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The Encyclopedia of Bach Flower Therapy Paperback – September 1, 2001
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In Bach flower therapy, developed over 60 years ago by the English physician Edward Bach, 38 individual distilled flower essences are used to affect mental and emotional states. Scheffer is a longtime Bach flower therapy practitioner and the author of previous books on the subject, including Bach Flower Therapy: Theory and Practice. While not an encyclopedia in any traditional sense (it is arranged more like a large-format book), this new volume does provide an exhaustive treatment of the subject. Scheffer covers the history, philosophy, and background of the therapy and then discusses each of the 38 flower essences. The results of Scheffer's years of study and clinical practice are reflected in the information on remedy preparation, interview questionnaires, checklists, tables for selecting remedies, and evaluation sheets for therapeutic use, as well as appendixes containing FAQs and a list of resources. Unfortunately, there is no index. While Bach's original publications remain the standard in this field, this volume represents the most thorough treatment on the subject currently available. Highly recommended for all alternative medicine collections in both public and academic libraries. Mary Stout, Pima Community Coll., Tucson
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"A comprehensive guide suitable for the professional practitioner, student, and patient alike." (Chris Lorenz, Dell Magazines, September 2002)
"This Encyclopedia is recommended for those public and academic libraries that have collections in alternative and complementary medicine." (Lucille Whalen, ARBAonline, March 5, 2003)
"[This book] will appeal to anyone who is interested in the emotional and spiritual aspects of healing." (Marie-Sabine Thomas, Bastyr University Library)
"Mechthild Scheffer'sencyclopedia is simply the best reference work on Bach flower therapy available today. Splendidly produced, it carefully describes each flower, the symptoms for which each remedy was designed, and the manner of application--complete with color photographs of the virtuous healing plants and many other helpful illustrations." (Georg Feuerstein, Traditional Yoga Studies Interactive, Feb. 17, 2006)
"This is the best reference book available for learning about Bach Flower Therapy. If you are experiencing any form of negative emotion, or having unexplained pain, this book may offer some very viable solutions. It could truly change your life in a very positive way." (Nora Caterino, Circlesoflight.com, Sep 2008)
". . . the most complete profiles available for all the Bach Flowers. . . . a perfect book for everyone who studies and uses this therapy." (The New Times, January 2002)
". . . this volume represents the most thorough treatment on the subject currently available. Highly recommended for all alternative medicine collections in both public and academic libraries." (Mary Stout, Library Journal, November 2001)
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It has colored pictures of each flower with a background description and typically 2 full pages describing associated characteristics and symptoms. This is followed by a bullet list summarizing someone in the 'negative state', and another list for someone in the 'positive state'.
There are numerous charts and tables to assist in making the best selection of the essences.
I highly recommend this book. I also recommend Dr. Bach's book, "Heal Thyself".