The Work of Edward Bach
Helianthus Press, 1993
It follows that no matter what therapeutic
regimen (diet, exercise, etc.) we follow to prevent or overcome illness,
we will fall short unless we replace negative attitudes with positive ones;
unless stressful responses are replaced by constructive ones. Dr. Edward
Bach the noted British physician, bacteriologist, homeopath and researcher
concluded more than half a century ago that his patients' ills were directly
related to their negative states of mind. He recognized that negative moods
induce imbalance and disharmony which threaten health. States such as jealousy,
fear, worry, hopelessness and lack of self-confidence so affect a person's
vitality that resistance to disease diminishes. In order to regain balance
and harmony, according to Bach, the negative state of mind must be replaced
with its opposite virtue.
Bach insisted on a safe, natural and
gentle system of treatment and looked to the plants and trees of the field
for a revolutionary therapeutic system. He observed and classified 38 negative
states of mind common to all persons. For each specific mood he discovered
the corresponding flower from plant or tree which assisted in its alleviation.
Bach's own physical body and mind were greatly taxed in the years 1928-1936
as he suffered acutely each negative state of mind while searching for its
respective, healing flower.
Using a unique method of preparation,
he harvested the flowers at an optimum time in their growing cycle to maximize
the effects of their healing properties. In the course of his intense research
he eliminated all plants producing side-effects, leaving only those which
work in the most gentle of ways. Over 50 years of use world-wide by health-care
professionals and the lay public has shown that the Remedies are totally
safe, non-toxic, non-addictive and completely compatible with conventional
and homeopathic medicines. All Bach Remedy concentrates are natural and contain
a brandy preservative.
In 1982 the Bach Flower Remedies were
accepted into the Homeopathic Pharmacopeia of the United States.
RESCUE REMEDY: Its Preparation
Dr. Bach combined Rock Rose, Star
of Bethlehem, Impatiens, Cherry Plum and Clematis in his only composite remedy
and called it Rescue Remedy.
It has been reported by many health-care
professionals, veterinarians and lay persons to have a stabilizing and calming
effect in a great variety of stress-inducing situations. It is reported to
have brought comfort and calm to those who have experienced serious news,
severe upset and traumatic experiences which often lead to a numbed and dazed
state of mind. It is also reputed helpful in less severe instances such as
arguments, examinations, stage-fright, visits to the dentist, etc.
Place 4 drops of Rescue Remedy in
1/4 glass of water or other liquid and sip frequently until distress eases.
If unconscious or incapable of drinking, moisten the lips, behind the ears,
wrists or temples with a few drops of the concentrate.
All Bach Remedies including Rescue
Remedy assist us in returning to a state of balance or equilibrium. When balance
is restored, the Remedies cease to have an effect even though intake may
Rescue Remedy is not intended to take
the place of qualified emergency assistance but may be used until help arrives
to lessen the effects of trauma and stabilize the emotions.
The preceding is from
A Concise Guide to Understanding and Using the Bach Flower Remedies.
You will find more information about Edward Bach and his remedies at http://www.bachcentre.com/