"Our work is steadfastly to adhere to the simplicity and purity of this method of healing"
- Dr Edward Bach, 1936
Many of you will have heard of Bach Flower Remedy's particularly the wonderfully effective Rescue Remedy. Back in the 80's working in Occupational Health, Safety and Rehabilitation I used to often reach for the "rescue" for a distressed client or self administer after dealing with stressful clients.
Flowers have been known for their healing properties for many thousands of years with healers and herbalists using the dew from flowers, making herbal poultices and concoctions since medieval times in UK and Europe and further back to ancient Chinese and Egyptian times etc. Englishman Edward Bach developed the Bach Flower remedies that have been in since the 1930s.
Dr. Bach studied medicine in London and obtained a Diploma in Public Health at Cambridge. During his time in traditional medicine he was a house surgeon, a casualty medical officer and practised for over twenty years in London as a Harley Street consultant and bacteriologist. After research in immunology, he developed an interest in homeopathy. He became quite dissatisfied with the focus on the disease rather than the person. He believed that illness was about disharmony between the body and mind. He eventually left orthodox medicine and by 1932 discovered the first of his 38 plant remedies.
Of course, many of our medications in western medicine were originally made directly from plants - examples include the well known heart medication Digoxin made from the Digitalis plant, Morphine from Papever Somniferum, Quinine from Cinchona Ledgeriana and widely used anti cancer drugs such as Taxol from the plant Taxus Brevifolia.
It is widely known and understood by medical practitioners including Dr Bach and complementary therapists that many of our medical conditions can have emotional component. Heart attacks has be linked to depression, ulcers to stress. Thereby it is important for those emotional issues to be addressed to assist healing and prevention.
Australian Bush Flowers have been used by indigenous Australians for health and healing for a very long time, being one of the oldest cultures in our world. Ian White founder of the company Australian Bush Flower Essences is considered a modern pioneer of bush flower essences and has been instrumental in bringing these beautiful remedies to the world. Ian White is a scientist and naturopath and has a vast knowledge and understanding of the Australian bush and it's gifts.
Sundew for grounding, focus
Australian Bush Flower Essences work on the emotional level of a person helping to change negative belief patterns and bring harmony to negative feelings that are stored in the subconscious. In my work with the Essences, I liken them to "counselling in a bottle" - as they seem to work on the person through their dreams. Of course, counselling still has it's place as does traditional medicine. Bush flower essences are not a replacement for traditional medicine or therapies, they are considered complementary therapy.
The beauty of Australian Bush Flower Remedies is that the plant kingdom in Australia is in harmony with us living here in Australia. The essences are still extremely effective when used overseas as they are used all over the world. Like local honey has been reported to have a stronger effect on our immune system than honey manufactured further away, honey still has healing properties anyway.
There are 69 Australian Bush Flower Essences. The remedies may be useful for working on issues with self esteem, poor body image, sadness, grief, anger, learning or concentration difficulties, poor behaviour.
They can be used on children, pets, the environment. I had the cat from hell (a seething, angry, nasty cat who hissed at everyone and everything until I put her on Australian Bush Flower Essences and I sometimes have wondered whether I actually have an imposter as she is so much nicer now, likes being with the family and even almost tolerates our other younger cat.
I started using Australian Bush Flower Essences in my practice with the intent of giving clients remedies to support their reiki healing. Within a short space of time, they took on a life of their own with many of my clients (not just reiki clients) having consultations and individual remedies made up for them with delightful and often quite astonishing results. I have a number of clients that have them made up for their children again with terrific outcomes. My own journey with the Australian Bush Flower Essences and that of my own children's has been quite magical. Over the coming months I shall collect some testimonials for this page so please check in again to have a look see.
Australian Bush Flower Essences are simple, safe and powerful healing tools.
For further information or to book a personal or telephone consultation please contact Pam Northcote on 0419 432 344.