silica will also help with very stinky sweats. Please note, that it is wise to prewar your clients that the sweats may get a little worse initially, (although this doesn’t happen to everyone) but shortly after it will improve.
Silica helps bruises to disappear much faster.
Silica can help the body to expel splinters and other foreign objects.
I heard a pretty remarkable story recently. A man came to a therapist with some glass stuck in their hand. He lived in a rural area, and couldn’t getting to a doctor to remove the glass til the next day. The practitioner decided to give high doses of Silica tissue salts in the interim. The man took 20 tablets every hour, and by next morning the piece of glass was removed, purely by the action of Silica, before he got to the doctor. I highly advise that you follow all the normal protocols for first aid. However you may still use Tissue Salts in conjunction with your first aid protocols.
Fistulas, boils, glandular inflammation and more…
Silica helps the body to find a way out for suppurations and toxins. In the skin this may appear as boils or fistulas, furuncles and carbuncles are many headed suppurations, looking for a way out of the body. All types of suppurative infections can be helped by Silica, from ulcers, to boils, nail ulcers suppuration of the nail bed. See below, pictures of a multi-headed boil discharging and then healing with the help of Silica tablets and cream.
Hip Joints and weak discs
I have used Silica when there are issues with joints.
No 1 – Calc Fluor for elastic fibres
No 6 – Kali Sulph for Collagen fibres
No 11 – Silica for connective tissue cells.
In the case of weak discs, you may rub in Silica cream then cover with a light dressing overnight.
Neck headaches with a grinding sound in the neck when you move your head, can be improved with Silica. Rub Silica cream into the neck.
Hip joints – Rub Siica cream into the hip to relieve hip pain, and improve the health of the connective tissue in the joint.
Look out for signs of Silica this week. See if you can spot them.
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Our final remedy next week is Calc Sulph. Find out why I think it is so apt that Calc Sulph is No 12.
See you soon
No. 11. Silica
atrophy – a wasting or decrease in the size of an organ or tissue, as from death and reabsorption of cells, diminished cellular proliferation, pressure, ischemia (local deficiency of blood supply produced by vasoconstriction or local obstacles to the arterial flow), malnutrition, decreased function, or hormonal changes
celiac disease – a gastrointestinal disease characterized by an inability to absorb the protein gluten, resulting in diarrhea, the passage of stools having a high fat content, and nutritional and vitamin deficiencies. Individuals with celiac disease must avoid ingesting products made from grains containing gluten, including wheat, rye, barley, and oats
connective tissue – tissue that connects, supports, binds, or encloses the structures of the body. Connective tissues are made up of cells embedded in an extracellular matrix and include bones, cartilage, mucous membranes, fat, and blood
obstipation – a severe form of constipation, usually resulting from obstruction of the intestinal tract
synovitis – inflammation of a synovial membrane that surrounds the joint
Suppuration – process of pus forming. If you can’t remove a tiny splinter from your finger, over time some suppuration may occur around it. Use the noun suppuration when you need a nice clean medical term for the formation of pus, the white substance that sometimes oozes from a sore or a pimple.