In the 1930s, a physician, Edward Bach, discovered the action of certain plants on the regulation of emotions, which are the famous Bach flowers.

Lack of will, lack of confidence, spirit exhausted after long trials. Every human being has its strengths and shortcomings in a particular field of psychology, either constitutively or casual. While traditional medicine can cure angina or arthritis, it has never really addressed the ills of the intangible character, on the emotional imbalances that hinder our development.

A non-scientific discovery

Edward Bach was a brilliant British physician of the early twentieth century, which focuses on land favoring certain diseases. His studies of multiple cases of patients he used to define categories of people according to their temperament typologies are emotional, and reaction schemes. In summary, the emotional reaction of the same class of patients against a pathogen induced in them the same symptoms. Dr. Bach believed that each type emits a specific vibration field and that in nature there are plants emitting the same frequency. It was by pure intuition, in contact with certain plants, as Dr. Bach discovered the correspondence between certain plants and the mood archetypal match. He calls them "the merry men of the plant world."

The Bach Flowers, plants "elected"

Dr. Bach distinguishes the herbs that are used in traditional medicine, plants that treat a higher level and he calls the "higher order plants. They are not to their chemical components that are selected, but by their ability to resonate with the human emotion or thought. We are not far from the vision of a world "A", as conceived by the Chinese, which connects invisibly all expressions of life through subtle energy systems. The discovery of Dr. Bach, however, goes even further, because it adds a highly spiritual connotation to therapy. Edward Bach was first searched among the non-toxic plants, not food, rather "humble" aspect. Chicory, Verbena officinalis, wild oats, annual gravel ... but also oak, walnut, larch, holly, the choice of thirty-eight plants remains a mystery to which we adhere or not. But after all, it has still not shown how the infinitesimal homeopathic dilutions act, which does not they are now commonly accepted.

The preparation of flower essences

The plants are prepared by soaking the sun and the decoction, in order to "boost".

Maceration: gathered under sunny skies in the morning, they are covered with pure spring water in a container exposed to the sun until they fade. Water is poured into saturated alcohol (brandy) to form the mother tincture. This is the final preparation is commercially available in small vials.

The decoction after picking, the plants are boiled for thirty minutes and filtered before being mixed with alcohol.

Can you use self Bach Flower?

The flower remedies are freely available in some pharmacies, shopping organic in some bookstores specializing in the esoteric, so it is possible to obtain them without the approval of a therapist. The diagnosis and prescription can be made by the patient himself if he has extensively studied the process and workings of the therapy. It is rather advisable to first consult a therapist who uses Bach Flowers. Some psychologists associate with their therapy, as naturopaths. The diagnosis follows a lengthy questionnaire that touches on emotions, self-testing cannot be objective if the person is in a disturbed emotional state.

Rescue, the emergency medicine

However, we can make an exception for Rescue, 39th elixir, which meets five floral quintessence. This remedy is used in elixir (for emotional distress) or ointment (for physical injuries, blows, injuries) and now plays the stars in the windows of pharmacies. Rescue occurs when a situation occurs overwhelming, everything that undermines both our bodies and our minds. Rescue has been proven so in recent years it has become part of the elements of first aid required for the preparation of official aid kits.

The Bach Flowers are now part of the landscape of alternative medicine. It remains to each of the test on himself to be convinced of their effectiveness.