The Schuessler salt no. 9 sodium phosphoricum (sodium phosphate) is recommended by Schuessler as a general remedy for all disorders in the acid-base balance. In addition, the Schuessler salt no. 9 is said to be involved in the fat and protein metabolism and in the breakdown of sugar.
What is Schuessler Salt No. 9: sodium phosphoricum
Schuessler Salt No. 9, sodium phosphoricum, is said to influence various processes in the body. It should intervene to regulate the acid-base balance by keeping acids, such as uric acid in the blood, in solution, supporting their elimination and thus preventing deposits. These Schuessler salts are said to have a positive effect on arthrosis or gout. In addition, naturopaths like to recommend sodium phosphoricum for rheumatic symptoms.
In alternative medicine, acidification of the body is not only the cause of rheumatic problems, but also of other complaints such as neurodermatitis or skin blemishes. Naturopaths therefore recommend Schuessler salt no. 9 for deacidification and cleansing of the body.
As a regulator of fat metabolism, sodium phosphoricum is said to influence associated disorders such as digestive problems, overweight and obesity, oily and dry skin or hair. In addition, sodium phosphate according to Dr. Schuessler all physiological combustion processes, whereby the metabolism is stimulated. Sodium phosphoricum is also said to have an influence on the breakdown of sugar in the body.
Sodium phosphoricum occurs in almost all cells, mainly in the cells of the brain, in blood cells, muscle and nerve cells in cells of the connective tissue.
However, Schuessler salts are not a dietary supplement. They only contain the eponymous salt in homeopathic doses and therefore cannot directly compensate for a corresponding salt deficiency.
The goal of ingestion is to alleviate symptoms that are similar to those that would occur with a corresponding salt deficiency. The Schuessler salt should also work if there is a completely different cause behind the symptoms.
Symptoms of sodium phosphoricum deficiency
Various complaints are said to be the result of a sodium phosphoricum deficiency:
- general hyperacidity
- Digestive problems such as heartburn, acid regurgitation, inflammation of the stomach lining
- Problems with sebum, acne, blackheads and pimples, cellulite
- rheumatic complaints
- chronic fatigue
Hunger or cravings for sweets or carbohydrates (in bread, pasta, etc.) apparently also indicate a high consumption of Schuessler Salt No. 9.
Application of sodium phosphoricum
The mineral sodium phosphoricum can be used internally in the form of tablets or externally as an ointment.
Internal use of sodium phosphoricum
Sodium phosphate is usually recommended in the sixth potentiation and – if the Chinese organ clock is taken into account – taken after 7 p.m. The number of sodium phosphoricum D6 tablets is determined by the therapist according to the severity of the mineral deficiency.
External use of sodium phosphoricum
Applied thinly to the appropriate skin areas, the sodium phosphoricum D6 ointment. According to Dr Schuessler, for example, for skin problems or rheumatic complaints.
Storage locations for Natrum phosphoricum
According to Schuessler’s concept, when sodium phosphate is running low in the body’s cells, the acid-base balance is negatively affected first, followed by fat metabolism and sugar breakdown. According to the theory, the organism then falls back on the last reserves in the lymph, the storehouse for sodium phosphoricum.
Typical causes of sodium phosphoricum deficiency
According to Schuessler’s concept, compulsive character structures consume the existence of Schuessler salts. If the Schuessler Salt No. 9 is consumed excessively, rudeness and inappropriateness are said to play a crucial role. Anyone who harshly and inappropriately wants to bring others to their “apparent” happiness or believes that life as a whole is only geared towards oneself needs a lot of sodium phosphoricum.
As a counter-strategy, it is recommended to show tolerance and appreciation for your fellow human beings. Cautiousness, gentleness and mindfulness should also counteract an increased consumption of sodium phosphoricum.
Signs of deficiency on the face
The teaching of Dr. Schuessler states that mineral deficiencies can already be recognized on the face using the so-called facial diagnosis. Experienced therapists see an increased consumption of sodium phosphoricum with the following characteristics:
- dull, greasy shine on forehead or entire face
- vertical folds above the lip
- Blackheads, pimples, acne
- hanging, greasy cheeks
More information about sodium phosphoricum
Physical problems associated with too much sodium phosphoricum consumption worsen, for example, with fatty and heavy meals, sweets or energetic stress (such as electrosmog). With an alkaline diet and if you drink enough, the symptoms improve. A relieving lifestyle and stress reduction also have a positive effect on the symptoms.
Natrum phosphoricum D6 is said to have a rapid effect in deacidification. A slow onset of action is to be expected with desired changes in mood.
As a sign of the onset of effect, heartburn lasting several days can occur shortly after starting to take sodium phosphoricum.