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Tissue Salts

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Q. What is Tissue Salts therapy?

A. This system of medical therapy was the brainchild of one Wilhelm Schuessler, in the 19th Century. It was an offshoot of Homeopathy. Schuessler believed that health of the body depended upon a healthy balance within each cell of the body. He believed that disease stemmed from cellular imbalances and he developed a number of mineral 'tissue salts' (prepared to a 6th decimal dilution/potency) to achieve cell balance. These are described in more at https://www.alternativevet.org/tissue_salts.htm.

Q. How does Tissue Salt Therapy differ from Homeopathy?

A. In some ways, Tissue Salt Therapy is very similar to Homeopathy. However, only one potency/dilution level is used, there are massively fewer remedies and the rationale of remedy selection is not the same.

Q. Will my horse (or pony, dog, cat, donkey, goat etc.) accept the treatment?

A. There is usually no problem with the administration of tissue salt medicines. Cats may occasionally present a challenge but other methods can usually be found to circumvent the problem.

Q. What sort of cost can I expect?

A. It is always difficult to compare costs across different treatments but, in general, successful treatments are very cost-effective. The AVMC's charges are usually time-based; detailed estimates of cost can be requested from our office (contact details). While the first consultation can be lengthy, overall costs for a case have usually turned out to be quite cheap, relative to many conventional options.

Q. Will my insurance pay?

A. Most insurance policies allow for tissue salt medicine to be used on your animal. However, some will try to marginalise it under ‘complimentary or alternative treatments'. This can result in reduced benefit. This appears to the AVMC to be a travesty, since the treatment is performed by a vet and should be handled under general veterinary cover. Tissue Salt treatment by a non-vet is illegal in the UK and should not be covered anyway.

Q. What is the legal position regarding Tissue Salt medicine for animals?

A. The relevant legislation is the Veterinary Surgeons Act 1966. Tissue Salt medicine can only be performed on animals by a qualified veterinary surgeon.

Q. Can Tissue Salts be integrated with other therapies?

A. Tissue Salts can be used alongside chiropractic manipulation, osteopathy, physiotherapy and massage etc. It can also be used with herbs, aromatherapy, homeopathy or conventional drug treatments, although some medicines from each of these therapies (except homeopathy) can counteract the benefit of Tissue Salts, to a greater or lesser extent. A carefully coordinated and integrated approach is therefore required, when using other therapies alongside Tissue Salts.

Q. Is it safe?

A. There are no known dangers associated with the use of Tissue Salts.

Q. Are there side effects?

A. The simple answer is “No”. The medicines operate as a stimulus to the body's own healing processes, rather than attempting to make the alterations more directly, as happens with drugs, herbs and aromatherapy. Side effects result from the body's reaction to drug medicine whereas the body's reaction to Tissue Salt medicines is a healing response.

Q. Has this form of medicine advanced in the last two hundred years?

A. At the AVMC, we have been researching a range of new ‘tissue salts‘, to help the body to cope with the challenges presented in the twenty-first century. The results in clinical usage have been encouraging.

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