The Schuessler salt no. 16, lithium chloratum (lithium chloride), is often used for kidney and bladder problems, usually in combination with the base salts (Schuessler salts 1 to 12). Lithium chloride is also said to help with heart and thyroid problems.
What is Schuessler Salt No. 16 Lithium chloratum?
According to the alternative method according to Schuessler, lithium chloratum promotes the function of the kidneys, which is why it should be easy to combine with two other Schuessler salts: sodium chloratum, the kidney function agent (Schuessler salt No. 8), and sodium phosphoricum (Schuessler salt No 9), which promotes the elimination of acids. On the one hand, lithium chloride should increase the release of uric acid and urea, on the other hand, tissue and cells should be better moisturized. According to the Schuessler theory, the lymphatic and nervous systems in particular benefit from the increased elimination of urinary components. In this context, a positive effect of lithium chloratum on gout and rheumatic diseases seems to be observed – diseases associated with swelling and stiffening of the joints.
In addition to stimulating kidney function, lithium chloratum is also said to strengthen the immune system and have a positive effect on depressive states of mind. It is also a popular Schuessler salt for heart problems and atherosclerosis. Lithium chloride is also said to affect thyroid metabolism by regulating iodine uptake.
Storage locations for lithium chloratum
The healing method according to Dr. Schuessler states that the Schuessler salt lithium chloratum is stored in the human body in the adrenal glands, pituitary gland, teeth and bones. If these reserves are attacked, typical symptoms appear, so the assumption.
Symptoms and diseases of lithium chloratum deficiency
A lack of lithium chloratum can manifest itself through various complaints and symptoms. The Schuessler healing method states that lithium chloride can be given if the following symptoms occur:
- Uric acid deposits in gout, kidney inflammation, kidney congestion, gouty kidneys, cystitis
- Abdominal cramps, flatulence and colic, inflammation of the gastric mucosa
- Depression, melancholy, anxiety
- migraines, visual disturbances
- Thickening of (scar) tissue, skin loss after cortisone use, overproduction of skin fat and sebum
- Immune deficiency, emaciation, herpes infection
- Muscular and articular rheumatism, joint deformities
- Heart palpitations, heart tremors, heart flutter, arteriosclerosis
- Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
A deficiency can be exacerbated by acidic or acid-producing foods and high-proof alcohol. The typical symptoms are said to be more pronounced in the morning and on the right side as well as when moving. Experience has shown that it deteriorates in heat and humidity as well as at night. Symptoms should usually subside after copious urination.
Conventional medical measures are absolutely necessary if symptoms last longer. Especially with kidney problems, problems with the thyroid gland and the heart, complaints should definitely be taken seriously. In these cases, we strongly advise against treating with Schuessler salts alone!
Application of lithium chlorate
Schuessler Salt No. 16 is usually used in the normal potency 6X (decimal dilution, 1:1,000,000). According to this, one million parts of the solution substance (milk sugar) are added for each part of the active ingredient lithium chloride. Alternative practitioners usually use lithium chloratum in combination with the basic remedies calcium fluoratum, potassium phosphoricum, sodium chloratum, sodium phosphoricum and silica.
Internal use of lithium chloratum
Depending on the extent of the symptoms, between one and three tablets of lithium chloratum D6 are taken three times a day. For good absorption through the oral mucosa, the lithium chloride tablets should slowly dissolve in the mouth. As with all supplements, dissolving lithium chloride tablets in hot water (as with the “Hot Seven”: Magnesium phosphoricum, Schuessler Salt No. 7) is not recommended.
External use of lithium chloratum
Lithium chloratum can be used externally as a porridge.
Typical causes of lithium chloratum deficiency
The healing method according to Schuessler states that a salt deficit can also be based on character-related causes. Compulsions are said to have an impact on which functional resources the body overuses. Of course, simply taking a Schuessler salt and thereby changing the character does not work. According to Schuessler, however, a mineral salt should help those affected to deal with their problematic characters by dissolving inner blockages and correcting a biochemical imbalance. Furthermore, specific mineral deficiencies can possibly give the experienced therapist indications of mental disorders such as fears or compulsions.
In the context of lithium chloride, this means that orderly, correct people who go beyond their own physical limits, who always function and take no breaks, seem to be particularly stretching their lithium chlorate reserves. Anxiety, sadness, and melancholy are emotional sensations that can be common in individuals with these traits.
The intake of lithium chloratum can lead to a so-called slag reduction due to the increased excretion of urea and uric acid. The reduction in the supposed metabolic waste products is said to improve the mood of depressed people.
Signs of deficiency on the face
According to Schuessler, a look at the face can also indicate a lack of salt. The so-called facial diagnosis considers the following features as possible indications of a lithium chloratum deficiency:
- red, swollen tip of the nose
- dry nose indoors
Other important information about lithium chloratum
After taking lithium chloratum, rheumatic or gout-like symptoms can occur due to the rapid breakdown of urine. In the case of a lack of lithium chloratum, the following three symptoms often occur together (triad): gouty-rheumatic symptoms, inflammation of the kidneys and urinary tract, and depressive mood.