Dr Bach, developed the Bach Flower Remedies at the start of the 20th Centuary. He was a qualified Doctor and Surgeon, he was seeking ways to enable healing without suffering. Through his daily work as a clinician, he observed that patients who had a positive out look or were regularly visited by caring fiends and relatives, generally recovered better and faster than those who displayed the opposite traits. He became very ill himself in 1917 and this lead him to seek alternative healing aids, he returned to look at plant medicine. He embraced the philosophy of “physician heal thyself”.
“That remedies are all made from beautiful pants and trees of nature, and that none of them is hurtful nor can they do any harm”. Collected writings Page 3.
The combination of studying emotional characteristics of people and the medicinal value of plants, he developed the 38 Bach Flower Remedies. These are divided into 3 distinctive categories: The 12 Healers (deeper character traits), 7 Helpers ( for chronic conditions) and The Second 19 Helpers (for life’s events).
The remedies are drawn from individual flowers and trees, all with their own very distinctive message and medicine. For example:
“The perserverance of the Oak, which braved all tempests, offering shelter and support to the weaker things. The willingness to serve of the Heather, which was glad to cover with its simple beauty the arid wind-tossed space, and the pure springs gushing form the rocks bringing brightness and refreshment to those weary and sore after battle”
Collected Writings Page 19.
The beauty of these Flower Remedies is that they can be taken in conjunction with other medications, and simply aid the bodies own healing capacities. If you would like to start your Bach Flower journey, or would simply like to know more about them, get in touch with Pathwayfinder@mail.com, qualified Practitioner in Bach Flower Remedies.