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Healing With Bach® Flower Essences: Testing a Complementary Therapy
Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine January (2007)
  • Lydia DeSantis, University of Miami
  • Alicia Sirkin, Sirkin Creative Living Center
  • Robert Halberstein, University of Miami
  • Vivian Padron-Fajardo, University of Miami
  • Maria M. Ojeda, Mt. Sinai Medical Center
Abstract
Bach® Original Flower Essence (BFE) Rescue® Remedy, a modality used since 1930 but not yet thoroughly investigated scientifically, was evaluated for the reduction of  acute situational stress. A double-blind clinical trial comparing a standard dosage of BFE Rescue Remedy against a placebo of identical appearance was conducted in a sample of 111 individuals aged 18 to 49, randomized into treatment (n = 53) and control (n = 58) groups. The Spielberger State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) was administered before and after the use of Rescue Remedy or placebo. Downward trends in anxiety level measurements were discovered in both the treatment (Rescue Remedy) and control (placebo) groups. Statistical analyses indicated that only the high-state anxiety treatment subgroup demonstrated a statistically significant difference between pretest and posttest scores. The results suggest that BFE Rescue Remedy may be effective in reducing high levels of situational anxiety
Publication Date
January, 2007
Citation Information
Lydia DeSantis, Alicia Sirkin, Robert Halberstein, Vivian Padron-Fajardo, et al.. "Healing With Bach® Flower Essences: Testing a Complementary Therapy" Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary & Alternative Medicine January Vol. 12 (2007) p. 3 - 14
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/maria_ojeda/11/