Aromatherapy Flower Essence
(see list above for homeopathic products)
Edward Bach MB., B.S., D.P.H., who developped his flower remedies 60 years ago, was a highly successful bacteriologist and physician who wrote the following regarding the way his 38 flower remedies work:
“The action of these remedies is to raise our vibrations and open up our channels for the reception of the Spiritual Self to flood our nature with the particular virtue we need, and wash out from us the fault that is causing the harm.
They are able, like beautiful music of any glorious uplifting thing which gives us inspiration, to raise our very natures, and bring us nearer to our souls and by that very act to bring us peace and relieve our sufferings.
They cure, not by attacking the disease, but 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.
There is no true healing unless there is a change in outlook, peace of mind, and inner happiness.” English Potentized Flower Essences serve as emotional balancers requiring the proper remedy be selected on an individualized basis. English Potentized Flower Essences are available in 30c or 200c potencies with Distilled Water and 20% Ethanol.
How Aromatherapy Works
Essential oils offer several therapeutic benefits. They can help diminish stress and tension, encourage relaxation, build up the immune system, inspire detoxification for given body organs, and effect emotions. Essential oils have antibacterial, antifungal, antiseptic, antiviral, analgesic, and immune stimulating properties that are calming, soothing, revitalizing, and balancing. Essential oils have a unique ability to affect the nerve tissues of the body.
The most immediate point of nerve contact is that of the olfactory membranes located in the nose. These nerves connect directly to a part of our brain known as the olfactory bulb, which has direct connections to many other areas of the mind. Science has discovered that our sense of smell plays a significant role in our overall health. One of these nerve connections is to the hypothalamus, the stalk of the brain that controls the pituitary gland, which controls, in turn the rest of the glandular system of the body. The brain then responds to the given scent affecting one's emotions and chemical balance. Some scents can relieve pain, give energy and change our mood. Essential oils (EOs) are also absorbed by the skin and carried throughout the body via the circulatory system to reach all internal organs.
The sense of smell is also attached to the limbic area of the brain, which controls our memory. The limbic area deals with responses like fight or flight, pain and pleasure and perceptions of bad and good. It is also highly involved with the subconscious. The sense of smell has an immediate and powerful impact on both memory and emotion.
Everyone has different memories that are invoked by certain smells. Therefore, a given scent may be very pleasing to one person and saddening to another. In addition, everyone's nervous system is different. Hence, even our neurological responses will differ when two individuals are exposed to the exact same scent. Be very careful when using any EOs therapeutically (especially internally) as the subjective response of the therapy can vary from individual to individual, even when using the exact same blend and regime. This does not mean they are responding wrongly or that the EO is bad, it just means that a person's neurological polarity is reversed from that of other people.
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