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  • Suffer From Yourselves Text of a lecture given by Dr Bach in Southport in 1931 Read Download Edward Bach New remedies In this article published in Homoeopathic World in 1930 Bach describes five remediesto help build that glorious temple of healing which will ultimately be the agent to drive disease from the face of the earth Read Download Edward Bach Free Thyself Bach published this document in 1932 not in his words to preach but to tell us how we may regain our health and in fact how each of us may become our own doctor Read Download Edward Bach Considerations on disease This short piece was published in a magazine called Homoeopathic World in 1930 Read Download Edward Bach The 12 Healers and other remedies 1936 This is the first of two versions of this book that Bach published Read Download Edward Bach Healing by Herbs Wallingford lecture Text of a public lecture given by Dr Bach in Wallingford Oxfordshire on 24 Sept 1936 Read Download Edward Bach Masonic lecture Text of a lecture given by Dr Bach to a meeting of freemasons in October 1936 Read Download Julian Barnard Patterns of Life Force This is both an account

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  • Summaries of articles about Bach flower remedies
    vibrational medicine and many other healing modalities are classified according to preparations and methods Potential risks and benefits are briefly described Flower remedies A systematic review of the clinical evidence Ernst Edzard Wiener Klinischer Wochenschrift Austria 114 23 24 2002 In English with a German summary Professor Ernst Universities of Exeter and Plymouth UK surveys the key clinical trials of Bach Flower Remedies He starts with the interesting assertion that Dr Bach was influenced by Carl Jung As far as the editor of this website knows there is no evidence for this Any visitor to this site who does have evidence is earnestly invited to contact the editor Bach is then described as a microbiologist As opposed to bacteriologist Ernst continues with brief accounts of the trials concluding that there is no convincing evidence to suggest that flower remedies are associated with clinical effects that differ from those of placebo The principal reasons for this conclusion are that several trials had no placebo control group and that his own trial had concluded thus E Ernst s Rejoinder to P Mittman and D Ullman on the Bach Flower Remedy Study Ernst Edzard Complementary Health Practice Review USA Vol 6 No 3 Summer 2001 Dr Ernst s response to the critiques of his trial by Mittman and Ullman Both the original trial and the critiques are summarized on this database Dr Ernst accepts that the number of participants was too low and points out that We also state that the dropout rate critically limits the conclusion of this study He disagrees with Dana Ullman s criticism that the trial was based upon a flawed premise because Dr Bach never advocated his remedy for exam stress The fact is however that it is promoted and used for this purpose The rejoinder concludes with an assurance that it is not correct that we are doing research in such a way to generate negative results In his final paragraph Dr Ernst attempts to score a point against Ullman by teasing him about the way Ullman has repeated an Ernst error namely that Dr Bach was a Welsh physician Dr Ernst corrects the error with a quite meaningless explanation he was in fact British not Welsh Use of flower essences as possible resistance enhancing agents vs infectious conditions Farr Richard Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients USA Jun 02 A letter from a lecturer in Homeotherapeutics at the American University of Complementary Medicine Los Angeles discusses the flower essences both Bach and non Bach that may help to promote resistance to infections Many advocates of vibrational medicine including myself believe that flower essences can be successfully used to alleviate negative psychological patterns many of us believe that these negative psychological patterns can inhibit optimal neuroendocrine and immune responses to all types of stressors including microbic challenges Many of us believe that by alleviating negative psychological patterns with specifically indicated remedies an individual s response resistance to stresses including infectious organisms will be enhanced A distinction is made between pre exposure protocol and actual exposure protocol Aquarius Flower Oils France Simon Positive Health UK 01 11 2001 Simon France describes the preparation of flower oils which are solarized like flower remedies and not infused like the essential oils used in aromatherapy Infusing plant material in oil over a long period of time draws some of the chemical constituents while solarizing flowers in oil transfers the vibrational impulse of the flower into the oil Thus flower oils span the gap betwen flower remedies and essential oils giving all those who attune to oils for well being the opportunity to add the gentle and safe energies that emanate from the flowers to their healing cabinet Pain management in HIV disease nonpharmacologic approaches Galantino ML Rehabilitation Oncology USA No 15 1 1997 We have not seen the contents of this article and would welcome a summary or comment We understand that it contains references to Bach Flower Remedies Die Bach Blütentherapie Eine neue Sicht von Gesundheit und Krankheit 1 Teil Bach Flower Therapy A new understanding of health and illness Part 1 Gfeller Hans Natur und Heilen Germany No 87 1 Undated This article part 1 begins with a