Flower Essence Therapy

Bach Flower Essences

Flower essences or “remedies” were discovered and developed in the 1920s-1930s by Edward Bach, an English physician, bacteriologist and pathologist. Bach was dissatisfied with the traditional medicine of the day that concentrated only on disease. He believed that illness, including depression, anxiety and insomnia, were the result of disharmony between body and mind, and that the symptoms of an illness were actually the result a person’s negative emotional state.

That’s when Bach became interested in homeopathy and alternative therapies that would treat not just diseases, but the emotional and spiritual condition of patients as well. He believed that by relieving a patient’s unhappiness and physical distress, the natural healing potential in their bodies could be unblocked.

In 1928 he left his conventional medical practice in London and headed to the countryside, where he began his work on a set of flower essence remedies. What Bach seemed to know instinctively even 80 years ago, was that all things on Earth, whether human or plant, have their own “vibrational energy.” By harvesting the dew off of plants and capturing its vibrational energy, the Flower Essence Remedies are able to pass along a plant’s healing properties to the user.

The staff at Advanced Allergy Centers of your practice are highly educated in the use of Bach Flower Essence Remedies and would be pleased to answer your questions and discuss what benefits they can bring to you.

Bach Flower Essence Reference, Balance and Imbalance


Imbalance: For those who need emotional honesty, that hide from problems behind a cheerful face. Denial and avoidance of emotional pain using additive behavior such as food, drugs, alcohol or work excessively to anesthetize feelings.

Balance: Emotional honesty, acknowledging and working with emotional pain, obtaining true inner peace.


Imbalance: For those who fear the unknown, vague anxiety and apprehension, hidden fears, nightmares, for children who fear the unseen, unknown.

Balance: Trust and confidence to meet the unknown, drawing inner strength from the spiritual world.


Imbalance: For those who are over critical, have judgmental attitudes, are intolerant of others, exhibit perfectionist behaviors and expect it of others.

Balance: Tolerance, acceptance of others differences and imperfections, seeing the good within each person and situation.


Imbalance: For those who are weak willed, subservient and dominated by others, acts to please and finding it difficult to say, “no”.

Balance: Serving others from inner strength, with a healthy recognition of one’s own needs; acting from strength or purpose, saying “no” when appropriate.


Imbalance: For those who doubt their own judgement, seeking confirmation and constant advice from others, invalidating what one knows

Balance: Trusting one’s inner knowing, intuition; self-confidence, and certainty

Cherry Plumb

Imbalance: Fear of loosing control of thoughts or actions, mental and emotional breakdown; desperate, destructive thoughts or impulses

Balance: Spiritual surrender and trust, feeling guided and protected by a High Power; balance and equanimity despite of extreme stress

Chestnut Bud

Imbalance: Poor observation of life, failure to learn from experience, repeating mistakes

Balance: Learning the lessons of life experience, understanding the laws of Karma and Wisdom


Imbalance: Expressing love by being possessive, demanding and needy; getting attention through negative behavior; self -centeredness

Balance: Selfless love given freely, respecting the freedom and individuality of others


Imbalance: Avoidance of the present by daydreaming; mind drifts away from the present into fantasies of the future or into alternative versions of the present

Balance: Awake, focused presence; manifesting inspiration in practical life

Crab Apple

Imbalance: Cleansing remedy for people who feel unclean or impure, self-disgusted, are obsessed with imperfection.

Balance: Cleansing, bringing a sense of inner purity


Imbalance: Overwhelmed by duties and responsibilities , feeling unequal to the task required

Balance: Joyous service, faith and confidence to complete one’s task


Imbalance: Discouragement after a set back; doubt

Balance: Perseverance, confidence; faith to continue despite apparent setbacks


Imbalance: Discouragement, darkness, hopelessness, resignation

Balance: Deep and abiding faith and hope; equanimity and light-filled optimism


Imbalance: Over-talkative, self absorbed, over-concerned with one’s own problems.
People who are obsessed with themselves but do not like to be alone.

