What are Bach Flower Remedies?

Bach Flower Remedies - Dr Edward Bach (1886-1936)

The Bach Flower Remedies are widely known and have proven to be a very effective complementary therapy for over seventy years. This form of healing was discovered in the early twentieth century by Dr Edward Bach (1886 - 1936) who was one of the pioneers in the field of complementary medicine. He understood that more often than not, physical illness is the result of persistent negative emotional and mental states.


There are 38 remedies as well as the widely used Rescue Remedy, each of which contains positive aspects of certain negative emotions or states of mind. By introducing these positive vibrations into the Human Energy field, the causes of existing negative conditions are addressed so healing can take place.

The remedies are made from flowers or the buds, blossoms or small pieces or leaves of various trees. The only exception is Rock Water, which is water taken from natural wells or springs. Usually more than one remedy is needed, although it is advised not to take more than four or five at the same time

As the human psyche is vastly complex, it can be difficult to understand or assess which remedy will be particularly beneficial to an individual's emotional upset. Sometimes certain negative emotions can be a direct result of other traumatic or repressed feelings. In this case, the individual should be given remedies that help address the underlying condition and 'root' of the upset. This requires the therapist to have a deep and thorough understanding of the qualities of each remedy.

Usually more than one remedy is needed, although it is advised not to take more than four or five at the same time. Using the Bach Flower Remedies in combination with Energy or crystal healing is also extremely valuable. By applying them directly into any 'problem' areas in the auric field whilst giving healing, often immediate, beneficial results are achieved. The remedies are very suitable for self-help. They can be purchased in most health food shops.

A Bach Flower healing session lasts for one hour and costs £30.

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