Flower Essences

What are they?

  I was introduced to flower essences because one came up on the bioresonance machine as being the #1 item I needed to improve my health!  In short, each flower brings about different thoughts or feelings in you and can cause changes around you as well (changes in your life).  Sounds crazy if you haven't ever heard of them or tried them but they work!

  They are SUPER SUBTLE, not like drugs or medicine in any way, shape or form.  And, in my experience, they are SUPER Effective.  Also, they only give you as much as you can handle at one time, no worrying about being overwhelmed.

  This is an ancient practice of several native cultures.   Ancient wisdom reclaimed!


How are they made?

  They are made by taking a bunch of the same flower and placing them in a bowl of purified water and leaving it out in the sun to "bake" for several hours.  Then they take the water and package it with alcohol (as a preservative), usually brandy, in a bottle.

  You should be able to take them with any medications but ask your doctor for sure.  In the meantime, or alternatively, they work  just as well if you just wear the liquid around all day.  Why? Because it works on the energy level not the molecular level (which is why you should be able to take it with medicines).


How do I know which one to use?

  Several websites have guides on how to choose one.  In general, read through the descriptions and see which one seems the most true for you.  If you know someone that can do muscle testing or bioresonce for you that's the best route.  The worst that can happen is nothing.  If your body can not use the essence then nothing happens.  All aspects of the description do not have to fit for you to take the essence.


What's an example of an essence?

Brand: Living Essences of Australia   Flower:  Golden Waitsia

Description (from Healing Waters website):

The essence of re-igniting carefree feelings, to heal all aspects of anxiety linked to perfectionism. Helpful for those who worry about details, allowing the mind to become bright and inquisitive, positive in outlook, and allows the mind to free itself from the small, tight framework.  For people who are continually caught in over-attention to details—the perspective they have increases a negative and hopeless state where problems can never be solved because there is always another detail to consider.  For those caught in small details which can create low energy states, depressed states, anxious states and totally frustrated states of mind. When the person is freed from the small perspective, problems can often dissolve because it was the unnecessary focus that was making the problem in the first place.  For those needing to accept their present imperfect state of health and wellbeing while convalescing from illness or trauma, Golden Waitsia can be applied to the soles of the feet every few hours.


How do I use it?

To wear it around, you should put 20-30 drops in a very small glass, spill proof, container (perfume sample vials are good)….something that fits in your pocket with out attracting attention.  Put in a pants pocket or vest, jacket pocket – as close to your bear skin as you can get.  And then at night put it in your pillow case so that you are sleeping on it.  It's very important to sleep on it.  Lots of thoughts and feelings go through our brain while asleep and we are sleeping for 6-8hours!  In the mornig take it out of your pillow case and put it in your pocket.  Simple!  I've seen little glass containers you wear as necklaces or bracelets, that would be great too. 

  If you want to ingest it, I can tell you I've always taken 7 drops first thing in the morning and 7 drops right before going to sleep at night (prescribed to me by the bioresonance machine).  Some flower essence instructions say to take much less than that (perhaps the results will be more subtle).  Use your best judgement for your individual circumstances.  Hold the drops in your mouth, under your tongue if you can get it there, for at least 30seconds (and up to 10 minutes) before swallowing.  Results may start to happen immediately (within 24hours) or it may take several weeks.  6 weeks is a great length of time to allow it to work fully.  This will require probably 1oz. of essence.  That is why wearing it is handy too – you don't use it up and you don't have to buy any more.

  If you are taking or wearing it and don't think it is doing what it is supposed to do, stop taking it.  After a few days do you notice a difference?  With such subtle supplements it is sometimes hard to recognize their positive effects until they are gone.


Where can I get one?

  The best website I have found in the USA is:  essencesonline.com   The owner/operator Mindy calls her webstore 'Healing Waters' and stocks a vast amount of the essences she shows on the website.  If she doesn't have it she will order it right away.  I have used some of the Living Essences of Australia from  her site.

  One other type of essence I have found that works exactly as their descriptions:  najmaessences.com  The creators have many decades of healthcare experience.  The product is not sold in the USA right now so I order it from helios.co.uk .  They ship so quickly and my items arrive so fast that they seem domestic, really!  I have used 3 of these essences and they work exactly as it's described, incredible given the complexity of what they do.


