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  • Teething Guide
    have no side effects and will not interfere with other forms of alternative and traditional medicine they are perfect remedies for use throughout the phases of childhood development and the cycles of teething Lavender There are numerous situations cited in the book in which flower essences can be utilized One common effect of teething on children is sleeplessness and there are several good choices of essences that can be used depending on the exact nature of a child s disposition Among others Arnos suggests the use of Chamomile for children who are having difficulty relaxing Rock Rose for heightened states of anxiety causing nightmares and Lavender for a child with overwrought nerves Rock Rose Flower essences are also highly beneficial for attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders caused by the effects of teething and its disruptive effect on children s digestive processes These digestive disturbances can trigger food allergies when the immune system attacks the undigested flood particles environmental allergies and malabsorption of important nutrients all of which have an influence on behavior and result from and contribute to a weakened immune system From the many examples of helpful remedies in these situations are Indian Pink for children easily influenced by other activities around them Cosmos for those overwhelmed by too much information at one time and Vervain for children with too much physical or mental energy to sit still Cosmos Vervain Indian Pink The guide features chapters on nutrition during pregnancy and its impact on tooth development and childhood nutrition the developmental sequence in the formation of teeth from birth to the eruption of wisdom teeth and how that sequence corresponds to physiological and psychological maturation with a range of intensity of teething and physical symptoms how breastfeeding and bottle feeding affect tooth and jaw development natural remedies for teething

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  • Schizophrenia
    fully restore soul function Many of these medications may be necessary to control severe symptoms involving grave social consequences or violence But at best these medications manage the symptoms of the disease while exposing the individual to a host of dangerous side effects such as increased risk of seizures Many so called brain disorders are actually the result of severe nutritional abnormalities A branch of medicine called Orthomolecular Medicine or Orthomolecular Therapy has demonstrated outstanding results by providing a more substantive form of nutrition for many such brain disorders rather than manipulating the exterior symptoms of brain dysfunction with pharmaceutical drugs For example please see Orthomolecular Treatment for Schizophrenia by Abram Hoffer Nutrition and Mental Illness An Orthomolecular Approach to Balancing Body Chemistry by Carl Curt Pfeiffer Orthomolecular Psychiatry Treatment of Schizophrenia by David Hawkins and Linus Pauling The Natural Medicine Guide to Schizophrenia by Stephanie Marohn From the point of view of flower essence therapy our biggest concern is to understand not only what is happening with brain function but also soul experience Research shows that early stages of this disease involve a numbing of emotions and the inability to form basic social responses Furthermore cognitive therapists who work with schizophrenic patients report that learning ways of coping with stressful thoughts and situations and changing negative patterns of thought and behavior can have very positive outcome Flower essences can be a very important part of an over all program for treating schizophrenia because of their ability to stimulate and support the expression of authentic emotional experience Our case research on schizophrenia is too scant to provide substantive answers although we hope to be able to track this illness with more definitive results in the future The underlying challenge from a soul point of view is to provide more emotional

    Original URL path: http://www.flowersociety.org/Ask-FES/Ask-Schizophrenia.htm (2016-02-10)
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  • Cathartic Essences
    what healing responses are needed in order to move the client to the next step Sometimes a dramatic breakthrough is exactly what helps the client move to the next level of transformation In other instances the client needs calming centering and containment For an overview on this topic please review our basic research on the process of healing involved in flower essence therapy entitled The Four Levels of Flower Essence Response Because each individual responds to the essences uniquely they cannot be easily categorized or summarized In many instances a so called dramatic essence produces no discernable reaction or only a very mild response since a particular client is easily able to assimilate its message However in other circumstances involving different individuals the very same remedy can be more challenging As Dr Bach taught we are always treating the individual not the physical illness Therefore each flower essence must be seen in the context of each individual s relationship to it This dynamic understanding of medicine differs markedly from the chemical pharmaceutical standard of inert substances with static properties What we can provide is a list according to our research of those essences that are most known to stimulate and challenge the soul Perhaps the best way to understand this phenomena is to consider how change happens in human culture Abilities or conditions that were regarded as unattainable are mastered in the beginning by a few individuals working against extreme or adverse conditions When this barrier is broken then more and more individuals can master the same challenge An obvious example of this psychic condition involves athletic achievements such as running a four minute mile previously thought to be beyond human mastery now considered achievable by many well conditioned athletes With this concept in mind the following list of essences

