“Health depends on being in harmony with our souls.”
- Edward Bach
Chronic anxiety is something I’ve been dealing with since I was a kid. Since the day I was born, I’ve been highly sensitive and as a result, anxious.
Since I stepped up my yoga practice last year, I’ve become even more sensitive. And for me, increased sensitivity means increased anxiety.
One way I’ve tried to subconsciously deal with this anxiety is by eating more food. I don’t eat junk food; I just eat more than I need to as an attempt to numb the stress. But in the end, eating doesn’t help my anxiety except by providing a temporary distraction. So I’ve been on the lookout for a more effective solution.
Thankfully last week, a remedy for my anxiety appeared. I was listening to Deborah King on the radio when a woman called in for help with her anxiety. Deborah suggested that this caller try Bach Rescue Remedy. Deborah described Rescue Remedy as “an inspired product”, which made me curious enough to do some research.
What is Bach Rescue Remedy?
Bach Rescue Remedy is one of the flower remedies developed by Edward Bach, an English doctor and homeopath. The remedies are said to carry the “energetic” aspect of the flower, which is then passed on to the user.
Edward Bach’s philosophy was a spiritual one. He thought of illness as the result of a contradiction between the perspective of the soul and the personality. The flower remedies were inspired from Edward Bach’s intuitive connection to certain plants.
Rescue Remedy is the most popular of Bach’s remedies, and contains the following flowers: Rock Rose for terror and panic, Impatiens for irritation and impatience, Clematis for inattentiveness, Star of Bethlehem for shock, and Cherry Plum for irrational thoughts. Rescue Remedy is nicknamed, “yoga in a bottle” and is said to calm and center the user’s energy amidst stress.
My Review of Bach Rescue Remedy for Anxiety
After the radio show I headed over to my local health food store. They had many different Rescue Remedy products to choose from including spray, cream, and lozenges, but I decided on the original liquid formula. A 20ml bottle cost $15 Canadian.
The Rescue Remedy website suggests diluting the drops in water, but I decided to use the product as Deborah King suggested which was by putting 2 drops under my tongue, twice a day. The drops are tasteless and odorless and in no way unpleasant.
To my amazement, there was a noticeable decrease in my anxiety within a couple days with no side effects.
Despite the improvement, I wouldn’t recommend Rescue Remedy as a stand-alone solution to mental stress. Yoga, meditation, affirmations, and journaling all help deal with the source of anxiety – the mind. But Rescue Remedy does “take the edge off”, and is a wonderful, all natural product as well as a great alternative to overeating!
Rescue Remedy is available at your local health food store or on Amazon. You can learn more by checking out the official Rescue Remedy website. If you have tried Rescue Remedy, please leave a comment below.
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