Bach Flower Remedies
Living In Perfect Harmony With Bach And His Flower Remedies
From Harley Street physician to pushing essences of flowers is a far cry butDr. Edward Bach (1886-1936) was so convinced about what he was doingthat he turned away from a thriving conventional medical career to pursuewhat he firmly believed in. Right through his years of being a doctor, he justcould not give up the notion that it was Nature not man who had the answer to disease. His quest took him through the bylanes of Wales and the woody paths around Oxfordshire where he lived, looking for flowers that he believed had curative powers. As he started treating patients with theessences of these flowers, he realised that what he had to look for and treatwere the symptoms of the heart and the mind. When he treated those, the patient got better.What Edward Bach left behind spread throughout the world and more andmore people who were turning away from conventional medication andlooking for more holistic alternative remedies came, tried and were amazed.Bach had 38 flower remedies (one was misnamed as it was spring water found deep under rocks) in his repertoire and there was one – the 39
– thatwas made up of a combination of five of these essences. His firm belief thatwhat people think and feel have a strong effect on their bodies is borne outtoday by many doctors who practise conventional medicine too. He wasinfluenced to a great extent by the father of homeopathy, Dr. SamuelHahnemann and he tried to group patients into types and treat them. Hestarted with two flower essences, added one at the end of that year and verysoon had built up what he felt was the whole range necessary to take care of all people’s ailments of the mind.Bach firmly believed that man was made to exist in harmony with natureand free of all illness. It was because mentally, emotionally and spirituallyman had turned away from his higher self and embraced the baser thingsthat he was prone to illness. However, Nature, as understanding as ever, had just the flowers to raise him up to his level of perfection – if only he triedthem. Each flower essence is for a particular feeling or frame of mind.
Copyright: Shalini Kagal , Ohm Communications