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Cell Salt Series: When the Bough Breaks

Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na)

November 8th, 2018  |  17 Comments

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Remember this line from “Rock-a-Bye Baby,” the old children’s nursery rhyme? “When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall, and down will come baby, cradle and all.”

That never seemed terribly comforting as a lullaby, did it?

I doubt anyone would intentionally place their baby in a tree. But when our kids get old enough to climb, they certainly can’t resist — despite our warnings! So it was with the young daughter of one of my clients. But unfortunately, with one wrong move, a bough broke.

Yes, down came baby.

On the way down, as she grappled to break her fall, her hands were impaled by the branches of the tree. It was horrendous.

Her mother was a medical professional and knew this situation called for a trip to the emergency room. Indeed, surgery was required to remove the branches embedded between the little girl’s fingers. The surgeons were later able to confirm with post-operative x-rays, “We’ve got it all out!”

But did they?

A year or so later when she consulted with me, this little girl was still experiencing trouble with the injury sites. I suggested she try Silicea 6x twice a day. Within a short period of time (I actually don’t recall how long, since this happened years ago), pieces of bark — despite not having shown up on the x-rays — started poking out of her skin at the injury site!

Silicea, the next in our series on cell salts, is nothing mysterious. It’s silica, quartz, the stuff that makes up everyday sand. It’s one of the most abundant materials on our planet, used in the process of manufacturing many products from glass to electronics. It’s all around you, but the most important place it should be is in your homeopathy kit!

Silicea is great for our skin, nails and hair. Some call it a cleansing, detoxifying cell salt, working in conjunction with perspiration to release toxins in the body.

However, one of its most amazing uses is for suppuration and eventual expulsion of sharp, pointed foreign objects in the body such as slivers or glass shards.

So, how did Silicea work in the case I just shared with you? It caused a natural response to a sharp foreign object embedded in the body. The suppuration it set up functioned to push the bark and wood splinters out of her little hand.

I’ve had similar successes with Silicea pushing out glass as well. It is an effective medicine to rely on when something is in the body that shouldn’t be there — and you want it out!

However, I know what many of you are thinking right now. I get questions like these about five times a week:

“Can I use Silicea if I have a surgical mesh after a hernia procedure? Wouldn’t Silicea push it out?”

Silicea’s not for me because I have pins in my ankle after a bad break. Right?”

“But, Joette, what about my artificial hip?”

“I have dental implants. Will Silicea loosen them?”

“What about my cataract lens implants? Will Silicea force them out of my eyes?”

My answer to all of these questions is that in my experience, after 32 years of homeopathy study and decades of practice and extensive reading, that’s not the way Silicea works.

Instead, it encourages festering that the body should be able to do on its own but hasn’t because its expulsion power is lacking. The remedy simply encourages the body to regain that power.

Silicea pushes out foreign, randomly embedded matter — as I said earlier — sharp, pointed objects like slivers or shards of glass. It is not associated with acting on medical devices that are carefully designed, placed and intentionally integrated into the body.

Additionally, Silicea does not usually produce immediate results. In my experience, there is no reason to believe that you could pop Silicea into your mouth and then BAM! Your artificial hip disconnects and your leg falls off!

No, it takes time for Silicea to push an object out of the body. If, for any reason during that time, you feel that an implant or surgically-placed hardware feels sensitive or painful, then — as with any remedy — just stop taking it

(Kind of reminiscent of the old doctor joke, right? “Doc, it hurts when I do this!” The doctor’s answer? “Then don’t do that!”)

Silicea, along with the other cell salts, can play a significant role in your homeopathy kit at home. I keep it on hand so that my family can begin treatment immediately after receiving a splinter or similar injury.

And as an extra little bonus, here’s a previous podcast of mine where my reporter and I discuss how Silicea works for her houseplants!

Until we meet next time, be careful if you climb any trees — and pass on the good news of homeopathy!

Warmly,

 

P.S. It’s invaluable to have a materia medica on hand to research appropriate remedies during an illness or injury.

To that end, I’ve written Materia Medica: Practical Homeopathy® for Busy Families in my own, easy-to-understand language. I’ve also included my personal insights and experiences — the signs I’ve learned over the years that help me know when to use a particular remedy.

In it, you’ll learn more about all of the cell salts, as well as many other commonly used homeopathic remedies. (Is now too early to start hinting for Christmas?)

P.P.S. If you’re looking for the other posts in my series on the cell salts, here are the links for your convenience:

Calc phos

Ferrum phos

Mag phos

Nat phos

Kali phos

Calc fluor

Nat mur

Nat sulph

 

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I am a homeopath with a worldwide practice working with families and individuals via Zoom. I'm also a teacher and most importantly, a mom who raised my now-adult children depending on homeopathy over the last 31 years. I lived decades of my life with food intolerances, allergies, and chemical sensitivities until I was cured with homeopathy, so I understand pain, anxiety, and suffering. You may feel that your issues are more severe or different than anyone else’s, but I have seen it all in my practice and in my work in India. My opinion is that nothing has come close to the reproducible, safe and effective results that my clients, students and I have achieved with homeopathy.

