What are flower essences?
Flower essences are liquid extracts used to address profound issues of emotional wellbeing, and mind-body health. They are part of an emerging field of subtle vibrational and energy medicine. Although flowers have been used for healing for many centuries, flower essences in their modern form were first developed in the 1930s by an English physician, Dr. Edward Bach.
To understand how flower essences work requires a recognition that the human being is more than a physical body, but also incorporates a “body” of life energy, a “body” of sensitivity and feelings and a spiritual essence of self. Flower essences are energetic imprints of the life force of plants, which interact with these subtle bodies of the human being and evoke specific qualities within us. We can say that they work in a similar way to inspirational music or art, which carry meaning through the vehicle of sound or light, while the flower essences work through the medium of water.
Modern physics have known for nearly a century that matter and consciousness are intertwined. Unlike pharmaceutical drugs or conventional herbal medicines, the impact of the flower essences is not from direct physical or chemical intervention in our bodies. Flower essences work through the various human energy fields, which in turn influence mental, emotional and physical wellbeing.
The essences can be used for children, adults and animals, to help shift disharmony in the body and the mind. There are 38 Bach Flower essences, each with a particular signature for differing mind, body and health aspects. The Australian Bush Flower Essences are unique to our environment and to Australians and are used within the clinic.
"Disease is in essence is the result of conflict between Soul and Mind, and will never be eradicated except by spiritual and mental effort. Treat the cause not the effect. Every single person has a life to live, a work to do, a glorious personality, a wonderful individuality." Dr Edward Bach