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  • Essences for Newborn Babies
    child which can develop into more demanding or clinging behavior if not addressed Mariposa Lily This is an excellent foundational remedy for both mother and child during any challenging episode The Mariposa Lily addresses the core experience of being mothered and being a mother The newborn child who has lived deeply intertwined in the mother s womb for the first nine months of life on earth now must experience the feeling of its own body and nascent sense of self in relationship to being mothered The above three flower essences can be used separately and also they are an ideal trinity for a broad number of newborn child issues The essences can be diluted from stock directly into a small amount of water thereby bypassing any need for brandy Put two drops of stock into about one ounce of fresh water This mixture can be put on the child s lips temples pulse points heart region belly and feet or wherever one intuitively feels the need to give energetic information to the interface of body and soul for the child Several drops of this mixture can also be put directly into the child s mouth if this is a convenient method that the child accepts It is best to use the essences in an interval at least several minutes before feeding in order to allow the full vibrational impact of the essences to take hold Three other important flower essences that can be quite significant for many newborn children are California Wild Rose Angelica and Shooting Star This trinity of essences can help the child become more incarnated into the body This is quite often an underlying issue in various external symptoms These essences are especially indicated if the pregnancy or birth was traumatic or difficult and or if the

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  • Dyslexia
    my former profession as a teacher and tutor I had a remarkable case helping a young girl diagnosed with this condition She was a very dreamy child who was easily distracted and had a hard time focusing In taking her case history I noted how much movement and chaos was present in her life her parents had divorced and she lived in four different places in just one year traveling between each parent and their new partners This underlying emotional trauma of insecurity and overwhelm resulted in her inability to focus Her way of coping was to be out of body and not as focused in present time Once I worked with both her and her mother on the underlying problem including the use of flower essences like Clematis she rapidly progressed in her reading skills One year later she was reading two levels ahead of her age rather than significantly behind However even though Clematis was a major remedy for this dreamy dis incarnated little girl it is not always the remedy of choice Other key remedies include California Wild Rose Dill Five Flower Formula Arnica Star of Bethlehem Rosemary Shasta Daisy Mariposa Lily Chestnut Bud Vervain Lavender Indian

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  • work He reported much more consistent upbeat energy and progress with both his play and his job search It was during this second session that we spoke a good deal about his family history abuse shame low self esteem and primarily poor relationships with women relationships that were often fueled by excess drama out of control emotions and toxic substance abuse Carl also revealed in the positive that he felt he had a destiny a calling with his writing to become an important voice in his field He also made it clear that being sober was the main key to any success he would create After wrestling with drugs and alcohol abuse his entire life Carl could clearly identify the origins of abuse within his family as well as its poisonous effects on anything positive he wanted to create It was his choice at this time during therapy to rid himself of the drugs and alcohol he often used including the heavy painkillers he procured from an ailing family member Carl reported feeling that the essences provided the balance and inspiration he needed to move forward with positive behavior and goal actualization There was never any conflict with the small amount of alcohol used to stabilize his formulas Again we set goals including his attending two anonymous meetings each week discarding all negative substances from his home targeting and going after specific jobs and writing a short poem My Ideal Father As I Would Be Larch Agrimony Baby Blue Eyes The formula for the month was again grounded in Larch for stabilizing and internalizing confidence Added to the formula were Agrimony to help Carl unpeel his mask of mental torture and release toxic emotions to create a more genuinely cheerful state of mind and Baby Blue Eyes to assist with healing issues of poor and absent fathering His affirmation for the month was I m sober and I m healthy Session 3 Carl arrived with gusto He had made excellent progress with his job search since our last session and had completed his play He reported eliminating all prescription drugs nearly eliminating alcohol and using marijuana only occasionally This was significant progress toward the sobriety he felt was critical to his success He reported that whenever he used the essences they gave him a great big smile During this session Carl asked whether I d like to read his play as it was finished Of course I said yes He also stated that he d finally made a commitment to his writing as his craft and his identified work mission in life This helped to put the search for employment in a better perspective as he now felt more strongly that whatever job he found would not be his main thing but would rather serve to provide a means or backup to his continued writing His play proved a revelation to me Not only did I find Carl an excellent writer but also the insights it provided into his past

