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Information about Bach Flower and Bach Flower Therapists
Bach Flower Therapy is named after Dr. Edward Bach, who pioneered its research and development in England in the 1930's.
Dr. Bach believed our mental attitude played a part in maintaining health and in recovery from illness. There are 38 remedies in total, which can be taken in combination for whatever emotional state we find ourselves in.



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Bach Flower Therapy and Bach Flower Therapists

Bach Flower Therapy is named after Dr. Edward Bach, who pioneered its research and development in England in the 1930's.
Dr. Bach believed our mental attitude played a part in maintaining health and in recovery from illness. There are 38 remedies in total, which can be taken in combination for whatever emotional state we find ourselves in.
Bach Flower Therapy is a part of alternative medicine used to help ease daily stress, address mild mood concerns, calm anxious feelings and help reduce frustration and anger. Remedies consist of water that has been infused with the essence of one of 38 different flowers. Flower essences are energetic imprints of the life force of plants. Dr Bach believed that Flower essences are energetic imprints of the life force of plants and they interact with patients help Flower essences are energetic imprints of the life force of plants. Dr Bach believed that the flower essences interact with patients by addressing the emotional responses to their illness.
The Remedy is added to a suitable drink to be taken four times a day with the aim of returning the patient to a positive, happy condition.

There are 38 original Bach Remedies classified in three categories:

  • The 'twelve healers': Agrimony, Centaury, Cerato, Chicory, Clematis, Gentian, Impatiens, Mimulus, Rock Rose, Scleranthus, Vervain, Water Violet
  • The 'seven helpers': Gorse, Heather, Oak, Olive, Rock Water, Vine, Wild Oat
  • The 'second 19': Aspen, Beech, Cherry Plum, Chestnut Bud, Crab Apple, Elm, Holly, Honeysuckle, Hornbeam, Larch, Mustard, Pine, Red Chestnut, Star of Bethlehem, Sweet Chestnut, Walnut, White Chestnut, Wild Rose, Willow

Each of these 38 remedies is directed at a particular characteristic or emotional state, the sort of person you are and the way you are feeling.

  • Agrimony - mental torture behind a cheerful face
  • Aspen - fear of unknown things
  • Beech - intolerance
  • Centaury - the inability to say 'no'
  • Cerato - lack of trust in one's own decisions
  • Cherry Plum - fear of the mind giving way
  • Chestnut Bud - failure to learn from mistakes
  • Chicory - selfish, possessive love
  • Clematis - dreaming of the future without working in the present
  • Crab Apple - the cleansing remedy, also for self-hatred
  • Elm - overwhelmed by responsibility
  • Gentian - discouragement after a setback
  • Gorse - hopelessness and despair
  • Heather - self-centredness and self-concern
  • Holly - hatred, envy and jealousy
  • Honeysuckle - living in the past
  • Hornbeam - tiredness at the thought of doing something
  • Impatiens - impatience
  • Larch - lack of confidence
  • Mimulus - fear of known things
    Mustard - deep gloom for no reason
  • Oak - the plodder who keeps going past the point of exhaustion
  • Olive - exhaustion following mental or physical effort
  • Pine - guilt
  • Red Chestnut - over-concern for the welfare of loved ones
  • Rock Rose - terror and fright
  • Rock Water - self-denial, rigidity and self-repression
  • Scleranthus - inability to choose between alternatives
  • Star of Bethlehem - shock
  • Sweet Chestnut - Extreme mental anguish, when everything has been tried and there is no light left
  • Vervain - over-enthusiasm
  • Vine - dominance and inflexibility
  • Walnut - protection from change and unwanted influences
  • Water Violet - pride and aloofness
  • White Chestnut - unwanted thoughts and mental arguments
  • Wild Oat - uncertainty over one's direction in life
  • Wild Rose - drifting, resignation, apathy
  • Willow - self-pity and resentment

Read much more about Bach Flower Therapy in one of these excellent books.....

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