Bach Flowers and Children

Flower Therapy is a natural healing method introduced in the 1930s by the Welsh doctor Edward Bach. It is based on the use of particular wild flower essences to cure emotions and negative moods, personality disorders, disharmonies of the character and physical disorders of psychosomatic origin. It is a sweet and absolutely natural cure, since it considers the human being in its indivisible totality of physical, psychic and spiritual parts, from whose harmony and balance depend the Health and well-being of the person. Unlike traditional drugs, Bach flowers do not suppress a symptom but act by gradually unblocking the individual's energy, initiating a natural process of change.

Bach flowers are 38 (+ 1, the First Aid Remedy, which is a remedy consisting of 5 Bach flowers). The subtle balancing action of Bach flowers is ideal as a method of prevention and treatment in children. The emotional disorders and discomforts that children suffer from are often the consequence of situations linked to the family climate, to the school, to the social context in which they live, to the continuous new experiences they face during growth. For example, the birth of a little brother, a conflict between parents, an emotional loss, a move, school fears, relationship problems with classmates and teachers, dental extractions are all situations, very common but often provoke in the child (and not only) moments of fear, suffering, discomfort. The Bach flowers, through their re-harmonizing abilities, gently dissolve the emotional blocks giving confidence, serenity and inner trust.

Preparation method

In general the remedies are not taken in their pure state, but diluted. Once the suitable remedies corresponding to the disharmonic emotional state (s) have been identified, 4 drops of each of the pure essences (called Stock Bottle) are poured into a 30 ml dropper bottle; add two teaspoons of brandy as a preservative and fill the bottle with natural mineral water. The diluted brandy dose is really minimal; however you can replace the brandy with apple vinegar and this composition should be kept in the refrigerator for storage.

Method of recruitment

Administration: the same as adults or 4 drops 4 times a day directly from the sublingual dropper or directly into a juice, juice, warm herbal tea. In the case of newborns, the external use of the remedy is recommended: the lips, temples or wrists are moistened with a few drops or 10 drops of the preparation are diluted in the bath water. Bach flowers can be associated with traditional medicines and herbal and homeopathic products. There is no danger of overdose and intoxication.

The stages of growth

NEWBORN The child is frightened, supercharged at the slightest sound: Bach Flower Aspen Crying bursts, screams, stiffening (crying to block the breath): Bach Holly Flower or Cherry Plum Whining baby, always wants to be in her arms: Flower of Bach Heather + Chicory Baby lively, exuberant, does not sleep: Bach Flower Impatiens + Vervain The child suffers detachment from the mother and the mother goes anxious in turn: for both take Bach Flower Red Chestnut + Chicory Nightmares, awake night con crying: RESCUE REMEDY - First Aid Remedy or Bach Rock Rose Flower

DENTITION Generally the symptoms are: nervousness, itching of the gums, nibbling of the fingers or of objects ... Bach flower Walnut : favors the physical and psychological adaptation to this new phase. Bach flower Crab Apple : applied directly on the gums it also has antiseptic action. Bach flower Agrimony, Impatiens: for torture, nervousness caused by pain and nervousness.

CAPRICCI Specialties of children who from an early age often use them to manipulate parents to get what they want. The child is possessive, mammone who wants to be always in her arms, whims with exhibited and blatant screams: Chicory Bach Flower and Heather Hysterical Capricci, uncontrolled and angry crying, holding the breath until it becomes cyanotic: Bach Holly Flower and Cherry Plum child is overbearing, he commands the others, he looks for the fight: Bach Vine flower

INSERTION TO THE ASYLUM AND SCHOOL It represents the first separation from the mother and from the protective environment of the family, from the nest. The child is also called to adapt to new rules, habits. Bach flower Walnut: to adapt to this new phase of life Flower of Bach Honeysuckle and Red Chestnut: mitigate homesickness and manage detachment (for mother and baby). Bach flower: Mimulus to reduce fear, shyness, emotionality

INFANT FEARS Fear of the dark, of sleeping alone, of the black man, of the "babau", of animals, of thunder and of thunderstorms can be treated with the following Bach flowers: Aspen Mimulus Rescue Remedy - First Aid Remedy

BIRTH OF THE BROTHER Feelings of jealousy towards the birth of a little brother or a little sister, who gets to upset his family world and grab the attention and affection of his parents. Feelings of anger, resentment, rivalry, spite are expressions of this suffering. Wetting the bed, terrible tantrums or sucking the thumb or not detaching from the pacifier or bottle are also alarm bells of this discomfort. Bach Chicory flower: diseases, crying, whims to manipulate and attract the attention of parents. Bach flower Holly: jealousy, hatred, anger, rivalry with the new barrel. Bach flower Walnut: to be associated with other flowers to facilitate adaptation.

