Bach Flower Essences (or herbal remedies, they are not quite the same thing but close enough) were discovered by Dr. Edward Bach, an English physician and homeopath, in the early 1900’s. While originally developed for human use, we have found that the Bach Flower remedies work beautifully on animals, too. The remedies work on an energetic level, similar to homeopathy, acupuncture or Reiki. They affect the mental and emotional planes, and are useful for problems originating on these levels. Dr. Bach felt that even physical illness has its roots on the emotional plane, and by treating at this level, a general improvement in well-being could be achieved. Reiki, is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy. Homeopathy is a gentle, holistic system of healing, suitable for everyone, young and old. Homeopathy focuses on you as an individual, concentrating on treating your specific physical and emotional symptoms, to give long lasting benefits. Acupuncture is the Chinese art of healing. It involves inserting fine, sterile, disposable needles into specific body parts. Acupuncture stimulates the body’s immune and healing systems. Herbal remedies are a type of alternative medicine that originates from plants and plant extracts. Used to heal illnesses and disease and to address psychological (Mental and emotional) concerns, herbal remedies have been around for centuries, and were the precursor (Ancestor) to modern medicine. Herbal remedies are obtained from a wide variety of natural resources including plant leaves, bark, berries, flowers, and roots. Herbal medicine remains a popular alternative throughout China and the Far East, and is growing in popularity throughout the United States.Answer:
Beyond being soothing, the FDA prevents any herbal remedy from doing anything serious. Some years ago the herbal and vitamin people were given more latitude.
But there are herbals and vitamins that are effective nevertheless. Years ago the FDA made Chinese Red Rice Yeast illegal….because it had statins in it that lowered cholesterol….Hah!
The main problem to be solved is that herbals and vitamins vary greatly in dose and therefore effectiveness.
Remember in taking ANYTHING, that if it has an effect, it can hurt you too. So be very careful.
And drink tea.