If you’re looking for a natural way to support your emotional wellbeing, Bach flower remedies might be the answer for you. Named after their creator, Dr Edward Bach, these remedies are a form of natural medicine or remedy that can help with everything from anxiety and low mood to sleep problems and stress. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at what Bach flower remedies are and what they can help with.
Mental health & the modern day
While the modern world has brought us many advantages, it has also created new challenges for our mental and emotional wellbeing. The pace of life is faster than ever before, and we are constantly bombarded with information and stimuli from a variety of sources.
As a result, many of us struggle to find a sense of balance and peace in our lives. We may feel like we are always on the go, with little time to relax or connect with others. This can lead to feelings of isolation, anxiety, stress and depression. By taking care of our mental health, we can improve our overall wellbeing and create more meaningful lives.
What are Bach Flower Remedies?
Bach flower remedies are a type of alternative medicine that is based on the idea that flowers have healing properties, each with their own individual energetic vibration. The remedies are prepared by infusing flowers in water and then taking the water orally. They were created by Dr Bach, a physician and homeopath in the 1930s on the premise that negative emotions can lead to physical illness, and that by treating the emotional issue, the physical issue will also be resolved.
There are 38 different Bach flower remedies, each of which treats a specific emotion. The most commonly known Bach flower remedy is Rescue Remedy, which is a blend of five different remedies that is used to treat stress in emergency situations.
Some other popular flower remedies are White Chestnut used to help with repetitive thoughts and insomnia and Mimulus which is for anxiety. Bach flower remedies are safe for both adults and children and can be used alongside other medication.
What conditions they can help with?
Flower remedies can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, from anxiety and depression to fear and anger. Across the range of 38 remedies, there is a flower remedy to match every single emotion.
Here are some of the most common issues people seek help with:
- Sleep issues or insomnia
- Dealing with change
- And more…
How do flower remedies work?
Each flower carries a unique energetic vibration. When the flower is infused in water, the water takes on the energy of the flower to make a flower remedy. When this water is ingested, the vibrational energy of the flower is passed on to the individual, bringing about a state of balance.
The remedies work by restoring balance to the body’s energy system, which in turn helps to alleviate the symptoms of the condition.
While the remedies are not a cure-all, they can provide significant relief for those suffering from emotional distress.
How to use them
You take flower remedies by mouth typically either directly in your mouth or in a glass of water. They don’t smell and shouldn’t be confused with essential oils!
Bach flower remedies can be used individually by adding two drops to a glass of water and sipping throughout the day. Alternatively, you can take up to seven flower remedies at a time by creating a treatment bottle mixed with spring water, brandy and flower remedies.
You may wish to speak with a Bach flower practitioner who will be able to provide more expert advice on which flower remedies will help your situation.
The benefits of using Bach Flower Remedies
Flower remedies are completely natural and safe. They are a gentle way to support our emotional wellbeing. You can’t overdose on flower remedies and they have no side effects. Because they are completely natural, they are suitable for people of all ages, including children and pregnant women. If you’re looking for a safe, gentle way to improve your emotional wellbeing, Bach Flower Remedies may be worth trying.
Interested to learn more?
Bach flower remedies are a safe, natural way to address emotional and mental health issues. If you’re curious about how they work or would like to give them a try for yourself, be sure to do your research or find a reputable practitioner. With their growing popularity, it’s easier than ever to find someone who can help you get started on your own personal journey to better emotional health.
About the Author
Lucy Edwards is a Bach flower practitioner and founder of Mindful Remedies. Through her website you can create your own personalised flower remedy blend including up to seven remedies in a bottle or book an online consultation over Zoom with Lucy. She’s always happy to provide advice so if you have any questions, just drop her a message on the Mindful Remedies website.