Edward Bach was an English doctor, bacteriologist, homeopath, and spiritual writer, best known for developing the Bach flower remedies, a form of alternative medicine inspired by classical homeopathic traditions. Wikipedia
Born: September 24, 1886, Moseley, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Died: November 27, 1936, Brightwell-cum-Sotwell, United Kingdom
Known for: Bach Flower Remedies
Edward Bach was born in Moseley, near Birmingham, in 1886 and trained as a doctor at the University College Hospital in London, England. For several years he worked investigating the role of bacteriology in chronic disease. His researches led him to recognize that there were clear personality types that related to the various patterns of ill health, irrespective of the physical symptoms being presented by the patient. Working with vaccine therapy and later with homeopathic remedies, he moved towards the discovery of flower remedies.
After years, he gave up his lucrative medical career and Harley Street practice to travel the countryside in order to complete his discovery into the healing benefits of herbs and plants. One by one, he found the remedies he wanted, and each was aimed at a specific mental state or emotion. This became a highly successful system of medicine and is used all over the world, to this day.
Dr Bach became disillusioned with traditional medicine because he felt it did not treat the whole person. In 1917, he was diagnosed with cancer and sent home to die. Instead, Dr. Bach found his life’s work in devising a system of natural healing that was based on the vibrational harmony of flowers and how that energy could be imparted to help people (and animals and other plants) reestablish balance and harmony within themselves. Bach’s focus was on helping people find true healing, peace of mind and spiritual well being
By 1930 he was prepared to give up his successful medical practice in order to search for the plants and trees that came to be known as The Twelve Healers & Other Remedies. Each flower was found to embody the positive and harmonizing force for a negative emotional state. The seven categories he used was fear, uncertainty, insufficient interest in the present, loneliness, over-sensitivity to influence or ideas, despair/despondency and over care for the welfare of others.
Dr. Bach eventually settled on 38 states of mental/emotional/spiritual imbalance that he could treat through his gentle system of flower remedies. While no medical claims can be made about the flower remedies, relieving stress and imbalance in the mental and emotional realms is well known to support healing in the physical realm as well.
He lived nearly 20 years past his diagnosis, dying in 1936 only after he declared his life’s work – the Bach flower remedy system – to be complete.
For more in-depth information about Dr Bach, please see his original teachings at https://www.bachcentre.com/