serious analysis of the difference between traditional medicine with its mechanistic philosophy and manipulative procedures and the more holistic approach of unconventional healing methods Bach flower remedies are thus related to homoeopathy acupuncture reflexology and spiritual healing amongst others Bach s view of illness as a corrective evidence of an imbalance in the human individual is highlighted Common to most holistic approaches is the belief that human beings consist both of a physical and of a spiritual component a visible and an invisible dimension The spiritual side may well defy our rational understanding and its effectiveness cannot be analysed in quantitative terms all the same those therapies that treat it as a reality of which Bach s discoveries are a shining example have produced impressive results Die Bach Blütentherapie Eine neue Sicht von Gesundheit und Krankheit 2 Teil Bach Flower Therapy A new understanding of health and illness Part 2 Gfeller Hans Natur und Heilen Germany No 87 2 Undated Beginning with a quotation from Paracelsus That man is no doctor who is unacquainted with the Invisible which has no name and no matter and yet produces real effects the author goes on in part 2 to look at the application of Bach flower remedies in more detail Two examples are taken by way of illustration chronic high blood pressure and digestive problems for which the Bach remedies suggested are Impatiens Vervain and Vine for the first and Chicory Impatiens Elm and Rock Water for the second Traditional medicine can here eliminate the symptoms but only at the cost of side effects and without coming to grips with the problem itself The author shows how Bach therapy throws light on the psychic states that may give rise to high blood pressure or poor digestion and then aligns them with the qualities of plant substances which may be used to treat them If like some other approaches Bach therapy assumes a constitution in the patient this is not a fixed condition to which the patient is condemned rather the way in which we come to terms with the constitution we have inherited relating it to the Bachian pairs of opposites and steering our course between them is what determines our freedom Die Bach Blütentherapie Eine neue Sicht von Gesundheit und Krankheit 3 Teil Bach Flower Therapy A new understanding of health and illness Part 3 Gfeller Hans Natur und Heilen Germany No 87 3 Undated The article part 3 begins by emphasising that it is not just a question of taking a Bach flower remedy to be cured of a given condition rather the existence of the condition is evidence of the fact that we are not living in keeping with our destiny or fulfilling our full potential A Bach treatment thus involves the whole of an individual s life and can only be approached with full personal commitment Various typical malaises of our society are discussed and related to the corresponding remedy the compulsive cheerfulness which turns a blind eye to suffering and does not want to know about problems Agrimony depression resulting from traumatic experiences of shock Star of Bethlehem sadness Mustard lack of self confidence Larch nostalgia Honeysuckle wishful thinking Clematis the victim mentality Willow aggressive dominance Vine a compulsive addiction to struggle Oak and fanaticism Vervain Of course each individual instances a highly complex combination of psychological traits which can only be understood with great intuition and sensitivity Self therapy is possible but a friend or qualified Bach practitioner may be of service Mechthild Scheffer s book Mastering Bach Flower Remedies is recommended as an aid to diagnosis Die Bach Blütentherapie Eine neue Sicht von Gesundheit und Krankheit 4 Teil Bach Flower Therapy A new understanding of health and illness Part 4 Gfeller Hans Natur und Heilen Germany No 87 4 Undated The author continues in part 4 his discussion of social problems and ways in which Bach therapy can help First of all the problem of addiction alcoholism smoking drugs tranquillisers here the psychic states leading to addiction must be considered and we find typically lack of self confidence Larch self reproach Pine and the victim mentality Willow Stress is another universal problem again here the important thing is to get at the psychic causes and we may find here lack of boundaries Centaury or equally aggressive dominance Vine fanaticism Vervain a compulsive addiction to struggle Oak impatience Impatiens and perhaps an element of despair Sweet Chestnut Fear is likewise universal and especially problematic in our society where it is not supposed even to exist helpful remedies here are Mimulus Aspen and Rock Rose The author concludes by suggesting that if we can heal our various disorders perhaps by way of an inner revolution Cherry Plum perhaps only by passing through deep despair Sweet Chestnut the quality that finally emerges will be that represented by Holly a universal and all embracing love that has no fears or negative feelings because it welcomes all that meets it Reiki and Bach Flower Remedies Hall Mari Reiki News Magazine USA Fall 2003 The author a trained Reiki therapist and teacher explains how Reiki and Bach Flower therapy go hand in hand Ideally Reiki clients should be treated for an hour each day for four to five consecutive days in order to access the emotional condition that underlies the physiological disharmony This is frequently impracticable and in such cases the use of Flower Remedies can make the therapeutic results of the Reiki treatment faster and more long lasting Examples are given of treatments where a