Dr Edward Bach was a medical doctor in England in the early 1900's. He worked a lot with vaccines but was very dissatisfied that doctors were expected to concentrate on diseases and ignore the whole person. He felt doctors were expected to treat symptoms and ignore the cause of the symptoms. He began to adopt a more holistic approach.
He wanted to find remedies that would be purer and less reliant on the products of disease like the vaccines were. He began collecting plants and in particular flowers – the most highly-developed part of a plant – in the hope of developing a series of gentler remedies.
Over years of trial and error, which involved preparing and testing thousands of plants, he found one by one the remedies he wanted. Each remedy was aimed at a particular mental state or emotion. When treating the personalities and feelings of patients he found their unhappiness and physical distress would relax naturally as the healing potential in their bodies was clear and allowed to work once more.
His aim was to make the system as simple as possible. He discovered just 38 remedies. He believed totally in the mind body connection. He understood the effect dealing with mental and emotional issues would have on the overall health of the body, including the physical health. Remedies will never be recommended for physical ailments, but time and time again people find an improvement in physical issues when they begin taking Flower Remedies for emotional issues.