I was introduced to flower remedies by a naturopath when my Grandmother was dying from bone cancer in my home state of Maryland. I was flying from the West coast for a visit and knew it would be my last. You can imagine the overwhelming fear, stress, anxiety, and grief at the thought of a last visit with someone you love. The naturopath suggested I purchase a bottle of Bach’s Rescue Remedy and start taking it immediately. I was amazed at the positive results and was grateful for the tip. While I still experienced a normal range of emotions, I wasn’t “off the rails” with grief and stress.
Since then I’ve used a variety of Bach’s flower remedies as a healing tool for my family, including our rescue animals, since 2000. Friends and extended family started inquiring and found success with my custom blends, designed to meet their needs or those of their animal companions. Flower remedies can help fundamental patterns of behavior as well as address specific symptoms and tendencies. Bach flower remedies can help animals in exactly the same way they help you. My blends have up to 5 of the 38 Bach flowers remedies in them.
Upon completion of my Bach International Education Program (BIEP) Level I in 2012, I’ve been providing Bach Flower Remedy blends for clients and their animals.
For more information about Dr. Edward Bach and the flower remedies, keep reading. To order one for yourself or an animal companion, please email me Rachael@beyondbarking.com and we can start a consultation about what you are working to resolve for yourself and/or your animal friends.
Custom Blend Bach’s Flower Remedy Drops, 1oz bottle, $25.00 (includes shipping)
What are flower remedies?
Flower Remedies have gained a reputation as some of the most effective, least intrusive, and safest remedies in the natural pharmacopeia. Flower remedies are energy medicines like Homeopathy and do not have a scent. They represent the spirit of the plant and impact mind, body, emotions and spirit. Flower remedies can help fundamental patterns of behavior as well as addressing specific symptoms and tendencies. Bach flower remedies can help animals in exactly the same way they help you. Dr. Edward Bach made it clear that he saw this therapy would benefit all living creatures, and so animals have always been a part of flower remedy development. They are complementary medicine so they work together with any medical treatment your animal companion is experiencing. They will not interfere with other treatments, but work in harmony to alleviate stress, pain, anxiety, fear and other issues.
Flower remedies serve several key areas of animal therapy and care, including:
• Aiding in learning and cognitive skills
• Fears, phobias, loneliness and anxieties
• Loss of the vital spark, confidence and enjoyment of life
• Obsessive compulsive disorders
• Recuperation from surgery and illness
• Rescue and rehabilitation of traumatized or maltreated animals
Flower essences are made from various flowers and plants naturally and organically grown, and not contaminated with pesticides and other chemicals. The Bach Flower Remedies have been used on humans and animals for more than 80 years!
Who was Dr. Edward Bach?
Edward Bach was born at Moseley, near Birmingham, in 1886 and trained as a doctor in London. For several years he worked investigating the role of bacteriology in chronic disease. His researches led him to recognize that there were clear personality types that related to the various patterns of ill health, irrespective of the physical symptoms being presented by the patient. Working with vaccine therapy and later with homoeopathic principles, he moved towards the discovery of the flower remedies. These he felt could help to harmonize the emotional imbalances that he came to see as the real causes of physical illness.
By 1930 he was prepared to give up his successful medical practice in order to search for the plants and trees that came to be known as The Twelve Healers & Other Remedies. Each flower was found to embody the positive and harmonizing force for a negative emotional state, be it fear, resentment or despair. In order to transfer this healing force to a patient, Bach prepared essences from the flowers. This essence, diluted to some extent, could then be taken as a medicine. He found that as the negative moods changed so the person would return towards health.
The healing properties of the remedies were explained by Dr. Bach in terms of a philosophy of life that saw a person as much more than the outward physical body that is treated in conventional medicine. Illness, he suggested, was a message from our inner being calling for a change in our way of living and our mental outlook. The primary purpose of the flower remedies is to help us to change and bring us back to a genuinely happy experience of life. These remedies have been in use throughout the world in the years since Bach’s death in 1936. (Adapted from ‘Dr Bach and his flower remedies’ in The Healing Herbs of Edward Bach by Julian Barnard, first published in 1988.)
Dr. Edward Bach discovered the Original Bach Flower Remedies which is a system of 38 Flower Remedies that corrects emotional imbalances where negative emotions are replaced with positive. The Bach Flower Remedies work in conjunction with herbs, homeopathy and medications and are safe for everyone, including children, pregnant women, animals, the elderly and even plants. The Bach Flower Remedies is a simple system of healing that is easy for anyone to use.
“Health depends on being in harmony with our souls.” -Dr. Edward Bach
Disclaimer: Rachael Millikan of Beyond Barking does not offer medical or psychological advice. This information is offered for educational purposes only.
**These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat or prevent any disease.**