Bach flower remedies are an alternative or complementary treatment that is used for emotional problems and pain. They’re made out of watered-down extracts from the flowers of wild plants.
Edward Bach, a medical doctor and homoeopath, created these remedies in the early 1900s. Homoeopathy is the belief that the body can cure itself. It uses small amounts of natural substances like plants and minerals to treat the body or mind. The idea behind Bach flower remedies is similar to homoeopathy. But they use fewer materials and don’t work directly on physical symptoms, but instead on emotions.
Bach believed that healing negative emotions helps the body heal itself.
How do the Bach Flower Remedies work?
1. Dr. Bach believed that healing negative emotions helps the body heal itself. His system contains 38 remedies that each addresses a specific negative emotion.
2. Dr. Bach believed that illnesses are the result of “flaws” in personality. He believed that a person’s own nature, character, and feelings play a key role in the development of diseases. So it’s not surprising that Bach flower remedies are often promoted to help mental and emotional problems, rather than to directly treat physical ailments.
3. As the remedies work, they encourage us to be aware, to notice the subtle energy shifts, to be mindful, to integrate, and to hear the voice of our souls as we attune to our innate emotional wisdom.