We formed a circle on the kindergarten floor awaiting our teacher’s attention. Miss Miller’s “show and tells” were the best. She explained that we were to learn about a special liquid metal called mercury. The small silver balls were passed around for us to play with on the linoleum floor. At five years old everything is magical.
The innocence of the 1950s still plagues us. Today, scientists warn us about the dangers of mercury, and if a teacher today were to allow us to play with mercury, she would be subject to the wrath of parents and school board and cited by the DEC. Hardly magical any more.
What about those of us who had been exposed to mercury half a century ago? And those who have suffered its dire consequences on a day-to-day basis via dental amalgams? Consider a medical method that has a world wide reputation with a proven record: homeopathy. Homeopathy has provided a way of dealing with mercury poisoning and the likes for the last 200 years.
Homeopathy is an intelligent form of medicine that treats the person as an individual. Unlike modern medicine that treats symptoms, homeopathy focuses on the individual and how he is physically and mentally experiencing the illness. From the homeopathic point of view, illness is expressed through the body’s innate intelligence via symptoms. Homeopaths don’t want to erase symptoms. Instead the goal is to use these symptoms to determine which homeopathic remedy best suits the individual. The homeopathic physician first carefully notes the symptoms and then looks for a match to a homeopathic remedy that has been shown to eliminate the sufferings. This will uproot the illness.
Although many confuse homeopathy with the term holistic, this method is a specific medical discipline that was widely used in the US until half a century ago. It never lost favor in lieu of drugs in England, India, France and Germany, where over 40 percent of the doctors are homeopaths. It is indeed a medical discipline in a unique category.
Homeopathy uses minute amounts of plant, animal and mineral compounds which, when properly administered, stimulate the patient’s ability to reach to its most economic function. Homeopathy is predicated on the principle that our bodies have the ability to resolve health issues when given the correct stimulus.
Once homeopathy has been employed and the suffering diminished, laboratory testing to determine the amount of mercury remaining will confirm the changes. This process often takes months but the reward for waiting is worthwhile.
Each person with mercury poisoning will present in her own way. One, for example, will have ataxia (a type of paralysis), another may have excessive perspiration, a swollen tongue and profuse saliva, while another may have memory loss and foggy thinking. Choosing the correct remedy is best left to a homeopath with solid credentials and experience. However for the sake of interest, let us examine the possibilities.
The most common remedy for addressing poisoning, even at low levels, is Natrum muriaticum 6x (Nat mur). The picture that Nat mur 6x covers is one of oversensitivity. For those who suffer around perfumes, cigarette smoke and chemicals, particularly if mercury is associated with their illness, Nat mur should be strongly considered. It may take time and patience before improvement occurs, but Nat mur 6x can address the associated issues. This is one of the few remedies that can be recommended for most people who have been exposed to mercury with reasonable accuracy. It can be taken daily for weeks.
If the pathology is paralysis, one of the most valuable remedies is Hepar sulph. Given in proper dosage and timing, it can be most beneficial for those who also are hyper-sensitive. This can include sensitivity to weather changes, sensitivity to pain and to the odors of chemicals, as well as to food and even animals. The need for Hepar sulph may also present with painful and swollen lymph glands. Once the practitioner determines that Hepar sulph is the best match, the patient usually takes it monthly for a specific amount of time, depending on the needs of the sufferer.
Metal poisoning can also cause psychological pathology. Nitricum acidum is a powerful remedy that aids someone who has had a disturbance of the central nervous system as a result of mercury poisoning. Its need is determined by behavior associated with strong and persistent fears of death. It may also be appropriate for someone who worries immensely about their health, often expressed in panic attacks. Nitricum acidum is a mainstay treatment in the homeopathic literature.
Homeopathic Sulphur should be considered if mercury poisoning is associated with heat. For example, the person may experience heat in an uncomfortable way. He may find that perspiration is excessive and that his odors are of an offensive or metallic nature. This is a remedy that has been shown clinically to provide immeasurable relief for children who have had reactions to vaccines laced with mercury. It can be of value even years after the time of the inoculation.
Consider the case of Robert. On a Thursday, this healthy six-weekold newborn was inoculated for polio. By Saturday he was too weak and limp to nurse and presented with a temperature of 105 degrees. His parents linked the reaction to the vaccine since nothing else in his short life could be associated with such a reaction. After three days of suffering, Robert was given two doses of Sulphur 200c. The fever and listlessness were aborted within hours and Robert resumed nursing happily with no residual illness. What is most remarkable in this case is the absence of side effects. Homeopathy has a sterling reputation for results such as this.
The above remedies provide only a small sample of the choices a homeopath has at his or her disposal for reinstating health in someone suffering from the ill effects of mercury. Thus, even mercury is not to be feared in light of homeopathy’s reputation. Nonetheless, if our guileless Miss Miller had known about the dangers of this metal, she might have sought elsewhere for a source of magic with which to dazzle us.
