Searching for alternative medicine resources is no longer unique. More and more people are reaching out to various modality practitioners to heal, rebalance and restore their health in one form or another. Traditional Chinese Medicine has been used globally for at least two thousand years, but some say it goes back some five thousand years. If it didn’t work, it would not have stood the test of time.
You may also have heard of Bach Flower Essences. These essences are powerful healing tools that can remove emotional suffering. Even the dew found on flower petals is said to retain significant healing values of that plant. Many people have found relief from using both modalities individually, but how powerful they would be when combined. This is where my new book Bach Flower Essences and Chinese Medicine comes in.
Bach Flower Essences and Chinese Medicine
As the author of this book states about bridging the two modalities, “we will try to bring the marvelous and subtle efficacy of Flower Essences a little closer to Chinese Medicine, and, on the other and, offer Flower Essence Therapy sips from the endless, crystal spring of the wisdom of Chinese Medicine.
Bach Flower Essences and Chinese Medicine is broken into two sections, Part 1 – An Introduction to Chinese Medicine and Part 2 – Bach Flowers from a Chinese Medical Perspective.
Bach flower essences provide excellent tools for balancing energetic disturbances generated by emotions. Yet people often have trouble clearly expressing their feelings and emotions, making a selection of a specific flower essence difficult. Drawing upon the centuries-old relationships established in Chinese Medicine between emotions and physical disorders, Pablo Noriega shows how to use a person’s descriptions of their complaints and chronic conditions combined with Flower-type personality traits to diagnose which flower essence to prescribe in each unique case.
The author includes a full primer on Chinese Medicine, exploring in detail the main principles: Yin and Yang; the Five Elements and their associated Organs; Blood and Energy; the Virtues, the behaviors that can strengthen the Elements; and the Psyches, the energetic spirit of each Organ. He reveals the direct correspondences between specific emotions, symptoms, and regions of the body and how the Flowers help regulate Spirit and work on the emotional foundations of many common chronic disorders.
Providing detailed profiles about each of the original 38 Bach flower remedies according to Chinese Medicine, Noriega explains how to prescribe flower essences for prevention of predisposing conditions, for healing of acute and chronic ailments, and for disorders that arise from stagnant energy and yin-yang imbalances. Offering flower essence therapists new possibilities for evaluation and treatment, this guide also helps Chinese Medicine practitioners incorporate Flower Essences into their practice.
Herbal Teas For Health & Healing
When I think of herbal teas or tisanes, I think of my grandmother who always made her own chamomile tea. She picked this herb, dried it and made freshly brewed tea in the evenings before bed. Herbs have been used for centuries for various minor ailments. Each herbal tea has its own characteristics and attributes and offers a wide range of benefits from calming nerves to purifying blood to helping with digestion to relieving flatulence to stimulating appetites to lifting depression and so many more uses.
This tiny little book has sixteen chapters and each hones in on teas used for specific purposes accompanied with hand-drawn illustrations in black and white. I was surprised to learn that it’s not just true herbs they feature, but common garden weeds and hedgerow plants are also mentioned. We also know the immense value dandelion tea offers. Other have been used as blood purifiers, appetite restorers, convalescence accelerators and other uses as well. Although they are not exactly the same as tonic herbs, they do have their value.
One chapter is devoted to teas for beauty. Many herbs will in time affect your complexion if used regularly. Chicory flowers, Cleavers and Chickweed are a few herbs mention in this chapter. There is also a chapter on using teas for dressing wounds and witch hazel is one of them. There is lots of valuable information on these pages and it’s great to have as part of your recipe collection and first aid information.