The Flower Remedies were created during the 1930s by Dr Edward Bach, a noted homoeopathic physician and bacteriologist, to treat ‘emotional imbalances’. Although originally formulated primarily to supplement homoeopathic preparations, the remedies have since been used for all kinds of health problems. Similar to the Flower Remedies – of which there are 38 different varieties, all created by Dr Bach – are the Flower Essences which were developed later by followers of Dr Bach.
Much of the evidence about the efficacy of these remedies is anecdotal, but many people with back problems have reported that their symptoms were eased by the formulations. While the remedies are available without prescription in many health shops and pharmacies, it is no easy matter to select the right one, and it is therefore best to first consult a qualified practitioner.