Bach Flower Remedies
What Is It?
How Does It Work?
What Happens During Treatment?
What Is It Used For?
What Is It?
Bach Flower remedies are pure plant essences that are used to treat
emotional problems thought to be the underlying cause of illness. These
remedies were developed in the late 1920s and early 1930s by English
physician Dr Edward Bach who was committed to the belief that natural
plant cures exist for every ailment. Bach believed that emotions such
as fear, depression, anger and worry lowered the body’s resistance
Dr Bach experimented with the essences of wild flowers he found in
the English and Welsh countryside, and identified 38 flowers that appeared
to have healing qualities. Perhaps the most well-known Bach Flower
remedy is the “rescue remedy”, a combination of five flowers
which he recommended in times of crisis to relieve shock and trauma
caused by physical or emotional injury or illness.
How Does It
No scientific studies have proven the effectiveness of Bach Flower
remedies, but anecdotal evidence suggests they are useful for relieving
emotional problems such as anxiety and depression.
The remedies are formulated to treat the whole person, rather than
just symptoms. They are chosen primarily to match the mood and psychological
outlook of the patient, because the aim of the treatment is to correct
the emotional imbalance which is thought to be causing the ailment.
The remedies are generally prepared by floating freshly picked flowers
in a bowl of spring water in sunlight for a few hours, then mixed with
brandy. The mixture is then diluted before use. Some flowers may also
be boiled to extract their essence.
What Happens During
Bach Flower remedies are easily available in health stores and are
often self-administered. The store is likely to have information which
will help you choose the remedy which will best treat your emotional
You may like to visit a practitioner trained in the use of Bach Flower
remedies (often a herbalist or naturopath) who can help you understand
the “type” of person you are - for example fearful, apathetic,
jealous, impatient, and so on - and help you choose the most suitable
remedy for you. If you have any physical ailments such as allergies,
asthma or eczema, the practitioner will want to discuss any emotions
that might be associated with these.
Bach Flower remedies are usually administered as tinctures, with a
few drops being placed under the tongue up to four times a day, or
diluted in water and sipped. Some essences are also available as creams.
Combinations of up to seven flower remedies can be taken at one time.
The remedies are used until the problem is relieved, generally a few
weeks, but up to several months. Practitioners believe that if your
emotional problem is temporary, the remedy should work immediately,
but if it is a more deep-rooted problem, it may take longer for the
remedy to have an effect.
What Is It Used
Bach Flower remedies have been used to treat stress related problems
such as anxiety, depression, insomnia, headaches, premenstrual tension
and sexual problems. They may also be useful for asthma, eczema, addictions,
allergies and chronic fatigue syndrome.
Bach flower remedies are diluted in a small amount of alcohol, so are
best avoided by anyone who should not drink alcohol.
People allergic to certain plants or flowers may be sensitive to Bach
flower remedies, although only a small amount of the plant may exist
in the solution.
These remedies should be viewed as a complementary treatment and not
a substitute for conventional medical care.
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The Encyclopedia of Bach Flower Therapy
The most comprehensive reference on Bach flower therapy
in print. Includes the latest information on Bach flower
remedies, combination remedies, diagnosis, instructions for
preparation, body maps, and more. Illustrated with colour
plates of the Bach flowers and Kirlian photographs of the
energy signature of each flower. Mechthild Scheffer's groundbreaking
Flower Therapy: Theory and Practice revolutionized the
science of Bach flower remedies, detailing the healing properties
of each individual flower. Now, for practitioner, student,
and patient alike, she offers The Encyclopedia of Bach Flower
Therapy, the most comprehensive and up-to-date reference
available on this gentle, effective therapy. The first practitioner
to recognize the psychological underpinnings of the Bach
flower remedies, Scheffer demonstrates that emotional and
physical well-being are inextricably linked and shows how
flower therapies can be a powerful tool for healing individual
symptoms and restoring balance to one's life.
The author provides a therapeutic profile for each remedy
and specific instructions for preparing combination remedies
to heal more complex conditions. Thorough diagnostic guidelines,
interview questions, progress evaluations, and body maps
guide both the practitioner and novice to the proper remedies
for innumerable emotional and physical ailments. The author
also gives advice for using Bach flower remedies in pediatrics
and veterinary medicine. With more than 120 colour photographs,
The Encyclopedia of Bach Flower Therapy is the complete reference
for everyone who studies and practices this therapy.
The Bach Flower Remedies
An overview of the natural remedies that have become legendary
for their effective treatment of common conditions.
"IT IS NOT THE OBJECT of this book to suggest that the
art of healing is unnecessary; far be it from any such intention;
but it is humbly hoped that it will be guide to those who suffer,
to seek within themselves the real origin of their maladies
so that they may assist themselves in their own healing." -
Advanced Bach Flower Therapy: A Scientific Approach
to Diagnosis and Treatment
A major advancement in the scientific use of flower essences.
Lists 200 clinically proven combinations of Bach Flower essences
for treating specific conditions. Targets the source of problems,
not their outer manifestations.
Each of us has a unique psychic structure that affects our
emotions, thoughts, and actions. We can develop harmoniously
or have unbalanced reactions that can cause illness and psychosomatic
conditions. The strength of Bach Flower therapy lies in its
ability to treat these pathologies, restore balance, and
free us from the physical manifestations of problems that
are often psychic and emotional in origin. An indispensable
addition to existing Bach Flower works, Advanced Bach Flower
Therapy contains three significant new features that are
essential for reliable diagnosis and treatment, and make
practical use much easier:
A new comprehensive, psychologically sensitive explanation
for each individual remedy.
A detailed description of more than 200 proven combinations
that target the source of the problem rather than simply
addressing its symptoms.
A comprehensive repertory of symptoms and illnesses with
extensive advice and suggestions for treatment.
User-friendly and scientifically rigorous, Advanced Bach
Flower Therapy is the most important tool yet for anyone
wishing to develop a deeper understanding of the benefits
of floral essences.
Bach Flower Remedy Books
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