combination of Bach Flower Remedies was prescribed 4 drops 4 times a day after the initial consultation in tandem with a Reiki treatment every week for a month In one case a woman suffering from exhaustion restlessness and resentment was given Olive White Chestnut Walnut Willow Sweet Chestnut and Water Violet In another case a young man whose worry and guilt about his parents disintegrating relationship was making him over strict with both himself and his fellow students the combination of Red Chestnut Pine Elm Rock Water and Beech greatly assisted the Reiki therapy he received Flower Remedies Can Help People Blossom After Suffering Bereavement Hannon Theresa The Sentinel Stoke UK 13 Jan 04 A practitioner introduces the Flower Remedies and recommends Star of Bethlehem for those suffering a bereavement combined with Mimulus for social confidence High Tide Prayer Hieronimus Zohara LILIPOH Life Liberty the Pursuit of Happiness USA Autumn 02 An exhortation to High Tide Prayer meditating on the holiness of water at the time of earth s fullest exhalation The author discusses water as an amplifier flower remedies or homeopathic remedies leave their etheric signature in water It is believed further by some that water amplifies substance to a higher state of symmetry When thoughts of devotion are put into water the water is fundamentally changed as in holy water Bach Flower Remedies a personal commentary on the work of Dr Edward Bach Howard Judy Complementary Therapies in Nursing and Midwifery UK No 4 5 Oct 98 Our information is limited to an abstract of this article which describes how the author discusses the different types encountered by nurses in hospital wards Many patients need emotional support in the hospital environment and flower remedies are presumably recommended according to the type of patient whether moaning depressive jovial or nervous We will welcome further information about this article Temper tantrums and flower remedies Hyland Michael University of Plymouth press release UK July 2007 A press release from the University of Plymouth summarizes the results of research led by Michael Hyland Professor of Health Psychology Under the heading Flower Power Proves A Blooming Good Remedy For Temper Tantrums the press release reports that Flower essence remedies have a significant effect on reducing temper tantrums among children Researchers found that 73 per cent of parents of children with moderate to severe temper tantrums experienced some benefit after giving them the Bach Flower essence remedy Parents reported 42 per cent fewer tantrums and the study also found that when a child did have a tantrum use of the remedy resulted in a reduction in other symptoms commonly associated with such an episode There was 30 per cent less screaming 24 per cent less whining 35 per cent less kicking and hitting 21 per cent less crying and breath holding fell by 14 per cent The release describes how Professor Hyland and postgraduate research student Ben Whalley have been monitoring 38 children aged between two and five The children have been taking a remedy in tiny pill form consisting of the essence of alder magnolia sweet chestnut and orange light a new formulation specifically designed for youngsters with tantrums The tablets are taken twice each day and also throughout the day as and when parents feel it is required According to Professor Hyland the response to flower essences seems to be due to several mechanisms that are working in parallel It isn t only a placebo in the sense of an effect due to expectancy though expectancy is involved It also seems to be the case that if flower essences feel right they are more likely to produce benefit To sign up for the trial visit http www holistichealthresearch org uk and follow the links For further information contact Professor Michael Hyland 01752 233144 233157 or Anthony Abbott in the University of Plymouth Press Office on 01752 233981 email anthony abbott plymouth ac uk Remedies for exam stress Ives Frances The Express UK 12 May 03 A variety of essential oils plus homoeopathic herbal and flower remedies are recommended for those suffering stress or anxiety before exams The principal Bach Flower Remedies are Rescue Remedy together with Larch and Gentian for improving confidence Tricks of the Trade Jackson Tracee Midwifery Today USA Summer 02 A midwife describes how she uses two droppersful of Rescue Remedy with about a tablespoon of jojoba oil to massage the shoulders hands and feet of mothers who are nervous or terrified Flower Essences Kapke Barry Massage and Bodywork USA February March 2003 The article starts with a thorough account of Edward Bach s work and the principle of sympathetic resonance in healing Other flower remedy systems are then introduced These include Californian and other North American flowers developed by the Flower Essence Society remedies from the Australian bush African and Amazonian rain forests flower emedies from Findhorn in Scotland and from old growth forests in Europe and North America Advice is then given about selecting the apropriate remedy stressing the need to clarify your intentions Flower essences do not require belief in order to work they can be seen to have demonstrative effect with children animals and even plants However flower essences work to bring about changes in feeling and consciousness so starting from a place of clarity is always a wise beginning What is it you want to address What kind of help are you seeking What is your desired result The early work of Dr Edward Bach Leary Dr Bernard Homeopathy formerly the British Homeopathic