What Is Bach Flower Treatment?
Bach Flower treatment was designed by Dr. Edward Bach, who passed away in 1936. Through his research, Dr. Bach discovered that certain flowers have a positive effect on our emotions because the energies they emit have the ability to alleviate emotional pain and suffering. He created the original Bach Flower System, which consists of 38 different flower remedies, which are all-natural and homeopathic.
Disease of the body itself is nothing but the result of the disharmony between soul and mind. Remove the disharmony, and we regain harmony between soul and mind, and the body is once more perfect in all its parts.’
– Dr. Edward Bach
The Bach Centre provides the following guide as to how each one of the remedies functions:
Agrimony - mental torture behind a cheerful face
Aspen - fear of unknown things
Beech - intolerance
Centaury - the inability to say 'no'
Cerato - lack of trust in one's own decisions
Cherry Plum - fear of the mind giving way
Chestnut Bud - failure to learn from mistakes
ChicoryChicory - selfish, possessive love
Clematis - dreaming of the future without working in the present
Crab Apple - the cleansing remedy, also for self-hatred
Elm - overwhelmed by responsibility
Gentian - discouragement after a setback
Gorse - hopelessness and despair
Heather - self-centredness and self-concern
HollyHolly - hatred, envy and jealousy
Honeysuckle - living in the past
Hornbeam - tiredness at the thought of doing something
Impatiens - impatience
Larch - lack of confidence
Mimulus - fear of known things
Mustard - deep gloom for no reason
OakOak - the plodder who keeps going past the point of exhaustion
Olive - exhaustion following mental or physical effort
Pine - guilt
Red Chestnut - over-concern for the welfare of loved ones
Rock Rose - terror and fright
Rock Water - self-denial, rigidity and self-repression
Scleranthus - inability to choose between alternatives
Star of BethlehemStar of Bethlehem - shock
Sweet Chestnut - Extreme mental anguish, when everything has been tried and there is no light left
Vervain - over-enthusiasm
Vine - dominance and inflexibility
Walnut - protection from change and unwanted influences
Water Violet - quiet self-reliance leading to isolation
White Chestnut - unwanted thoughts and mental arguments
Wild OatWild Oat - uncertainty over one's direction in life
Wild Rose - drifting, resignation, apathy
Willow - self-pity and resentment
What Conditions May Benefit From the Treatment?
Bach Flower Treatment may prove beneficial for children with sensory issues, or children who have conditions such as ADHD and Autism, as the remedies work to naturally restore a state of calm. In children with brain injuries or other conditions, the treatment is thought to help with agitation and emotional and physiological stressors.
There is a specific Bach Flower Rescue Remedy for kids, which comes in a little bottle with a dropper. The blend helps children deal with stress, and provides emotional relief. It is a mix of five of Dr. Bach’s flower remedies, and it was designed to be administered for children who are having tantrums, have experienced trauma, or who have been through a stressful situation. It can be mixed with water, or you can even put a drop of it right under their tongue.
Rescue Remedy also comes in a spray and in a cream, which can be used to treat injuries and even diaper rash.
According to BachFlowerforkids.com, the blend contains:
mpatiens: (Impatiens gladulifera)
For those who act and think quickly, and have no patience for what they see as the slowness of others. They often prefer to work alone. Teaches empathy and understanding of and patience with others. We’ve found it very fast-acting in alleviating an impatient attitude and lowering stress.
Star of Bethlehem – (Orithogalum umbellatum)
For trauma and shock, whether experienced recently or in the past. Teaches the ability to recover from traumas and to integrate them into the present life.
Cherry Plum: (Prunus cerasifera)
For those who fear losing control of their thoughts and actions and doing things they know are bad for them or which they consider wrong. Teaches trust in one’s spontaneous wisdom and the courage to follow one’s path.
For situations in which one experiences panic or terror.
Clematis: (Clematis vitalba)
For those who find their lives unhappy and withdraw into fantasy worlds. They are ungrounded and indifferent to the details of everyday life. Teaches one to establish a bridge between the physical world and the world of ideas; may foster great creativity. Is also used to bring clarity and alertness to the present moment.