Mineral Therapy…. essential nutrient link that joins two traditional therapies-
Homeopathic Tissue Salts
Physical Mineral Elements
The Active Elements® formulas combine homoeopathically prepared minerals with small physical amounts of the same minerals where practical. The 12 minerals used in the Active Elements® formulas are
prepared and used according to principles that date back to the 1800s. These minerals have been in constant use since that time, which makes them one of the few therapies to survive the test-oftime.
They therefore form part of what is generally referred to as ‘Traditional Medicine’.
The introduction of the Active Elements® concept has transformed this previously successful but complicated and confusing therapy into one that is now accessible to people who would normally choose ‘Conventional’ rather than ‘Complementary’ and ‘Alternative’ Medicine. The Active Elements® concept was developed to assist consumers who wish to maintain some measureof choice and control over their own health care. The principle that underpins the Active Elements® concept is that these minerals are essential for good health, growth and/or even life itself; and that an imbalance can result in a wide variety of health issues that may impact adversely on the general state of ‘wellness’ of the individual.
Regardless of the reasons why a person may be taking ActiveElements® formulas, most people report an increased perception of ‘wellness’.
Taking Your Active Elements® Formulas:
You should always follow the dose instructions on the label, or any changes that may be recommended by your health care practitioner. The timing of the doses that you take may also be as important as the dose itself. Therefore, it is important that the recommended dose regimen be observed as closely as possible. Taking catch-up
doses for doses that you may have forgotten is not usually harmful, but not helpful either – it is better to get into a routine and stick to it. You will notice on the label that ‘chewing or swallowing’ is the recommended way of taking the formulas. The ‘chewing’ option is particularly helpful in the management of acute symptoms because
the homoeopathic ingredients in the Active Elements® formulas work better when brought into contact with the lining of the mouth. ‘Out of sight – out of mind’ is an aspect of human nature, so once we
begin to feel better there is the danger that we also begin to forget our doses, or stop the treatment altogether. It is therefore most important that you keep-up the recommended dose regimen on the label or as directed by your health care practitioner and not stop the treatment simply because your symptoms have improved or gone.
There is also a great difference between relieving the ‘symptoms’ and restoring the natural state of ‘wellness’. Whilst the Active Elements® concept is very much focussed on ‘wellness, sometimes there may be reasons that preclude this objective being realised. Therefore a maintenance or ‘prophylactic’ dose of the Active Elements® formulas may be recommended by yourhealth care practitioner to ensure benefits are maintained.
Active Elements® Formulas and Your Lifestyle:
Whilst your Active Elements® therapy may be an important (and at times, the most important) part of regaining and maintaining your natural state of ‘wellness’, it is by no means the only factor that should be considered. Your health care practitioner may suggest changes with regard to other aspects of your ‘lifestyle’, such as diet and exercise, or even the way you think. You should apply any advice conscientiously and remain vigilant at all times for the ‘out of sight – out of mind’ phenomenon that may result in you slowly slipping back into your old habits. Remember that ‘prevention’ is always better than ‘cure’; particularly when you consider that it is an accepted fact, that most of the serious illnesses that afflict our society could have been prevented through improved lifestyle. (visit the Services pages for more information on lifestyle)
Combining Your Active Elements® with other medication:
You must not stop taking any medically prescribed drugs, or combine Active Elements® formulas with any other medications, without first seeking advice from your health care practitioner. Whilst the lowdose minerals contained in the Active Elements® formulas are compatible with most drugs and/or conditions and therefore extremely unlikely to be of concern, there are certain circumstances where this may not be the case, so it’s always wise to check first. And… always read the Active Elements® labels for any additional information that may affect your particular situation.
Children, Babies & Pregnant Women:
Taking low-dose minerals during childhood or pregnancy is beneficial for proper growth and development. Lactating mothers may also take Active Elements® formulas appropriate to their needs and
through their breast milk, their baby may also benefit. The need for certain minerals is actually greater during childhood and pregnancy than at other times in life, so it’s important not to forget any doses. Sometimes additional ‘bedtime’ doses are recommended for this reason. The labelled children’s dose of Active Elements® formulas varies between full adult dose and half dose, according to the formula. Children must chew the tablets, or crush them and mix in food or drink. Active Elements® formulas are notnot suitable for babies unless directed by your health care practitioner.
