Bach Flower Remedies/ Bach Rescue Remedy
Bach Flower Remedies are a system of holistic natural healing that grew up
out of homeopathic medicine. Flower Remedies are to the emotional body what
homeopathics are to the physical body. Each of the 38 Remedies correlates
to an emotional state such as fear, self doubt or worry. The Flower Remedies
act as a catalyst so that an animal's own system can achieve balance after
being in a state of imbalance due to the stress of a period of strong emotion.
These strong emotions scientists have found to be the seed of most physical
disease. It, therefore, is logical to say if you achieve an emotional balance
you also will affect the physical dysfunction.
The Flower Remedies are an approved Food and Drug Administration
over the counter remedy and available to anyone without a prescription. They
have no side effects, can be taken with any homeopathic remedy or allopathic
drug and overdose is impossible.
Bach "Rescue Remedy"
In the early 1930's the noted British physician and scientist, Dr. Edward Bach,
observed that many of his patients would display emotional and psychological
difficulties such as apprehension, worry, loneliness, boredom, depression, uncertainty,
hopelessness or fear prior to the onset of physical illness. He also noted these
same difficulties inhibited the body's natural healing ability to prevent and/or
overcome disease. Leaving his lucrative Harley Street practice, Bach moved to
the English countryside and dedicated his life to studying the relationship
between a person's state of mind and the onset of progression of disease.
Unlike standard medical approaches which treat physical symptoms, Bach believed
the only way to truly prevent or deal with an illness, once manifested, was
to address the underlying emotional causes. Concerned over the misusage and
side- effects of most chemical drugs, Bach believed a safe, gentle treatment
could be found in nature.
After many years of research and testing, Bach discovered that the preparation
of 38 flowering plants, trees and special waters alleviated a broad range of
emotional and psychological difficulties. Bach also developed a highly effective
combination emergency rescue formula for the relief of stress during acute stressful
situations. "Rescue Remedy" is regarded as the panacea Remedy, having
the ability to calm and distress any situation especially, those created by
traumatic incidents where an animal was terrorized, injured, or abused.
But, how does one know what emotions animals are experiencing? You would be
surprised as to how easy it is to "read" a dog. All it takes is some
observation and a little insight. You might discover that animals take less
effort than humans!
The Flower Remedies come in small stock bottles. This concentrate is used
to make a dilution of a formula just for you or your dog. Four to six drops
are added along with a teaspoon of brandy or apple cider vinegar to a 1 ounce
dropper bottle. Fill the rest of the way with spring water and shake vigorously
up and down.
The Remedies can be taken directly from the stock bottle or from the personal
dilution bottle by placing 2 - 4 drops in your horse's feed or water. The Remedies
are easy and convenient to use with varied methods of application that can be
selected to suit an individual's specific needs. The most common forms of administering
the Remedies are placing them into the animal's food or water; dropping them
directly into the animal's mouth; or rubbing the needed remedies on one's hands
before petting them. Another innovative method for stalled horses is to place
the Remedies into an automatic misting units such as fly repellent units.
In acute or emergency situations, you can apply the Remedies every few seconds
until a change is noticed, then every 5 minutes until another change is noticed,
and then every fifteen minutes. By this time, your horse should be calm and
restored to an acceptable level of homeostasis. Normally giving the Remedy 4
- 8 times daily is acceptable, especially immediately upon rising and before
There is no improper or wrong method of applying the Bach Remedies. It is
truly not necessary to be precise in counting the number of drops in any of
the dilution methods. The suggestions given, herein, are merely to offer a reasonable
parameter of accepted dilution methods. Follow your own judgment and insights.
Remember, you cannot overdose the Remedies for they are non-toxic.
The following is a description of the Flower Remedies that make up Rescue
Remedy, the most commonly used Bach Flower Remedy. Rescue Remedy is not a Flower
Essence in itself but a combination of five of original Remedies. Once these
five remedies are combined, the Rescue becomes an essence unto itself. It is
different combined, than its individual essences.
