Here is what world renowned energy medicine practitioner Donna Eden says about energy medicine:
“Energy Medicine brings you vitality when you are drained, health when you are ill and joy when you are down.”
In essence, this is exactly what Dr. Edward Bach was aiming to do when he first discovered his “Bach Flower Remedies.” Bach Flowers work with the emotions to calm the nervous system. How the Bach Flower Remedies came about is as interesting as the healing modality itself.
Dr. Bach originally studied medicine at University College Hospital in London and earned a degree in public health at Cambridge. He practiced for over two decades in London as a bacteriologist. Because of his extensive research in immunology, he eventually developed an interest in homeopathy. With the herbs and flowers around him as inspiration, he developed the first of his “Remedies.”
In 1934, Bach decided to abandon reliance on the “scientific method” (still used today for all conventionally-sanctioned medical research) and work solely through his intuitive sense and natural gifts. With the herbs around Mount Vernon in Oxfordshire and his interactions with patients as guides, he developed the remaining components to round out his 38 “Bach Flower Remedies.” Bach died at the age of 50, but during the last years of his life, he discovered how deeply connected the emotions are to the physical condition of the body. According to his biography found on the Bach Flower Remedies website, in developing the last of the Remedies, he would purposely “suffer the emotional state that he needed to cure and then try various plants and flowers until he found one single plant that could help him.” Through this process and by working with clients on their own emotional states, he learned how healing emotional states helps to unblock the healing potential that exists within all.
Today, the 38 remedies that Bach discovered close to 100 years ago are categorized into groups based on 7 kinds of negative emotions. They are:
- Dwelling in the past or future
- Over-sensitivity to outside influences
- Despondency or despair
- Over-caring/ Over-doing for others
The particular Bach Flower Remedy that corresponds to each of the seven “negative” emotional conditions are found HERE. There are also individuals trained in the Remedies who can develop a unique mixture based on your individual needs. For general stress, the most popular commercially-available product is Rescue Remedy. It contains the following elements:
Impatients: Teaches empathy, patience and understanding;
Star of Bethlehem: Helps with trauma and shock;
Cherry Plum: For those who fear loss of control;
Rock Rose: Helps to calm feelings of panic;
Clematis: Helps with being grounded and centered with whatever is going on.
Although to date there has been no official “scientific studies” that can verify the effectiveness of Bach Flower Remedies, the popularity of Rescue Remedy with everyone from Dr. Oz to ordinary people around the world is hard to ignore. I ahve personally tested Bach Flower Remedies with Bioenergetic Assessments and have consistently found them to balance the body’s meridians.
Especially of note to those who are on a Healthy Breast journey is that many of the seven negative emotional states mentioned above correspond with Dr. Douglas Brodie’s Cancer Personality Profile. As Essential # 4 of the “7 Essentials System™ ” outlines, healing your emotional wounds is an essential part of healing your body, and can lead to balancing of the nervous, endocrine and immune system.