What are Bach Flowers?
Bach flowers are natural essences that are used to treat emotional problems that have an impact on the body. These natural remedies derived from flowers act on energy vibrations, have no side effects or interaction with other medications, so they can be used as a complement to various traditional treatments.
What is its application?
Although Bach Flowers are more oriented to solve emotional and mental problems, they also have many other applications, according to the problem to be treated and those who take them.
Is it a placebo effect?
There are theories that deny the healing effects of Bach Flowers, stating that it is only a placebo effect. Multiple studies based on clinical practice have demonstrated the healing power of these flowers in both people and animals, in which the placebo effect is not manifested. In fact, my first experience with Bach Flowers in 2002 was with a cat that I had been given as a gift and that was tremendously aggressive.
Are the effects of Bach Flowers scientifically proven?
We should move away from the idea that only what science is able to prove works. Fortunately, this is not the case. If it were so, we would not exist as we still do not know what exactly life gives us. Edward Bach offered no scientific explanation of how or why these remedies worked. Wild animals don’t need explanations as to why some plants relieve them when they’re sick. What Bach offered were hundreds of stories of healing cases.
I was once given Bach Flowers and they didn’t work.
Fundamentally there are two reasons why some people, who are being treated with Bach Flowers, do not experience the desired improvement: that the prescribed flowers are not the most suitable for the discomfort or disease to be treated or that the patient leaves the treatment prematurely or does not follow the indications of the therapist for the correct administration of the same.
How should the consultation be?
Nowadays, and especially in the field of movements called “New Age”, we find consultations of Bach Flowers in which various esoteric techniques are practiced such as reading cards or choosing a number or color as therapeutic methods. But Edward Bach emphasizes that the consultation must be personal in which the positive therapist-patient interaction, both emotionally and mentally, must accompany and complement the therapeutic effects of the Flowers. In this way, we help the patient to look within himself for the real origin of his discomfort and his illnesses so that, thus, he can heal. It’s not about “take this pill and it will be fine.” It is an “active” therapy in which it is necessary for the patient to express his will to heal and the responsibility to follow the entire treatment. You may be treating the initial problem, to some extent, and then find that there are other underlying ones that require different remedies. As each layer is treated, new ones emerge. The negative becomes positive, and improvement occurs.
Doctor Edward Bach
Bachelor of Science. English surgeon, bacteriologist, pathologist and homeopath, discoverer of Flower EssencesDr. Bach was a great researcher, as well as a doctor and homeopath. He experimented with various wildflowers native to the Wales region of Great Britain, where he was originally from, until he found 38 natural remedies, each with healing properties for different emotional problems. These 38 flowers are called Bach Flowers.
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