- Increases attention span and ability to focus on the training lesson at
- When the animal is comatose or unconscious for any reason; returning the
animal to consciousness.
- After any surgery to increase recovery alterness time.
- For the very nervous animal.
- Any form of nervous difficulties, especially those that have the nervous
For the overly anxious animal.
- At feeding times
- Before a race
- For animals that have epileptic type fits especially when agitated by being
overly excited or upset.
Impatiens is for any form of pain.
- For any form of terror and panic
a. After an accident, injury, fire or any terrifying event.
b. For the overly fearful animal that possibly was terrified sometime in their
life. Fear does not dissolve naturally.
- Rock Rose is for dauntless courage.
a. For animals that are used in service to mankind such as police work.
For the courageous animal to accentuate their already innate abilities.
- Cherry Plum
For the animal that looses control, becoming wild and crazed.
a. for vicious animals that become dangerous when provoked.
b. For the high strung animal, including horses, that lose control easily.
c. for the animal that is destructive, losing control.
d. Losing control when seeing another animal enter into their territory.
e. To help retain control during mating season for both sexes.
- - To remain in control when:
a. In competition when stressed by strange people, noises, animals.
b. Training animals not to react to gun fire.
- - For the animal that becomes frantic when travelling such as horses that
spook when being placed in trailers.
- - For the animal that suffers from:
a. Seizures or anxiety attacks
- - The animal who chews himself
a. Allergies to grasses
b. Staying away from stitches after surgery.
Star of Bethlehem
- Star of Bethlehem is for all forms of trauma.
a. For the emotional trauma from the loss of a loved master or mate.
b. Physical trauma after an injury of any kind.
c. Birthing trauma
d. Traumatized from extreme cold or heat.
- - Star of Bethlehem is needed any time comfort is indicated. a. To give
comfort to animals who were left alone or are in a kennel feeling unloved.
b. For an injured or ill animal who is required to remain at a veterinary
clinic, during which one time their owners are there with them.
NOTE: Rescue Remedy is not meant to take the place
of emergency medical treatment. In serious conditions or situations requiring
medical attention, a veterinarian should be notified immediately.
- Agrimony is for the animal that never complains, even when it is obvious
that the animal is in pain.
- Useful for any kind of skin infestation or irritation that causes the animal
to chew themselves raw: biting ticks, fleas and flies, parasites, mange, eczema.
- For the restless animal that roams from place to place. For the animal
that paces back and forth - stall weaving in horses.
For animals that "spook" very easily.
- For use when a dog is anxious for some unknown reason and refuses to enter
Beech cures those picky eaters, who of course, prefer only the most expensive
- When intolerant of grasses, insects, dampness, light or dark, heat or humidity
- For travelling long distances.
- For the timid dog.
- - Increases an animal's will to live when fighting an illness, after an
accident or during a difficult delivery for a mare and foal.
- - For dogs used in the military or police service.
For the "air head" or inattentive dog that appears too stupid to
learn or learns very slowly.
- Cerato keeps animals "on track". Therefore, it is ideal to administer
before and during a training session and during competitive events.
To break bad habits.
- During any new training session to increase memory retention.
- To break old habits taught by other trainers.
- Enables horses to be more sure-footed on mountain trails - more keenly
aware of their surroundings.
- For the animals who thinks they "own" their master.
- Use at weaning time to help mare and foal to separate.
- To cleanse all wounds, abrasions, or rashes.
- To rid animal and surroundings of any annoying odors.
- To help diminish their scent when in season.
- Anytime an animal is overwhelmed by rigors of travelling, such as dogs
travelling in trailers or airplanes.
- For being overwhelmed by something. too many strangers in their space,
being placed in unfamiliar territory.
- for easily-overwhelmed, high strung dogs.
- For set backs of any kind, such as being rehomed.
- For long illnesses or when there is a relapse.
