Bach Flower Remedies
Bach flower remedies are dilutions of flower material developed by Edward Bach, an English bacteriologist, pathologist and homeopath, in the 1930s. Bach believed that dew found on flower petals retain healing properties of that plant.The remedies are intended primarily for emotional and spiritual conditions, including but not limited to depression, anxiety, insomnia and stress.
The remedies contain a very small amount of flower material in a 50:50 solution of brandy and water. Because the remedies are extremely diluted they do not have a characteristic scent or taste of the plant. It is claimed that the remedies contain “energetic” or “vibrational” nature of the flower and that this can be transmitted to the user. Bach flower remedies are considered vibrational medicines, and rely on a concept of water memory. They are often labeled as homeopathic because they are extremely diluted in water, but are not true homeopathy as they do not follow other homeopathic precepts such as the law of similars or the belief that curative powers are enhanced by shaking and repeated diluting (“succussion”).
Chinese Herbal Medicine
Chinese Herbal Medicine use can be traced back to over the past 3,000 years. Along with acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine is a major pillar in Oriental Medicine. It includes substances derived from plants (the leaf, stem, flower, and root), animals, and minerals. Some conventional Chinese Herbs include mint, ginger, licorice, walnut, ginseng, turmeric, cinnamon, fennel, and etc.
Chinese Herbal Medicine involves healing of the whole body (mind, body, spirit). The health benefits include healing and support with digestion, respiration, sleep, circulation, immune defense, detoxification, reproduction, and much more.
Chinese Herbs can be used in singular use or combined with each other to create a Chinese Herbal Medicine prescription. Herbal prescriptions include at least two or more Chinese Herbs. Each Herbal prescription is designed for an individual patient and used to target their specific health condition. Kerry’s education and experience has given her the knowledge to prescribe and customizes Chinese Herbal prescriptions based on her patient’s individual needs and health conditions. Chinese Herbal Medicine can greatly contribute to the success of recovery.
The availability of Chinese Herbal Medicine comes in the form of granules, powders, tablets, capsules, pills, teas, tinctures, liquid extracts, lotions, salves, creams, and poultices.
Homeopathy is a form of alternative medicine in which practitioners treat patients using highly diluted preparations that are believed to cause healthy people to exhibit symptoms that are similar to those exhibited by the patient.
The basic principle of homeopathy, known as the “law of similars”, is “let like be cured by like.” This was first stated by German physician Samuel Hahnemann in 1796, and is not a true law of nature. Homeopathic remedies are prepared by serial dilution with shaking by forceful striking on an elastic body, which homeopaths term succussion. In the context of homeopathy, the term remedy is used to refer to a substance which has been prepared with a particular procedure and intended for patient use; it is not to be confused with the generally accepted use of the word, which means “a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieves pain”.
Each dilution followed by succussion is assumed to increase the effectiveness. Homeopaths call this process potentization. Dilution often continues until none of the original substance remains. Apart from the symptoms, homeopaths examine aspects of the patient’s physical and psychological state, then homeopathic reference books known as repertories are consulted, and a remedy is selected based on the totality of symptoms.
Herbal, Bach and Homeopathic Evlauations also include your first remedy regime prescribed. Additional remedies are billed at their regular cost.