Schuessler Cell Salts: Facial diagnosis

One possibility to determine the right cell salts is to look for certain signs in the face.

This approach is called "face analysis" or "facial diagnosis".

The facial diagnosis is based on the idea, that the absence of certain minerals develops certain signs on the face, as for example the colouring of the face or the state and the vigour of the skin.

Kurt Hickethier, the developer of the face analysis

The face analysis was discovered by Dr. Schüssler and was developed by one of his followers: Kurt Hickethier.

Kurt Hickethier led a sanitarium in Ellrich in the Harz (Germany).

He wrote a book about the face analysis which is the standard work to the face analysis even today.

Hickethier thought the facial diagnosis is the best method to recognize an illness and the needed cell salts.

This contradicted even then the prevailing doctrine and also does not fit to the today's image of a diagnosis, because "diagnosis" is used in the modern usage to recognise a certain illness and to name.

To avoid conflicts with the usual usage of the word "diagnosis", nowadays one often speaks of "face analysis".

Nevertheless, the analysis of the face plays the most important role for the identification of the suitable mineral salts.

In the following list you can find the most important signs in the face to the respective mineral salts.

12 basic cell salts

No. 1. (1) Calcium fluoride

  • Square folds around the eyes
  • Diversified folds below the eyes
  • Brown black coloring around the eyes
  • Burst veins
  • Scales in the face
  • Cracked lips, corners of mouth, hands, fingers
  • Periodontosis
  • Shining skin

No. 2. (2) Calcium phosphate

  • Waxy skin
  • Skin color like cheese
  • White coating of the tongue
  • Halitosis
  • White noses and auricles
  • Sweaty hair
  • Rough voice

No. 3. (4) Iron phosphate

  • Reddened forehead, cheeks
  • Red, hot ears
  • Red chin
  • Red tongue
  • Blue black shade in the nasal root and under the eyes
  • Grey black colouring around the nose
  • Pale gums

No. 4. (5) Potassium chloride

  • Milky skin
  • Blue white skin colour
  • Skin like cheese
  • Swollen lymphatic knots
  • White coating of the tongue
  • Mealy skin dandruff
  • Stuck together eyes

No. 5. (6) Potassium phosphate

  • Ash-grey skin, mainly in the chin area
  • Grey ocular part
  • Sunken temples
  • Absent expression
  • Brown coating of the tongue
  • Dry tongue
  • Periodontosis
  • Gum bleeding
  • Halitosis

No. 6. (7) Potassium sulphate

  • Brown-yellow skin
  • Dark eyelids
  • Yellowish around the mouth
  • Freckles
  • Dandruff on viscous base
  • Sticking head dandruff
  • Yellow and slimy coating of the tongue

No. 7. (8) Magnesium phosphate

  • Red, round spots on the cheeks (always or temporarily)
  • Red spots in the neck
  • Otherwise pale skin
  • Convulsions of the corners of mouth
  • Twitch of the eyelids

No. 8. (9) Sodium chloride

  • Humid shine on the upper eyelid, like snail mucus (gelatin shine)
  • Bright eyelids
  • Big skin pores
  • Bloated face
  • Swollen, spongy cheeks
  • Head dandruff
  • White seclusions of the eyes
  • Clear coating of the tongue
  • Salivary vesicles on the edge of the tongue
  • Skin rash in the upper forehead
  • Itch
  • Dry skin

No. 9. (10) Sodium phosphate

  • Greasy, dull shine on the forehead
  • Greasy nose
  • Big skin pores
  • Blackhead
  • Pimple
  • Pale mucous membranes
  • Hanging cheeks
  • Double chin
  • Tongue yellowish in the back

No. 10. (11) Sodium sulphate

  • Green-yellow complexion, especially forehead and temples
  • Bluish redness in the nose
  • Bluish redness in front of the ears
  • Redness in the external corner of the eye
  • Tongue looks dirty and greenish

No. 11. (12) Silica

  • Shining skin, as varnished (polished shine)
  • Waxy yellow or pale skin colour
  • Deep-recumbent eyes
  • Slip eyelids
  • Laughter lines
  • Crow's-feet
  • Convulsions of the eyelids
  • Small skin pores
  • Vertical wrinkles in front of the ears
  • Brittle hair
  • Dry nose

No. 12. (3) Calcium sulphate

  • Whiteness, alabaster-like skin colouring (like gypsum)
  • Only few signs in the face
  • Liver spots
  • Brown sports