Bach remedies: personal mixes lead the way

Survey results8th October 2010

A recent survey has given an interesting insight into the remedy habits of visitors to the Bach Centre's web site,

Asked which remedy products they use, more than 69% said they had taken a personal mix of remedies, as against only 63% who had tried traditional emergency combinations such as Rescue Remedy.

44% had used single remedies, 22% creams and only 8% had gone for non-traditional combination products.

Commenting on the results, Bach Centre director Stefan Ball said, 'This is really encouraging, for us and for Bach practitioners generally.

'There is a suspicion out there that people don't have time to select accurate remedies and just want to grab something shiny off a shelf, but this shows that isn't the whole story. Most of the users visiting our web site are taking personal mixes and using the system to its fullest potential.'

Other results from the survey showed that a third of Bach remedy users like to take remedies every day - but that nearly a quarter of people visiting have never taken any remedies, and are using the site as a way of finding out more.

As for the results of taking remedies, feedback was overwhelmingly positive. 84% of users polled felt the remedies had helped their emotional balance, 77% said they had aided personal development, 73% that they had helped spiritual development, and 61% felt the benefit of treating the emotions had led to improved physical health.

'The strong feedback on what the remedies can do could be due to the fact that most of these people are using the system as Dr Bach intended - on a deeply personal level,' added Ball.


  1. This press release is also available in an Adobe Acrobat version.
  2. The survey was carried out between the 29th September and the 7th October 2010.
  3. Bach flower remedies were discovered in the 1920s and 1930s by Dr Edward Bach, a Harley Street consultant and bacteriologist.
  4. Bach flower remedies are complementary medicines that help resolve imbalanced emotional states, which can in turn lead to improvements in general health.