“This system of treatment is the most perfect which has been given to mankind within living memory”, Dr. Edward Bach, The Twelve Healers and Other Remedies
There are 38 individual Bach Flower Remedies, each associated with an individual emotional state. 37 of the 38 Remedies come from flowers, plants or shrubs. The 38th (Rock Water) comes from a healing spring. Dr Bach also developed Rescue Remedy, for emergency situations. This is a combination of 5 individual Remedies. Dr. Bach stressed this was intended only for emergency use.
A practitioner will often recommend a combination of 6 or 7 Remedies. These choices will be based on the indications for each, as described by Dr. Bach. The combinations will be tailored to the individual and will ensure maximum benefit is obtained. Other “off-the-shelf” combinations, are therefore, not recommended.
Each remedy contains the essence of the plant along with spring water and alcohol as a preservative. They are safe to use either on their own or in combination with conventional medicine or any other complementary medicine or therapy.