E-Class 4 Calcium Fluoride Part 2
Tips for remembering the Tissue Salts and their Numbers
You will notice as we speak about the minerals that we use a variety of names:
- Abbreviation – e.g. Kali Chlor
- Latin Name – e.g. Kalium muriaticum, also called Kalium chloratum
- Common Elemental Name – Potassium Chloride
- Numbers – e.g. 1, 2, 3, 4 etc.
We use each of these names so that you build familiarity with all of them, as all of them are used around the world. Initially, this can be a bit confusing if you haven’t done any chemistry at school, or quite easy to work out if you have used Chemistry for further study or work. If the variety of names are new to you, I suggest you make a copy of the table included in your Downloads and use it whilst you are getting familiar with the remedies. I suggest you also add easy keywords for each remedy as you go, so for example, Calc Fluor – Elasticity, as memory joggers.
There are a couple of easy ways to remember the Tissue Salts. The abbreviated names are based on the Latin or German names for the minerals, and are in Alphabetical order, with the exception of Calc Sulph, which is at the end because Schuessler took a long time to work out the value of Calc Sulph in the body. Initially,he thought that Nat Phos and Silica would do the work of Calc Sulph… More about that when we get to Calc Sulph.
The Structure of the Manual
Your Manuals for this part of the Course are
- “The Clinical Science of Biochemic Therapy: Diploma Course” and
- The blue “Facial Diagnostics’” book.
You will receive access to these at the beginning of Month 2. They contain detailed information on each of the 12 Biochemic Minerals (Tissue Salts). You will notice a common structure for the manual.
- What Schuessler said about each mineral(E.g. Calc Fluor p4)
- Information about each mineral – How it’s used in the body(E.g. Calc Fluor p5 – 7)
- Signs and Symptoms – what your client is experiencing(E.g. Calc Fluor p 8)
- Indications – what your clients are likely to say about their symptoms(E.g. Calc Fluor p9)
- Facial Diagnosis and signs – what you see (E.g. Calc Fluor p10) and Facial Diagnostics Book
- Prescriptions and uses of tablets and creams. What to do (Eg. Throughout Calc Fluor p5 – 9) Facial Diagnostics book
What Schuessler has to say…
The first page of each Tissue Salt has a quote from Schuessler about each mineral. Usually in the form of
- Where it comes from, chemical properties
- Where it is found in the body
- How it is used in the body
I am always amazed at the insight of Schuessler into the minerals. He was a keen observer, and researcher. He looked for the biochemical reasoning as to why the minerals worked in the body. You will notice in the quotes from Schuessler, the older language, yet the basis is still applicable today.
Refer back to this for each remedy to understand the action of each remedy.
Key Mode of Action of Calc Fluor from Schuessler
Page 4 “The Clinical Science of Biochemic Therapy”
We spoke last week about Calc Fluor and its relationship to elasticity in the body. Take note of paragraph 2 and 3, Page 4.
If there is a lack of Calc Fluor, the tissues cannot return to their elastic state. This state of relaxation in the elastic fibres causes an inability to absorb exudations – the fluids of inflammation – causing hard swellings. By providing Calc Fluor, the elasticity is again restored, and the exudations are thrown off, absorbed, and excreted by the lymphaticsystem.
Take time to consider who you know who may be experiencing Calc Fluor symptoms. You may wish to use the Tissue Salts Reference List above to add another column with names to remind you, or when we do the Facial Diagnostics next week, to list people with facial signs for the remedy.
Review p 5-7 of your Manual (summarised last week)
Signs and Symptoms – page 8.
Consider anyone with these signs and symptoms. Use the Glossary at the end of this week’s e Class for any words you don’t understand, and use it to add any additional words you need defined.
Indications – Page 9
Next week we will look at the facial diagnostic signs for Calc Fluor
How to use Calc Fluor
Calc Fluor and Calc phos deficiency is often found in women, who are often the lynch pin of the family, and end up deficient. Calcium is also leached in pregnancy as discussed last week.
Calc Phos, as we will see shortly works closely with Calc Fluor. If you see signs for Calc Fluor, also check for signs of Calc Phos. If you give Calc Phos at the same time, then often the Calc Fluor will rebalance much quicker.
Why else would there be an imbalance?
- A lot of supplements contain Calcium Carbonate. In the body, this needs to be converted to Calc Phos, using phosphates.
- Soft drinks (fizzy drinks/ sodas) have phosphates in them also, which may lead to too many phosphates in the blood. Phosphates are an acid, and need neutralising. The body uses Calcium in the blood to neutralise the acid. if there is too much acid, the body will create uric acid crystals and unless the person drinks enough water to help excrete the uric acid, the body will deposit it as crystals in the joints.
- Steak or red meats are converted to acid in the body, all proteins are acids. If the diet contains a lot of red meat, it may lead to long term calcium deficiency as the body tries to neutralise the acid. NB Calcium phosphate and protein metabolism when we do No 2 Calc phos.
Pains in the lumbar region, RSI, strains
Calc Fluor Cream rubbed on the affected area. You only need a small amount of cream on your fingertip to rub into a reasonably large area. A small amount goes a long way.
Case 1 – A participant at one of our workshops was experiencing continued lumbar pain, she had pain there for years. We rubbed a small amount of cream on the area, and almost immediately the pain was gone. She was amazed and questioned it, yet the pain did not return for the following 3 days of the workshop. It can be that quick, although it may take longer and need continued application for more chronic cases.
