Cell Salts Part 1
4 Naturopathic Hydrotherapies with Accompanying Essential Oil Blends Training Course Videos & Course Documents
Understanding the True Nature of Health and Disease; Cell Salts Part 1; 4 Traditional Naturopathic Hydrotherapies with Corresponding Essential Oil Blends
Originally presented October 2016 by Bruce Berkowsky, N.M.D., M.H., H.M.C.
Founder and teacher of the Natural Health Science System™ and Spiritual PhytoEssencing™
Dr. Bruce Berkowsky is a retired naturopath and homeopath, and one of the world’s preeminent teachers, of deep psycho-spiritual healing work with essential oils. For nearly 40 years, noted Natural Health Science System™ (NHSS) founder/teacher Dr. Bruce Berkowsky has devoted himself to the study and practice of the art and science of natural healing.
He has constructed his unique and dynamic system of health creation from a synthesis of the complementary aspects of traditional naturopathy, classical homeopathy, Western science, traditional Eastern healing arts and anthroposophical science. Thus, modern physiological and biochemical knowledge has been incorporated into a context that acknowledges the unity of human life with the fundamental elements and rhythms of nature.
Over the past 25 years Dr. Berkowsky has placed a great deal of his focus on the development of the art of Spiritual PhytoEssencing (SPE), his system of deep, soul-level healing work with essential oils.
This in-depth training course features
1) Understanding the nature and use of the Biochemic Cell Salts
Minerals are essential nutrients which cannot be produced in the body and must be obtained from food. Catalysts for many of the body’s vital functions, minerals comprise about 4% of the human body. Fertile soil is about 45% minerals, yet due to the widespread use of synthetic fertilizers and soil-depleting industrial farming practices, mineral deficiencies in modern humans are quite common.
Minerals by themselves are inactive chemical elements, however they become active when incorporated into tissue structure. Among many other things, minerals: are a major structural component of the body; help maintain acid-base balance; help regulate body processes, including enzyme systems; facilitate nerve impulse transmission and muscle contraction; are required for the production of energy via cellular metabolism.
Accordingly, every living cell depends upon minerals for both its structure and function. Minerals are required for the formation of blood and bone, the proper composition of body fluids, healthy nerve function and the normal operation of the cardiovascular system. Minerals function as coenzymes, enabling the body to perform its functions including energy production, growth and healing. Because all enzyme activities involve minerals, they are essential for the proper utilization of vitamins and other nutrients.
The concept of cell salts (also known as tissue salts or biochemic cell salts) was developed in the latter part of the 19th century by a German physician named Wilhelm Schuessler, M.D. (1821-1898). Cell salts are chemically pure mineral compounds that are essential within the human body. The 12 cell salts, first identified by Schuessler and then used as nutritional medicines in his research and practice, address deficiencies and imbalances of these mineral compounds thus aiding in the alleviation of symptoms and the restoration of health.
Wanting to identify the most common mineral salts within the human body, Schuessler analyzed the ashes of cremated body parts of cadavers. In this way, he discovered that various mineral salts predominated in specific tissues and organs. For example, while potassium phosphate and magnesium phosphate are strongly present in muscle and nerve tissue, potassium chloride is more prominent in mucous membranes and calcium phosphate in bone tissue.
Schuessler theorized that these mineral salts were vital for the normal functioning of those tissues and so deficiencies in them resulted in dysfunction and illness. Furthermore he reasoned, treatment of these tissue mineral deficiencies via the ingestion of these cell salts had the potential to be a vital factor in the healing of the symptoms of dysfunction and disease.
Schuessler believed that the salts had to engage directly with diseased or devitalized cells. Thus, being a homeopath as well as medical doctor, he prepared his cell salts using the homeopathic method of sequential dilution and potentization. The resultant high dilution enables the few remaining molecules of the mineral salt to bypass obstructions in the body and to be absorbed independent of the processes of digestion and assimilation that are often weakened and inefficient in an ill or devitalized individual.
Dr. Schuessler observed: “The biochemic (cell salt therapy) healing method provides the endeavor of natural healing with its missing natural remedies: the inorganic salts. Biochemistry aims at the correction of physiological chemistry that has deviated from the norm.” During his lifetime Dr. Schuessler limited the number of the mineral salts or cell salts that he worked with to twelve. Although others who have followed Schuessler have introduced other cell salts into clinical practice, Schuessler’s 12 cell salts remain the most widely used and his system of using them the most integrated and time-tested.
Dr. Berkowsky has worked with Schuessler’s 12 cell salts for more than 40 years. He finds them to be highly effective and perhaps the gentlest system of nutritional therapy. In the Cell salts Part I portion of this course, Dr. Berkowsky provides in-depth introductory training in the use of 8 of these cell salts individually and in combination with each other. Specific focus regarding the use of cell salts is given to: blood and blood circulation, muscle and connective tissue weakness, the lymphatic system and intercellular fluids, fluid imbalances, digestive issues, fatigue, nervousness, sleep problems and other increasingly common complaints.
