Health Alert: Amalgam Dental Fillings
By: Dr. Med. Klaus Wilde
In 1826 the Parisian Taveau developed a dental filling made of a mercury-amalgamate. This amalgam was outlawed as too toxic in the United States in 1840. Yet, no later than 1855 America reintroduced amalgam. One of the reasons: a profitable way to utilize industrial metal wastes.
Amalgams are made of equal parts mercury and a carrier powder which contains at least 40% silver, and at most 32% tin, 30% copper, 3% mercury, 2% zinc and lesser amounts of nickel and cadmium. These percentages can vary considerably. Obviously the physical quantity in each filling is small, yet a danger to the life processes of the organs exists if enough of the metals are dissolved in saliva and carried into the intermediate and intracellular metabolism.
The greatest barrier to recognizing amalgam poisoning is our belief that substances in rarefied form (trace elements) don't a have physiological effect. Of course, the term 'trace element' does not really apply, since we don't yet know how to measure metal content in the body. By all that is known we estimate that the metals contained in amalgam add up to about 10/ -12 to 10/-22. This is equivalent to a homeopathic potency of 12-22X.
We might argue that such minute quantities cannot harm the healthy organism. However, anyone who has ever experienced what effect a dose of Stannum praep 20X has on a morphine addicted patient (it induces forceful and copious fluid excretion, and similar bowel activity) will understand the pronounced and forceful effect of metals in homeopathic doses on the body. While science is familiar with the effects of substances in measurable form, it understands next to nothing about metals in intangible, homeopathic form. However there is an energetic, dynamic, and functional effect.
The rule for metals in the human organism is: the more rarefied in substance, the greater their functional dynamics and energy.
The second great barrier to understanding amalgam poisoning is the complexity: the four main metals contained in amalgam have a compounded effect with such an intimidating array of symptoms that most doctors simply cannot deal with it.
This problem becomes easier to understand if the disease symptoms are separated out according to each metal. We then begin to recognize which metal has caused which ailment. Only after this has been done can the more refined question of interactions be dealt with. One example is the `battery-effect,' or electro-magnetic currents caused by dentures containing a variety of metals when they are submerged in the acidic medium of the saliva. This electro-magnetically charged circumstance is the cause of a variety of complaints.
In the course of treating patients I have found the problem of amalgam poisoning to be extremely far-reaching, and 50% of my time is spent in treating chronic ailments caused by it. Curiously, I have found silver poisoning to be at least as problematic as mercury poisoning. In my personal experience an amalgam detoxification is only possible with the use of homeopathic silver in various forms (argentum.) Following are tables showing which metals can cause which symptoms:
Symptoms of Silver Poisoning
Silver Process, Physiological: Flatulence, stomach cramps, painful stomach cramps, cold legs, chronic or acute prostatitis, impotence, rhythmic disturbances, infertility, chronic urethritis, spastic bronchitis, sleep disturbances, sterility, disturbed regulation of blood warmth, decreased resistance, increased saliva flow, lack of ability to run a fever.
Silver Process, psychological: Lack of creative thinking, weak fantasy, unable to impress, cannot hold back, cannot relinquish, repetitiveness, unclear religiosity to clear atheism, depression (especially in older age), lack of imagination and memory, addictiveness, clumsiness because of weakened bridge to the experiences of former lives.
Symptoms of Mercury Poisoning
Mercury Process, physiological: Mercury causes flow; as a poison it arrests flow and causes stagnation. Poor absorption, chronic enterocolitis, allergies especially for solid foods, nausea, stomach pains, feeling of not being able to digest, weakness of limbs so that one hardly can manage a task, eczema, colitis ulcerosa, travel sickness, infections, headache, dizziness, tiredness, dulling of senses, gingivitis.
Mercury Process, psychological:
Fear, weakness of combinative thought, depression (caused by liver), irrational behavior.
Symptoms of Copper Poisoning
Copper Process, physiological: Gout pains, inflammation of lower thumb and big toe joints, diarrhea, watery stools, intestinal carcinoma , premature birth, motor restlessness, accelerated or slow metabolism, pasty cold edema, kidney blockage, hyper- or hypothyroidism, sinusitis frontalis, lack of hearing, eye, tongue or limb spasms.
Copper Process, psychological:
Feverish attention, lovelessness, egocentric behavior, insensitivity or hypersensitivity, jealousy and envy, unable to forget, uncreative or frenetic behavior, cannot listen.
Symptoms of Tin Poisoning
Tin Process, physiological:
Rheumatic joints, pains in limbs, pains in index finger and second toe, sensitive outer calves, liver and spleen weakness, disturbance of kidneys, metabolic disturbances, especially fat metabolism, lack of vitality, rhythmic disturbances, dry tongue, dry mouth when speaking, dry bronchi, weak nerves, dry nerves, inflammation of sinuses, pain in lower jaw, ulceration in lower jaw, fatigue in temples, thickened back of head.
Tin Process, psychological: Violence, unreasonableness, lack of boundaries, unthinking behavior, weakened consciousness, inappropriate or splenic behavior.
The reason why a metal may sometimes cause polaric symptoms (i.e. copper poisoning may cause hyper- as well as hypothyroidism) is because there is a difference whether, at a certain time, the metal affects the upbuilding processes (metabolism) or the processes of breaking down (catabolism).. More research should be done in the future to clarify these seeming contradictions.
Dr. Wilde is a practicing dentist and noted lecturer in Germany