The Bach Flower remedies were discovered and developed by Dr. Edward Bach, a Harley Street consultant who, in the 1930's, gave up his lucrative practice to devote his time to finding and perfecting this method of plant and flower healing.
The remedies come under the description of Vibrational Medicine because with this method of preparation, only the vibration of the plant remains. They are even more subtle than homeopathic remedies, though very much along the same lines. They work by addressing the sufferer's state of mind rather than the physical complaint directly. The underlying principle being that an inharmonious state of mind will not only hinder and delay recovery of health, but it is the primary cause of sickness in the first place. The remedies, 38 in total, including the Rescue Remedy, are all plant and flower based. None of the remedies are either harmful or habit forming, and they can be taken alongside any homeopathic or conventional medication. The remedies treat the person and not the disease, the cause and not the effect by supporting and maintaining a search for balance at all levels.