He provides an in-depth discussion of the other 4 cell salts in his: 2019 Cell Salts Part 2/Corresponding Essential Oil Blends Webinar Course.
2) Traditional Naturopathic Hydrotherapies with Synergistic Essential Oil Blends
Hydrotherapy is the scientific application of water for therapeutic purposes. The primary benefits of hydrotherapy are its effects upon the circulatory and lymphatic systems. The most renowned ancient physicians, including Hippocrates and Galen, understood that bathing was an invaluable means of preserving or restoring health. In the 19th and early 20th centuries, hydrotherapy was a fundamental component of the practice of naturopathy. Unfortunately, modern medicine has virtually abandoned traditional naturopathic hydrotherapy.
Hydrotherapy is one of central features of Dr. Berkowsky’s Natural Health Science System. During his many years of naturopathic practice, he made various hydrotherapies primary components of all the individualized protocols that he developed. The hydrotherapies that he describes in this course require only a bathtub or shower.
Hydrotherapies can exert a powerful beneficial influence upon both blood and lymph circulation.Disease is partly caused by blood which does not circulate freely, rapidly enough, or in a balanced pattern of distribution. A key principle of health maintenance and cure is:The blood must circulate freely, and, with sufficient speed, supply the cells with all necessary building elements. Also, it needs to efficiently transport wastes of metabolism, removing them from the tissues as rapidly as required for autotoxemia prevention.
The lymphatic system, like the cardiovascular system, consists of a network of vessels which acts as a conduit for body fluids. Each body cell is bathed in lymph fluid which acts as a go-between-medium for the transfer of vital materials from the blood to the cells, and for moving waste away from the cells, back to the blood for transport to the excretory organs. Thus, the blood feeds the lymph and the lymph feeds the cells. To appreciate the importance of lymph, one should consider that the body contains triple the amount of lymph fluid than that of blood. E.M. Downing, D.O. writes in Applied Anatomy of the Lymphatics: “Every cell is bathed in lymph. Every cell depends upon the lymph for nourishment. Every cell is afforded drainage by means of the lymph. The lymph performs an import/export duty; it carries on commerce with every other tissue.”
When we consider that blood makes up 1/13th to 1/12th of total body weight, and lymph, 1/4th to 1/3rd, we can begin to understand how water-application upon the skin can be such a powerful therapy.
In this course, Dr. Berkowsky provides an in-depth discussion of the following traditional naturopathic hydrotherapies: Alternate warm/cool shower; neutral (comfortably warm) full bath; hot foot soak; cool sitz bath.
For each of these hydrotherapies, Dr. Berkowsky provides an original formula to prepare a specific synergistic essential oil blend (i.e., a specific formula for the alternate warm/cool shower, another for the warm full bath, etc.) that will not only complement the effects of the hydrotherapy but exert additional positive effects as well. All of these essential oil formulas are highly active yet formulated by Dr. Berkowsky to be simple to prepare and comprised of readily available essential oils.
3) Insight Regarding the True Nature of Health and Disease
The major foundation stone of the Natural Health Science System is traditional naturopathy, a healing discipline established in the 19th century which views disease as the body’s attempt at self-cleansing and regeneration in order to self-heal.
The human organism is designed to strive toward health, not disease. Disease is often a defensive reaction brought about by poor lifestyle habits. Therefore, the power to cure disease resides only within the individual’s body, but that innate power cannot fully prevail until wrong living habits stop and the fundamental elements of life and health, in necessary measure, have been set in place, namely: proper diet; pure water; fresh air; sunlight; adequate exercise, warmth, rest and sleep; emotional harmony; proper posture.
If a substance is not fundamental to thehealth of the body, it’s also not fundamental to disease treatment. From this view comes the most important therapeutic principle of traditional naturopathy: Disease treatment must be based upon the use of the fundamental elements of life in accordance with the needs and abilities of the affected individual
Over the centuries, traditional naturopathic doctors described the basic principles regarding the true nature of health and disease and many creative, highly effective therapies using Nature’s life- and health-giving elements which were consistent with these principles. The principles discussed immediately above are two of the most fundamental regarding traditional naturopathy and serve as foundation stones of the Natural Health Science System. In developing this system, Dr. Berkowsky has incorporated a unique spectrum of basic principles derived from traditional naturopathy and other traditional healing systems including Chinese medicine.
One of the unique features of this course will be Dr. Berkowsky’s discussion of the true nature of health and disease, an understanding of which is crucial to the potential for deep healing on all levels of being.
Course Materials include:
Webinar videos of the 5 classes (approximately 11 hours); instructional documents for the 4 hydrotherapies plus the Airbath and an invaluable breathing exercise; 4 original essential oil blend formula blueprints with each blend corresponding to one of the 4 hydrotherapies.