Subject: Re: Bach Flower Remedies
From: jtreasure.jonno.demon.co.uk (Jonathan Treasure)
Date: 25 May 1995 05:58:00 +0100
>Could someone please point me towards some references for Bach Flower remedies, especially pertaining to their use in treating depression?
>Any personal experiences of their use would also be greatly appreciated.
I would recommend Edward Bachs own writings, several of which are short and available in pamphlet form eg The Twelve Healers and Heal Thyself. It is valuable to get the feeling of this extraordinary man's writing and work first hand since many secondary sources are tendential in one way or another - (there being a polarity between the conservative Mount Vernon Bach Centre and the New Ageism of some of the so called esoteric channelled information.)
A good contemporary overview that is not too much one way or the other is A Guide To The Bach Flower Remedies by Julian Barnard, and bordering on new age but also useful is Bach Flower Therapy by Mechthild Scheffer.
Many herbalists add flower remedies to prescriptions, not always disclosing this to their clients! They can provide universally useful and effective treatment for emotional and spiritual levels and are especially suitable for children and self treatment at home.
There is a group of Bach remedies appropriate for different aspects of depression,and if you read a simple introduction you can repertorise these for yourself.I would advise starting with Bach's original remedies before moving on to the newer, but no doubt also useful, Californian and other essences.