Bach Flower Background
Flower remedies were devised by Dr Edward Bach, an eminent Harley Street doctor, in the 1930’s. He sought for a method of healing that works
in tune with nature and is free from side-effects.
Dr Bach recognised the need to treat the whole person
and not just the symptoms. By treating the emotional and spiritual sides of
people it could lead to improved health and well-being both physically and
Bach believed each flower remedy captures the vibrational energy of the
plant from which it is derived and helps to balance the emotional state it is
associated with. There are 38
Bach Flower Remedies all derived from and named after a plant, except one,
“Rock Water” which comes from a healing spring.
“Rescue Remedy” is a combination of 5 remedies, and as its name suggests
is useful in emergency or stressful situations, for example before a job
Each remedy is associated with an emotional state of
mind or personality trait/type and can be used to treat the negative attitude
that will enable the person to move towards the positive side of that state of
mind. For example...
Very good for
people who are impatient and always in a hurry.
People who can’t tolerate others working at a slower rate. Independent and easily irritated and
– calm and able to deal with others in a decisive and diplomatic way. Relaxed and good humoured, spontaneous but
without the hastiness of thought.