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THE BACH FLOWER REMEDIES

Bach flower remedies are dilutions of flower "essences" developed by Dr. Edward Bach. They are similar to homeopathy in many respects and form a part of alternative medicine. Some researchers believe that they exert their claimed effects via the placebo effect, however practitioners feel the "energetic signature" of the flower can be transmitted to the user and affect a person's psychological state.

One difference between homeopathy and Bach flower remedies are the methods used to produce them, called "potentization"; the sun method and for the hardier plants the boiling method, both invented by Bach. Another difference is that Bach remedies are used to treat the mental symptoms believed by practitioners to be the root cause of the disease treated. Bach flower remedies are not dependent on the theory of successive dilutions, and are not based on the Law of Similars, which states that the signatures of toxic substances will stimulate the immune system to fight off a pathogenic condition that is currently expressing those same symptoms. The Bach Remedies are all derived from non-toxic substances, with the idea that a "positive energy" can redirect or neutralize the "negative energy".

There are thirty-eight original Bach remedies plus "Rescue Remedy" (see below), each prescribed for certain mental and emotional problems. They form a complete system with which practitioners treat every variety of human emotional imbalance. Other systems of remedies have been developed by practitioners who have access to flowers that are indigenous to other regions, and that were therefore unknown to Bach.

ARGIMONY
Putting on a brave face. Concealing fear, hurt or inadequacy
behind a cheerful face. Hiding inadequacies or hurt.

ASPEN
Fear of unknown origin or without a particular cause
 Overwhelmed by emotions or images that arise out of the blue.
Children afraid of monsters or suffering from nightmares

BEECH
Arrogance. Being narrow-minded, hypercritical and
intolerant of others. Mocking. Pride.

CENTURY
Easy led or manipulated by others.
Good-natured but weak willed and easily exploited.
Often made a scapegoat. Self-sacrificing.

CERATO
Lack of confidence or uncertainty in one's own judgment.
 Indecisive and wanting approval or reassurance from others. Self-doubt.

CHERRY PLUM
Fear of losing control. Mind filled with irrepressible thoughts or emotions
 Uncontrollable irrational thoughts. Erratic state.

CHESTNUT BUD
Repeating the same mistakes.
Unable to learn the lesson from previous experience.
Caught in a vicious circle of repetition.

CHICORY
Possessive and demanding attitude.
Expecting a great deal from others.
All take and no give. Playing the martyr to gain attention.
Lack of inner fulfillment. Jealousy based on selfishness.

CLEMATIS
Absent minded or inattentive. Being in a spaced-out or dreamy state.
Daydreamer, with no interest in the real world, or living in a fantasy.

CRAB APPLE
Self-disgust. Sense of uncleanliness.
Over-reaction to minor imperfection.
A loss of perspective, distracted by fine details, or a minor spot

ELM
Overwhelmed by responsibility.
The extra burden causing a lapse in capability.
Unable to make even a simple decision.
Feeling inadequate and overwhelmed or exhausted by a task.

GENTIAN
Depression of known origin (e.g. menopause, mid-life crisis).
Easily discouraged. Despondent and sceptical.
The eternal pessimist. Wants to believe but failure to leads to depression.
GORSE
Despair and hopelessness. "What's the use" attitude. Pessimistic.
Giving up even on a chance for survival from terminal illness
HEATHER
Self-centred but not self-pitying.
Desire to talk about and unburden their self on others.
Obsessed with their own problems.
Desperate for an audience. The needy child. Possessiveness
HOLLY
Envy and hatred. Feeling malicious. Jealousy and resent.
Being hard-hearted, with a general display of ungenerous thoughts and ideas.
HONEY SUCKLE
Living in the past. Obsessive nostalgia.
Yearning for the good old days not living in the present.
Unfulfilled dreams. Homesickness.
HORNBEAN
Monday morning feeling. Apathy. Insufficiently challenged mentally.
Exhausted from mundane routine.
Headache or exhaustion from over studying or watching too much television.
IMPATIENTS
Impatience. Frustration that things aren't happening quickly enough.
Irritability especially with slowness. Doesn't suffer fools gladly.
LARCH
Lack of confidence. Expects to fail. Inferiority complex.
Overcautious and so constrained that they will not try anything for fear of failure.
Feeling useless and impotent. Weak-willed.
MIMULUS
Fear. Fear of known reason. Burdened with many different fears
 Reserved and sensitive, shy or timid. Fear about specific things. Passive.
MUSTARD
Gloom and depression. A black cloud depression with lethargy and lack of drive.
Depression that arises without reason.
Periods of deep gloom that come and go. Giving up, hopeless.
OAK
Exhaustion from overwork. Struggling bravely against adversity.
Exhaustion from ongoing duty or commitments to dependants or others.
OLIVE
Exhaustion. Drained of energy and can't go on
 Extreme fatigue, sick with exhaustion.
Physical and mental tiredness. Following a period of stress
PINE
Guilt complex. Always apologizing or excusing oneself. Putting oneself down
 Blames oneself for underachievement and takes on blame for others. Scapegoat. Despondent through self-reproach.
RED CHESTNUT
Altruism, self sacrifice. Obsessive concern for others, unable to let go.
Sacrificing one over concerns for others.
Suffering, or overwrought with fear for loved ones.
ROCK ROSE
Acute fear and panic. Panic attacks. Terror and nightmares.
Sudden alarm. Paralyzed with fear. Anxiety with palpitations.
ROCK WATER
Self-denial. Imposing strict or rigid rules on themselves and suppressing inner needs
 Being unaware of how hard they are on themselves.
SCLERANTHUS
Mood swings. Vacillating mind labours to and fro.
Indecisive, opinions and moods change from one moment to the next. Erratic.
STAR OF BETHLEHEM
Trauma, both mental and physical.
The after effects of physical and emotional shock.
Grief, bereavement or bad news.
SWEET CHESTNUT
Despair. Acute anxiety and anguish from shock and distress.
Acute desperation, feeling weak and vulnerable, or can't cope.
VERVAIN
Over-enthusiastic in ones conduct.
Over eager to enthuse others.
Fanatical or highly-strung. Obsessive in ones duty to a job or cause.
VINE
Tyrannical, domineering.
Deliberately applies pressure to achieve their ends. 
Power hungry and inflexible. Over-confident and a bully.
Inconsiderate, lacking compassion for others.
WALNUT
Life changes. Adjusting to change and new challenges.
Coping with difficult transition periods. Vulnerability due to change.
WATER VIOLET
Proud, reserved and detached.
Superiority complex leading to isolation by pride.
Silently disdainful of others.
Appearing superior to others, yet emotionally detached.
Enjoys silence.
WHITE CHESTNUT
Overpowered by persistent thoughts going round and round one's head.
Prisoner to one's thoughts. Sleeplessness.
WILD OAT
Purposeless through lack of commitment to a path.
Too many opportunities present yet still feel unfulfilled.
No certain path in their life.
WILD ROSE
Apathy, lack of interest in life. Ambitionless. Lack of desire. Lazy.
Sense of resignation, beyond hope. Dispassionate.
WILLOW
Resentful and embittered. "Poor me". Hard done by, feel like one of life's victims.
Passive resentment, negative feelings turned inward.
Bitterness about their state.
Self-pitying and sulky.
RESCUE REMEDY
A combination of 5 remedies, each covering an element
of the mental state of person who is involved in
emergent situation like shock, terror, unconsciousness,
unbearable pain, in body or mind, irritability, impatience
 
 

 

 

 

 

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