Bach Flower Remedies

Bach Flower Remedies: Bach flower remedies were discovered by Dr. Bach, a renowned physician in London who in 1930 gave up his practice to devote all of his time to the search for a new method of healing. For many years he had sought a natural and pure way to heal people; he had discovered how different people reacted differently to the same disease. One could be cheerful and hide his worries while another would be very depressed with no hope for tomorrow. Dr. Bach believed that those two patients should be treated differently, not strictly according to the disease, but according to their emotions. It was in 1928 Dr. Bach discovered the first 38 essences and started to administer them to his patients, with immediate and successful results. Each of the 38 remedies discovered by Dr. Bach is directed at a particular characteristic or emotional state. The cheerful patients would acknowledge their worries, and the depressed patients would regain hope. The essences restored their emotional balance allowing their bodies to heal themselves.

The 38 plants and their indications are as follows:

  1. Agrimony for people who put a brave face on their troubles
  2. Aspen for people who are anxious or afraid but don’t know why
  3. Beech for people who are intolerant and critical of others
  4. Centaury for people who allow others to impose on them
  5. Cerato for people who doubt their judgment
  6. Cherry Plum for uncontrolled, irrational thoughts and the fear of doing something awful
  7. Chestnut Bud for people who repeat mistakes and don’t learn from experience
  8. Chicory for over-possessive, selfish people who cling to their loved ones
  9. Clematis for day-dreamers
  10. Crab Apple for those who dislike something about the way they look and as a general cleanser
  11. Elm for responsible, capable people who in a crisis doubt their ability to cope
  12. Gentian for people disheartened when something goes wrong
  13. Gorse for people who have lost hope, often without cause
  14. Heather for talkative types who are obsessed with their problems
  15. Holly for negative feelings of hatred, envy, jealousy, and suspicion
  16. Honeysuckle for people who live in the past
  17. Hornbeam for mental tiredness at the thought of a coming task
  18. Impatiens for impatience and irritation at other people’s slowness
  19. Larch for fear of failure and lack of confidence
  20. Mimulus for people who are afraid of something real that they can name
  21. Mustard for gloom and depression with no known cause
  22. Oak for strong, indefatigable people who can over-extend themselves by trying too hard
  23. Olive for people physically drained by exertion or illness
  24. Pine for those who blame themselves when things go wrong
  25. Red chestnut for excessive worry about the welfare of loved ones
  26. Rockrose for extreme fright and terror
  27. Rock water for people whose self-discipline and high standards are carried to excess
  28. Scleranthus for people who find it hard to choose between possible courses of action
  29. Star of Bethlehem for sudden frights and shock
  30. Sweet chestnut for utter despair and anguish
  31. Vervain for enthusiastic people who are always on the go
  32. Vine for domineering people
  33. Walnut to help protect against outside influences and the effects of change
  34. Water violet for private, reserved people who can appear proud and arrogant
  35. White chestnut for persistent worrying thoughts
  36. Wild oat for people unable to find a direction for their lives
  37. A wild rose for people who resign themselves without complaint or effort to everything life throws at them
  38. Willow for people who are full of self-pity, resentment, and bitterness

Dr. Bach’s remedies are still made today at the Bach Centre, Mount Vernon, in England. Since 1991, practitioner courses have been running at the Centre and are now running in the United States, Canada, Spain, Holland, and Ireland as well. As a result, more than 350 trained practitioners are now registered with the Centre.

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