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Bach Flowers: what they are, how they work and how to take them

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Bach Flowers: what they are, how they work and how to take them
Bach Flowers: what they are, how they work and how to take them

Bach flower remedies are a therapy developed by Dr. Edward Bach, which is based on the use of medicinal flower essences to restore balance between mind and body, allowing the body to be freer for the healing process.

The therapy with flower essences is completely natural, has no contraindications and uses a total of 38 different types of essences that help expel negative emotions from the body, such as fear, hate, worry and indecision.

Bach Flower Remedies should be used as an adjunct to conventional medical treatment and should not be used as a substitute for medical advice, especially if used without the supervision of a flower therapist.

How Bach Flower Remedies work

According to the creator of Bach Flower Remedies, Dr. Edward Bach, the state of mind and emotions play a key role in the emergence and healing of different he alth problems. That is, when someone is feeling negative emotions, such as fear, anger or insecurity, for example, it is easy for the balance between their mind and body to be lost, which can lead to the emergence of diseases.

Thus, the purpose of Bach Flower Remedies is to restore this balance, helping the person to accept and work with their emotions. For example, when someone feels fear, they must work on courage, whereas those who feel a lot of stress must improve their ability to relax, so that the body and mind can be in tune again, avoiding or fighting different types of he alth problems.

How to choose the right florals

The 38 Bach Flower Remedies were divided into 7 different types of categories:

  1. Fear;
  2. Insecurity;
  3. Loss of interest;
  4. Loneliness;
  5. Increased sensitivity;
  6. Hopelessness and despair;
  7. Worry.

Even within the same category, each floral has its specific indication and, therefore, to choose the best floral, it is always recommended to consult a floral therapist, who will evaluate the person and try to identify through their behavior and symptoms which the emotion that may be out of balance.

Since a problem can have several emotional changes at its base, more than one or two florals can be used in the treatment, usually up to 6 or 7 at most.

How to use florals correctly

There are 3 main types of methods to use Bach Flower Remedies:

1. Dilution in a glass of water

This method consists of diluting 2 drops of each flower essence indicated by the therapist in a glass of water and then drinking it throughout the day or at least 4 times a day. If you don't drink the whole glass in one day, you can store it in the fridge to consume the next day.

This method is mostly used for short treatments.

2. Dilution in a dropper bottle

Place 2 drops of each Bach floral indicated by the therapist inside a 30 ml dropper and then fill the remaining space with filtered water. Afterwards, one should drink 4 drops of the mixture at least 4 times a day. The dropper bottle can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 weeks.

This method is mostly used by those who need a longer treatment, as it helps to reduce the waste of flower essence.

3. Put directly into language

This is the method that can be more difficult for those who are starting to use the florals, because the florals are not diluted, having a very intense flavor. In this method, the drops of the floral must be dripped directly on the tongue, that is, 2 drops, whenever necessary.

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