"...and Christy's work has helped bring my leg back to a condition that otherwise wouldn't have been possible trying to do this on my own. I can feel that she cares about my well being in a way that wasn't like what I had experienced at any of the physical therapy clinics."

~ Steve B. from Davis, CA
Bach Flower Remedies
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Bach Flower Remedies or essences were discovered by Dr. Edward Bach [1886-1936].

Dr. Bach, a British citizen, studied, medicine at Birmingham University and later at University College Hospital. He received his M.D. In 1912. In 1913 he tried to enlist in the armed services but was refused due to poor health.

He took a position at the University College Hospital as a Casualty Medical Officer.

While practicing at University College Hospital he became interested in immunology. He did research work as a bacteriologist. He was intrigued by the problem of chronic disease. He did research with an idea that there was a possible relationship of the bacteria in the intestines to chronic diseases.

By 1917 his own health had deteriorated so much that he suffered a hemorrhage and lost consciousness. Exploratory surgery occurred and it was found that he had a cancerous growth. The prognosis was poor. He was told he had three months to live. Determined to continue on with his research he left the hospital as soon as he was able to walk and went back to his research. He wanted to do as much as he could in his project about chronic disease before he was unable to work anymore.

Dr. Bach also continued in the working with the casualties of World War I. He was so preoccupied with he work that he hardly noticed that his strength was improving. He outlived the three months prediction.

Due to earlier life and work experiences he had been aware that the fear of illness was as great a problem as the chronic or life-threatening illness itself.

People of the working class were in great terror of illness since it would mean loss of income and no support of basic needs. To Dr. Bach, because of his own experience with illness, he recalled his own reaction to the diagnosis of cancer. In his case, he was sure that he recovered due to his being so busy with his work and research that he was able to set aside worry about dying.

Dr. Bach's research led to the formulation of vaccines. They were very effective, but he disliked the idea of giving injections to patients. He desired to find a more wholesome answer to helping his patients. Around this time he began work as a pathologist and bacteriologist at the London Homeopathic Hospital.

At London Homeopathic Hospital he was required to read Dr. Samuel Hahnemann's book The Organon of Rational Medicine. As he read, he realized that he had been following a protocol similar to Dr. Hahnemann's of the principle of administering a minimum dose and the concept that there is a link between intestinal toxemia and chronic disease.

Dr. Bach wondered how homeopathic ideas and the use of natural plants might apply to his research topic. He was in agreement with Hahnemann's ideas particularly that patients should be treated as a whole person rather than focusing on their disease.
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Soon Dr. Bach began a new focus about chronic illness. He researched and formulated a series of 38 homeopathic remedies with the use of natural plants. From his observation of people it was his opinion that people's emotions and attitudes were affecting the health of their body. Each of the 38 remedies was for bringing about a change in the patient's mind-set and emotional attitudes.

With this change in focus he realized that he would be able to treat all disease if
he found the plant material that would address people's basic emotional
imbalances directly.

For the rest of his life he administered the essences as remedies to support the changes needed for support the health of the whole person as an individual.
In my practice, Bach Flower remedies have been a wonderful assistance to clients seeking help with troubling emotions, such as depression, stress, fear, and panic atatck. The flower remedies are 100% natural and safe, and work well in conjunction with herbs, homeopathy, and other medications.
To learn more about Bach Flower Remedies and how a selection is made for patients please contact The Bach Flower Essence Society.