Here at Sunvet Animal Wellness, we use flower essences because we and our patients have found them very effective. They are known for helping a person or animal recognize, resolve, or release different conditioned ways of perceiving the world, bringing greater well-being and harmony.
A flower essence is the vibrational imprint of a flower that has been transferred and stabilized in water. When a living being uses a flower essence, they begin to resonate in harmony as they develop a connection with the qualities of the flower.
The medicine people of many cultures have used flower essences since ancient times. However, flower essences have only become commercially known in our Western modern culture in the past seventy years or so. The name most closely associated with flower essences is that of Dr. Edward Bach, a British physician in the 1930’s. He began to see disease as an end product, a final stage; a physical manifestation of unhappiness, fear, and worry. He therefore began to look to nature and find healing flowers. Over a period of years, Dr. Bach found 38 healing flowers and plants. With the right preparation, they became the 38 Bach Flower Remedies.
The best-known flower essence product is the Bach Flower Rescue Remedy combination, which contains an equal amount each of rock rose, impatiens, clematis, star of Bethlehem and cherry plum essences. The Rescue Remedy mix was created by Dr. Bach to deal with emergencies and crises – the moments when there is no time to make a proper individual selection of remedies. Each of the flower essences in this remedy help living organisms to reconnect to their calm, grounded, peaceful and wise core selves.
We use Rescue Remedy regularly in our clinic, and it is a product Dr. Laurel recommends all animal caretakers keep on hand.
Flower essences are non-toxic, do not interfere with traditional medications and can be used with almost any other healing modality. When using them on your furry buddies, you can apply these essences directly on skin or fur, place them in their drinking water, in their baths or spritz them in the air.