EUREKA!….Chemistry textbook helps solve 3years of illness…

After 3 years, 2 months, and 10 days – I FINALLY figured out what is wrong with me – Low Cortisol levels!  It covers every symptom I have left AND most of the symptoms over the three years:  Dizziness, fatigue, intestinal dysbiosis, heart palpitations, low blood pressure, bad body temperature regulation,  intermitten muscle weakness, environmental sensitivities, thirst, blood sugar regulation problems, circulation problems, etc.

Essentially I had a complete adrenal exhaustion after the birth of my third child (adrenal gland produces cortisol).  Apparently, I've been nursing myself back to health via "alternative" medicine the entire time.  I am so Happy right now, there are not enough words to express it.

How did you figure it out?  You have asked yourself already . . . well, it's a fun story really . . . I know I need to update the 'My Story' section of the blog, but to cut to the chase, I'm currently in Oregon attending a community college to take the pre-requisite classes I need to apply to NCNM.  (Yes, we moved our whole family here after visiting the two schools in May 2010, see post "NCNM vs Bastyr…").  

This quarter I'm taking Chemistry 222.  We started with Chapter 3 and on the second day of class (January 4th, 2011) the instructor decided to work through a problem from the book.  And here is the quote:  Problem 3.44, Chemistry by M. Silberberg,  "Cortisol….It's profound effect on the reduction of inflammation explains its use in the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis".   And that was it.  Thank you Mr. Silberberg for adding this unnecessary sentence to problem 3.44 (it adds nothing to getting the answer to the problem) and thank you Mr. Hogle for going over problem 3.44, even though you didn't assign it for homework, and didn't review any book problems the entire previous quarter!

I had been getting this swelling in my head the last few weeks about 6pm, I kept thinking it was yeast or other microbes gathering there.  When I read Problem 3.44 I knew different; my cortisol was too low to keep the inflammation down!  At that moment, the page with problem 3.44 turned into a jigsaw puzzle and all the pieces began to fall from the sky and take shape on those words.  (Not literally but that's what it felt like for sure).  I walked home in a half-giddy daze and started Googling cortisol – there is a ton of information on it since body builders have to control and monitor it in order to build muscle.  Vitamins that were helping me – Vitamin C in particular, help control cortisol levels!  More research revealed all my symptoms!

I was blown away.  I talked to my husband about it as soon as I could once again form words.  He helped me to see how I was so wrapped around the idea of pathogens recurring and growing in my body that I was missing the real cause!  (And some how so did all the people helping me over the last 3 years, more on that later).

I have to also give credit where credit is due – a Flower Essence is also responsible for my break through.  Specifically, Najma Flower/Energy Essences.  This fact is also integral to the Eureka moment and it's timing…

I had been taking two of their flower essences over the December break.  The first one is called 'Unveiling' Essence and is described to do the following; "This Essence is particularly indicated to bring unconscious material manifesting as sickness closer to the surface."  Once something comes to the surface you can stop taking Unveiling and take 'Perspective' Essence to understand or make sense of what is coming up.  Perspective will ". . . clarify your 'life-vision', and help you to see your way through".  I was so impressed with how Perspective helped me get out of my anxiety attacks and help me with a new attitude about taking tests that I decided to give Unveiling a try.

I had been taking the Unveiling for four days when class started for Winter quarter.  The Chemistry problem was just the spark for my memory, the flower essence deserves most of the credit.  

I had been contributing to my own sickness, and preventing my recovery, by being stuck on the idea of micro-organisms!  Now what?  

Luckily, my Dr. appointment was only a few days away.  I told my ND and she recommended some books on Adrenal Fatigue.  (From Fatigued to Fantastic is especially accessible; The Cortisol Connection is great too).  I devoured them over the weekend, decided to try some of the vitamins, adaptogenic herbs, amino acids, and glandulars the books recommended (I was already following the diet, sleep, exercise, and food recommendations).  I ordered them, shipped them expedited, and 2 days later started taking the whole bunch.  I took the first batch in the evening and the next morning I already felt better!    No kidding.      

Of course there was a lot more to my story, but that's the short version.

Now I'm trying to decide who to see next.  Now that I KNOW what's wrong I want to go to an ND that specializes in Endocrinology.  In Wisconsin I had virtually no choices for natural doctors.  Now, in Oregon I have over 350 ND's to choose from!  Stay tuned for more health adventures . . .