Tissue Salts in Pregnancy in and Childbirth
This is my 3rd blog on complementary medicine for pregnancy and childbirth. All the information has been compiled from respected sources. Please note that I am only giving information as a way of sign posting women towards remedies that could possibly help with ailments in pregnancy. Please see a Homeopath or nutritionist for advice before taking any remedies!
Tissue salts: What are they and how can they help?
Tissue Salts are widely available. They are sold as soft tablets that melt in the mouth. A pot of tissue salts contains 100’s of pills that can be kept for many years as long as you look after them. Care needs to be taken not to contaminate them by touching them in the the pot (tip the correct amount into the lid) or storing them with strong smelling products such as essential oils.
Tissue salts are known as a half way house between nutritional supplements and homeopathy. They are a range of twelve of the most common mineral tissue salts found in the human body and critical for health maintenance. They replace deficient minerals in a microscopic form which are absorbed directly in the mouth. They have a slight homeopathic effect due to their preparation being so close to that of homeopathic remedies, although unlike homeopathic remedies they contain a minute amount of the original substances. Rather than treating ‘’like with like’’ (homeopathy) these remedies correct imbalances or deficiencies in the body’s cell nutrition, helping the body restore itself to health.
As well as the individual remedies there are also combinations of tissue salts for different complaints, New Era produce a range of tissue salts in different combinations for a wide range of ailments, which being partly homeopathic and partly micro-nutrient is considered safe for both pregnant women and children (for example there is a great one for teething pains which helps some babies but also supports women suffering from SPD). They can also be taken with other medications. There are no instant cures using tissue salts as they gradually restore the body to its natural balance.
New Era Tissue Salts are available in most health food shops and large pharmacies such as Boots.
Tissue salts recommended for pregnancy
Calc. Fluor. – for tissue elasticity and dental development and helps prevent stretch marks, makes ligaments more supple and ensures stronger teeth for mother and baby. For impaired circulation, varicose veins and piles.
Mag. Phos. – Anti- spasmodic, taken to prevent cramping of muscles in legs and feet, soothes an irritable womb and relieves some headaches in pregnancy, optimises magnesium levels and helps prevent colic in babies after birth.
Ferr. Phos. – Improves iron absorption from food and supplements. Also anti- inflammatory properties, helping prevent infections in pregnancy and counteracting sore, swollen, inflamed joints. Improves tissue strength, making aches and pains less likely in pregnancy.
Nat. Mur. – Improves the absorption of fluids. Can help with morning sickness and prevent loss of hair during childbirth and lactation. It also helps build up the milk supply for breast feeding. Generally known to help with dryness or excessive moisture in any parts of the body, running colds, loss of smell and taste.
Silica – The cleanser and eliminater. Taken for anything with pus formation, for example, boils and styes, and is good for brittle nails and scalp disorders. Helps prevent mastitis and cracked nipples. Also useful in addressing painful and lame feet, especially the instep. Sleeping: helps prevent overheating and rapid pulse as well as talking in your sleep, bad dreams and jerking of limbs.
Kali Phos – The nerve nutrient. The main mineral constituent of nerve and brain tissue, so helps in the healthy development of these systems. Helps keep you calm and improves sleep and hyper – emotionality.
TISSUE SALT REGIME IN PREGNANCY: This standard regime is recommended by many homeopaths. Please see a homeopath before taking any tissue salts.
TWO TABLETS OF EACH TO BE TAKEN MORNING AND EVENING
Month 2 Calc. Fluor. Mag Phos Ferr Phos
Month 3 Calc Fluor Mag Phos Nat Mur
Month 4 Calc Fluor Nat Mur Silica
Month 5 Calc. Fluor Ferr Phos Silica
Month 6 Calc Fluor Mag Phos Ferr Phos
Month 7 Calc Fluor Mag Phos Nat Mur
Month 8 Calc Fluor Nat Mur Silica
Month 9 Calc. Fluor Ferr phos Silica
In months 8 & 9 Kali Phos may be needed, consult homeopath
Combination C for acidity, heart burn and dyspepsia (taken as an acute, when uncomfortable with heartburn).
Combination Q for sinusitis
Please let me know if you would like any information on tissue salts added to this blog. Next week I will be looking at Homeopathy.
Thank you, jojo