Frequently Asked Questions
What are the Bach Flower Remedies (BFR)?
The Bach Flower Remedies or Essences are a safe and natural complementary healing system discovered by Dr. Edward Bach in the 1920s. Dr. Bach believed that one’s emotional state plays a vital role in their health, both physical and mental. He developed a system of 38 remedies which were prepared from flowers and plants and work on one’s mindset and emotions rather than their disease or symptoms.
How do they work?
The 38 Bach Flower Essences are made from wild flowers or plants, and are preserved in grape based brandy. The essences work specifically on the emotional state of the individual, helping restore balance with regards to their condition. Emotional imbalances, such as fear, worry, hatred, and indecision, often interfere with the equilibrium of the being as a whole. Hence, the essences are tailored to people specifically in relation to how they are feeling at a certain time.
For example, two people with anxiety may benefit from different remedies to alleviate the condition because the cause of their anxieties stem from different situations which are specific to them. Dr. Bach believed that by flooding the person with the virtues of the flowers, peace and happiness can return to the sufferer.
Are BFRs safe? What are the contra-indications?
The Bach Flower Remedies are safe for the whole family, including infants, pregnant women, the elderly, and even pets and plants. They are non-toxic and have no side effects. Notably, they are safe to be taken in conjunction with medication with very few contra-indications. However, if there is a history of alcohol dependency, it is recommended to avoid using the the BFRs.
What happens during a consultation?
The initial consultation takes approximately 1 hour in which we will discuss your emotional state in relation to various aspects of your life. The aim of this consultation is to help you identify the emotional imbalances you would like to address and then to recommend a mix of remedies which is tailored to you personally. The remedies that are included in your mix will be explained to you so that you can actively understand how and why they may help you.