RELATIONS WITH OTHER CHILDREN Introverted, closed, reserved child who tends to keep other children at a distance and to play alone. Bach flower: Water Violet for socialization Impatient, lively, impulsive child who gets impatient to work in a group Bach Flower: Impatiens. Aggressive child, overbearing that always wants to command others, competitive. Bach Vine Flower Fragile child, submissive who undergoes all the jokes and made fun of them by peers. Bach flower: Centaury A possessive, jealous child who wants exclusive friendships and is offended if his best friend plays with others. Bach flower: Chicory Mad children, with silver on me, restless but joyful Bach flower: Vervain

AT SCHOOL…. Fear of questions, distraction, unwillingness, vivacity, difficult relationships between students or teachers can be treated with Bach flowers. Bach Clematis flower: distraction, head in the clouds, loss of objects. Bach Chestnut Bud flower: listlessness, lack of desire to study, learning difficulties. Bach flower Mimulus: fear of questions and homework. Bach Oak and Elm flower due to excessive study fatigue and excessive diligence. To strengthen self-esteem, confidence in one's abilities: Bach Larch flower.

THE HYPERACTIVE CHILD Children are always full of energy and vitality, enthusiasm and curiosity. Currently we often hear about hyperactive children (very lively and exuberant) and sometimes consider these characteristics pathological. Bach Impatiens Flower: effective on impatient, restless children, in reality quick in thought and action that they often perform with frenzy. Bach Vervain flower: irrepressible children, full of enthusiasm and interests, joyful but often stressed by multiple activities. Bach Vine Flower: restless but violent and rebellious children

BALBITS AND TIC NERVOSIS These are fairly common disorders among children, often due to anxiety, insecurity, hidden aggression, difficulties in relating to the adult world. Bach flower Agrimony and Cherry Plum: tendency to lose control of language (with tics or blocks of the flow). Bach flower Mimulus and Larch: they resolve shyness, anxiety, low self-esteem, fear of the judgment of others that cause blockages in the expression. Bach Flower Impatiens and Vervain: accelerated words, disconnected, nervousness, tension. In the case of separation, divorce, loss: Star of Bethlem, Mustard, Sweet Chestnut (intense despair), Chicory (abandonment distress), Honeysuckle (nostalgia), Walnut (facilitates adaptation), Pine (guilt for not be able to resolve familiar disagreements).

TRIPS AND HOLIDAYS Smaller children can experience problems adapting to the new environment or to various trips by car or plane. Bach Walnut flower for climate adaptation, at new times or time zone. Bach Schleranthus flower against nausea, vomiting, dizziness caused by machine sickness, seasickness (take just before departure and during the journey. First Aid Remedy: for all emergency situations (panic, fears, traumas ...). Bach flowers and physical disorders

ALLERGIES Pollens, mites, food, drugs, detergents, tissues, animal hair, insect bites ... more and more frequently they give allergic manifestations. In association with medical treatment, some Bach flowers can be very effective. Bach flower: Crab Apple, a purifying remedy that helps to drain toxins (in the case of hives both orally and in topical creams). Bach flower: Beech counteracts intolerance, the refusal expressed by the body as an allergic manifestation.

GASEOUS COLICAS Frequent and close meals, early weaning with excess dairy products, can create this annoying functional disorder. In this case, use the Rescue Remedy in cream to be massaged on the tummy at least 4 times a day. NIGHT ENURESIS If the child is under pressure during the day, during the night he can loosen the control and pee in bed. Bach Flower: Cherry Plum If it occurs after the birth of a little brother, it could be a method to activate attention then: Bach Flower Chicory. Bach Aspen flower, Mimulus, Rock Rose if it occurs in conjunction with nightmares or restless sleep.

CUTANEOUS ERUPTIONS Skin disorders such as eczema, dermatitis, hives or itching are quite common in children who, from an early age, download feelings such as anger, anger, tenderness, inner conflict through the skin. Bach flower: Crab Apple as a universal remedy also helps to overcome shame and embarrassment in adolescents with acne. Bach flower Agrimony, Impatiens and Vervain for itching, irritation (also topical use) Bach flower Holly and Beech due to violent, burning eruptions (also topical use) Insomnia Difficulty falling asleep, nocturnal awakenings are not just typical problems of adults. Sleep with nightmares, anxiety, fear: Rescue Remedy Fear of the dark, of ghosts: Bach flower Aspen and Mimulus. Bruxism (teeth grinding): Bach flower Agrimony and Cherry Plum Bach flower Chicory and Heather: children who do not want to sleep alone and want to stay in the Latvian.

TIRES AND ASTENIA Bach Flowers have a profound energetic and revitalizing action and can be combined with all other traditional or natural therapies (eg pollen, royal jelly). Bach flower: during convalescence or after an operation, due to tiredness, fatigue after periods of stress or prolonged study. Bach flower: Hornbeam in case of over-stimulation (television, pc, video games ...) and in case of listlessness, heavy head, difficulty concentrating. Bach flower: Wild Rose to stimulate appetite, responsiveness, vivacity in the case of apathetic, indifferent, listless and weak child; can be associated with Centaury for the weak and fragile child. Bach flower: Oak for very serious, diligent children, who are too busy and end up collapsing with fatigue.

STITICHEZZA Although Bach flowers do not act in a "symptomatic" way, they can be used if the intestinal illnesses have an anxious base. Bach flower: Chicory and Crab Apple, help for that possessive child, attached to his own things and struggling to break away from his things and affections and Crab Apple purifying remedy par excellence. Abdominal massage in a circular sense with: Water Violet, Rock Water and Cherry Plum for that closed, reserved child who tends to hold back emotions.

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