Bach flower remedies are a little difficult to describe in the context of a short blog, but I will try to give you a little background information. First and foremost they are made from natural herbal substances such as walnut, holly, oak, and crab apple to name a few. Their purpose is really to treat the emotional aspect of a person and therefore the emotional aspect of a disease or ailment. This may sound strange for most of us, but if you believe like I do, that much of our chronic problems are stress related; and most stress can be tied into an emotion, such as fear, anxiety, or hopelessness. Over time you can see how these emotions could lead to physical distress. You might say then that these remedies are designed to get at the root of the problem.
Here are some great Bach flower remedies to try
- Beech: Beech should be used as a basic essence for treating all allergies and conditions related to intolerance.
- Crab Apple: Sometimes chronic infections play a role in allergies. They can poison the body and make it overly sensitive. Crab Apple is the most important detoxifying essence.
- Holly: Holly helps in cases of strong immune reactions. This can be used, for example in severe fits of sneezing, clear cases of irritation, or allergic shock.
You can use the essences alone or combine all three. Look for Bach Flowers at your local natural health store or order them online. Frontier is a place I've ordered them before. Give Bach Flowers a shot - you'll be surprised how great they work.