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W is for Wild Rose – A Wise Way to Cope with Woe – Bach Flower Remedies

Bach Flower Remedies for Natural Health

Bach Flower Remedies were discovered by Dr. Edward Bach (1886-1936), an English homeopathic physician who theorized that  behind each disease lies an emotional imbalance and that optimum natural health depends on being in harmony with one’s soul.   According to Dr. Bach, when a person remains in emotional distress for a long enough period of time, this distress will manifest itself in the body as a physical symptom.

Each of the Bach Flower Remedies is said to work on a specific human emotion -

Agrimony – mental torture behind a cheerful face – Laughing on the Outside while crying on the inside.

Aspen – fear of unknown things

Beech – intolerance of others’ differences

Centaury – the inability to say ‘no’

Cerato – lack of trust in one’s own decisions

Cherry Plum – fear of the mind giving way to often wrong impulses

Chestnut Bud – failure to learn from mistakes

Chicory – 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

Holly – hatred, envy and jealousy

Honeysuckle – living in the past with no hopes of future joy

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

Oak –  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 and a remedy for emergencies

Rock Water –  self-denial, rigidity and self-repression

Scleranthus –  inability to choose between alternatives

Star of Bethlehem –  shock

Sweet Chestnut –  Extreme mental anguish, when everything has been tried and there is no light left

Vervain –  over-enthusiasm to be right, stubbornness

Vine –  dominance and inflexibility, pig-headedness

Walnut –  protection from change and unwanted influences

Water Violet – pride and aloofness

White Chestnut – unwanted thoughts and mental arguments

Wild Oat  - uncertainty over one’s direction in life

Wild Rose – drifting, resignation, apathy – This is particularly helpful for people who have lost interest in life and have stopped caring about anything.

Willow – self-pity and resentment

 

 

 


 

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F is for Flower Power – Bach Flower Remedies

Bach Flower Remedies

When all else fails, reach for Rescue Remedy.  That’s what I do.  Rescue Remedy is a combination of several different Bach Flower Remedies.   Bach Flower Remedies are 38 specific formulas that are designed to correct emotional imbalances and to replace negative feelings with positive ones.

Each of the Bach Flower Remedies is said to work on a specific human emotion -

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

Chicory – 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

Holly – 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

Oak –  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 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 – pride and aloofness

White Chestnut – unwanted thoughts and mental arguments

Wild Oat  - uncertainty over one’s direction in life

Wild Rose – drifting, resignation, apathy

Willow – self-pity and resentment

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F is for Flower – Bach Flowers

Bach Flowers for Natural Health

Bach Flower Remedies were discovered by Dr. Edward Bach (1886-1936), an English homeopathic physician who believed that  behind every disease lies an emotional imbalance and that natural health depends on being in harmony with one’s soul.   According to Dr. Bach, when a person remains in emotional distress for a long enough period of time, it will manifest itself in the body as a physical symptom.

For instance – many women experience the emotional pain of infertility. When a woman is not able to get pregnant, she may feel a whole range of negative emotions like stress and sadness and discouragement which lead to fatigue, muscle aches, and gastrointestinal complications. Certain Bach Flower remedies can be combined to lift the woman out of her emotional distress and change her outlook to a more positive one, and the result can be a freeing of emotional and physical disorders that may have contributed to the inability to get pregnant.

Bach Flower Remedies can be taken without fear of harmful side effects, unlike most pharmaceutical cures.  They are non-toxic and safe and very affordable, and have been subjected to decades of research that have proven them, anecdotally, to be effective.

There are hundreds of Bach Foundation Registered Practitioners all over the world.  To find one in your area, go to  http://www.bachcentre.com/found/rp_ref.htm.

Even Hollywood celebrities count on Bach Flower Remedies to get them through stressful situations.   Selma Hayek says the Remedies keep her calm on crazy days and Emma Watson relies on Rescue Remedy (a combination of several of the flower essences designed to keep one stress free)  to calm her down.  Martha Stewart and Van Morrison rely on Rescue Remedy to help them sleep!

 

 

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A is for Agrimony – A Bach Flower Remedy

Agrimony for Natural health

Agrimony is a member of the rose family that has been used throughout time to reduce tension and is one of the Bach Flower Essences used for unlocking one’s emotional happiness.

Dr. Edward Bach was a British medical doctor around the turn of the 20th Century who began as a bacteriologist, turned to homeopathy to try to cure himself of incurable cancer, and then turned to flowers to produce gentler remedies.  In a little garden in England, Dr. Bach grew flowers that were specific remedies for a particular mental state or emotion.  He found that these flower remedies would allow patients with emotional, as well as physical, distress to heal naturally.

Agrimony, one of the 38 original remedies formulated by Dr. Bach, is used specifically for people who tend to hide their unhappiness behind a mask of humor.  Although outwardly smiling, inside their hearts may be breaking or they may be angry or despairing.  Agrimony helps people who might otherwise turn to substance abuse to mask their inner turmoil.  When used to heal and remedy moods, agrimony will be found useful for anyone who does not want to face their troubles and puts up a happy face to avoid confronting the truth.  (This is not to be confused with occasionally putting a smile on your face to change your mood and attitude!)

Agrimony Flower Essence

For more information about Bach Flower Remedies, please see http://www.bachcentre.com/.

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