Journal UK No 88 1 Jan 99 Dr Leary discusses the work of Edward Bach prior to his discovery of the Flower Remedies He describes Bach s interest in intestinal toxaemia then a fashionable diagnosis and investigates how Bach and CE Wheeler demonstrated non lactose fermenting bacteria in patients stools and then developed a vaccine from them The results of their vaccine research published in Chronic Disease A Working Hypothesis are questioned It is noticeable that when a placebo was given Bach stated that it had no effect at all This conflicts with the modern view that placebo can cause an improvement in up to 40 of patients Dr Leary regrets that it is not possible to repeat the experiments and test them further because of the presence of antibiotics The non lactose fermenting bacteria were later used as the basis of some of the bowel nosodes Which complementary and alternative therapies benefit which conditions A survey of the opinions of 223 professional organizations Long L and Huntley A Complementary Therapies in Medicine UK No 9 3 Sept 01 Report on a wide ranging survey of which complementary therapies are believed by their respective representing professional organizations to be suited for which medical conditions Of 223 questionnaires sent out 66 were completed and returned Two or more responses were received from CAM complementary alternative medicine organizations representing twelve therapies and Bach Flower Remedies was among these twelve The top seven conditions deemed to benefit by all twelve therapies in order of frequency were stress anxiety headaches migraine back pain respiratory problems inc asthma insomnia cardiovascular problems and musculoskeletal problems Stress anxiety was one condition particularly associated with Bach Flower therapy Scientific Research in Homoeopathy Longden Bryony Complementary Medicine Association UK June 2008 Summary of proceedings of the Scrientific Research in Homoeopathy Conference 8 6 2008 University of Westminster Read full article Rescue Remedy for Tics M Mark Latitudes Magazine USA Volume 6 Issue 1 Undated A father writes in to say how Rescue Remedy helps his 11 year old son who suffers from Tourette Syndrome It has consistently had the ability of stopping his motor tics within seconds of taking it I have noted that it is only during the most severe tics that the remedy takes minutes to be effective Mood changes normally precede a tic and taking Rescue Remedy at this first stage often prevents the onset of tics Die Blüten Therapie nach Dr Bach Praktische Hinweise für den niedergelassenen Arzt Bach Flower Therapy Practical advice for the doctor in private practice Machens R Natura Med Germany 6 10 1991 The author himself a practising GP explains how he has found Bach flower remedies to be useful and effective Doctors he suggests may easily suffer from intolerance irritation and anxiety in the stress of their professional lives and can therefore benefit from taking Holly Beech and Mimulus Practical advice is given on how to prescribe the remedies which in Germany are only available on prescription Bach remedies can be useful as a means of improving doctor patient relations and overcoming the patient s resistance to treatment Holly Wild Oat Agrimony has helped cancer sufferers and Mimulus young children to overcome their fear of giving blood over zealous family members in a caring role can benefit from Red Chestnut and Star of Bethlehem is recommended in cases of trauma or accident Extremely sensitive or psychologically disturbed patients may suffer adverse reactions The author concludes by urging that Bach remedies should be freely available rather than subject to prescription in keeping with Dr Bach s original intentions Contact points barriers to communication can be reduced by use of complementary therapies Mantle Fiona Nursing Times UK No 92 18 May 96 We have only seen a brief abstract of this article which implies that Bach Flower Remedies are among the complementary therapies recommended by the author for reducing barriers to communication and improving mental well being in the nurse patient environment Further details welcomed Moving experiences complementary therapies improving patients mobility Mantle Fiona Nursing Times UK No 92 14 3 Apr 96 Fiona Mantle discusses how complementary therapies can help patients and clients who have problems with mobility caused by physical or psychological conditions Bach Flower Remedies Mantle Fiona Complementary Therapies in Nursing and Midwifery UK No 3 5 Oct 07 The Bach Flower Remedies introduced and explained with particular reference to their role in nursing care A taste of health Mantle Fiona Nursing Times UK No 92 27 July 96 The author discusses eating and drinking issues with reference to complementary therapies including Bach Flower Remedies Altered states Mantle Fiona Nursing Times UK No 92 40 Oct 96 In the last of her series Fiona Mantle considers the altered body images that women may experience and discusses childhood self confidence sexuality etc with reference to Bach Flower Remedies and other complementary therapies More than skin deep Mantle Fiona Nursing Times UK No 92 36 04 Sept 96 A survey of complementary therapy for skin problems such as acne and eczema Bach flower remedies mentioned no details available Bach flower remedies and homoeopathy a dynamic duo Mariani Gael and Scott Martin J Bach Flower Research programme UK 1 Jan 03 The two very experienced authors demonstrate how the Bach flower remedies are a vitally important form of therapy playing several key roles within both homoeopathic and conventional