Flower Essence Therapy
Posted: September 7, 2014 by: Amber Hourigan
We’ve all heard of psychotherapy and hypnotherapy, but what about flower essence therapy? While they may be pretty to look at, there’s much more to nature’s blooming buds than meets the eye. Did you know that flowers can have a profound effect on our emotional wellbeing? Amber Hourigan explores the benefits of Flower Remedies in helping to restore emotional balance.
Dr. Edward Bach, a British physician and innovator in the fields of bacteriology and vaccines pioneered the use of flower essences. Through careful study and research, he correlated 38 of the most common unhealthy emotional states with a flower essence that can combat the emotion, resulting in what we know today as the Bach Flower Remedies. His flower essences have had a devoted following since the 1930s and retain their popularity today.
But what are flower essences?
Flower essences are produced by imprinting a flower’s unique vibrational healing signature onto a carrier solution. The flowering parts of wild plants, shrubs or trees are steeped in water in full sunlight for several hours. The sun’s UV rays act as a catalyst to release the energetic properties of the flower into the liquid: this is the flower essence. This liquid is then bottled and preserved in alcohol. Not to be confused with aromatherapy or essential oils, which should never be ingested, flower remedies can be taken by mouth and are scentless.
How do they work?
Flower essences are used to treat imbalances at a higher level, bringing about emotional and spiritual balance and wellbeing. Flower essence therapists believe that ill health and disease are caused by negative thought patterns or emotions, so they aim to help your body deal with states of negative emotion by using the unique vibrational energy of each flower. When a human has a negative vibration running through their system, the right flower essence can counteract that negative vibration and encourage a positive vibration.
How do you take Flower Essences?
Flower essences can be used in a number of ways. The most common way is to take them internally in the form of liquid drops under the tongue. However, it is not necessary to take them internally; they can be decanted into an atomiser to spray about the room or directly onto the body. For added effect, you can also add a few drops to the bath, spray your clothes, or spray your pillow before sleeping.
It is important to remember that flower essences are vibrational, so surrounding yourself, inside or out, is the best way to feel their effects.
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