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Who was Dr Edward Bach?
Dr Edward Bach was a respected Harley Street physician, bacteriologist, immunologist and homeopath (he discovered 7 bacterial nosodes still in use today).

He believed that attitude of mind plays a vital role in maintaining health and recovering from illness. In other words, he believes in a healthy mind in a healthy body.

He left his Harley Street practice in 1930 and went to the countryside in order to find a more natural way to heal diseases.

He identified 38 basic negative states of mind and created a remedy for each one, using flowers, plants and trees. The negative states of mind are similar in human beings and in animals.
What are the Bach Flowers Remedies?
They are a complementary medicine, which means that they work together with any medical treatment your pet is undergoing. The remedies will not interfere with treatment your pet may be receiving, but will work in harmony with the treatment towards alleviating pain, stress and other problems.

The remedies are comprised of flowers, plants and trees and do not contain any chemicals. They are totally natural and made today according to Dr Bach's methods. The remedies contain Brandy which acts to preserve the essence and vitality of the plants and flowers used.

How do they work?
Today it is a well-known fact that the link between emotions and the immune system can produce good or ill health. A negative state of mind will help weaken the immune system and will lead to all sorts of problems ranging from benign to more serious.

Each of the 38 remedies aids a specific emotion. A remedy or a blend of remedies (a unique formula created for your pet only) will help your animal to rebalance their negative emotions to positive ones.

The remedies work by acting not on symptoms but on the cause of illness, behavioural problems etc.

They will work to complement to any treatment your animal might be receiving.
How safe are the Bach Flowers Remedies?
They are 100% safe and do not produce side-effects.

If the wrong remedies are selected, nothing will happen and you will not notice any improvement in your pet.

Because they are gentle and work on a vibrational level, they can be taken for prolonged periods of time without any problems.
What conditions the Bach Flowers remedies for animals can help?
These are the most common conditions encountered in animals that the Bach Flowers remedies can help with. This list is not exhaustive.

Sometimes an animal will present several conditions which can be treated together or separately over time.

Abuse Fear Panic
Abandonment Fighting Phobia
Aggression Fireworks Possessiveness
Anxiety Grief Resentment
Agitation Grooming (over) Restlessness
Apathy Hatred Responsibility (overwhelmed with)
Allergies Hopelessness Rigidity (mental)
Anger House move Scratching
Attention seeking Hyperactivity Separation anxiety
Avoidance behaviour Impatience Seizure
Boarding kennels Imbalance Shyness
Bullying Insomnia Spraying
Changes in behaviour Intolerance Stable vices
Changes in circumstances Irritability Stereotypies
Continuous barking Inability to learn by mistakes Stress
Confidence (lack of) Jealousy Terror
Cattery Learning (training, classes) Trauma
Convalescence Lethargy Timidity
Depression Mood swings Training (not retaining information)
Despair Nervousness Tiredness
Despondency Obsessiveness Travel sickness
Dominance Old age Weaning
Enthusiasm (lack of or over) OCD Worrying
Exhaustion Overprotectiveness  
Bach Flowers remedies and legal requirement in the UK
The Veterinary Surgery Act of 1966 prohibits anyone, other than a qualified veterinary surgeon from treating animals, including diagnosis of ailments and giving advice on such diagnosis.

In other words, only a veterinary surgeon can give their referral to use the Bach Flowers remedies, flower essences, zoopharmacology, self-selecting herbs and essential oils etc.

It is common practice for vets to give referrals to complementary therapists in order to help animals to improve on the emotional/spiritual and/or physical level.

Oephebia is a qualified Bach Flower Practitioner for animals (BFRPA), the only qualification recognised by the Bach Centre regarding animals and the Bach remedies.
Where will the consultation will take place?
If your animal is happy to travel, it can be done in my home (south London).

To minimise any stress to your pets, home visits (within the London area) are advisable; particularly for horses and other big animals, parrots in aviaries or convalescing animals.

However, a consultation can take place over the telephone, after a relevant referral has been given by your vet.

Your pet will be treated with care and compassion at all times.
Bach Flowers Remedies for Animals consultation fees
To book a consultation please go to the Consultations and Fees page.
Please note that it is advisable to phone Oephebia on 0207 274 3953 to have an informal chat about your pet's problem.
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