Bach Flower Remedies
“Health depends on being in harmony with our souls.” Dr. Edward Bach
Dr. Edward Bach was a Physician and Homeopath from England, who spent his life searching for the purest methods of healing. He believed, as many Doctors do today, that attitude of the mind plays a vital role in maintaining health and recovering from illness. When he died in 1936, he had developed a complete system of 38 flower remedies, each prepared from the flowers of wild plants, trees or bushes. They work by treating the individual rather than the disease or its symptoms. Today, these safe, gently remedies are used world-wide by private individuals, medical and complementary health practitioners, psychotherapists, counsellors, dentists, dentists, vets and healers. The purpose of the remedies is to support the patient’s fight against illness by addressing the emotional factors like depression, anxiety, and trauma that are thought to impede physical healing. They can also be used preventatively, at times of anxiety and stress and are particularly helpful for the many people who feel generally tired and unwell without a specific medical diagnosis.
The remedies may be taken on their own or in conjunction with medical or other treatments, they will not conflict with any medication. The remedies are completely safe, have no unwanted side effects and are non-addictive. They are gentle in action and can safely be taken by people of all ages from newborn babies to elderly people. They are also beneficial for animals and plants. It is important to note that they are not included as a substitute for medicaltreatment, should symptoms persist, you are advised to consult your medical practitioner.
WHAT ARE THE FLOWER REMEDIES?
“Health is our heritage, our right. It Is the complete and full union between soul, mind and body, and this is not a difficult far-away ideal to attain, but one so easy and natural that many of us have overlooked it.” Dr. Edward Bach Dr. Edward Bach discovered 38 remedies, each for a specific emotional and mental state, plus a combination of five of the remedies designed for difficult and demanding situations, which he called; Rescue Remedy. 37 out of the 38 are based on single wild flowers and tree blossoms. The exception, Rock Water, is made from the water of a natural spring with healing properties. Flower essences, or flower remedies, are infusions made from the flower part of a plant. The process of the sun steeping, or boiling the flower in water, captures the energy imprint of the flower. So, unlike essential oils or herbal remedies, which contain physical substances extracted from the plants, there is no physical part of the flower in a flower essence, only its healing vibration. And, every flower has a different healing quality.
Flower essences offer a wonderful way to heal and grow because they act as catalysts for change at a deep emotional level. The positive changes that occur from using flower essences include feeling more confident and creative, experiencing more joy, being more forgiving, forging better relationships, having more clarity and focus, and even cultivating a deeper connection to your Higher Self.
When you use a flower essence, you are connecting on a spiritual level with nature and your guides, so don’t be surprised if you can start gaining clarity aboutyour life’s purpose while using flower essences.
HOW DO THEY WORK?
These flowers remedies, like other forms of natural medicine, take effect by treating the individual, not the disease or its symptoms. They work specifically on the emotional condition of the person concerned. The effect of taking the remedies Is not to supress negative attitudes, but to transform them into positive ones, stimulating one’s own potential for self- healing and freeing the physical system to engage fully in fighting disease and stress.
Unlike pharmaceuticals, which suppress symptoms, flower essences work by the principle of resonance in the subtle body where imbalance starts. In other words, the action of flower essences is energetic, not biochemical. All plants have a unique vibrational energy pattern, and the flower is the pinnacle of this energy. Sometimes flower essences work immediately; other times you may feel the effects unfold over days or weeks, layer by layer.
Research in the field of psychoneuroimmunology shows a clear interrelationship between physical illness, stress and emotional outlook. While flower essences don’t address specific physical ailments, such as asthma or cancer, they work on an energetic level to address the underlying emotions, release unwanted patterns, and attract what is right for you.
When you use flower essences, anything that doesn’t match the vibration of a chosen essence simply goes away. For example, if you are experiencing fear and anxiety and you use a flower essence with a calming or joyful vibration, your awareness of that calm and joyful feeling is raised, and the feeling of fear (which is a lower vibration) dissipates. This is also how homeopathic remedies work.
People do not have to be physically ill to benefit from the remedies. Many of us go through times of difficulty and fatigue when negativity creeps in, at these times the remedies are invaluable in restoring the balance before physical symptoms appear.
DO THEY HAVE PLACEBO EFFECT?
No more than any other medicines. The remedies are very effective with both animals and babies, as well as in helping sceptical people who try them as a last resort. Plants also benefit from the remedies, gardeners find that giving Rescue Remedy on re-potting, for example, Helps the plants to flourish after being moved.
HOW LONG WILL THEY KEEP?
Remedies in their concentrated form can be kept for up to six to five years.
A 45 minute Bach Flower Remedy Consultation and includes one custom blend. $80
In person, Skype or phone consultations available.