The sweet and gentle flower remedies of Dr Bach are an ideal adjunct or standalone therapy. I love to use them alongside the herbs to support the emotional aspects of health which my patients are experiencing.
Dr Bach created them as a self-care tool. When speaking of the remedies in a 1936 lecture, he declared
“It is not the disease which is of importance, it is the patient, the way in which he or she is affected, which is our true guide to healing.”
I love my work because this is at the very core of everything I do. If I stuck to textbook interpretations of disease and rigid frameworks of treatment, I couldn’t help half the people I do.
The Bach Flower Remedy system was designed to be complete, self-contained and simple. He found the remedies by walking in the countryside. He felt that he had remedies which addressed every possible negative aspect of the mind and that when we deal with these, our bodily health often shifts as well. He believed that
“…emotional factors such as fear and anxiety led to distress of the mind and that this depleted the body’s natural vitality, with a consequent loss of natural resistance.”
I firmly believe this to be true and love that these gentle remedies can assist us along the way.
How I use the remedies
It is my usual practice to include the remedies in with patient’s herbal prescriptions.
I also use the Bach Flower Remedies on their own.
How much is a flower remedy consultation?
- £65 per session
- £5 for a flower remedy prescription
The remedy prescriptions are drops which you can add to your day’s water bottle or place under the tongue as required. I use filtered water, some brandy and where indicated, a flower water such as rose, lemon balm or orange blossom. The flower waters bring a specific taste to the remedy and boost its healing properties.