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Application of Bach Flower and Health Benefits

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Mikhail Gabriel
Written by Mikhail Gabriel

Origin and Background of Bach Flower

The Bach flowers are highly appreciated and widely used in England or Ireland.
Meanwhile, Bach flower therapy, developed by Dr. Edward Bach, an English physician achieved a greater degree of popularity.

The Bach flowers with us probably the best-known, are the emergency drop, a combination of five different flowers compiled by Dr. Edward Bach himself, according to healthpally.

The founder of the Bach flower therapy, Dr. Edward Bach, the founder of the Bach flower essences, lived from 1886 to 1936 in England.
He studied medicine at the University of Cambridge and worked as a school physician and scientist first several years.
His research in bacteriology was known far beyond his home country. Despite his scientific research, Edward Bach kept close contact with his patients.

He recognized the link between physical and mental well-being and found his view by Friedrich Christian Samuel Hahnemann, the founder of homeopathy, confirmed.

Dr. Bach began in the London homeopathic hospital, and based on his experience with the previous scientific work, the exploration of the human intestinal flora, he developed a method of healing with Nosodes, which still applies.

Dr. Bach was a very good observer, and he noticed that people with the same emotional and mental problems, regardless of their disease, also on the same Nosodes.

He began to raise power and refined his methods with time.
Thus, he had remarkable healing, especially in chronically ill people. But, he couldn’t reach his ultimate goal, to let people get healthy.

He wanted to develop a “folk medicine” which could apply to everyone, give mental and spiritual health and prevent physical illnesses.
When he realized that he could not reach this goal with the possibilities of conventional medicine and his Scientific Research, he looked for other perspectives to help the people.

In 1930, he gave up his practice and research in London. He moved first to Wales to a small village near Bettws-y-coed.
Later, he lived in other regions of England for a short time also again in London. But again and again, he moved to rural areas.

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Using Bach Flower Correctly

First of all, it was said that you need no medical or psychological training to apply Bach flower therapy. However, you don’t need to endanger yourself by taking inappropriate self-medication.

There are no side effects to worry about. In the case of a non-matching flower, it will be recognized by your body as unnecessary, and you do not respond to it.

For serious diseases, a doctor must necessarily (or in danger of ambulance) be consulted.
A doctor must also treat chronic diseases. The Bach Flower Remedies facilitate the healing process of your body in a gentle manner, and you can also incorporate them into traditional medicine and other treatments.

Some therapists reject a simultaneous treatment with homeopathic remedies and Bach flowers.
If you are with a homeopathic doctor in treatment, you should follow his advice.

Through his extraordinary sensitive talent and love of nature, Dr. Bach’s 38 plants its vibrational energy, including all mental sensations in the course of the next few years on many long hikes, and his Bach flower essences developed from it.

These flowers act as a catalyst between body, mind, and spirit and also on mental States, such as fear, mistrust, bitterness, and shyness, just to name a few, balance and harmonize. In 1934, he rented a small house, “Mount Vernon” in Sotwell (Berkshire).

Here he lived the last four years of his life, and his knowledge was passed on cops to his staff, especially Nora Weeks and Victor.
The English Dr. Edward Bach Centre is located in the House “Mount Vernon” in Sotwell, where Dr. Bach spent his last years of life.

The 38 Bach flower remedies:

  • Agrimony
  • Aspen
  • Beech
  • Centaury
  • Cerato
  • Cherry Plum
  • Chestnut Bud
  • Chicory
  • Clematis
  • Crab Apple
  • Elm
  • Gentian
  • Gorse
  • Heather
  • Holly
  • Honeysuckle
  • Hornbeam
  • Impatiens
  • Larch
  • Mimulus
  • Mustard
  • Oak
  • Olive
  • Pine
  • Red Chestnut
  • Rock Rose
  • Rock Water
  • Scleranthus
  • Star of Bethlehem
  • Sweet Chestnut
  • Vervain
  • Vine
  • Walnut
  • Water violet
  • White Chestnut
  • Wild Oat
  • Wild Rose
  • Willow
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Bach Flowers for Animals

You can treat animals with Bach flowers. The dose should be adjusted to the size of the animal.
Please determine whether the State of the animal for self-treatment is suitable. In case of doubt, seek a veterinarian.

The best way to give it to animals is to mix it into drinking water or food. You can also apply it on the fur or feathers and rub it lightly, according to farmpally. For cats, alcohol is harmful because it can not be dismantled in the body.

In birds, the dosage is somewhat difficult, keep in mind the alcohol content of drops from the reservoir bottle and try out whether your feathered friend takes the drop with the drinking water. Also, a sprinkling of plumage with a flower drop is possible.

It is important to remember that the Bach flowers change, not the character. For example, an aggressive dog by the remedies will be suddenly lamblike. No! There are still many application possibilities. The Bach flowers with similar character traits in humans, as well as animals, participate in the principle. You can also see the description of the flowers and find yourself a suitable flower or create flower combinations for your animal.

This article does not purport to be exhaustive but can show examples of what is possible.
Many veterinarians now treat Bach flowers, but also there are special Bach flower therapists for animals.

Bach Flower Test

70 years ago, Dr. Bach dealt with natural remedies and discovered Bach flowers. These are various parts of European plants, which all bear a healing force in themselves.

A Bach flower test is a test that is officially issued by the Bach flower company in England and can be made by anyone.
This Bach flower test consists of a total of 37 questions around the theme of Bach flower remedies and has the goal that anyone performing the test is able to create a personally appropriate Bach flower blend.

The Bach flower company uses a Bach flower test to identify individuals’ problems. After evaluation, they recommend one or more Bach flowers to correct the issues. The company offers this certified test for download.

This means that the results of this test can be taken quite seriously, and through the certification of the test, it can be trusted.
If you are planning a Bach flower remedy to make a test, you should ensure that you answer all its occurring questions as honestly and accurately as possible.

Making false statements during the Bach flower test can distort the results.
Therefore, you can go to a Naturopath and pull tests on your own to the Bach flower remedies.

a bottle of essential oils sitting on a table next to a bunch of flowers

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The effect of remedies is often doubted and achieved little success in scientific studies. Nevertheless, it works for a majority of users of Bach flowers.

Finally, everyone must decide for himself or herself whether he or she relies on the form of therapy by Dr. Bach.
It is important to purchase quality and always invite a doctor in case of illness.

Also read: 6 Healthy Habits You Should Start Today

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Mikhail Gabriel

Mikhail Gabriel

Mikhail Gabriel, a storyteller with a penchant for weaving words into vivid tapestries of imagination, embarks on a literary journey through realms of fiction. Armed with a passion for exploring the human experience, Mikhail crafts narratives that resonate, transporting readers to uncharted emotional landscapes. With an eclectic blend of genres and an innate curiosity for the extraordinary, Mikhail's tales invite readers to traverse the boundaries of imagination.

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