What are Bach Flower Remedies?

Flower essences are liquid plant extracts charged with the electromagnetic pattern of specific flowers, which are used by natural therapists to restore mental, emotional, and spiritual well being.

Edward Bach (1886-1936), a medical doctor, bacteriologist, and homeopathic physician, dedicated his life to discovering a system of healing that would go beyond the diagnosis and treatment of physical symptoms to address the emotional and mental roots of disease. Bach realized that when people were treated on the basis of distinctive personality characteristics, rather than according to their disease, true healing could occur. Convinced that he would discover what he sought in nature, he began to explore the fields and forests of England in search of remedies that would be effective, pure, and inexpensive.

Bach theorized that the heat of the sun, acting through the dew, must draw out the healing essence of each flower. He then proceeded to develop a way to extract this essence and began experimenting to isolate flowers that addressed a range of psychological conditions, thus the Bach Flower Remedies. Each of the 38 remedies is able strengthen the person to dissolve the energy blockages, which is similar in philosophy to other holistic therapies.
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