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Amery Demitrea Zedd will Discuss
Bach Flower Remedy
Dr Edward Bach (1886-1936) was a medical doctor, bacteriologist and homeopath. He is known in homeopathy for the Bach Nosodes, made from bowel flora. In the 1920s he practised homeopathy in Harley Street, London. However, he is better known for his work in creating the Bach Flower Remedies.
Bach had three key insights:
First, he observed that people were of a number of different types, according to their outlook on life and personality (just as in homeopathy we have the great constitutional polycrests such as Pulsatilla, Nux vomica and others).
Second, he developed his intuitive sensitivity to the point where he was able to experience an emotional state, and then find the support from nature (in the form of an essence from the appropriate flower) that resolved this state.
Third, he developed a method of transferring the energy from the trees and flowers that he found helpful to water, which he then preserved with brandy, and so was able to dispense remedies from this source.
Bach worked with his new remedies, in London, Cromer and finally settled for the last years of his life near Wallingford in Oxfordshire. His work was carried on after his death first by Norah Weeks and Victor Bullen, and then by others from the Bach Centre at his house, Mount Vernon in Sotwell. Gradually people around Britain and then the world became intrigued by the benefits of his “drops”.
Bach Flower Remedies are powerful yet gentle healing tools that can catalyse the resolution of deep emotional imbalances, as can homeopathy.
Where they differ from homeopathy is firstly that being a complete system of only 38 remedies and one combination there is far less choice than faces the homeopath, even for an acute prescription. Second, there seems to be no possibility of a “proving” – that is an adverse effect of creating the medicine picture in a patient by taking a homeopathic medicine day in day out for a period of time – Bach remedies are not potentised sequentially by succussion, merely by the sun or by boiling, and then a one step dilution to stock essence, and one further to treatment bottle. Aggravations can occur, but they are rare and short-lived. Third, Bach remedies do not appear to have direct effects on the physical body or physical symptoms, as can homeopathy. Instead, they work through the “mentals and emotionals” – the more subtle aspects of a remedy picture.
Amery Demitrea Zedd Bach Flower Remedy Practitioner
Amery Zedd is an artist, teacher, tincture maker and flower essence practitioner who loves to share her knowledge about the healing properties of flower remedies. She is certified in the system developed by Dr. Edward Bach, a British physician who understood that the cause of all illness derives from blocked or negative emotions, incorrect thinking and stressful situations or experiences. His repertoire of 38 remedies, alone or in combination with each other, turn negative emotions into positive ones while alleviating the physical symptoms brought on by stress, trauma, shock, anxiety, anger, depression, fear, grief, worry and any other unprocessed emotions. The remedies are a wonderful system of self-healing, because they are free of any side effects, do not contraindicate pharmaceutical drugs, are easy to take, are not habit forming and can be used by anyone, including children, animals and house plants.
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