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Bach flower remedies are the 38 natural remedies, discovered by the English physician and bacteriologist – Dr. Edward Bach, which forms the basis of Bach flower remedies system of treatment. Bach flower remedy/remedies system of treatment is a system of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), founded by Dr Edward Bach (1886 – 1936), in which prescription is exclusively based on the mental / emotional state of a patient. Whether a patient presents a physical complaint, or a mental complaint, or a combination of the two to a Bach flower remedies system practitioner, the remedy/remedies prescribed to the patient, in this system of complementary and alternative medicine, depends solely on his or her mental / emotional state.
The 38 Bach Flower Remedies (Bach Flower Essences) are as follows –
Agrimony, Aspen, Beech, Centaury, Cerato, Cherry Plum, Chestnut Bud, Chicory, Clematis, Crab Apple, Elm, Gentian, Gorse, Heather, Holly, Honeysuckle, Hornbeam, Impatiens, Larch, Mimulus, Mustard, Oak, Olive, Pine, Red Chestnut, Rock Rose, Rock Water, Scleranthus, Star of Bethlehem, Sweet Chestnut, Vervain, Vine, Walnut, Water Violet, White Chestnut, Wild Oat, Wild Rose, and Willow
Besides the above mentioned 38 remedies, Dr Bach also created an emergency combination remedy known as the Crisis Formula / Crisis Remedy / Rescue Remedy. It is a blend of five Bach flower remedies. Dr. Bach’s assistant and radiographer, Nora Weeks formulated a cream version of the Rescue Remedy, which is a blend of six Bach flower remedies.