Bach flower remedies were created by Dr Edward Bach (1886-1936) to help in the regulation of emotions such as stress, fear, grief, anxiety, low mood and shock. Any emotion you can think of, Bach has a flower remedy for it. They are of particular help in supporting mothers and newborn babies, especially after a difficult birth as well as pregnant women. There are no age restrictions in their use and, as such, they can be helpful in end of life care. The remedies do not, however, help with physical ailments.
Bach flower remedies are safe and easy to use and will not react with conventional medicine. As well as this, they do not have any side effects and are safe to use when operating heavy machinery, driving etc as only a very small amount of grape brandy is used as a preservative.
BFR practitioners on the Bach Centre’s Bach Foundation International Register of Practitioners have followed an approved programme of education and assessment to ensure they are competent to use the remedies in professional practice.
Having studied medicine at Birmingham University and University College Hospital, London, Dr Bach qualified in 1912 and worked as a house surgeon, pathologist and bacteriologist. He also carried out original research into immunology and vaccine therapy.
In 1919 Bach took up a post at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital. Inspired by his experiences there, he began research into the use of healing plants to address the emotional causes of disease. The preparations made from these plants became known as Bach flower remedies.