Can Bach Flowers help with Fibromyalgia?
Someone in my Facebook Bach Flower group asked if these amazing remedies could help with chronic Fibromyalgia. Yes, they can, but please remember that Bach Flower Remedies heal and soothe our painful feelings and don’t deal with physical complaints at all.
Please also remember that when using Bach Flower Remedies, you treat the patient and not the disease. So the remedies I’m suggesting here might not suit everyone with this very debilitating disease.
I asked what symptoms were involved. This is what she said …
“The whole body is racked with chronic, intense pain, causing sufferers to feel frustrated, lethargic, weepy, hopeless, exhausted and lonely.”
The simple answer to this question is -Yes, the Bach Flower Remedies can help with all those feelings. For ease of writing, I’m going to write as if you have these symptoms …
(These Bach Flower Guides are a useful assert in helping you chose the best remedies to suit you).
Too much to bear
Cherry Plum. One February, Edward Bach had a severe sinus infection and the pain was so severe, he described it as being “more than he could bear” and he feared he would lose control of his mind, so intense was the pain. So he went looking for a remedy to help him. Cherry Plum was in flower at that time and he was drawn to it, so he made the remedy and within hours the pain had gone.
For the continual pain that is so intense you feel you can bear it no longer, use Cherry Plum.
This disease has a major impact on the lives of sufferers and their families. It limits your activities and prevents you doing even the simple things in life we all take for granted like doing the housework, walking the dog or going shopping. In fact, everything that involves walking is restricted.
Impatiens will help the feelings of frustration at being unable to do the things you need to do and the things you enjoy doing.
As it’s painful to walk, you won’t be able to go out much so don’t meet up with friends, so you can become very lonely. You’re also isolated and sad with the intensity of pain, which often makes you weepy.
Star of Bethlehem is the remedy for sadness, shock and trauma and will help with your weepy feelings when you’re overwhelmed.
Sweet Chestnut is another remedy that could help with the intensity of pain when it drives you to feeling that you really can’t cope with any more.
Gorse. The golden blossoms of Gorse take away your feelings of hopeless and despair.
Olive is the remedy for exhaustion and fatigue from a prolonged illness.
Rescue Remedy. 3 of the remedies (Cherry Plum, Impatiens and Star of Bethlehem) that could help with how you feel in this illness are in Rescue Remedy.
How to take the remedies.
If you have a Treatment Bottle (brown 30 ml glass bottle with a dropper): fill the Treatment Bottle to the shoulder with spring or filtered water. To that bottle add …
Rescue Remedy 4 drops.
Sweet Chestnut, Gorse and Olive add 2 drops of each.
Then take 4 drops from the Treatment Bottle, either directly on the tongue (don’t let the dropper touch your tongue), but it’s more effective if you put 4 drops into a small glass of water, sip it every 30 minutes or so throughout the day, and if you wake in the night. (Frequency is more important that doseage).
If you don’t have a Treatment Bottle, make up the mixture in a small glass of water each day and sip from that every 30 minutes or so, throughout the day.
Edward Bach observed that all disease starts in the emotions. The remedies above will help alleviate the feelings that come from the symptoms of the disease. However, if you’d like to possibly find the emotional cause of the disease, this can be done in a Bach Flower Consultation.
Over to you
I know you may not have this disease or even know anyone who does but reading the blog will help you understand how to choose the most effective remedies to help in chronic situations.
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