The Biochemic Handbook is considered something of a bible when it comes to understanding the Schuessler salts insofar as it was written by Dr Schuessler, the inventor of the salts himself, as an attempt to understand the “practical application of the twelve tissue cell-salts in accordance with the Biochemic System of Medicine.”
THEIR PLACE AND FUNCTION IN THE HUMAN ECONOMY
In order to obtain the most satisfactory results from Dr. Schuessler’s Biochemic System of Medicine, one should first of all understand the tissue salts individually. A knowledge of the properties and the field of action of each of these remedies will be found invaluable when the symptoms of any given case are being considered. In the following brief review, an attempt has been made to point out the dominant characteristics of each of the tissue salts and so make quicker and easier the right choice of remedy.
This information is taken from Dr Schuessler’s Biochemic Handbook:
CALC. FLUOR. (Calcium Fluoride) – Number One
Calc. Fluor. gives tissues the quality of elasticity. It combines with the organic substance albumin to form organic elastic tissue and is found in the walls of the blood vessels, in muscular tissue, in connective tissue, in the surface of bones and in the enamel of teeth. A deficiency of Calc. Fluor. results in a loss of elasticity and consequent relaxed condition. Its main function is the preservation of the contractile power of elastic tissue.
Whenever symptoms are traceable to a relaxed condition, e.g a relaxed condition of veins and arteries, piles, sluggish circulation, a tendency to
cracks in the skin, (notably in the palms of the hands and between the toes), this tissue salt is indicated. Calc. Fluor is also useful in the treatment of diseases affecting the surface of the bones and joints and
when the teeth become loose in their sockets and decay rapidly.
The elasticity of muscular tissue and supporting membranes becomes
impaired when this tissue salt is deficient, resulting in muscular
weakness, bearing-down pains, etc. The symptoms are generally worse
in humid conditions and are relieved by massage and warmth.