Homoeopaths may use Tissue Salts as physiological support either as a stand alone form of treatment or to work along side a homoeopathic constitutional treatment. John Damonte recommends the following program to support and strengthen a pregnant woman and her growing baby. John suggests one dose of each salt per day to help promote the body's own metabolism.
2nd & 6th Month - Calc Fluor, Mag Phos, Ferr Phos
3rd & 7th Month - Calc Fluor, Mag Phos, Nat Mur
4th & 8th Month - Calc Fluor, Nat Mur, Silica
5th & 9th Month - Calc Fluor, Ferr Phos, Silica [from The New Active Birth by Janet Balaskas]
Schuessler Tissue Salts by Martin & Pleasance also acknowledge the effects of stress in our modern lifestyles combined with the added physiological demands of pregnancy require considering taking the following Tissue Salts to help balance and nourish mother and baby during pregnancy. Take one dose of each salt per day to help promote the body's own metabolism.
The Twelve Tissue Salts Discovered and Developed By Dr Schuessler
Each of the Twelve Tissue Salts are naturally occuring in the human body, within our bones, skin, nerves, body fluids, etc. They each perform the role of keeping a particular bodily function running the way it should, so its in balance. Dr Schuesslers theory suggests that our bodies ability to assimulate and excrete the nutrition we receive is impaired if one of the Tissue Salts is deficient. Cell nutrition can be restored and cellular metabolism normalised by taking the required Tissue Salts.They are ideal to use leading up to, during pregnancy, and breast feeding as they are micro doses of the 12 essential minerals so are gentle enough yet powerful enough to address the increased physiological needs at this important time. The developement of a new life places high demand on the body which creates the need for an increased supply of mineral salts and our diets do not usually provide enough mineral salts during this period. As they are micro doses any of the Twelve Tissue salts are considered as safe enough to be taken alongside other medications and vitamins and minerals throughout the pregnancy and breastfeeding period. Please see below the Twelve Tissue Salts.
CALC FLUOR Elasticity to reduce strech marks, used to combat gum disease, ease varicose veins and haemorrhoids
CALC PHOS Bone Health excellent for teeth and bone strength, also a nutrition tonic, with Ferr Phos for simple anaemia
CALC SULPH Blood Cleanser healing wounds, spots, pimples, pregnancy rashes
FERR PHOS First Aid used at early stages of any acute disorder, also helps Anaemia
Phosphate of Iron
KALI MUR Glandular Tonic colds and flu, chesty coughs
KALI PHOS Nerve Nutrient emotional wellbeing, anxiety, irritability, depression, PTSD, insomnia
KALI SULPH Skin Balance psoriasis, athletes foot, used with Silica and Nat Mur to strengthen hair, nails and skin and blood
MAG PHOS Muscle relaxant muscle cramps and after pains, anxiety, craving sweet foods, carpel tunnel syndrome
NAT MUR Fluid Balance swollen hands/feet, craving salty foods, heartburn, bowel cramps and flatulence with constipation
NAT PHOS Acid Neutraliser Gastric problems indigestion/heartburn ,gout, good for colic in babies, during breastfeeding
NAT SULPH Water Eliminator skin conditions such as eczema, can be used with Nat Mur for oedema & morning sickness
SILICA Cleanser & Conditioner Brittle nails, unhealthy hair, boils, styes, abcesses, helps with babies who reject breast milk
Silica or vomits up curds after feeding being unable to digest the milk, mother takes silica regularly
while baby is breast fed