This comprehensive encyclopedia brings together flower essences gathered from all corners of the globe, from Hawaii and the Himalayas to America and the Australian Bush.
It explains what flower remedies are, how they work and how to choose the right remedies for your clients' needs. The properties of 33 families of flower essences and the benefits of over 2,000 remedies, combinations, mists and creams are described. An easy-to-use ailment chart pinpoints remedies for a wide range of physical and psychological conditions, from stress to hormonal imbalance and from allergy to depression. The author provides instructions for prescribing, preparing and using flower remedies alongside illustrative patient case studies.
This will be the definitive handbook for practitioners, therapists and students of complementary and alternative therapies working with flower essences and will be valuable reading for those wanting to learn more about how they can use flower essences in their practice.
Clare G. Harvey is an internationally recognised authority on flower essences. She was originally trained by her grandmother, who was taught by Dr Edward Bach and Nora Weeks. Clare has been a Flower Essence Consultant since the 1990's, first at The Hale Clinic, London, and now in her own clinic at 103-105 Harley Street. A teacher and lecturer, Clare started the first International Flower Essence School for Practitioners, The International Federation for Vibrational Medicine, in 1988 which runs introductory and professional training courses. She is the founder of Floweressence CGH, which has been instrumental in establishing flower essences in the practitioner and retail market and is one of the major UK distributors of flower essences. Clare is also on the London Nutricentre's advisory board as their flower essence expert.
List of Plates. Acknowledgements. Preface by Dr George Lewith. Foreword by Richard Gerber, MD. Introduction. Part I. The Power of Flowers. 1. The History of Healing Flowers. 2. Energy Fields. 3. The Effects of Shock, Stress and Pollution. Part II. Essences in Action. 4. Learning to Choose and Prescribe Flower Essences. 5. Useful Remedies to Start Your Repertoire. 6. Treating Common and Complex Conditions: Case Histories by Biological System. 7. Using Flower Essences Effectively in Practice. 8. Research in Flower Essence Treatments. 9. The Evolution of Therapy with Essences by Andreas Korte. Part III. Encyclopedia of Flower Essences. A. Africa and the Amazon. B. Australia, Japan and Thailand. C. New Zealand. D. Europe. E. India. F. USA, South America and Canada. G. Shamanic Flower Essences. H. Flower Essences for Babies and Children. I. Flower Essences for Pets and Animals. J. Environmental and Sound Essences. K. Gem and Crystal Essences. Conclusion. Medicine of the Future. Appendices. Ailment Chart. Useful Addresses. Further Reading. Index.