Active Elements® Product Safety:
All Active Elements® formulas are listed with the Therapeutic Goods Administration of Australia (TGA) and entered onto the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG). Active Elements® formulas
have also passed a post-market review conducted by the TGA. All ingredients used in Active Elements® formulas are pharmaceutical grade and free from chemical or bacteriological contamination. Active Elements® formulas are processed in total conformity with the Australian Code of Good Manufacturing Practice for Pharmaceutical
Goods at a TGA Licensed Manufacturing Facility in Sydney, Australia.
Active Elements® Commitment to Full Disclosure:
Substances that contain Lactose, Gluten or Sucrose are not used as excipients (fillers) in the Active Elements® formulas. The formulas are also free from any substance of animal origin and are therefore suitable for vegans and vegetarians. Apart from the ‘active ingredients’ that are always listed on the formula label, the major
filler used in the Active Elements® formulas is the pro-biotic Fructooligosaccharide which is derived from Jerusalem artichoke or Chicory. Other excipients are: Microcrystalline cellulose, Tapioca starch, Soy polysaccharide, Potassium chloride, Magnesium stearate (Vegetable source) and Acacia gum. The presence and/or quantity of
any excipient will vary according to the actual formula being considered.
Clinical outcomes are proven to be better when patients and practitioners communicate. Communication can often mean the difference between getting good results from your Active Elements® therapy or not. You owe it to yourself to maintain the lines of communication with your health care practitioner.
Always read the label and use only as directed. If symptoms persist consult your health care practitioner.
Traditional use profile of Nat phos (Sodium phosphate)
Nat phos (Sodium phosphate) has been traditionally used to reduce acidity in the tissues. Acidic residue must be removed from the tissues otherwise it causes irritation and ultimately, chemical and degenerative changes. These changes may result in many conditions and symptoms, such as; gastric and urinary acidity, gastric reflux, indigestion, dyspepsia, difficulty in digesting fats, gall stones, a cream coating on the tongue, conjunctivitis, thread worms, scalding/burning urine, cystitis, morning sickness, gout, fibrositis, rheumatism and arthritis.
Nat phos (Sodium phosphate) symptoms are worse before or during a thunderstorm.
Traditional use profile of Nat sulph (Sodium sulfate)
Nat sulph (Sodium sulfate) has been traditionally used to tone and detoxify the liver and to balance body fluids. Examples of a fluid imbalance may include generalised fluid retention in the tissues (Oedema), or the puffy swelling around a joint following injury. Nat sulph (Sodium sulfate) has been traditionally associated with, liver symptoms of biliousness, gall stones, gall colic and vomiting of bile, and/or a greenish-brown coating on the tongue. Nat sulph (Sodium sulfate) helps detoxify toxic compounds in the liver. Nat sulph (Sodium sulfate) is also indicated for weepy, vesicular eczema and yellow-green mucus discharges.
Nat sulph (Sodium sulfate) symptoms are aggravated by wearing tight clothing around the waist, living or working in a damp environment, damp weather, or during hot, humid weather and/or changeable weather from dry to wet and are improved during dry, stable weather and/or by frequently changing body position.
Traditional use profile of Nat mur (Sodium chloride)
Nat mur (Sodium chloride) prepared homoeopathically, has been traditionally used to balance body water. Excessively watery or dry tissues have been seen as an indication for this remedy. Watery or dry mucous membranes such as might occur with a common cold or hay fever, weepy, runny eyes, lips that are dry and crack or cold sores on the lips, fluid retention (oedema), and a craving for salt, are examples of conditions where Nat mur (Sodium chloride) may prove helpful.
Nat mur (Sodium chloride) symptoms are aggravated by warmth/heat and/or lying down and are improved by movement, cold bathing and/or wearing tight clothing.
Traditional use profile of Kali phos (Potassium phosphate)
Kali phos (Potassium phosphate) has been traditionally used to improve physical and mental energy and to relieve nervous tension, stress and mild anxiety. Symptoms of lowered nervous energy, physical and mental exhaustion, nervous headaches from stress, nervous upset stomach, halitosis, poor memory, easily fatigued or weak muscles, nervous irritability, anxiety and insomnia are some of the traditional indications for this remedy.
Kali phos (Potassium phosphate) symptoms are aggravated by; excitement, worry, mental and physical exertion, cold, early morning and are improved by; motion, warmth, heat, rest, and eating and/or being in gentle company.
Traditional use profile of Kali sulph (Potassium sulfate)
Kali sulph (Potassium sulfate) has been traditionally used to relieve dry, scaly skin disorders such as, psoriasis, eczema and dandruff and to relieve loose, yellow-green mucus congestion that may occur with, sinusitis, rhinitis, flu, nasal colds, coughs, upper respiratory tract infections and bronchitis.
