I was chatting with a fellow healer yesterday, and he recommended flower essences to me. What’s interesting to me is that unlike essential oils, flower essences are created with the flower’s energy. One of the first things I do when I want to learn something new is search the web on it, so I found some information on Wikipedia which linked to some studies. Like Reiki, flower remedies are said to be merely a Placebo. The studies cited were specifically designed to study it AS a placebo, so I don’t see how they could have drawn any other conclusion.
If someone can show me a scientific study in which flower essences were treated the same as pharmaceuticals in testing, in which a portion of patients are given flower essences and another portion a placebo, then I would be more likely to take them seriously. But the fact is that the tests are not done that way. They are designed with other variables using the foregone conclusion that the flower essences ARE placebos.
Not that there’s anything wrong with placebos, because they do seem to cause a healing effect when administered. Therefore, a placebo can be the best treatment sometimes, as it’s non-invasive and effective. But the common misunderstanding about the placebo effect is that it’s not a real treatment.
Studies are beginning to surface, though, that show Reiki and other alternative modalities as having a better rate of effectiveness than placebo.
…experiments involving plants, in addition to confirming the non-placebo nature of psychic healing, scientifically confirm the ancient metaphysical understanding that healing energies can be stored in water for future use.
Which is exactly what flower essences do, in fact they add a little brandy as a further preservative. I personally use a healer’s spray that has been charged with pranic energy in addition to having essential oil of lavender in it. Not to mention the fact that flowers are used to enhance the emotional energy of an event or encounter worldwide. Whether as a gift for your loved ones, at a wedding, a funeral, or at the sickbed; the intrinsic nature of flowers is one of comfort and caring. Is it any wonder that when bottled, it can impart the same result?
Scientists once didn’t believe in the power of Love, but now they know that humans will die without receiving it in their first few months. It all comes back to the nature of the universe, that which makes us grow, create, and become human beings. The energy of love imbues all things, and can be transmitted via healing touch and flower essences, and we can survive and thrive all the better.