The Bach flower remedies were discovered by Dr. Edward Bach (1886 – 1936) in England in 1930. He was a physician on Harley Street when he became seriously ill and was given only a few months to live. He began to seek treatment on his own. The University of Oxford did experiments and found 37 blossoms or trees and one water source. In total there are 38 Bach flowers. They may look few but give them a combined 293 million choices. Bach himself has lived for another 19 years
Dr Bach at the time believed that there was no cure when a body was healed on its own. He said that all people with negative emotions, negative thinking or negative condition are suffering, getting sick. Bach used to say that blooms are a simple, safe and effective method, and can remove negative emotions like water melts ice. Flowers bloom even most day at home where Bach and the Bach International Center. Bach believed that the real cause behind any illness is patient’s emotions and that it should be the primary investigation. If we could admit our jealousy, our selfishness to the oppression, we would be healthier. Feelings like fear, weakness, sadness, tremor, impatience, over-stimulation, criticism, etc. are responsible for illnesses. Flowering helps us to rediscover the positive side of ourselves and our emotions. Flowers help us return to health and well-being.
The treatment of blooms is extremely simple with no side effects, no contraindications, no toxicicity and no addictive. It treats both acute and chronic events. Each treatment session must be about 3 weeks apart.
Bach splits emotions in 7 categories:
1. Apathy – larch, oak, cric apple, stob willow, pine, sweet chestnut, elin
2. Lack of interest – olive, white chestnut cherry plum
3. Phobia – mimulus, red chestnut, chem. Plum, rose rock, aspen
4. Uncertainty – wild oat, gentiax, sclerinum, cera
5. Easyly influencable – cash, centaum, agrimar, walnut
6. concept for others vire, vervair, beech, chicory, ralluria
7. Loneliness – heathor, water violet, impatiens
Fear – Rock Rose – Sunflower: Terror, Panic
Mimulus – Mimoulos: Fear of known things eg. dentist, illness, death, earthquake etc.
Cherry Plum – Fear of losing control of his mind
Aspen – Wild Poplar: Fears and Concerns of Unknown Origin, e.g. darkness
Red Chestnut – Red Chestnut: Fear and Exaggeration, Rescue Remedy Overprotection
Rescue Remedy contains Rock Rose, Impatients, Clematis, Star of Bethlehem, Cherry Plum for ANGOS, fainting, emergency first aid, pain, childbirth, trauma, trek, fear of plane travel, accident, surgery etc.
Bach Rescue Cream – First aid cream: for burns, dermatitis, acne, allergies
Panacea Cream: for inflammation, seizures, seizures, insect bites. Insufficient interest in the present
Clematis – Clematis: Daydreaming, indifferent to the present
Honeysuckle – Honeysuckle: Nostalgic and living in the past
Wild Rose – Wild Rose: Abandonment strives for improvement, apathy
Olive – Olive: Total exhaustion of body, mind and spirit (eg childbirth, examine, illness)
White Chestnut – White Chestnut: unwanted thoughts, insomnia
Mustard – Mustard: Transient deep melancholy without cause
Chestnut Bud – Chestnut Eyes: Doesn’t Learn From His Mistakes and Repeats Loneliness
Water Violet – Water Violet: Proud, Proud
Impatiens – Impatient: Impatient, hasty
Heather – Ricky: Many despair or discouragement
Larch – Larissa: Lack of confidence
Pine – Pine: Guilty of his mistakes
Elm – Ftelia: Loses the courage of being overweight
Sweet Chestnut – Calm Spanish Chestnut: Intellectual Anxiety, Despair at Critical Turns
Star of Bethlehem – Astrakia: Consequences of shock
Willow – Willow: Feels bitterness, bitterness, misery
Oak – Oak: Exhaustion without giving up, commitment to the task
Crab Apple – Wildflower: Perfect, reject yourself, feel dirty Hypersensitivity to influences and ideas
Agrimony – Agrimony: Outwardly laughing, hiding problems and emotions from others
Centaury – Centaurs: Unable to set boundaries and say ‘no’ to what is asked for.