Back Pain – example of a prescription –
2 x Calc Fluor (No. 1) before breakfast and dinner,
2 x Nat Mur (No. 8) after each meal
2 x Silica (No. 11) before lunch
2 x silica (No. 11) before bed
2 x Nat mur (No. 8) before bed after the silica has dissolved (about 15 seconds) – N.B. Remember what we said about not mixing some minerals – Nat mur (No. 8) is always taken on its own. This means that you let the silica dissolve completely in your mouth before taking the Nat mur. No, you don’t have to wait 10 mins or anything like that, 15 seconds will usually do it with the brands of tissue salts (like DHU)that are the softer dissolving tablets.
Why do we take it this way? – Calc Fluor for elasticity, Silica to stabilise joints and excrete any toxins, Nat Mur to help fluid movement in and out of the cells.
Blurred vision after straining the eye
Dissolve 2 Calc Fluor tablets in a cup of water, wet a face washer in the water and place the face washer over the eyes as a wet compress. Rest the eyes for 5-10 minutes with the compress on.
Varicose veins are enlarged superficial veins whose valves cannot fully close. There can be sensations of tightness and cramping. They can be quite painful, especially after standing for long periods of time. Causes can be an inherited weakness, hormonal – e.g. pregnancy, and mechanical e.g. standing too long at work.
To help strengthen loose vein walls:
2 x Calc Fluor 2 – 3 times per day, depending on severity and how long the varicosity has occurred
2 x Silica 2 – 3 times per day
This treatment may continue for a year or more, and may be used concurrently with Calc Fluor cream in the morning and Silica cream in the evening.
Varicose Vein Exercises
Stand with your legs apart behind a chair with your hands holding the chair back for support.
Raise yourself onto your toes as high as possible (this stretches the back of the legs) and count to 5 – slowly lower and then roll back the other way on to your heel, lifting your toes, pulling the muscles and veins in the opposite direction and count to 5.
Repeat this 5 times in each session.
Try and do these stretches 3 times daily
Heavy Menstrual periods with Bearing Down sensation
Case 2 – A lady with strong facial signs for Calc Fluor came with excessive periods and bleeding. She was prescribed Calc Fluor and Silica, and within 3 days the periods stopped, and have been normal since.
Case 3 – a teenager starting periods, but bleeding every 10 days to 2 weeks, was given Silica and Calc Fluor daily, and within the month her periods started to regulate, to monthly.
There are other remedies that we will look at for menstrual symptoms as we go through the course. It is important to look at the client’s Facial signs, History, their signs and symptoms to work out the best prescription.
Calc Fluor for Unreasonable fears. – consider children who are scared of… They may be growing and using lots of calcium, and may be helped by the inclusion of Calc Fluor.
Next week we will look at Facial Signs for Calc Fluor, you will have some clues already as to what this is going to look like. We will include some photos for you to get familiar with.
Mineral Deficiency Analysis
Complete the Mineral Deficiency Analysis Form for yourself. Download the form from your Bonus Pack.
When complete send a copy through to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Next week we will go through taking Facial photos in detail.
See the next page for the Glossary for Calc Fluor. Please let us know at email@example.com if we need to include any other words in the Glossary.
If you aren’t trained in medical terminology, some of the words in the manuals will be new to you.
For each Mineral we have created a list of Medical phrases and their definitions. Use this for your own reference. Please add to this as you discover new words that you aren’t familiar with.
It can be useful to understand the root of the words,– for example all words ending in _itis, like tonsillitis, _itis means Inflammation, tonsil tells you where. Getting familiar with the root forms of words makes working out new medical words a lot easier.
It can be valuable to get a good medical Dictionary, for example the references below are from “Taber’s Cyclopaedic Medical Dictionary,” or Dictionary.Com Medical Dictionary at http://dictionary.reference.com/medical
No 1 Calc Fluor
Cirrhosis (Gk krrhos, orange yellow, osis condition) a chronic disease of the liver with formation of dense perilobular connective tissue (hardening)
epidermis – (derma – skin) outermost layer of the skin
exudation – oozing of fluids, usually the result of inflammation
anal fissure – a linear ulcer on the margin of the anus
flaccid – relaxed, flabby, defective or absent muscle tone
goitre – enlargement of the thyroid gland
haemorrhage – abnormal discharge of blood
hyperkeratosis – 1.overgrowth of the cornea 2. Overgrowth of the horny layer of the epidermis
induration – an area of hardened tissue
lumbago – dull aching pain in the lumbar region of the back
neuralgia – nerve pain
osteochondrosis (osteo – bone) a disease causing degenerative changes in the ossification centres of the epiphyses (growth area) of bones, particularly during periods of rapid growth in children
osteomyelitis – inflammation of bone, especially the marrow, caused by a bacterial infection
periosteum – fibrous membrane covering the bones
perineum – structures occupying the pelvic outlet and constituting the pelvic floor
prolapse – falling or dropping down of an organ or internal part, such as uterus or rectum
pruritus ani – itching around the anus
scoliosis – (Gk crookedness) curvature of the spine
urate – combination of uric acid with a base, urates are normally present in urine
viscera – organs enclosed within a cavity