- Depression resulting from the set back experienced by an dog when, for
example, it's puppy dies.
- For dogs that have had a bad experience due to injury or abuse.
- Gorse is indicated when there is a challenging situation where there are
signs that the animal has given up or feels that the condition is hopeless.
For example: A dog badly abused or abandoned needing to have their hope of
living restored; a critical injury or surgery, for a dog that has been severely
- For the dog that has to be the center of attention.
- For dogs who are known to be mean and dangerous.
- When the dog is performing unacceptably. Being dangerous
- To be taken when bitch rejects her pups.
- For the surrogate mother and adopted baby to accept each other.
- When there is a need for more love such as in abused and neglected dogs.
- for the dog horse that is lamenting the loss of their master, mate or baby
caused by death or separation.
- For dogs that have been over-exerted or exhausted.
- For dogs that do not perform well when away from home.
- For the dog that appears mentally lethargic and tired when being shown
but when it is freed it jumps about with plenty of energy to spare.
- To increase confidence. For the horse that has had their confidence beaten
out of them, or for the horse that performs better in pairs.
- For known fears such as thunder and lightning, crossing water, of strange
noises, of strange objects. - For the shy, timid, fearful, or abused dogs.
- For the dog that is experiencing very deep depression.
- For the dog that has personality changes when "in season".
- For the dog that is a hard worker yet seems to be over burdened, needing
to struggle with the task at hand.
- to rebuild the strength of dogss that have been starved or mal-nutritioned,
over bred, over worked, over exposed to weather extremes.
- Take Oak in preparation for strenuous times ahead.
- For exhaustion from an especially long ordeal, as in the case of long term
pain or abuse caused by the elements, an illness, man's cruelty or predators.
- If plagued with allergies that cause the adrenal system to become exhausted.
- Pine is the suffering remedy. The Pine type will take it upon themselves
their master's pain or illness.
- For use when an animal sense impending danger such as: tornadoes, earthquakes,
hurricanes, being taken away to the vet or being put to death.
- Increases flexibility for animals that have stiff joints and muscles. Massage
topically into stiff sore joints and muscles. Will achieve a more fluid gait.
- For the stubborn or cantankerous dog who refuses when forced to adhere
to a new set of rules. Is uncompromising and inflexible.
- For the dogs that has equilibrium difficulties. For dogs that are clumsy.
- for neurological confusion - such as might happen with some kinds of seizures.
- For dogs with "yo-yo" hormones that often cause "yo-yo"
- Fordogs that suddenlyattack or bite.
- Give Sweet Chestnut during competitive events when the dog shows sign of
fatigue that indicate it might not finish the event. Sweet Chestnut strengthens
them mentally so that they can perform well physically.
- Sweet Chestnut is for endurance energy and therefore, ideal to tap hidden
reservoirs of energy before a physically taxing event.
- To prevent burn out.
- For the very intense, hyperactive, high energy dog. This type of dog appears
to have inexhaustible energy. This type is anxious to learn but is often difficult
to teach because it has its own way of achieving a lesson's objective.
- For the dog that thinks he is the "master" and rules the house and
- Walnut protects against outside influences such as insecticides, pollution
and sensitivities to pollens and grasses.
- Protects by insulating the dog due to changes in its environment - new
owners, new home or when travelling.
- Walnut eases hormonal cycles.
- Water Violet is indicated for the dog that prefers to be left alone, especially
- For dogs that never receive attention and are forgotten by their owners.
- White Chestnut works to quiet and still an animal's mind during training
sessions or competitive events, enabling them to listen only for their master's
- For the dog that appears depressed, possibly because it is idle and not
doing what it was trained to do.
- To create more opportunities to win competitive events.
Wild Rose remedies apathy as its virtuous action evokes the happiness and
jubilation for life necessary for: dogs confined to kennels and never let out,
helping old and grouchy dogs to have more fun, for dogs that have lost their