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Sunday, April 24, 2011

Exploring Bach Flower Remedies

The Bach Flower Remedies, discovered by Dr. Edward Bach in the 1930s, are a series of natural remedies derived from flower essences. These remedies are designed to treat emotional and spiritual health, including depression, anxiety, and fear.

What are Bach Flower Remedies?

There are 38 Bach Flower Remedies, each one designed to treat a different feeling or emotional state. Of the 38, 37 are derived from wild shrubs and trees. However, rock water, one of the essences, is prepared with pure natural water of a fountain with healing properties.

One of these 38 remedies is very special. It is called the Rescue Remedy. It is the combination of five of Bach Flower Remedies. It is designed for those difficult situations that simply demand too much of people, and is still commonly used today.

Bach Flowers can aid in the managing of the emotional demands of everyday life. The Bach Flowers, as many natural medicines, treat the person, and not the disease or its symptoms. They act specifically on the emotional condition of the affected person. This being the case, two people with the same condition could benefit from two different Bach Flower Remedies. It is mostly dependent upon the emotional reaction to the disease.

As an example, two people could be suffering from arthritis. However, one may be resigned to the disease, while the other may simply be impatient with the disease. Therefore, a different Bach Flower Remedy would benefit each case.

It is important to note that the Bach Flower Remedies are not homeopathic in nature. The Remedies do not follow the fundamental precepts of homeopathy, including the law of similars, which states, in general, that like can be cured with like. In other words, that a symptom may be cured be the ingestion of a substance that can induce a similar symptom. This is not the case with Bach Flower Remedies.

How Do Bach Flower Remedies Work?

The idea behind Bach Flower Remedies is not to suppress negative attitudes. Rather, it is to transform these negative attitudes into positive attitudes. The Bach Flowers stimulate the body’s own ability to heal itself, fully and completely. The Bach Flowers help to rebalance the emotional state, freeing the body to fight the illness itself, instead of the stress and related emotional difficulties related to physical illness.

People don’t need to be physically ill to benefit from the effects of the Bach Flower Remedies. Fatigue, depression, and negative feelings are a part of life. When experiencing these feelings, Bach Flowers can be of much use in restoring emotional equilibrium before any specific physical symptoms appear.

It is important to note that the use of Bach Flower Remedies does not take the place of medical treatment. The Bach Remedies work subtly, across the psychic body. If a physical problem exists, it is important to seek medical advice.

The flower essences that make up the Bach Flower Remedies can be used in conjunction with other complementary or conventional medicines, without negative effects. Combining Bach Flower Remedies with other therapies can be an effective way to fight illness.

The use of Bach Flower Remedies to treat emotional and psychic stress is both effective and powerful. These natural remedies offer a wide range of treatments for almost any emotional difficulty, from fear and uncertainty to loneliness and despair.

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