Bach Flower Essence
Bach Flower Essences are a branch of homeopathy that contain the essences of specific wildflowers, plants, and trees. These remedies can be used for relief in a wide range of stress related emotional reactions which, if left unresolved, could eventually lead to physical health problems.
Bach Flower essences were discovered and named for Dr. Edward Bach who was a British physician, surgeon, bacteriologist, and homeopath. He discovered the healing power of flowers in the 1920s and theorized that the dew that settled on plants had restorative properties. He tested this theory over the course of a decade, found it to be viable, and his legacy continues to live on. Bach Flower essences are still widely used today to help rebalance mental-emotional health and well-being.
It’s easy to get stressed out and overwhelmed with today’s busy schedules and the constant need to be on the go. Bach flower essences can be a powerful, natural ally to help you from getting stuck in a cycle of worry, frustration, anxiety, sadness, and depression. Bach Flower Essences also address fears, both known and unknown. This healing, natural therapy calms you down when you’re feeling stressed out – however that manifests for you.
The broader purpose of these remedies, or essences, is to support the fight against illness by addressing emotional imbalances. Wherever there is long-term emotional imbalance, physical ailments are sure to follow. Dr. Bach discovered that Flower Essences restore the balance between mind and body by processing negative emotions such as fear, worry, hatred, and indecision that interfere with the equilibrium of your whole being.
This is not to say that a person will no longer have negative emotions. Emotions are neither good nor bad. They just are. Problems arise when we find ourselves unable to adapt to difficult situations and we get stuck in a loop of harmful emotions. Our coping skills can become inadequate for long periods of time and health begins to deteriorate.
Dr. Bach’s method includes 38 plant remedies, and he identified seven emotional groups. Each group represents the different ways a particular thought pattern or emotion can be seen and experienced in someone’s personality.
He believed that healing negative emotions helps the body heal itself and grouped emotional imbalances into seven broad psychological causes of illness:
- Lack of interest in present circumstances.
- Oversensitivity to influences and ideas.
- Sadness or despair.
- Cares for others at the expense of self.
These emotional groups have specific flower essences associated with them. When taken in a combination tailored specifically to the individual, the plants stimulate healing, and emotional well-being is improved.
We hope this information has been helpful for you. For more information and to have all your questions answered, check out the FAQs below.
How Does It Work?
Each flower essence has a purpose and addresses specific emotional imbalances. They work on an energetic level to address the underlying emotions, release unwanted patterns, and attract what is right for you.
Can I still take my medication(s)?
Yes. Absolutely yes. You should never stop taking medication without speaking directly with your doctor. Bach Flower Essences can be taken in conjunction with over the counter and prescription medications.
How do I take flower essences?
After your assessment, you’ll be provided with a one ounce dropper bottle that contains a flower essences combination specifically created for you based on your health concerns. To take the remedy, dispense four drops under your tongue three times a day for three weeks. After three weeks have passed, you can make a follow up appointment to discuss progress and next steps if any are needed.
How long does it take for flower essences to work?
The remedies can work immediately in certain situations, but for long-term issues it will take three weeks to one month to see changes. The effects of flower remedies are cumulative. Remedies must be taken as directed to feel the benefits.
Do I need to live locally?
No. The good news is you can live anywhere! Assessments can be done by phone, face-time or Zoom video conferencing.