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Flower Essence Therapy for Emotional Wellness

Dec 29, 2019 11:29AM ● By Shannon Mc Kenzie

We might be living in the most emotionally toxic time in our history. Working excessive hours and trying to nourish our families financially and emotionally without sufficient resources can leave even the most optimistic among us feeling despair. Usually our own emotional health is the last to be addressed because once we have taken care of our loved ones, we have little left for ourselves.

In 1930, an M.D. named Edward Bach gave up his medical practice to focus on studying the healing effects of flower essences. What followed the next four years was Bach's discovery of 38 specific flowers with frequencies powerful enough to affect the emotional energy of his patients. Born from this study was flower essence therapy, known all over the world as Bach Flowers.

They contain essences of the flowers diluted much like homeopathy, in that none of the original substance remains and the essence (or frequency) is placed in spring water that the user takes orally, either under the tongue or in water, to create a gentle frequency alteration that brings about tremendous emotional changes. Humans and animals benefit from this therapy with no side effects or drug interactions.

One of the most popular flowers is called White Chestnut, which is used to calm mental chatter. Bach described it "for those who cannot prevent thoughts, ideas, arguments which they do not desire from entering their minds." When administering this remedy, the user is able to keep repetitive unwanted thoughts from consuming them and focus on what is important. There are remedies for sadness, anger, fear and almost any emotion or combination of emotions that affect the human psyche. A session with a certified flower essence practitioner is key to finding which remedy is right for each individual.


Darryl Roberts is a naturopathic doctor at Haas Wellness Center, 3315 Springbank Ln., Ste. 102, in Charlotte. He is also a flower essence specialist certified by Trinity School of Natural Health. For more information, call 704-837-2420 or visit

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