Many people know that herbs and plants can be used to cleanse and heal the body. This article is on the flowers that can be used to cleanse and heal the mind and emotions.
Believing that repressed emotions can cause physical health conditions, a doctor who lived in England named Edward Bach, in 1930, left the field of medicine to search for a remedy which would work on the emotional level of health.
He determined that there are 38 different - negative moods or states of mind that afflict man. He believed the vibrational properties of certain flowers when ingested could help release and soothe certain deep-seated emotions.
If this sounds too simple consider what Dr. Philip Chancellar said about Bach Flower remedies, "Let not the simplicity of this method deter you from its use for you will find the further your research advances the greater you will realize the simplicity of all creation".
Many health conditions from Parkinson's disease to Multiple Sclerosis (MS) to headaches and chronic fatigue are linked to a suppressed or unresolved feelings.
There are some common sayings that reflect the notion the emotions effect the body such as he suffers from a "broken heart" or he "died of grief".
We also refer to being stressed out, worn out, exhausted when, in fact, the foundation of that physical feeling is emotional.
I would venture to say that most people have felt a physical connection to their emotional state. Perhaps the theory that Dr. Bach believed so deeply should be given some thought.
|PLANT||FOR THE EMOTION||PLANT||FOR THE EMOTION|
|AGRIMONY||emotional torture behind"good front"||MUSTARD||Unknown gloomy feeling|
|ASPEN||Vague fear of the unknown||OAK||Disheartened but still tries|
|BEECH||Intolerant and critical of others||OLIVE||Mentally fatigued|
|CENTAURY||Submissive or easily influenced||PINE||Perfectionist; never satisfied|
|CERATO||Indecisive; relies on others||RED CHESTNUT||Constant worrying others|
|CHERRY PLUM||Afraid of emotional vulnerability||ROCK ROSE||Impending doom|
|CHICORY||Selfish, controlling and possessive||ROCK WATER||Critical of self|
|CLEMATIS||Living in their own world||SCLERANTHUS||Constantly hesitant|
|CRAB APPLE||A feeling of self disgust||STAR OF BETHLEHEM||Traumatized|
|ELM||Overwhelmed by responsibilities||SWEET CHESTNUT||Mental anguish|
|GENTIAN||Pessimistic attitude||VERVAIN||Unwaveringly opinionated|
|GORSE||Deep sense of hopelessness/despair||VINE||Overly domineering|
|HEATHER||Emotionally dependent||WALNUT||Needing feeling of security|
|HOLLY||Envious and jealous||WATER VIOLET||Loner|
|HONEYSUCKLE||Lives in the past||WHITE CHESTNUT||Dwelling thoughts|
|HORNBEAM||Unmotivated and lacking energy||WILD OAK||Needs status/recognition|
|INPATIENTS||Irritable and Impatient||WILD ROSE||Stuck in a rut|
|LARCH||Pessimistic about capabilities||WILLOW||Resentment|
There is also a remedy called RESCUE REMEDY and an improved remedy called Distress Remedy which is a generic emotional stabilizer.
The remedies are in liquid form and can be custom blended to work specifically for you. To determine your custom blend take this long but helpful questionnaire.
I took one bottle that was designed for me by a friend. It didn't change my outlook on life (I don't think one bottle will) but I dreamed more and I think some emotions were coming to the surface.
The vibration of the flowers are meant to allow a deeply suppressed emotion or memory to surface so that it can be worked out. The Chinese believe that for ultimate health you must balance and consider the body as a whole.
I believe that a healthy mind and attitude are needed to help create a healthy body. I am open to the idea that Bach Flower Remedies can assist in achieving a healthy mind and attitude.
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