Bach Flower Essences
“Health depends on being in Harmony with our Souls.”
Dr . Edward Bach, 1932
The original mind body medicine tutor.
Dr. Bach- notable homeopath, bacteriologist, physician and researcher identified 7 categories of disturbance in the human soul and 38 flowers- whose essences help to balance these disturbances.
Over 400,000 different combinations are possible to treat the many imbalances we may experience in our lives.
Bach flower essences are not intended to treat physical illness. However, the many ways that stress, unhappiness, confusion and distress may effect our physical health can be balanced. The new balanced state of emotions can result in physical healing.
Bach flower remedies are considered vibrational as the “energetic” properties of the flower are transmitted to the user by way of the water solution.
What are flower essences?
They are a form of vibrational medicine, created by infusing water with the energy from flower blossoms. There are no essential oils or allergens in the flower essence preparations made by Bach Flower Essences.
They help restore balance and harmony, thus promoting healing on all levels. They are a beautiful support in healing the emotions in order to heal the body. Stresses, blocks, frustrations dissolve and transform into positive energies and emotions without suppression and side effects.
The Bach flower essences are 38 different remedies that cover the spectrum of emotional issues. Since they do not contain any physical substance from the flower, unlike herbal medicines, they are completely safe to use, with no side effects. They will not interfere with other treatments, either traditional or alternative, such as drugs or homeopathic essences.
How they work
Dr Bach used a metaphor to describe how the remedies work. He said, ‘they are able, like beautiful music, or any gloriously uplifting thing which gives us inspiration, to raise our very natures, and bring us nearer to our Souls: and by that very act, to bring us peace, and relieve our sufferings.’ .
There are many theories about the mechanism the remedies use to achieve this. Most believe the active ingredient in the remedies is a kind of energy or vibration that is transferred from the living flower to the water during the process of making the mother tinctures. Some believe the energy forms a pattern in the water; others talk of quantum mechanics and spiritual vibrations. Attempts to capture this energy have produced beautiful Kirlian photographs showing distinct patterns and colours for different remedies – but little hard research has been done. Any firm conclusions are just speculation.
The remedies are selected during a conversation between the client and the practitioner. Designed as a self help system, one can also select their own remedies.
As an interesting footnote, many clients during the interview have an aha moment, and feel some relief right away.
Unlike other types of talk therapy that may include prescription medicine, your personal formula is not suppressive, with no side effects and will begin to act immediately to harmonize your emotions.
While one does not need to take remedies indefinitely,
Many find them a welcome wonderful support for all of life’s challenges.