More and more people today are trying alternative and complementary methods to improve their overall well-being from a holistic viewpoint.
Prescription medicines and supplemental drugs will always remain a primary approach for many, but these are beginning to be accompanied by other alternatives.
Alternatives like mindful meditation, yoga, acupuncture, herbal medicine, aromatherapy, massage therapy, reiki, homeopathy, and many more. Many energy healing elements, such as flower remedies, have been around for thousands of years in different cultures and traditions. These remedies are not new; however, they have become quite popular in recent years.
Let’s dive deeper into how bach flower remedies and chakras are important for many people.
What Are Bach Flower Remedies?
Bach Flower Remedies come from plants based on specific healing properties. They are generally used as complementary or alternative medicines for energetic healing. They can be a combination of plants or a singular flower, tree, branch, or leaf extract.
Each plant growing and flourishing in the wild carefully selected by Dr. Edward Bach to help with a specific set of emotions. The plant remedies, named after Dr. Edward Bach, a doctor, homeopath, and bacteriologist, developed these in the 1920s and 1930s.
Amongst his years of work involved in research for disease, he always considered thoughts of more natural and non-invasive approaches to treatment. This is where he started to resonate with homeopathy and went on to study and do research into flower therapy. Later becoming a holistic healer, believing there are close connections between disease and the emotional energy we carry inside our body and mind.
According to Dr. Bach, a person’s state of mind impacts their physical body. Emotional energy can either flow throughout our body and mind or become blocked due to the heavy feelings that can cause conflict.
Emotions like anger, anxiety, fear, and stress can cause our bodies to get physically sick. He firmly believed that the energy of flowers and plants could help alleviate some of the negative emotions that a person carries within.
Do Bach Flower Remedies Work?
Since Dr. Bach shared his discovery, bach flower remedies have been popularly used to try and address stress, anxiety, and other emotional states.
Studies show some mixed results regarding the efficacy of bach flower remedies, some also claiming that these remedies offer more of a placebo effect. Although many people have reported positive results.
The good news is that bach remedies are said to be completely safe. Just to be cautious, some essences may contain a tiny amount of alcohol.
It is also crucial to note that bach flower essences are not a replacement for prescribed medications. If you have an illness or any health concerns, always be sure to get a medical check-up and speak to your doctor, before trying any alternatives.
How Are Bach Flower Remedies Made?
Dr. Edward Bach had two different applications when making his bach flower remedies. One was for the wildflowers and the other one was more for trees, branches, and leaves.
The “sun method” was used for flowers. When the flower petals opened in the sunlight, with fresh dew on it, the flower was placed to float on top of clean, fresh spring water in a bowl for hours with the energy of sunlight.
The 2nd application was usually used for specific leaves, trees, and branches. It was the “boiling method” for about ½ hour.
In both of these techniques, the plant itself was then removed, as the vibrational energy of that plant was retained in the water. Both mixtures are filtered and mixed with a touch of alcohol, used as a preservative, calling it “mother tincture.”
Dr. Bach created 38 types of flower tinctures, each with its unique energetic healing vibration.
Even though flower therapy is similar to homeopathy. Bach therapy works on the layers of emotions and thought patterns, is more diluted and sourced from plants.
Homeopathy works more on the physical side of issues and is usually made not only from plants but also can contain minerals and some animal materials such as crushed bees.
Using Bach Flower Remedies For Chakra Healing
Chakra imbalances tend to occur when our body or mind undergoes stress. Financial stress, for example, can lead to an imbalance in your Muladhara chakra (root chakra).
Bach flower remedies have been used for chakra healing, to help address energy imbalances as these essences promote wellbeing.
In Sanskrit, our chakras are energy fields that flow in and around us, so when Dr. Edward Bach created mother nature’s tinctures, documentation related the remedies into different groups and colors that resonated with the seven main chakras.
When you think about it, we are part of this natural world and connected to nature, so we are sensory beings, absorbing energetic healing on many different levels.
A good example is when we need sunlight to produce Vitamin D or when we ground ourselves by walking barefoot on the earth
To de-stress, we go outside and view Mother Nature in all her glory as we breathe fresh, invigorating air into our lungs for wellbeing and life.
Our senses come alive, when we inhale the fragrance of our favorite flowers, certain tree scents, freshly cut grass with dew on it?
So it makes sense that many people use these flower and bach essences for energy healing and self-repair of subtle layers we carry. When products are made from natural resources with a loving and caring application, it’s all vibrational energy that has a ripple effect.
Types of Bach Flower Essences
Before we get into using these remedies for chakra healing, let’s take a look at the 38 types of bach flower essences that Dr. Bach compiled and what they are typically used for:
Now that you are more familiar with bach flower essences, here is a list of bach flower chakra essences used to balance and align each energy center.
1. Muladhara (Root Chakra)
– root chakra flower essence resonates with, Aspen, Cherry Plum, Red Chestnut
2. Swadhisthana (Sacral Chakra)
– flower essence for sacral chakra, Impatiens, Water Violet
3. Manipura (Solar Plexus Chakra)
– Gorse, Gentian, Hornbeam
4. Anahata (Heart Chakra)
– flower essence for heart chakra resonates with Beech, Chicory, Vine
5. Vishuddha (Throat Chakra)
– flower essence for throat chakra resonates with Agrimony, Holly, Walnut
6. Ajna (Third-eye Chakra)
– bach flowers for third eye chakra balance Crabapple, Elm, Willow
7. Sahasrara (Crown Chakra)
– bach flowers for crown chakra are Honeysuckle, Wild Rose
You can choose to select a single bottle to work on one particular chakra.
Grab the chakra essences kit which are for the 10 chakras in total.
How to Use Bach Flower Remedies?
Bach flower remedies typically come in a liquid form and are packaged in dropper bottles.
A typical dosage for adults is four drops directly dropped on the tongue. This is to ensure that you get 100% of the pure essence, thus maximizing the effect of the remedy.
Many people also prefer diluting it in water and then drinking it.
Although the liquid form is the most popular, these essences may also be packaged as bath salts, skin creams, pills, and sprays.
How To Choose Bach Flower Remedies
When choosing bach flower remedies, there are a few different ways you can do this. You can use some fun essence and theme explorers, which ask a question and then guide you with some different options available for you.
Here are the 2 fun resources that can help find which essence you are?
Here are some more helpful tips when choosing the essence:
It’s always good to do a meditation first or some breathwork to gain more profound clarity on what focus or issue you would like to address or which chakra you would like to work.
Use either your intuition or rationality, blending a few on this list to help you decide:
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