Bach flower remedies are an alternative or complementary remedies that is used for emotional, mental issues, trauma, and stress. They’re made out of watered-down extracts from the flowers of wild plants.
Homeopathy is the belief that the body can cure itself. It uses small amounts of natural substances like plants and minerals to treat the body or mind. The idea behind Bach flower remedies is similar to homeopathy. But they use fewer materials and don’t work directly on physical symptoms, but instead on the emotions.
Dr. Bach believed that healing negative emotions helps the body heal itself. His system contains 38 remedies that each address a specific negative emotion. The emotions are grouped into seven broad psychological causes of illness:
- Lack of interest in present circumstances
- Oversensitivity to influences and ideas
- Sadness or despair
- Cares for others at the expense of self
Each remedy is associated with a basic human emotion. Mimulus, for example, is the remedy for when we are anxious or afraid about something specific. Taking the remedy helps us overcome our fear and face it with courage.
Dr. Bach designed his system to be simple. It may seem daunting at first, but anybody can learn how to use it, and on this site, you will find all you need to get you started. Most remedies are sold in liquid form, and the idea is that you will mix together the remedies you need so that the mix of remedies matches your current emotional situation. Like Dr. Bach, we believe that healing on an emotional level has knock-on effects on other levels: a healthy emotional life and a balanced personality will allow your body to find its own natural state of health.
The Bach Flower Remedy gently restores the balance between mind and body by casting out negative emotions such as fear, worry, hatred, and indecision, which interfere with the equilibrium of the being as a whole. It allows peace and happiness to return to the sufferer so that the body is free to heal itself.
The Bach Flower Remedies are made from wildflowers and are safe for the whole family, including pets. They are preserved in grape-based brandy and are gluten-free.
For a Bach Flower Consultation, click here.
Use the information here to look up every remedy and find out what it is for. We tell you how to select and take the remedies, and how they are made, and we have lots of recommendations for further reading if you want to know more. You can also learn a bit about the philosophy of simplicity that underpins the system and the work of the Bach Centre.
About Dr. Bach, click here.
Download Dr. Bach’s books (free), click here.
Guide to the remedies, click here.
Case studies, click here.
Selecting remedies, click here.
How to take the remedies, click here.
The pregnant family, click here.
For animals, click here.
What if you feel worse? click here.
Other FAQ, click here.
Visiting the Bach Center in the UK, click here.
Finding current Bach Registered Practitioner in the U.S, click here. (you will find me there!)
Finding current Bach Registered Practitioner in the world, click here.
Courses, training, and education click here.
Sources from the Bach Center, home of Dr. Edward Bach
Bach Flower information in my home country, Japan.
My Bach Flower Remedy Story
I was first introduced to Bach Flower Remedies in 1993 after I was diagnosed with ovarian cancer.
I did not yet know anything about Dr. Bach or Flower Remedies.
When my acupuncturist recommended that I take four drops of Rescue Remedies every day whenever I felt stressed, I didn’t realize I was under the harmful effects of stress. But thinking back, I see that the anxiety and stress of finding out I had cancer was perhaps more deadly than the disease itself.
I had no medical insurance for treatment or surgery in America, and my family in Japan could not help me, as my father had just passed away from his own cancer.
I was compelled to seek a path of self-healing in a holistic way.
I did some research and made an appointment with a macrobiotic counselor in Los Angeles.
After the counseling, I started taking cooking classes, making healing food, and using herbs and holistic medicine.
And I also tried acupuncture for a short time; I remembered that when I was growing up in Japan, my parents used acupuncture to boost their strength, so I thought it might help me.
The acupuncturist who introduced me to Rescue Remedies did not explain much about Bach Flower remedy, but I was motivated to try any holistic approach to healing myself.
I was only 38 years old, and I was just separating from my first husband and wanted to do so much with my life.
My decision to heal was very solid, so I told myself, “No matter what, I am overcoming this challenge so that I can move on to my wonderful life.”
A few days after I started taking Rescue Remedies, I noticed that I was able to drive more calmly, even in the heaviest of traffic. I came home from work feeling more peaceful and was able to sleep better.
I thought to myself, could this little bottle of drops be helping?
I wanted to know what was inside the bottle, so I went back to the natural food store where I got it.
I bought my first Bach Flower Remedies book, Bach Flower Essences for the Family.
It was so fascinating for me to find out for the first time how flowers’ healing powers help our emotions and mental issues.
I could not stop reading it and felt like trying all the remedies!
I made the decision to study Bach Flower Remedies someday when I recovered from ovarian cancer.
I started to study and became a registered practitioner.
I have been using Bach Flower Remedy for myself, my family (including my dogs and cats) and my friends, to help their emotional and mental balance.
I also recommend Bach Flower Remedy to my clients and make a personal mixture, even they just come for macrobiotic nutrition counseling. I have seen so much benefit for most of the people in their emotional challenging which they get a benefit to healing their physical conditions.