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  • Three Faces of Borage
    prevent inflammation of the gastrointestinal mucosa in cases of allergy and infection and it may also assist in iron absorption It has also been useful as an eyewash to relieve irritation It has anexpectorant action promoting the loosening of phlegm in a cough The oil is rich in gammalinolenic and linoleic acid used as a source of prostaglandins to treat menstrual problems and chronic skin conditions Combined with evening primrose oil it helps reduce blood cholesterol levels Haughton 2001 Homeopathic Medicine and Empiricism As Samuel Hahnemann established the principles of homeopathic medicine between 1796 and 1804 one of the key tenets was that the action of a medicinal substance is discovered through an empirical process or proving This process involves healthy people ingesting the substance and empirically noting by self observation all the resulting physiological and psychological changes Borage has recently been added to the homeopathic pharmacopeia through such a proving conducted by four provers under the supervision of Stephen Olsen The resulting proving journals were published Olsen 1997 and will be briefly summarized here The combined experience of these provers point to a remedy type of a strong minded person who has difficulty compromising This type of person becomes hard and abrasive or even angry to the point of rage if not listened to and from an inability to listen to others and to see different points of view A person needing Borage fears failure They feel that it is their duty to take on all the responsibility in a given situation resulting in resenting their role in life Somatically this attitude can be expressed as stiffness in the joints high blood pressure tension headaches and flaring eczema People needing the remedy Borage tend to be warmer than others and to feel worse in the heat It seems this borage type may have a history of taking on the role of parent in their family at young age If a parent was missing or sick they take on heavy family responsibilities such as looking after younger siblings Since they are often not ready for this task they may compensate for their anxiety by taking on a more exaggerated parental nature becoming overly protective strict and authoritarian They are argumentative forceful and angry tending to create tension and to lack flexibility Olsen 1997 There is a sense that they must attend to every detail or a catastrophe will befall the family By saving others they are limiting the possibility that they themselves will be abandoned Gradually they lose any playful carefree and spontaneous aspects because they feel that everything has to be right They may become very disagreeable and easily offended resenting the choices of other people Flower Essence and Goethean Science Flower Essence Therapy was developed by Edward Bach in the early 20th century Barnard 2002 Richard Katz and Patricia Kaminski 1996 in the development of the Flower Essence Society have taken the work of Bach and further developed its principles using Goethean science Borage is one of the

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  • black seeds Yerba Santa is an exceptional member of the Waterleaf Family Hydrophyllaceae which also contains Phacelia Baby Blue Eyes and Fiesta Flower Most of these family members grow in cool moist habitats indicating a strong relationship to the watery element Yerba Santa also has a relationship with water although in an opposite way With its tough resinous leaves it holds and conserves its water from the inside to meet the intense fire of its environment This quality helps us to understand the medicinal use of Yerba Santa as a regulator of the water element Yerba Santa coats the mucous membranes and holds the aqueous component in contact with the cells reestablishing mucopolysaccharides As such it is an excellent herbal remedy for chronic respiratory ailments used as an expectorant used to treat coughs and congestion as well as aiding in loosening and expelling phlegm It dilates bronchial tubes and thus is used to ease asthma and allergy attacks A tea tincture or syrup is typically made from the leaves sometimes including the flowers or as a smoke from the leaves A picture of the soul qualities of the Yerba Santa essence emerges from this botanical herbal portrait Yerba Santa flower essence is indicated for those who hold in the water element especially manifest in the emotions of grief melancholy depression or despair These emotions are stored in the deeper cavities of the body particularly in the heart lung respiratory region The free flowing or breathing out of soul expression is often impeded Respiratory illnesses addiction to tobacco and various allergies are common physical manifestations of this soul imbalance Yerba Santa frees the lungs and heart to acknowledge and release stored emotional experience Yerba Santa was regarded as a holy herb by the naitive peoples because the process of awakening and

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