What are the Bach flowers
Bach flowers mostly affect emotions and moods but obviously, as psychosomatic medicine teaches, mind and body are not detached from one other, and what happens on the mental level has also a meaning and an influence on the physical one.
Emotions give us signs before the body does – body signs are what we call physical symptoms; therefore, observing and getting to know our emotional and our mental state, we can also correct what happens on the physical one.
Bach therapy doesn’t cure the disease itself, but it affects people’s moods and reactions to events. An example: we may react to a certain event with anger, fear, indifference, discouragement etc. The answer that we give to that event or to the symptom shows us which flowers will be useful in that moment.
The various remedies are the sum of the joint action of water and fire - since earth and air are already in the flower: the plant from which they were born has in fact grown thanks to the soil and the air of the sky.
The flowers are gathered in a sunny day, put in some water and exposed to the sun for three or four hours; when it’s not possible to do so because of the weather, the flowers can also be boiled. Once the transforming information of the flower has moved to the water, a bit of brandy (as preservative) is added... and the Bach flowers are ready.
The Bach flowers, vibrational therapy
An information is a positive vibrational message. It isn’t a matter of active principles from a chemical-physical point of view, but rather of energetic principles that each plant possesses. The "simple", old herbalists of the past centuries studied the shape, the colour and the characteristics of each plant to understand the range of its use. At that time there were no laboratories for the detection of elements and substances in the plant; then the insight and the ability to get in touch with the nature of the plant made it possible to understand what it could be useful for. The properties of the herbs that have been handed down by the "simple" herbalists have been confirmed by current scientific studies.