How Do Bach Flower Remedies Work

How Do Bach Flower Remedies Work

How do Bach Flower Remedies work to help you?

How Do Bach Flower Remedies WorkFor example:

Recover from an illness?

Sleep better?

Overcome the blues?

Find courage?

Face fears calmly?

A practitioner starts by assessing how you are reacting to what it is that is making you feel “unbalanced” or “not your best self”.

It is now well documented that our “state of mind’ or our “emotions” or our “negative thinking” has a strong effect on our physical health.

Dr Bach was aware of that nearly a century ago and has provided this 38 flower remedy system of healing to help “calm us and center us” mentally and emotionally so that our body is freed to do what it was created to do: re-balance itself (the medical term for this is: return to homeostasis), meaning, allow health to return.

One can determine appropriate remedies for one’s self by asking questions:

Am I acting or reacting, feeling or not feeling, what changes am I going through?

How Do Bach Flower Remedies Work

Do I:

Keep on pushing?

A BFRP (Bach Flower Remedy Practitioner) might suggest Oak to ease up on one’s self a bit.

Unable to move myself forward?

A BFRP might suggest Wild Rose for the energy to take matters in hand in a heavy situation.

Getting grumpy?

A BFRP might suggest Willow to let go of frustration and criticisms.

Did you get an upsetting diagnosis from a doctor?                                    

A BFRP might Aspen to ease fears of the unknown outcome..

Bach Flower remedies support wellness by treating the person

(meaning the personality and the emotional state) , not the disease.

So now, to answer the questions at the beginning of this article:

Recover from an illness?                                                                                                                                                    

A BFRP might suggest that one would start with Olive to settle your mind and body into restfulness.

Sleep better?

BFRP often suggests to start with Whites Chestnut to stop racing, bothering thoughts.

Overcome the blues?                                                                                                                                                  

There are several different degrees of the blues; A BFRP might start with Gentian to get a recent setback into perspective, thus releasing hopefulness again in one’s heart.

Find courage?                                                                                                                                                                   

Most likely, a BFRP might suggest to start with Mimulus, to face a known fear.

Star of Bethlehem - Bach Flower RemedyFace fears calmly?

A BFRP possibly could determine that Star Of Bethlehem would be the most appropriate for a particular individual as it soothes and calms and comforts the one who is in dismay and or shock..

This simple system of healing was created by Dr. Edward Bach to be used by family members who have spent a little time learning the indications for the remedies and who then become able to help their loved ones return to being “quite themselves again,” which to this BFRP means “well and happy!

If you enjoyed “How do Bach flower remedies work,” you may enjoy, Be yourself: no one can ever say you are doing it wrong.


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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Lea’s blog: bachflowerremediesfortoday.blogspot

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*All articles, including “The Medicine Cabinet” articles, provide suggestions for various alternative possibilities for self help. Consulting with conventional medical practitioners is always understood as an avenue of healing which goes without saying, nor need for suggestion in our articles, and our suggestions are never implying that you should pursue health without conventional methods as also one of your choices, decisions and privileges as you pursue optimum health for yourself and loved ones. We take no responsibility for your decisions and personal choices in your pursuit of your health.

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