“Health depends on being in harmony with our souls” – dr. Edward Bach 1932
Bach Flower drops are herbal medical remedies discovered by Dr. Edward Bach (1886-1936). As a boy, Edward Bach decided to become a doctor, because each affected creature evoked in him compassion and desire to help.
Attending medical school, he realized that he doesn’t like so much treating the physical symptoms of the disease as the patients themselves, or their personalities and emotional states.
Edward studied medicine at the University College Hospital, London and obtained a Diploma in Public Health at Cambridge. He was a house surgeon and a casualty medical officer at University College Hospital. He worked at the National Temperance Hospital and practiced for over twenty years in London as a Harley Street consultant and bacteriologist. After research in immunology, he developed an interest in homeopathy, and joined the laboratories of the Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital in 1919. He developed seven bacterial nosodes (the seven Bach nosodes).
During his many years of successful medical practice has gained an enviable reputation as a bacteriologist. Despite the success of his work with orthodox medicine he felt dissatisfied with the way doctors were expected to concentrate on diseases and to ignore the people who were suffering them. He turned to alternative therapies. He believed that illness is the effect of disharmony between body and mind. But haunted by the thought that there must be a simple innocuous treatment that enables sick man to establish peace of mind and provide hope for a cure.
He believed that such drugs could be found among the plants of our Mother Nature, and so he started to study flowers. He abandoned all professional and lucrative job and went to live in the village to study flowers and herbs.
On the occasion of its extensive research in the field of immunology, homeopathy and holistic medicine has discovered that there are some plants whose flowers have special characteristics – they have energetic force that can positively affect the negative mood and mental burden of man. In the next 7 years has isolated 38 wild flowers, which, according to him, acting on all the negative state of mind from which humanity suffers.
In his study of physically ill people, Bach observed seven different types of personality who also showed characteristic tendencies to express physical symptoms. These physical symptoms would mirror the types’ specific mental/emotional temperament and often seemed to be direct results of imbalances of thinking, acting and living.
Bach knew that each mental/emotional imbalance was reflected via the nerve paths in organic expression, as emotions move throughout the body or lodge in certain organic parts.
Bach Flower Essences gently help to achieve harmony and balance to all aspects of our being.