medicine Properly used they are a powerful tool that can be used by any homoeopath or other physician wishing to enhance and extend his or her existing modalities in the hands of the psychotherapist they offer a highly effective means of helping to unlock the psyche and release tensions without the use of drug therapy and in the hands of the ordinary user they offer an unparalleled means of helping oneself deal with the everyday strains of life Read full article Ellen and Jack Mariani Gael and Scott Martin J Bach Flower Research programme UK 1 Jan 03 A very well presented case study concerning the treatment of a stroke victim and her carer A detailed explanation is given of the ways in which their physical and emotional conditions were treated with homoeopathic and Bach flower remedies respectively Read full article Bach flower therapy in the treatment of chronic major depressive disorder Masi Mark P Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine USA 9 Nov Dec 2003 Bach flower remedies are a unique form of energy medicine that has become increasingly popular among alternative healthcare professionals they are classified as homeopathic remedies in the United States and are part of the Homeopathic Pharmacopoeia of the United States HPUS Discovered by the English physician Edward Bach during the 1930s the 38 flower tinctures are believed to heal emotional imbalances such as despondency despair and fear Having been challenged by those patients whose chronic depressive symptoms were refractory to psychotherapy and or medications I began integrating Bach flower therapy into my psychotherapy practice about 3 years ago and have witnessed remarkable results This article describes how the flower remedies were used within the context of psychotherapy to successfully treat 2 patients presenting with chronic major depressive disorder Read full article Oral Flower Essences for ADHD Mehta Satwant Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry USA Volume 41 8 Aug 02 Report by Satwant Kaur Mehta BS on a pilot study at Penn State Hershey Medical Centre on the use of Rescue Remedy Vervain Crab Apple and Walnut in children with a diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD At the end of the follow up period three of the five children in the placebo group had moved to inpatient hospitalization In contrast in the flower essence group three of the five children were functioning well and off all medication The remaining four children in the study two in the placebo group and two in the flower essence group were at intermediate levels of functioning taking medication as outpatients In his commentary on this study Dr Joseph Horrigan Developmental Neuropharmacology Clinic at the University of North carolina at Chapel Hill questions the standardization and actual content of flower essences the limited sample size and other aspects of the methodology SK Mehta considers the results compelling but adds that there is a need for further controlled studies He hopes that the psychiatric community can obtain similar results in the areas of depression Crab Apple Elm Gentian Gorse Larch Mustard Oak Pine Olive Star of Bethlehem Sweet Chestnut Willow anxiety and phobias Aspen Cherry Plum Mimulus Red Chestnut Rock Rose chronic fatigue syndrome Chestnut Bud Clematis Honeysuckle Hornbeam Mustard Olive White Chestnut Wild Rose eating disorders and weight reduction a variety of essences including Crab Apple Ask Emma Mitchell Emma The Guardian UK 12 April 03 Emma Mitchell a natural health therapist recommends Star of Bethlehem for those suffering a bereavement A Randomized Double Blind Placebo Controlled Trial of a Bach Flower Remedy A Review Mittman Paul Complementary Health Practice Review USA Vol 6 No 1 Fall 2000 A brief review of the Armstrong and Ernst trial by the President of the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempa Arizona Severely limited by the fact that the reviewer has only seen a one paragraph summary of the trial this article nevertheless makes the pertinent points that all the participants in the trial were considered healthy and therefore did not necessarily have sufficient exam anxiety to notice differences in pre and post therapy measurements and that too few participants finished the trial to make it reliable The author concludes that the study should be repeated with larger experimental and control groups comprised of individuals who satisfy the inclusion criteria for significant exam anxiety See the critique of this same trial by Dana Ullman for a more detailed discussion and also the Commentary in the research index Le qualità dei fiori di Bach nelle affermazioni positive The qualities of the Bach flowers in positive affirmations Paolelli E Medicina Biologica Italy 2 38 39 1995 Much has been written about the negative states of mind for which the remedies compensate much less about the mechanism by which they work their effect The flowers correspond to archetypes to spiritual qualities present in all of us and they are able through the precise vibrational frequency which they express to awaken in us the corresponding latent qualities These qualities can then act as a counterbalance harmonising our faults or negative states of mind They therefore work on the area of the psyche defined by Roberto Assagioli the founder of Psychosynthesis as the plastic unconscious not yet conditioned or structured by analytical memory Bach s greatness lies in the harmonising complementary therapy which he has given us where each individual remedy acts on this still impressionable part of the mind by evoking