What are the Bach Flower Remedies?
The Bach Flower Remedies were discovered by Dr. Edward Bach in the 1920s. Dr. Bach was a highly respected Harley Street bacteriologist, physician and pathologist. He believed that one’s emotional state plays a vital role in their health, both physical and mental. He developed a system of 38 remedies which were prepared from flowers and plants which work on one's mindset and emotions rather than their disease or symptoms.
The Bach Flower Remedies are safe for the whole family, including infants, pregnant women, the elderly and even pets and plants. They are non-toxic and have no side effects. They address a wide range of emotions spanning from anxiety and depression to severe trauma and mental anguish. They are internationally recognized and highly respected throughout the world. Notably, they are safe to be taken in conjunction with medication with no contra-indications.
You may have seen the little yellow bottles of Bach Rescue Remedy in your local chemist, or even supermarket? So many people know about Rescue Remedy because it is a remarkably effective in emergency situations but not many know that a further 38 individual remedies exist which can be tailored to an individual’s needs for each different situation or emotion they may be experiencing.
How do they work?
The flower remedies are a form of natural medicine and as such they treat the individual and not just their illness or symptoms. They work specifically on the emotional state of the individual and help them to feel better with regards to their condition by helping to improve their frame of mind. They are tailored to people specifically in relation to how they are feeling at a certain time. So, two people with anxiety, for example, may benefit from different remedies to treat the same condition because the cause of their anxieties stem from different situations which are specific to them. Dr. Bach believed that by flooding the person with the ‘good’ they needed, the ‘bad’ they were feeling would be pushed out and he found that specific plants and flowers had this effect.
What happens during a consultation?
Consultations can be carried out in person, by phone, Skype or by email. The initial consultation takes approximately 1 hour in which we will discuss your emotional state in relation to various aspects of your life. The aim of this consultation is to help you identify the emotional issues you would like to deal with and then to prescribe a mix of remedies which is tailored to you personally. The remedies that are included in your mix will be explained to you so that you can actively understand how and why they may help you.
If you are sensitive to alcohol, or would prefer not to take it, I am able to provide alcohol free remedies which are preserved in glycerine.