Flower Essences & Other Vibrational Remedies

Flower essences are very gentle acting remedies.

DISCLAIMER NOTE:It is not recommended that Reiki, Homoeopathy, Bach flowers, Tissue Salts or other flower essences replace qualified medical attention or prescription medications. 

There are many different types of flower essences but most are made the same way and all work on the same principle. Some examples are:

Bach Flower Essences - 38 - discovered by Dr Edward Bach , Doctor & Homoeopath in the late 1930's. He is probably the most well known, along with his product.

Australian Bush Essences - 50 + other experimental - Ian White, Naturopath - from the wide selection of Australian Bush Flowers. See Ian's site Australian Bush flower Essences.

Western Australian Flower Essences - some do overlap the Australian Bush Essence and Bach Flowers. - 70 + some experimental

New Zealand Flower Essences

Californian Flower Essences - They also include - Dr Bach's flowers

Amazonian Orchard Essences - these grow in the high trees of the Amazonian tropical forests, and are prepared by using a crystal geode, - these flowers do not even get picked to gain there energies.

These are just to mention a few. Most of the information for these essences have been channeled by one way or the other. The way that one person puts it is, that she talks to the deva of the plant and the other elementals surrounding it. They work in the aura on a vibrational level. 

Bach Flowers

Peace, contentment, optimism, love. These are feelings that we have all experienced when spending time surrounded by nature, by the beauty of trees, plants and flowers.  Tensions, fears and so many negative emotions are eased by contact with the natural world; yet do we really question why and how such a positive response occurs?  So often we live in conflict with nature, yet we are just as much a part of the universe as the trees and flowers themselves.  If, as it appears, the result of our living out of harmony with nature is the emergence of detrimental moods, surely we should look to nature itself to provide healing for these negative mental symptoms and any accompanying physical distress.

This approach was realised by Dr Edward Bach, physician, bacteriologist, herbalist and homoeopath who in the 1930's abandoned his medical practice and went to live in harmony with nature in order to search in the wilderness for a simple, natural and complete system of treatment.  He looked for flowers from plants that were both beautiful and perfect, grown free from contamination in the most natural conditions where their powerful healing qualities had developed undisturbed.

Treat the patient, not the disease
During his years of practising both orthodox medicine and homoeopathy Bach had observed that similar psychological conditions responded to certain treatments, rather than the physical illnesses themselves.  He believed that in order to truly heal we should "take no notice of the disease, think only of the outlook on life of the one in distress."  The real cure for disease is to remove the negative disturbances and help the mind retain peace and happiness.  Man can actually change his physical condition by changing his mental attitude. This is readily observable when, for example, a person who has been suffering from constant anxiety is freed from that concern - all tension disappears from the face and body and there is a marked improvement in any imbalances, such as inablility to sleep or poor appetite.  Bach repeatedly emphasised that "there is no true healing unless there is a change in outlook, peace of mind and inner happiness." (Parts of the information taken from The Beauty of the Bach Flower Remedies by Vicki Liper).

We can use Bach Flowers singularly or as a complex such as the Bach Flower Rescue Remedy.

Rescue Remedy is a combination of 5 Bach flowers -  this is the most well known and used of all the combinations, it contains: Cherry Plum - for fear of loosing control - both mentally & physically, Clematis - for the dreamy absent-minded- mental escape from reality, Impatiens - for the impatient person, Rock Rose - For terror & panic and Star Of Bethlehem - for shock of all kinds

Bach Flowers can be given under the tongue or even on lips, wrist or temples. Some of the other combinations that are useful: 

Radiation Remedy Discovered by Dr Westlakes - Cherry Plum, Gentian, Rock Rose, Star of Bethlehem, Vine, Walnut, & Wild Oat Toped up with Uncontaminated Sea Water. - very useful for people that work with computers and microwave ovens or people that get exposed to any form of radiation - X rays, Nuclear fallout, or people taking deep-ray therapy, cobalt therapy, kimo therapy or even watching too much television.

Exam Remedy - Gentian, Elm, Clematis, Larch & White Chestnut- to keep the student on track in the exam

Planting Remedy - Hornbeam, Olive & Vine - Useful for newly planted seeds or seedlings  

AUSTRALIAN Bush Essences

(Parts of the information on Australian Bush Essences taken from a pamphlet put out by The Australian Flower Remedy Society)

Flower remedies are not new.  The Australian Aboriginals have always used flowers to heal the emotions as did the Ancient Egyptians. They were very popular in the middle Ages. Paracelsus in the 15th Century wrote about how he collected dew from flowering plants, diluted it and used the liquid to treat imbalances.

This healing method was rediscovered by Edward Bach during the1930's through the use of English flowering plants.  Today there is a great need for remedies that will help people deal with the issues of the nineties - sexuality, communication skills and spirituality to name but a few.  The answer to this need has come from the Australian plants, developed and researched by Australian Naturopath, Ian White.

Ian comes from a long line of herbalists and grew up in the Australian bush.  As a young boy his grandmother, like her mother before her, specialised in using Australian plants and would often take him into the bush.  From her deep understanding she would point out the many healing plants and flowers.  He learned a profound respect for nature through her and he too became a practitioner and started working with native plants.

The Bush Remedies not only help to give clarity to one's life but also the courage, strength and commitment to follow and pursue one's goals and dreams.  They help to develop a higher level of intuition, self-esteem, spirituality, creativity and fun.

Following are just a few of the Australian Bush Essences:

Demonstration on how to make a Flower Essence

A demonstration I have used: A Flower that most people would call a weed around the back yard in Australia.
Morning Glory (one of the Californian Flower Essences ) for help in breaking free of old habit patterns, promoting vitality, and alertness, can be an adjunct to drug or alcohol detoxification, can ease restlessness, jitteriness & erratic energy.

There are two methods of preparing Flower Essences - (1) sun method and (2) boiling method.

In the early 1800's Homoeopathy was discovered by a German doctor, Samuel Hahnemann.  He became disillusioned with medicine and with good reason, in the 18th & 19th Century physicians believed that sickness was caused by fluids, that had to be expelled from the body either by being cauterized, blistered, purged or bled. From experimenting on himself he found that a remedy can cure a disease if it produces in a healthy person symptoms similar to those of the disease, these became the first provings.