Dr Edward Bach studied medicine at the University College Hospital, London, where he worked in general practice.
As a bacteriologist and pathologist he originally worked on vaccines and ‘homoeopathic nosodes’ which are still known as the seven Bach nosodes. He became fed up with the way doctors seemed to concentrate just on diseases – completely ignoring the people who were suffering from them. He began to research his own remedies that would be purer and less reliant on the products of disease (as vaccines were.)
In 1930 he gave up his lucrative Harley Street practice and left London, determined to devote the rest of his life to a system of medicine that could be found in nature. One by one he found his Flower Remedies – each of them aimed at a particular mental state or emotion.
The result of his efforts is the range of Bach Flower Remedies, which have become hugely popular over the past decade or so as people have become disillusioned with simply using drugs to treat symptoms and not addressing their causes.
There are 38 remedies in total and each one is developed to balance a specific emotion, promoting an improved sense of emotional wellbeing. Bach Original Flower Remedies originate from the Bach Centre and are produced according to Dr Bach’s traditional methods.