Q: How do the remedies work to help me?
A: Dr. Bach flowers work on an energy level. Each of the 38 Dr. Bach's flower essences carries an energy which works to re-balance and heal a specific emotional state. Working alone or in combination with other essences, they bring your personal energy into harmony with your soul and your higher self - creating emotional well-being and freeing you from such negative states as jealousy, self-doubt, fear, and despair.
Emotional well-being is, of course, an end in itself. However, once your energy is balanced and harmonious, the path becomes clear for healing at a physical level as well. To quote Dr. Bach: "They... cure by flooding our bodies with the beautiful vibrations of our Higher Nature, in the presence of which, disease melts away as snow in the sunshine."
Q: Are there any dangers associated with taking Dr. Bach's flower essences?
A: No, none. Dr. Bach's flower essences have no side effects and are safe for everyone, including pregnant women, the elderly, people with allergies, and those taking prescription drugs. In addition, according to the principle of how Dr. Bach Flowers work, it is impossible to overdose.
Q: How should flower essences be taken?
A:For chronic problems, flower essences should be taken 4 times per day - including upon awakening and at bedtime. You need only 4 drops under the tongue each time.
For immediate effect in crisis situations, take 4 drops as needed, but not less than 8 drops per day. Alternatively, you can add 8 drops to a cup of mineral water and sip throughout the day.
Babies and pets can be treated by placing the drops in water as above.
Flower Essences should be taken on an empty stomach - at least 30-60 minutes before or after eating. Therefore , it is not advisable to add the drops to food.
Q: How long does it take to see the first effects from using Dr. Bach flowers?
A: This will depend upon the situation. When taking Feel5ive for a specific stress situation, the effect will be immediate. In an acute situation such as trouble with colleagues, you should feel a clear harmonizing effect or a healing crisis within 2 or 3 days. If neither develops, it is wise to reevaluate the combination of Flowers. When treating chronic behavior patterns that have taken years to develop, it may take 2 or 3 weeks for you to feel the effects.
Q: What is a "healing crisis?"
A: A healing crisis is your body's reaction to the process of cleansing and removal of waste on the physical, emotional, or mental levels. The old patterns, habits, feelings and memories act as toxins in our bodies and detoxification creates a period of crisis for the body. Thus, you may feel worse for a short period as these deep-rooted problems are released. The more serious the problem, the more likelihood of experiencing a healing crisis - but this is a good sign, one to be welcomed.
Q: My husband is in a state of depression and is resistant to any of my suggestions to find help. Could I help him by sneaking a formula such as "Get Hope Back" into his drinking water?
A: Unfortunately, no. "Heal Thyself" is one of the principles of Dr. Bach Flower therapy, and therefore adults using the flowers must be receptive to their energies. The only exception would be in a crisis situation where Feel5ive Remedy (or other flowers / combinations) could be used as a form of first aid. Small children and pets - who are not responsible for themselves - can be successfully treated without their knowledge.
Q: Is it possible to change a child's character and personality through the use of Dr. Bach Flowers?
A: No, Dr. Bach Flowers will strengthen your child's connection to Inner Guidance and make him better able to adapt to a situation or environment. They will not make a lively child quiet nor transform a naturally reserved and private child into an outgoing "leader of the group."
It isn't possible to create an entirely new character trait in a child.
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