What are the Bach Flower Remedies?
The flower remedies were first developed by an English physician named Dr. Edward Bach in the early 1930’s. Dr Bach’s philosophy was to address ill-health at the level of the emotional self or the soul. Although this concept was completely different to the conventional medical thinking of Dr. Bach’s time, modern research has shown that a person’s emotions and state of mind do indeed have a profound influence on physical health. This is particularly well illustrated in research on the link between “stress” and disease.
There are 38 flower essences from flowers, shrubs and trees and one from a healing spring. Each remedy has been specially devised to treat a different emotional state. They help you to manage the emotional demands of everyday life, and states of mind resulting from current circumstances, shock, trauma, illness and past events that may still disturb your peace of mind.
The essences are safe, non-toxic and can be used for all people of any age
How does Bach Flower Therapy Work?
The Bach Flower Remedies work by stimulating the body’s own capacity to heal itself by treating the emotions and relieving negative states of mind. The remedies work to balance negative feelings and thoughts, helping you to take control, feel good about yourself, and to gain clarity, so you get more out of life.
Essences are chosen based upon the current emotional state and life circumstances of the individual along with factors such as temperament and personality expression. They help correct emotional imbalances, transform negative states into positive ones, and stimulate the body to heal itself and release energetic blockages. The remedies create a gentle shift in the emotions and mind and this in turn effects the healing of the whole person.
Flower remedies contain only positive and healing properties they are gentle, safe and effective. Flower remedies can be used alone or with other health therapies.
History of Bach Flower Therapy
In 1930 Edward Bach, a medical researcher and Doctor, left his medical practice to pursue his interest and belief in treating the person instead of the disease. Through experimentation and experience he came to believe that more people could be helped if healers focused on the emotional causes of disease. In response to this belief he developed the Bach Flower Essences.
Bach dealt with people by helping them to make life style changes (exercise, diet, stress reduction, counseling, etc.), by examining their emotional and mental states, and prescribing a suitable Flower Essence to relieve the negative states of mind that can give rise to blocks in the body’s energy system and lead to bodily imbalances, pain and disease.
How are the remedies chosen?
Essences are chosen based upon the current emotional state and life circumstances of the patient along with factors such as temperament and personality expression. This is done through a process of consultation with each individual and in accordance with their unique circumstances and state of mind.