At their inception in the 1930’s, flower essences were conceived of by visionary doctor, Dr. Edward Bach, MD. Bach was a practitioner who comprehended the connection between feelings and actual physical illness and sensed the bridge made possible to treat them by the original 39 essences he worked with. Flower essences are dilutions of flower material which, through the sunlight fueled process, become resonant with the vibrational qualities of each plant. Flower essences are an energetic approach which address subtle layers of spirit-psyche. They are gentle, non-invasive, non-habit-forming, and engender no residual bio-chemical changes or side-effects whatsoever, which makes them entirely compatible with all other forms of treatment. The flower dilutions are suspended in a 50:50 solution of water and brandy. Each dosage should be diluted in at least one half liter of spring water if there is a known intolerance to alcohol. Up to 6 remedies can be effectively combined, although taking one remedy or a combining of two are usually suitable for deeper, long-standing characteristics.
Bach flower essence treatment falls within the realm deemed vibrational medicine, as would be stones and crystals, aromatherapy, harmonic sound therapy, colorpuncture, and modalities based upon resonance that reconciles energetic balance. Flower essences are allies in shifting more subtle processes and therefore encourage states of wholeness in people and in animals. Dr. Bach recognized the energetic signatures or ‘etheric tones’ inherent in trees and flowers and remarkably found a way to impart the essence and attributes of their presence in nature. He pioneered in this visionary form of treatment. Since Dr. Bach’s genius in the 1930’s there have been further explorations into the uses of flower essences, both internally and externally. Bach Flower Essences can be found in most health food stores.
Preparing Flower Essences: Use a two ounce tincture bottle with dropper
• Fill it with pure water
• Add 4 drops of each of the remedies you wish
• Shake gently before each use
• Administer 4 drops under the tongue, 4 times per day