Today, these safe, gentle remedies are used world-wide by private individuals, medical and complementary health practitioners, psychotherapists, counsellors. dentist, vets and healers. The purpose of the remedies is to support the patient’s fight against illness by addressing the emotional factors like depression, anxiety and trauma that can impede physical healing. They can also be used preventatively, at times of anxiety and stress, and are particularly helpful for people who feel generally tired and unwell without a specific medical diagnosis.
Bach Flower Remedies, like other forms of natural medicine, take effect by treating the individual, not the disease or the symptoms of the disease. They work specifically on the emotional condition of the person concerned. Thus two people with the same complaint, e.g. arthritis, may benefit from quite different remedies. One may be resigned to the illness, while the other may be impatient with it, so different remedies will be appropriate in each case.
The effect of taking the remedies is not to suppress negative attitudes but to transform them into positive ones, stimulating one’s own potential for self-healing and freeing the physical system to engage fully in fighting disease and stress.
People do not have to be physically ill to benefit from the remedies. Many of us go through times of difficulty and fatigue when negativity creeps in: at these times the remedies are invaluable in restoring the balance before physical symptoms appear.
The remedies may be taken on their own or in conjunction with medical or other treatments; they will not conflict with any medications. The remedies are completely safe, have no unwanted side effects and are non-addictive. They are gentle in action and can safely be taken by people of all ages from new-born babies to elderly people. They are also beneficial for animals.