"Disease of the body itself is nothing but the result of the disharmony between soul and mind. Remove the disharmony, and we regain harmony between soul and mind, and the body is once more perfect in all its parts." Dr. Edward Bach
The original Bach Flower Remedies is a safe and natural method of healing discovered by Dr. Bach from 1920 – 1930’s in England. They gently restore the balance between mind and body by casting out negative emotions such as fear, worry, hatred and indecision which interfere with the equilibrium of the being as a whole. The Remedies can help you manage the emotional demands of everyday life, helping you to take control, feel good about yourself and get more out of life.
Bach flower remedies work on an energy level. Each of the flower remedies carries an energy which works to re-balance and heal a specific emotional state. Working alone or in combination with other remedies, they bring your personal energy into harmony, creating emotional well-being and freeing you from such negative states as jealousy, self-doubt, fear despair etc. Once your energy is balanced and harmonious, the path becomes clear for healing at a physical level as well. To quote Dr. Bach: "They... cure by flooding our bodies with the beautiful vibrations of our Higher Nature, in the presence of which, disease melts away as snow in the sunshine."
Relationship issues, stresses and strains of motherhood and family life, stress at work, studying for exams, anxiety, fluctuating moods, low motivation, fear, apathy, bitterness, guilt, anger and more - emotional upsets around these areas can be eased and supported by the remedies. They are useful in times of trauma as well. While these all sound like negative states, the purpose of the flowers is to naturally initiate the process of the reverse of such states.
The Flower Remedies are non-toxic, don't interfere with your medications, can't be overdosed.
As Bach Flower Remedies are 100% natural and safe for anyone to take. Anyone can benefit from their gentle healing properties, including children, pregnant women, the elderly, pets and plants!
The remedies can be taken orally as drops straight from the bottle, though I recommend that it is diluted in water. Put two drops of each of the chosen remedies into a glass of water and sip throughout the day. For longer term treatment dilute two drops of each remedy into a 30ml dropper bottle and top up with mineral water. From this mixed bottle take four drops at a time, at least four times a day. The Rescue Remedy is a composite remedy and contains a smaller amount of each individual mother tincture than a single stock bottle does. So in order to get the right amount of remedy the dose is doubled.
You can put the remedies in tea, coffee, fizzy drinks etc., and in this respect they are not like homoeopathic remedies.Putting the drops into a hot drink has the advantage of evaporating the alcohol. It is a recommended method to people who for one reason or another dislike the alcohol content.
*Please note that Bach Flower Remedies are preserved in brandy, so please be cautious if you have issues around the use of alcohol.
Rescue Remedy is the most famous of the Bach remedies, but in fact it is not ‘a remedy’ at all. Instead it’s a blend of five different Bach Flower Remedies. This mix was created by Dr Bach to deal with emergencies and crises – the moments when there is no time to make a proper individual selection of remedies. It can be used to help us get through any stressful situations, from last-minute exam or interview nerves, to the aftermath of an accident or bad news Rescue Remedy helps us relax, get focused and get the needed calmness. If, however,you are working through an underlying problem – or if you need rescuing every day – you will find a longer-term solution by selecting a personal blend of remedies.