Bach Flower Remedies Complement Conventional Medicine

Bach Flower Remedies Complement Conventional Medicine

When Bach Flower Remedies work in tandem with conventional medicine

A Bach Flower Remedies Case Study:

Last August a client named Jill , a friend of another of my clients, came to see me. She is currently under medical supervision for the medical treatment of depression, hypoactive thyroid and breast cancer.

She takes Cymbalta for the long-term depression that comes and goes at different times of the day and year; it does not seem to be triggered by any one thing in particular.

At that time she also told me she is feeling socially isolated and some resentment toward her daughter. She also stated: “ I don’t have many years left and I don’t have much of a life. I would like to have something more in the time I have left.”

Wild rose - Bach Flower Remedies

Wild rose

We discussed how depression is now often thought to be anger turned inward. She stated she had heard that.

The combination of the Bach 38 Remedy system of healing I had chosen was:

Wild Rose
Star of Bethlehem – featured photo

Recently ( nine months after her first consultation)  Jill returned for another consultation. She had been surprised and happy with the success of the combination I had suggested last August. Things have improved, however new stressors have cropped up in her life.

She has recently experienced several losses and transitions:  she lost her best friend to cancer,  her ex-husband (who  had remained her friend over the years and had been very helpful with her mother) decided to get married to another woman and her mother is sinking more quickly into deep dementia.

She continues to receive the conventional medications noted earlier, and stated that acupuncture is helping relieve her of her migraines.

At this time she also stated her energy level is low and her daily stress level could be rated between 5 and 9.

Her goal for coming to receive Bach Flower Remedy therapy again was to achieve a higher level of energy, more ability to concentrate and focus, as well as decrease her depression and increase her ability to enjoy life.

Sweet Chestnut - Bach Flower Remedies

Sweet chestnut

The combination that I prepared for Jill this month is:

Sweet Chestnut
Star of Bethlehem
Wild Rose

A few weeks later I received this note from Jill:

“I’ve felt again the increase in ability to take better care of myself, make better decisions, and be open to changing my perspective.

Your intelligent and sensitive consultations have been a joy to participate in and the benefits of your expertise have been  remarkable.  I didn’t know quite what to expect from working with you, but I’ve been so pleased with the results.  I would wholeheartedly recommend you to anyone.”  JSS, University Heights, Ohio

The indications in very brief for the 2  Bach Flower Remedies mentioned in this post are:

Star of Bethlehem—soothing shock and severe set-backs
Sweet Chestnut—loss of all, no light at the end of the tunnel that there can be a change
Gorse—for depression of the utterly hopeless variety
Mustard—depression that comes and goes with no understandable reason
Centaury—learning to speak up for one’s self, follow one’s own dream
Wild Rose—gives the needed spark of life to pursue when one seems to have no spark left
Holly—for anger of the hot variety
Chicory—for strong need to be paid attention to

Further reading and indications for the remedies named see:

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Lea is a retired registered nurse, a Reiki master, a self-taught American herbalist and has been assisting family,  friends and clients in using the Bach Flower Remedies since 2001. She was accepted onto the international registry of practitioners at the Bach Centre in Mount Vernon England and has been a Registered Practitioner since 2003. Her blog (see below) describes her consultation practice. She will answer one question per month from a Healthy Tree Frog reader. Questions may be asked in the comments column.


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