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Flower essences and Dr. Edward Bach.

9 Nov 2020 7:53 AM | Kate English (Administrator)

HoneysuckleI'm sure that you have all heard of or come across Rescue Remedy at some point in your lives. It is probably the best known remedy in the Bach flower range. However, most are unaware of the thirty eight individual essences, how they work and how we can use them to help with difficult times in our lives, no matter what the situation.

Flower essences are made by infusing the blooms particular vibration into water and then stabilising it. Research has shown that water has a memory. Flower essences work on the premise that every flower has a particular healing attribute in the form of a vibrational frequency. So if an individual is fearful for example, they may ingest the flower essence that floods their body with vibrations of courage in order to counteract the fear and begin to resonate a state of courage, fearlessness and peace. This is called sympathetic resonance and is the science behind this system.

CeratoCan you remember a time that you felt better by simply being around a happy person? Vibrations can be contagious and flower essences are a way to acquire the positive vibration of a particular flower. Negative emotional states play havoc with our immune system, leaving us more vulnerable to illness. Flower essences are a gentle and effective way of supporting a wide array of emotional dispositions that prevent a person from living a happy, content and peaceful life. They can also help us in times of distress. Rescue remedy being a blend of five flower essences to help in times of shock and trauma.

There are thirty eight individual Bach flower essences to support every conceivable personality, attribute and negative state of mind. They were developed as a complete system by Dr. Edward Bach who gave instructions that no more remedies were to be added after his death. Dr. Bach believed that health is our natural state and disease indicates that the personality is stuck or in conflict. Bach flower remedies are unique in the way they treat the person and not the disease. Bach classified all emotional problems into seven major groups:-.  Fear, uncertainty and indecision, insufficient interest in present circumstances, loneliness, over sensitivity, despondency and despair, and over concern for the welfare of others. The remedies can be used alone or along side other therapies. But most importantly, they cannot do harm. Dr. Bach qualified as a medical doctor and bacteriologist at University college hospital London in 1912. In his studies he noticed that individuals had different responses to the same disease. It seemed odd to him that despite these differences they should all receive the same treatment and medication. He thought that it would probably be more effective to treat the person and not the disease. This observation became more apparent to him after he suffered a serious hemorrhage in 1917 and after surgery was given three months to live. Three months became many years and he lived to be fifty. He developed thirty eight individual essences which he classified under the seven headings which I mentioned earlier.

Star of BethlehemIn these difficult and uncertain times in which we live, I believe that it is important for each of us to look after ourselves. After all, our first responsibility is to ourselves. Covid -19 is effecting us all in different ways, bringing many changes to our lives. It is difficult to stay positive with so much uncertainty. I believe that the flower essences can offer some help in these challenging times. They are a safe and inexpensive way to help, no matter what our age or circumstance. I have been using flower remedies for many years and what I really love about them is that there is one,or more to help with every difficulty and can be used along side other therapies. They are safe and easy to use. I hope this may be of some help in these strange times we are living in. I wish you all health and happiness in your lives, you deserve it!

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