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17 thoughts on “Cell Salt Series: When the Bough Breaks”

  1. Jill Davis says:

    Thank you !!!!
    I got a splinter last night that I couldn’t get out. I tried the baking soda trick with no help. I was about to give in and try to dig it out :(. I just happened to get distracted and checked my email and saw your email for this post. I am heading upstairs to grab some Silicea!

  2. Sarah says:

    I know that Silica works! My daughter was involved in an accident when she was 6 and had a largish shard of glass in her forehead. When the medics in the ambulance were looking at her and exclaiming and worrying over the glass – I remembered that I had some silica in my bag. Without asking them, in fact telling them, I gave her some silica. One of the ambulance men clucked at me but the other obviously had some experience of homeopathy because he told the other one to watch a wait. Within about 5 minutes [because it had only been in there about 15 minutes] the shard of glass popped out!

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Nice job Mom!

  3. Caroline Smyth says:

    Joette,
    As a family we have used homeopathy for over 10 years and do use a trained
    and trusted homeopath for big issues. I am very interested in diet and nutrition and now trying to help friends with issues mostly leaky-gut because it seemed to be healed through diet and supplements but your course on allergies intrigued me because it offers a complete healing. So many of my friends have heartburn (I did see you cell salts issue on treating it) etc. So, is this leaky gut syndrome something that just homeopathy can heal? If so, I will definitely be signing up for your course. Thank you.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      For many folks, after years of wishing, hoping, praying that food was the answer, they have come to the realization that while quality food matters, its often the gut, not the food that’s the problem. I say it’s not usually the raw materials traveling into the factory that’s wanting, its the factory. And this is what I teach along with specific protocols to uproot the condition.

      Hint: More often than not, the gut got sick after a round or so of antibiotics.

  4. april says:

    Joette, thank you for this useful information. Would silicea help expel a fish bone accidently swallowed and stuck in the throat?

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Glass, slivers, splinters, fishbone…pretty common characteristics, I’d say.

  5. lina says:

    Hi Joette.

    Thank you for the post! I have a boy who fell on a bed of sea urchins. It happened a few months ago and when I heard that there were still some needles in his hand I suggested Silica 6 to use until they come out.

    2 part question:
    – will this still be effective if it was started 2 months after the incident?
    – can this be used until they all come out or for a specific time?

    Thank you again!! I love your courses 🙂

    Much love and gratitude.
    Lina

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      The story about the little girl who fell from the tree relayed that Silica was used months, many, as I recall after the incident. There’s no specific time. When it’s done, it’s done. You’ll likely know when the symptoms melt away.

  6. Joette-

    I am Rose Bellanca, Dave Bellanca’s ex-wife. Jimmy told me you had this wonderful site going and I’ve loved it since I spoke to him this past summer! It’s wonderful…and you look just like your brother!!

    I very much enjoy reading your blogs and wondered why I haven’t seen much information on Bio-Plasma, the tablet that contains all 12 cell-salts.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Hi Rose,
      ‘Nice to hear from you. I write a little about bioplasma in my cd’s but I don’t encourage its use when we can determine the exact cell salt. This allows us to be specific to the condition.

  7. Sylvia Tavares says:

    Would Silica be effective in helping to give cells the strength to detox heavy metals? Thanks for all you teach and share with us.

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      It’s certainly one of many. If you read my blog on the subject of pesticide exposure you’ll find more.

      As I write this I’m putting together a course on toxicity that should be available sometime in the next few months.

  8. Mary says:

    My son just had an incident where he slid down a wooden pole, ripping his finger open and possibly embedding a splinter. We couldn’t see a splinter, but he was in a lot of pain – moreso than I would have thought he would be with just the surface wound. Wanting to expel the potential splinter as soon as possible, I grabbed Silicea 30c, hoping that a higher potency might work more quickly in this situation. Wouldn’t you know it – almost immediately he said, “Mom, I can feel something moving!” By the time he walked over to where I was, a thick splinter was poking out of his skin quite nicely, which we were able to pluck out easily with tweezers. Homeopathy never ceases to amaze me.

  9. Emily DuBose says:

    Would Silicea be helpful in removing wynn cycts on the head? I have several that I’m looking to have removed next year, but if Silicea would work…..

  10. Maria says:

    This email may not be directly related to Silica. My grandson is one years old and is not a good sleeper. He moves a lot in the crib or if he sleeps between his parents he still moves. He just does not like sleeping. He is not vaccinated, eats and breastfeeds, has 6 teeth, has been crawling for a while now and has good progress on his developmental stages. He is very small for his age according to MD, he should be a bit taller and heavier. I was wondering if its an absorption problem, should we give Silica, Mag Phos or which Tissue salt? I would love any suggestions thank you very much

    1. Joette Calabrese, HMC, CCH, RSHom(Na) says:

      Don’t assume that its an absorption problem and then choose a medicine based on that.
      The case is as follows:
      1) low growth rate
      2) moves during sleep
      That’s all you’ve got. Absorption is nowhere in sight.

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