Balance: Inner tranquility. emotional self-sufficiency


Imbalance: Feeling cut off from love, jealousy, envy, suspicion, anger

Balance: Feeling love and extending love to others; universal compassion, open heart


Imbalance: Nostalgia, emotional attachment to the past, longing for what was

Balance: Being fully present; learning from the past while releasing it


Imbalance: Fatigue, weariness, exhaustion; daily tasks seen as an overwhelming burden

Balance: Energy, enthusiasm, involvement in life’s tasks


Imbalance: Impatience, irritation, tension, intolerance, frustration, irritability

Balance: Patience, acceptance; flowing with the pace of life and others


Imbalance: Used for known fears of everyday life’s challenges

Balance: Courage and confidence to face life’s challenges


Imbalance: For gloom, depression and melancholy without obvious cause

Balance: Emotional equanimity, finding the joy in life


Imbalance: Iron-willed, inflexible; over-striving beyond one’s limits. People who never give up but are no longer able to struggle against adversity.

Balance: Balanced strength, accepting ones limits, knowing when to surrender


Imbalance: Tiredness and exhaustion after an effort of some kind such as hard physical or mental labour or a long struggle against an illness

Balance: Revitalization through connection with one’s inner source of energy


Imbalance: For those who blame themselves even when successful they think that they could have done better and are never content with their efforts of the results.

Balance: Self- acceptance , self forgiveness, freedom from inappropriate guilt and blame

Red Chestnut

Imbalance: For those who feel fear for the well-being of others; for example: husbands and wives, mothers and children, an aging parent

Balance: Caring for others with calm, inner peace, trust in the unfolding of life events.

Rock Rose

Imbalance: Deep fear, terror, panic; feeling alarmed, intensely scared, fear of death or annihilation

Balance: Self-transcending courage, inner peace and tranquility when facing great challenges

Rock Water

Imbalance: Self denial, rigid standards for oneself

Balance: Flexibility, spontaneity, and flowing receptivity; following the spirit rather than the rather than the letters of the law


Imbalance: This flower is used for people who can’t make up their mind, hesitation, indecision, confusion, wavering between two choices.

Balance: Decisiveness, inner resolve, acting from the certainty of inner knowing and guidance

Star of Bethlehem

Imbalance: Shock or trauma from unexpected bad news or unwelcome events, recent or from a past experience; need for comfort and reassurance from the spiritual world

Sweet Chestnut

Imbalance: Strong despair, moments when anguish is unbearable, for those experiencing the, “Dark night of the soul”

Balance: Deep courage and faith which comes from knowing and trusting in the spiritual world


Imbalance: Overbearing or intolerant behavior; for those who exhibit over-enthusiastic perfection, or that have nervous exhaustion from over-striving.

Balance: Ability to practice in moderation in all that you do, finding the balance in all of life, grounded idealism


Imbalance: For people that know their own minds, that dominate, forcing their will on others that they know what is best for them

Balance: Selfless service, tolerance for the individuality of others


Imbalance: Influenced by beliefs of community and family, or by past experiences

Balance: Freedom from limiting influences, making healthy transitions in life and courage to follow one’s own journey.

Water Violet

Imbalance: Withdrawn, aloof with social relationships

Balance: Enjoying the company of others, sharing ones gifts, and able to balance their desire to be alone with time to socialize.

White Chestnut

Imbalance: Intense worrying, thoughts that are repetitive, mind chattering

Balance: Calm, clear mind, inner quiet

Wild Oat

Imbalance: Confused about life’s direction, attempting to try many activities but chronically dissatisfied with them, lack of focus and commitment.

Balance: Follow life’s path with a direction of calling, work that expresses one true goals and values, work experiences are motivated by an inner sense of life purpose.

Wild Rose

Imbalance: lack of hope, resignation, giving up on life with lingering illness

Balance: Finding the joy in life, will to live


Imbalance: for those who feel resentful and bitter about the way their life has gone, that things are unfair or that one is a victim

Balance: accepting life’s path, forgiveness, and taking responsibility for ones life situation, going with the flow of life

Rescue Remedy

This vibrations is made from 5 flower essences. This especially beneficial when you find yourself in traumatic situations such as stress, emergencies after getting bad news, before an exam or job interview and all other kinds of situations where we suddenly lose balance mentally. The remedies get us quickly back in our normal balance so that we can calmly deal with any situation.

The flower vibrations in this remedy are Cherry Plumb, Clematis, Impatience, Star of Bethlehem and Rock Rose.

At Advanced Allergy Centers, we do not diagnose, treat or cure.
Only a licensed physician in the U.S. can claim to do that.
We do not take the place of your physician.