Kali sulph (Potassium sulfate) symptoms are aggravated in a warm, stuffy environment and improved by being in cool, fresh, open air.
Traditional use profile of Kali mur (Potassium chloride)
Kali Mur (Potassium chloride) has been traditionally used to relieve mucus congestion and swelling or bruising of the tissues. Localised inflammations or mild infections, such as stuffy head colds, white mucus discharges from the eyes, ears or nose, mouth ulcers, middle ear infections, sore throats and tonsillitis, acne with white heads, boils, are all symptoms and conditions that may be relieved by Kali Mur (Potassium chloride).
Kali Mur (Potassium chloride) symptoms are aggravated by physical movement, or from eating rich or fatty foods and improved by cold applications to affected part and keeping still.
Traditional use profile of Calc phos (Calcium phosphate)
Calc phos (Calcium phosphate) has been traditionally used to strengthen the bones and blood, particularly for growing children who are prone to teething problems, sore throats, tonsillitis, and poor circulation. Children who have an imbalance of Calc phos (Calcium phosphate) are often lacking in immunity, complain of headaches and pick at their food.
Calc phos (Calcium phosphate) symptoms are aggravated during cold, wet weather or changeable weather, in springtime and are improved during warm stable weather.
Traditional use profile of Calc sulph (Calcium sulphate)
Calc sulph (Calcium sulphate) has been traditionally used for acne and pustules, to promote the healing of wounds and ulcers with purulent discharges that are thick, lumpy, yellow and often blood-streaked.
Calc sulph (Calcium sulphate) has been traditionally indicated where the body has made an opening or vent for the discharge of pyogenic material and where healing is slow or refuses to take place.
Traditional use profile of Calc fluor (Calcium fluoride)
Calc fluor (Calcium fluoride) has been traditionally used to strengthen tooth enamel, tendons, ligaments, joint cartilage, inter vertebral discs and veins. Calc fluor (Calcium fluoride) may help cracking, nodular arthritic joints with peri -articular degeneration and pain. Calc fluor (Calcium fluoride) may help defective tooth enamel, caries and teeth that are loose in their sockets. Skin on the hands (particularly the palms) that is hard, dry and forms cracks and fissures, or blood vessels (particularly veins) with walls that are weak and enlarged are also traditional indications for Calc fluor (Calcium fluoride).
Calc fluor (Calcium fluoride) symptoms are aggravated by rest, and cold changeable weather; and are improved by moving about, warmth, cold fomentation or rubbing the affected area.
Traditional use profile of Ferrum phos (Iron phosphate)
Ferrum phos (Iron phosphate) has been traditionally used for acute inflammations and infections, where there is fever, heat and pain, such as colds and flu, tonsillitis, otitis media and other minor infections. Ferrum phos (Iron phosphate) may also help with the episodic inflammatory changes associated with many chronic degenerative conditions, where there is an acute-on-chronic manifestation of pain, redness and swelling of the affected areas.
Ferrum phos (Iron phosphate) symptoms are aggravated by physical movement and/or heat and are improved by keeping still and/or cold applications.
Traditional use profile of Mag phos (Magnesium phosphate)
Mag phos (Magnesium phosphate) has been traditionally used for the relief of physical and mental exhaustion, nerve pains and muscular spasms. Examples of conditions where Mag phos (Magnesium phosphate) may be indicated are: stomach or abdominal flatulence and colic; tension headaches; migraine headaches; dysmenorrhoea, (particularly uterine cramping with lower back pain); muscular cramps and spasms anywhere in the body; neuralgia; nervous tics and twitches; sharp, shooting, darting pains; and sciatica.
Mag phos (Magnesium phosphate) symptoms are aggravated by cold, cold air, motion, night, light touching and are improved by warmth/heat, firm pressure or rubbing of the affected area or bending double.
Traditional use profile of Silicea (Silicon dioxide)
Silicea (Silicon dioxide) has been traditionally used to strengthen the skin, hair, nails and bones. Silicea (Silicon dioxide) may be indicated where there is excessive and offensive perspiration, nails that are weak, brittle, split or have white spots; hair that falls out prematurely, or too easily; skin that is sensitive, dry, waxy, pale and unhealthy looking is subject to infection and heals slowly; boils, abscesses and ulcers; weak bones; joint pain associated with degenerative changes; stiff and weak joints.
Silicea (Silicon dioxide) symptoms are aggravated by cold droughts, becoming uncovered, during a full moon, or following rest and are improved by covering-up, warmth, or hot humid weather.
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