This article appeared in Wise Traditions in Food, Farming and the Healing Arts, the quarterly journal of the Weston A. Price Foundation, Summer 2008.🖨️ Print post
Tarang Bates says
Homeopathic Pharmacist and consultant
Thanks for the interesting article. So many of us played with the little silver balls and so many with the mercury fillings!!
No information about DOSAGE : a pointless exercise ” just words “
DOSAGE – The dosage is on the container. I have a bottle of Nat Mur 6x here and it says Adults: 4 tablets under the tongue (it also specifies the children dose).
If you mean FREQUENCY, that is also mentioned on the bottle:
Chronic cases: 3 doses daily etc…
I am very grateful for this article, it just might make a big difference in my health and those of some of my friends and relatives. And I also happen to already have the remedies here at home. How great is that.
I am wondering why your comment sounded so negative (perhaps you were feeling irritable at the time? Disappointed somehow?), and what homeopathic remedy might help you with that…
JAn Burgess says
Fantastic article! I have mercury fillings under the crowns on my teeth. I was really surprised to learn of the symptom of fear of death. I have had this for years and wondered why I should have this symptom! now I finally have some insight into this. ALso, I was taking Sulphur for another symptom and most strangely found my energy returning from my normal physical chronic fatigue ! Alleviating these symptoms is great, however, I am also interested in actually removing the mercury out of my system until I can have the mercury properly removed. Can homeopathy remove ALso?
Be very careful detoxing mercury if you still have it under the crowns on your teeth! You can actually do more harm than good by mobilizing it to spread throughout your body and attach itself there.
I was delirious with a massive fever for a whole week after a vaccination at age 6 or 7 (it was actually a combo, perhaps the one called “trivalente”, including the one that left two round circles on your arm, but I apparently reacted to the injection on my bottom, where it developed a massive knot and only avoided an incision because my mum religiously used herbal compresses on it for a whole week).
Should I do anything about it now (45 years later) or just take Nat Mur for the millions of amalgam fillings in my mouth? (I get lots of “internal shivering” and “fasciculation” of my calf muscle fibres… stuff I cannot really account for and metallic taste in mouth, foggy brain etc)
I’ve read the homeopathic articles that appear in the quarterly WAPF journal, but they never give any information on where to buy the homeopathic remedies. Can you just go to a drugstore and ask for (for example) “Nat Mur 6x”? If not, where do you get it from?
Melinda Kohn says
I love getting my remedies online at Washington Homeopathics – great place! https://www.homeopathyworks.com
Felice A says
I’ve seen homeopathic medicine at sprouts. I don’t know if your area has a sprouts store near you. Good luck.
I have excessive sweating since I had mercury fillings. Can Homeopathic Sulphur be helpful?
Hoping someone could help with this as I’m in desperate need of useful advice.
I’m seeing a Biological Denist to remove about ten amalgam fillings, removal of both remaining two wisdom teeth (the left being infected as shown on xrays which from what I’m being told by Bio Dentist is effecting neighboring teeth related to bone loss) . I’m also having to remove a dead crowned tooth which I’ve had infections twice with antibiotic treatment.
Besides being sure that removal of amalgam would eventually help me (hopefully) in recovering all the negatives I’m experiencing from it (fatigue, cordination issues, memory lose, isolating self from others to name a few), I’m wondering if the pulling of the wisdom teeth sand the crowned dead tooth would be necessary or if some of these homeopathic remedies might help in the matter?
And also wondering if I should remove all metals and amalgams out first then try homeopathy? Since I wouldn’t want things like mercury moving about in body, or is it something I could do while having amalgams in place?
Thanks and I hope I get some help regarding these questions.
Maureen Diaz says
We have several articles on our website which address mercury toxicity, amalgam removable, and detoxing, including this one which uses homeopathy: https://www.westonaprice.org/health-topics/homeopathy/remedies-for-mercury-toxicity/
I hope this helps!
You need all of your amalgams removed first by bio dentist. If you have any crowns, you need your dentist to check what’s under them. This means current crown will be destroyed and you’ll need a new crowns. When you are 100% mercury-free, you can try to detox your body from mercury. If you try to detox with amalgams, you will get yourself very sick.
Joy Hickethier says
Can itchy skin also be a symptom of high mercury levels? I had a hair analysis done and it shows high toxicity. I also have the “silver” fillings and have had chronic autoimmune issues for years. Thx!
Some body giveme mercury in tea four years ago how can I check in blood And how I treat
What is the best test to be sure of mercury levels. Can you use the treatments with almagam fillings still in?
What is the best way to treat digestive symptoms of mercury toxicity?
Phyllis sartin says
I believe I was lead to this information for a reason. Please help me or tell me how I can find a bio dentist in my area? I live in Tennessee. Thank you!!
In what area of Tennessee are you?
We have several biological/holistic dentists in the state.