an energy frequency opposite to what we are experiencing at the moment of prescription Because the remedies speak to the unconscious their action can be reinforced by a positive verbal affirmation bringing onto the rational intellectual plane the qualities which the flower evokes Sow a thought and you reap an action In order for the mental seed to germinate the idea needs to be clothed with the corresponding emotion and this will produce the act or event A positive mental image tends to produce a corresponding physical and emotional condition Assagioli 1st and 3rd laws of psychodynamics The author proposes forty evocative sentences or positive affirmations one for each of the flower remedies and two for Rescue Remedy which he has found of great use as an accompaniment to taking the remedies The affirmations to be effective must be expressed clearly precisely and vigorously but also calmly without aggression They can be pronounced inwardly but are more effective if spoken out loud and ideally they should be inscribed in appropriate calligraphy They can be repeated each time the remedy is taken or every time we need to recall our conscious choice to change but the repetition must not become a routine They can be accompanied by the visualisation of an evocative image if this is helpful and can be adapted for accessibility provided the concept is not distorted Impatience in expecting results is to be avoided over time and in conjunction with the remedies the affirmations can lead to a crisis of consciousness which is essential for true healing and transformation We need to confront the contradiction between the positive potential evoked by the sentences and the present situation confident in the future transformation List of the positive affirmations formulated by Dr Paolelli Agrimony I recognise accept and assimilate my internal conflicts Aspen I have within me the faith and the awareness that love and goodness dwell behind all things Beech I combine my capacity for judgement with a sense of tolerance Centaury I fortify myself in will and determination and build my individuality Cerato I have faith in my sense of judgement and my inner direction Cherry Plum I resist all provocation and suffering with equilibrium Chestnut Bud I observe and learn from life with depth of understanding Chicory I give my love unselfishly Clematis I am fully present to myself Crab Apple I purify myself in body and mind Elm I have the strength to complete my task with equilibrium Gentian I cherish my faith in life and advance overcoming all obstacles Gorse I rediscover hope and the will to react and to struggle Heather I know how to listen and to identify with others Holly I open my heart to love and compassion Honeysuckle I comprehend my past I detach myself from it and I live fully in my present Hornbeam I face my days with new vitality and renewed interest Impatiens I calm my tensions and grow in patience and in understanding Larch I have faith in my capacities and I enact them Mimulus I find the courage to live every experience Mustard I disperse the clouds of sadness and recover my serenity Oak The flexibility within me balances the strength and sense of responsibility Olive In peace I rise to the life of the body and of the spirit Pine I accept my mistakes as the instrument of evolution and I forgive myself Red Chestnut I liberate others from my fears discovering faith and optimism in myself Rock Rose I confront every emergency with courage Rock Water I transform my dogmatism into flexibility Scleranthus At this crossroads I have the clarity to make my choice Star of Bethlehem I dissolve every barrier to my energy and I recompose myself Sweet Chestnut From the bottom of the abyss I find the light Vervain I live my own ideas with moderation Vine I put my power at the service of others Walnut I liberate myself from influences which limit me and advance without uncertainty along the route Water Violet I learn to share with humility and wisdom White Chestnut In silence and tranquillity I recompose my thoughts Wild Oat I identify my own path for fulfilling my destiny Wild Rose I rediscover enthusiasm for life Willow I abandon rancour and bitterness assuming responsibility for my actions Rescue Remedy 1 I control my fear and recover my equilibrium I can face any eventuality emergencies 2 I hold fast in every process of recovery and transformation support Correlazioni tra i fiori di Bach Correlations between the Bach flowers Paolelli E Medicina Biologica Italy 4 33 35 1996 Dr Paolelli is Teaching Director of the Italian section of the Bach Foundation and this article is drawn from the advanced training classes organised by the Foundation Differences between similar remedies A list of pairs of remedies which are commonly confused Cerato Scleranthus Both remedies are indicated where there is doubt or uncertainty The Scleranthus type cannot decide what to do to buy or to wear The Cerato type can decide but once the decision has been taken the doubts begin Scleranthus Wild Oat Another case of two remedies indicated in cases of unsureness and indecision While Scleranthus is suitable for indecision about doing something Wild Oat is indicated for indecision about which direction to take Wild Oat is necessary when the person feels he has arrived at a crossroads or feels unsatisfied and does not know what road to take whereas the tremor of Scleranthus is in general a trait which appears whenever any choice has to be made Elm Larch These remedies have to do with a lack of confidence The Elm type is generally capable and is often in a position of