bach flower remedies

Bach Flower Remedies

  • The Bach Flower Remedies work by balancing emotions. This in turn allows the body to heal itself. Dr Bach found that the energy held within certain divinely enriched plants, herbs and trees specifically related to human emotions

Some Brief Information on the back ground of Dr Bach.

Education / Work:
Studied medicine at the University College Hospital, London,
Surgeon
Diploma of Public Health (DPH) at Cambridge
Bacteriologist
Pathologist

Dr Bach had always been interested in the needs of his patients as individual people and believed that there must be a safer and more natural way of treating the cause of disease.
He began to prescribe according to his patients’ reaction to the illness rather than the illnesses themselves. He found that these diagnoses were more efficient than those based on clinical examination

bachflower 1E.Bach was very much in touch with nature and people around him from a very early age, and knew he wanted to heal.

Any human being, bird or creature in pain or distress aroused in him such compassion and desire to help their suffering that he was determined, whilst still a boy at school, to be a doctor.”1

“He would dream that he had found some simple form of healing which would cure all forms of disease. He would also dream that healing power flowed from his hand and that all whom he touched were healed; and these were no schoolboy flights of imagination, but the inner knowledge of what was to come to pass, for he found that simple healing amongst the wild flowers of the fields;

Edward Bach had two great interests in life – an over whelming compassion for all who suffered, human beings, birds and beasts. – The love for Nature, for Her trees and plants. The one love helped the other, for he found in Nature’s storehouse the flowers of the fields, which healed all those in sickness and in pain.2

bachflower 2Dr Bach believed in his intuition, he had great faith in his Creator and believed we were all put on this world to follow the path that was lead down for us. He knew he had a lot more to do for his patients, he was determined to find an easier way for people to heal themselves, and our Creator had given it to us in nature

“Bach’s great intellectual powers had lead him to make many scientific discoveries, but now he felt awakening within him that divine inspiration which is intuition, the true wisdom. Guided by this he was ready to forsake all scientific and artificial methods of healing and return to the simpler ways of Nature”.3

He set to discover the new remedies amongst the plants and herbs of Nature, remedies that were already prepared for man by Nature Herself, and were only waiting to be discovered.
Dr Bach had always been interested in the needs of his patients as individual people and believed that there must be a safer and more natural way of treating the cause of disease.
He began to prescribe according to his patients’ reaction to the illness rather than the illnesses themselves. He found that these diagnoses were more efficient than those based on clinical examination

bachflower 4He studied every patient: their entire characteristic; mood; reaction to disease; each mannerism and habit they had and prescribed on these indications with the remedies he had, and was encouraged with the results.”

The 38 Remedies cover every state of mind known to man. They are states of mind that can be caused by any manner of related problems, so it is all important to determine how or why any predominant condition of mind manifests itself.
Dr Bach wanted the remedies to be easy to use and accessible to all people, where ever they lived and whatever culture they were born into. In his public lectures in Wallingford in 1936 he explained the simplicity of his system:
Each of the 38 remedies is correlated to a specific negative state of mind, personality trait, mood or temperament, that so often prove to be the real cause in the break down of one’s physical and mental equilibrium.
‘They are only 38 in number, which means that it is easier to find the right remedy to give, than when there are very many. The method of choosing which remedy to give is simple enough for most people to understand.

‘Without knowledge of medicine, their use can be understood so easily that they can be used in the household.

bachflower 3To help ourselves, our family and friends, we need only to consider our feelings. In different times and in different parts of the world there are different reasons to be out of balance but the fundamentals of human emotions are timeless and have no geographical boundaries. No matter what words or phrases are used to describe our personality, moods or the state of mind we are in, it is the meaning behind those words, which is the guide to the remedy we need. From the 38 remedies nearly 293 million combinations can be mixed to treat different states of mind. Because they work in the basic level where we are all human, the Bach Flower Remedies present a complete system of healing, which can be understood and used safely by everyone.

The actual nature of disease Dr Bach did not take into account when dealing with patients; he considered each person as an individual. He considered the mind to be the most delicate and sensitive part of the body that showed how the individual outlook in life leads him to the remedy or remedies needed. He prescribed according to his patient’s reaction to illness themselves. He found that these diagnoses were more efficient than those based on clinical examinations.