Bach® Original Flower Remedies were developed by Dr. Edward Bach, a doctor and well-known physician, bacteriologist, homeopath and researcher in the UK. Despite the success of his work with orthodox medicine, he felt dissatisfied with the way doctors were expected to concentrate on diseases and ignore the people who were suffering from them. He was inspired by his work with homeopathy but wanted to find remedies that would be purer and less reliant on the products of disease. So in 1930, he gave up his lucrative Harley Street practice and left London, determined to devote the rest of his life to a new system of medicine that he was sure could be found in nature.
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.
There are 38 Bach Flower Remedies. Read about them here.
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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.
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 them, but I was motivated to try any holistic approach to healing myself. I was only 38 years old, and I wanted to do so much with my life after separating from my first husband. 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 more challenges in my 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 in 1999 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 recommend it for my clients, even if they just come for macrobiotic diet counseling.
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