responsibility but loses his confidence in front of a problem of unaccustomed magnitude The Larch type however does not have the confidence to begin and thus loses many opportunities Larch Cerato There is a measure of insecurity in both these remedies Both lack confidence Larch is unsure of his own abilities and so he does not try Cerato has this confidence but is unsure whether what he is planning is really what he wants Olive Hornbeam Both are remedies for tiredness Olive is the remedy for overwork mental or physical eg over dedication to study Hornbeam is a sense of exhaustion at the very thought of work Pine Crab Apple Both are remedies for self condemnation but there is a subtle difference the Crab Apple type condemns himself because he does not like the way he looks or feels he is not at ease with himself The Pine person is less concerned with himself and feels guilty for having done something wrong or hurt someone in some way Gentian Gorse Both remedies are for negative vision doubt and depression the difference is in the intensity of this sensation Gentian is for disappointment the depression we feel when something has gone badly say a job interview The Gorse type however in this situation would abandon hope would feel he could never bear another interview Gorse is for rediscovering lost hope Gorse Sweet Chestnut The Gorse type having tried and failed would give up would look at the future pessimistically and not think of trying again The Sweet Chestnut type on the other hand has tried several times but feels he has reached the end of the road cannot decide what direction to take cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel The Gorse person has tried once and given up the Sweet Chestnut person has explored every avenue and now feels lost in a labyrinth In the event of illness the Gorse person will listen to the diagnosis and surrender the Sweet Chestnut type has attempted a response but feels helpless and does not know which way to turn Agrimony Water Violet In both cases there is a reluctance to show one s true feelings But Water Violet behaves like this from a sense of pride and for this reason neither interferes with others nor wishes his personal affairs to be discussed in public Agrimony on the other hand pretends that everything is fine makes little of his own difficulties and makes a joke of them Look I m smiling I m happy Remedies which are often used together or complement each other Vervain Impatiens The Vervain type is enthusiastic always busy always on the crest of a wave The Impatiens person is swift to act and likes everything to be done quickly He has an impatient mentality The enthusiasm of Vervain can also create impatience and a resulting frustration The types for both these remedies find it difficult to be calm and to relax For this reason the two remedies are often used together Impatiens Beech There are resemblances between these two remedies but also subtle differences The Impatiens type with his swift mind tends to become irritated by slowness Beech is irritated by others but more because of intolerance than impatience Impatiens is angered by slowness Beech by what he sees as stupidity Mimulus Larch The Mimulus person is nervous and timid frightened of things and situations and reserved with people Larch is the remedy for those who lack confidence Here also there is a lack of courage but for a different reason However very often both traits appear in the same person Fear and lack of confidence overlap and thus the two remedies are often indicated together Centaury Agrimony Neither type of person welcomes arguments both seek to avoid upsets and want peace at any price The Centaury type finds it difficult to say no and will sometimes go along with something rather than cause conflict rather than stick up for himself He denies the existence of problems Agrimony dissimulates makes light of situations and also of his own problems He is generous and always trying to please In these cases it can be useful to associate the two remedies Rock Water

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  • Photo gallery of the Bach flower research programme
    Category Select all History Making essences Other Plants A F Plants G K Plants L P Plants Q Z Keywords can be plant or people names photographer s name image name or filename Partial names will also work eg agr will find agrimony Image bank This is a database of remedy plant images and other photographs relating to Dr Bach s life and work To search the database type in

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  • Edward Bach The Bach flower research programme
    Bach Julian Barnard mas Dr Edward Bach A brief sketch of his life and work as chronicled in the timeline Edward Bach was born at Moseley near Birmingham in 1886 and trained as a doctor in London For several years he worked investigating the role of bacteriology in chronic disease His researches led him to recognize that there were clear personality types that related to the various patterns of ill health irrespective of the physical symptoms being presented by the patient Working with vaccine therapy and later with homoeopathic principles he moved towards the discovery of the flower remedies These he felt could help to harmonize the emotional imbalances that he came to see as the real causes of physical illness By 1930 he was prepared to give up his successful medical practice in order to search for the plants and trees that came to be known as The Twelve Healers Other Remedies Each flower was found to embody the positive and harmonizing force for a negative emotional state be it fear resentment or despair In order to transfer this healing force to a patient Bach prepared essences from the flowers This essence diluted to some extent could then be

