Eating Disorder Complimentary Therapies: Flower Remedies


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All fear must be cast out; it should never exist in the human mind, and is only possible when we lose sight of our Divinity. It is foreign to us because as Sons of the Creator, Sparks of the Divine Life, we are invincible, indestructible and unconquerable. –

Dr. Bach

Dear Readers,

Welcome to another post on complimentary therapies. This time I present to you flower remedies. I hope you find it effective in your recovery journey. I found bach flower remedy very useful in my journey to recovery. It really helped when I was going through stages of re-feeding and weight gain. It helps to calm you down, reduce anxiety and stress levels. It’s also very effective in anger management and curing negative emotions.


Bach Flower Remedies

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The Bach Flower Remedies is a system of 38 Flower Remedies discovered by Dr. Edward Bach in England more than 80 years ago. These remedies are based on the essence of flowers, diluted many times and drunk as a liquid. A flower remedy is helpful in treating eating disorders and it has been shown that using this remedy has helped people identify the underlying emotional cause of eating disorders, thereby curing it.


“Every single person has a life to live, a work to do, a glorious personality, a wonderful individuality.” Dr. Edward Bach – The Original Writings

The Bach Flower Remedies remove negative emotions by flooding them with the positive energies from flowers. In combination the 38 Bach Flower Remedies can restore happiness and joy in humans and animals. They are considered to be harmless and many people have reported they help to reduce psychological and emotional symptoms.





Some Flower Remedies for  Eating Disorders


Each of these flower remedies help in treating a different emotional disturbance. For treating eating disorders, different types of flower remedies may be used depending upon the exact reason for the disorder. This method is helpful in treating eating disorder because it addressed the underlying emotional cause or problem and treats it directly. Bach flower therapy is more useful in treating of several kinds of eating disorders as compared to conventional medicinal methods because it has no side effects, unlike medicines which consist of alcohol and water.

Crab Apple:


Helps you when you feel that there is something not quite clean about yourself. You may need to wash hands often, find things dirty without any reason. You may find yourself ugly although others find you very attractive. For More Information
Chestnut Bud: Helps you when you keep repeating the same mistake. For More Information



Cherry Plum: Helps you when you loose of self-control. For More Information


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Gentian: Easily get discouraged by small set back. For More Information

Olive: When you eat as a way to get more energy. For More Information


Mimulus for those with specific fears around food.  For More Information.


Rock water- for those who have unrealistically high personal standards and aim for rigid self-control.  For More Information.


White chestnut for those who are troubled by unwanted thoughts about food or weight. For More Information.



Bach flower remedies can be bought from health-food shops and some chemists. You can find more information on bach flower remedies here

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Islam and Eating Disorders founded in 2012 – run by Maha Khan, the blog creates awareness of Eating Disorders in the Muslim world, offers information and support for sufferers and their loved ones.

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