Edward Bach was born in the United Kingdom in 1886 and was raised in Birmingham. At the age of 20 he undertook studies in medicine. He studied initially in Birmingham and later in London. Besides being a physician he was a homoeopath, bacteriologist/pathologist, and wrote spiritual journals. He also conducted research into vaccines. He is more importantly known for the creation of the Bach flower remedies which was inspired by his homoeopathic training.
During 1917, the First World War raged across Europe however Dr Bach remained in Britain. It was while attending to the care of soldiers who arrived injured from France that Dr Bach himself collapsed and haemorrhaged severely. He was swiftly taken to theatre where medical colleagues performed surgery. They discovered and removed a tumour with a prognosis of three months of life.
At his earliest possible moment, when sufficiently recovered, Dr Bach left the sick bed and returned to his laboratory; determined that with such a short amount of time he would advance his work as much as possible. Strangely as time passed into weeks Dr Bach became stronger and his health improved greatly. This convinced Dr Bach that purpose was his saviour – he had much work to still undertake and complete. Dr Bach’s philosophy was of simplicity and ease in order for all people to access and apply it to their own healing.
Dr Bach wrote various books, which have been translated into other languages, including:
The essential writings of Dr Bach
The twelve healers and other remedies
'Dr. Bach's revolutionary approach to healing through the personality of the patient aroused a storm of controversy. Yet seven decades have demonstrated its efficacy in thousands of cases.' (Bach and Wheeler)
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