Bach Flower Therapy: Theory and Practice
by Mechthild Scheffer
The first contemporary study of Bach's techniques by one of Europe's leading practitioners.
One of the newest movements in medicine concerns itself with the role played by mental/emotional stress in precipitating disease. Dr. Edward Bach, a British bacteriologist, recognized that many of his patients' physical ills were directly related to certain negative states of mind. After years of research, he discovered a set of thirty-eight flower and herbal remedies that work on the deep disharmony within the patient and, in so doing, pave the way to recovery from physical symptoms.
Mechthild Scheffer, a lay practitioner and representative of the Bach Centre in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, has taken Dr. Bach's approach a step further. Her book is the first comprehensive review to consider the spiritual and psychological applications of the Bach Flower Remedies.
Scheffer describes the flower remedies in such a way that a patient taking one of them will gain deeper insight into the remedy's underlying psychological concept and thereby benefit more fully from its healing potential. Her book, which includes lists of symptoms to facilitate diagnosis, is an excellent guide for practitioners and lay readers alike.