Bach Flower Remedies

Floritherapy, born at the beginning of the 20th century from the discoveries of the Welsh doctor Edward Bach (1886-1936), is based on several principals of homeopathic medicine: the treatment of the ailing person, intended as a body-mind-soul unit, and not the treatment of the disease; the use of diluted substances that act as energetic catalysts for the patient; the healing obtained by similitude between remedy and disease.

According to Bach, life is the harmonious expression of the Divine present in each person and diseases arise when the person is disconnected from his own essence. “What we know as disease is an ultimate result produced in the body, the end product of deep and long acting forces. It is when our personalities are led astray from the path laid down by the Soul, either by our own worldly desires or by the persuasion of others, that a conflict arises.” In order to allow the individual to communicate once again with his Soul to find harmony and unity, Bach utilized the healing powers of plants, flowers and buds. He identified 38 remedies essentially derived from wild flowers and in his major work, “Heal Thyself”, published in 1931, subdivided them into 7 categories based on their various healing properties.

The remedies are thus subdivided according to their effect on:
• fear and panic
• despondency-despair
• loneliness
• not sufficient interest in present circumstances
• oversensitivity to ideas or influences
• over-concern for the welfare of others
• uncertainty

The flowers can be administered individually or combined with one another.

Training and Personal Experience

I personally use Floritherapy in my treatment system when I feel that the vital energy of the person could be obstructed by an “unhealthy” conviction, producing mental suffering. I combine Bach Flowers with homeopathic remedies that work, in synergy, on the corresponding psychological nucleus.

“Behind every disease lie our fears, our anguish, our greed, our tastes and our aversions.”
Edward Bach