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  • Bach Flower remedies - inspiring authors, poets, artists and musicians
    to receive commentaries on and interpretations of works of the creative imagination which can be shown to relate to the interests of this site A sympathetic resonance drew Edward Bach to the plants he identified as the thirty eight remedies Nora Weeks described how he was shown these healing flowers when in the appropriate receptive state Artists and we are all artists when open to receiving and giving are shown the world around them and their creations record their responses to interpretations of and associations with whatever has been shown be it a range of mountains a chord colour pebble dream murder word play or flower The early nineteenth century English poet John Keats described this receptive state When I see a sparrow outside the window I am that sparrow pecking His concept of negative capability provides an interesting context for this it struck me what quality went to form a man of achievement especially in literature and which Shakespeare possessed so enormously I mean Negative Capability that is when a man is capable of being in uncertainties mysteries doubts without any irritable reaching after fact and reason Keats is describing how artists like Shakespeare identify imaginatively and creatively with

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  • Edward Bach flower remedies litigation review
    resources and commentaries Legal judgements There have been a number of legal actions in various countries both past and ongoing relating to the Bach flower remedies This section of our site documents some of the judgements that have been handed down UK May 1998 Between Healing Herbs Ltd and Bach Flower Remedies Ltd Oct 1999 Appeal against judgement in May 1998 case France January 2004 Français Between Bach Flower Remedies

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  • Edward Bach The Bach flower research programme
    interactive prescriber On the Healing Herbs website you can use an online tool for making up a combination remedy suited to your personal needs Search for keywords You can search for a certain word or emotional state within the descriptions used by Dr Bach for his remedies Search now Search for a certain word or emotional state within the descriptions used by Dr Bach for his remedies Or return to other methods For best results do not type whole words ie for anxiety type anx so that you fetch results also for anxious Type a word or part and click on Go Go Dr Bach s seven emotional groups other methods Dr Bach divided the remedies into seven emotional groups Group 1 Fear Group 2 Uncertainty Group 3 Not sufficient interest in present circumstances Group 4 Loneliness Group 5 Over sensitive to influences and ideas Group 6 Despair or despondency Group 7 Over care for welfare of others Aspen Second 19 Emotional state unreasoning fears Cherry Plum Second 19 Emotional state loss of control Mimulus Twelve Healers State of being nervous fear Red Chestnut Second 19 Emotional state imagining the worst Rock Rose Twelve Healers State of being terrified The

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  • Bach remedy plants
    help with particular failings of the personality type and promote beneficial changes Method Personality Virtue Failing Agrimony Agrimonia eupatoria Sun Torment Stillness Torture Centaury Centaurium umbellatum Sun Servant Strength Weak Cerato Ceratostigma willmottianum Sun Foolish Wisdom Self distrusting Chicory Chicorium intybus Sun Demanding Love Self pitying Clematis Clematis vitalba Sun Dreamer Gentleness Indiffer ent Gentian Gentiana amarella Sun Depressed Understanding Discon tented Impatiens Impatiens glandulifera Sun Irritable Forgiveness Impatient Mimulus Mimulus guttatus Sun Nervous fear Sympathy Fearful Rock Rose Helianthemum nummularium Sun Terrified Courage Terrified Scleranthus Scleranthus annuus Sun Indecision Steadfastness Full of indecision Vervain Verbena officinalis Sun Fervent Tolerance Intense Water Violet Hottonia palustris Sun Isolated Joy Aloof The Seven Helpers For certain of his patients whose conditions had become habituated Bach found that their true nature was obscured and did not fit into the categories of the twelve healers For these essences made from the seven helper group may be considered Method Chronic condition Gorse Ulex europaeus Sun Hopelessness Heather Calluna vulgaris Sun Talkative Oak Quercus robur Sun Persevering Olive Olea europaea Sun Exhaustion Vine Vitis vinifera Sun Domineering Wild Oat Bromus ramosus Sun Lack of direction Rock Water Aqua Sun Strict idealist The Second Nineteen For treating the emotional response to traumatic events Dr Bach described them as acting on a different plane they are more spiritualised and help us to develop that inner great self in all of us which has the power to overcome all fears all difficulties all worries all diseases Collected Writings p23 Method Emotional state Aspen Populus tremula Boiling Unreasoning fears Beech Fagus sylvatica Boiling Critical Cherry Plum Prunus cerasifera Boiling Loss of control Chestnut Bud Aesculus hippocastanum Boiling Unable to learn from mistakes Crab Apple Malus sylvestris Boiling Feeling unclean Elm Ulmus procera Boiling Overwhelmed Holly Ilex aquifolium Boiling Hatred and

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