Energy Healing — Flower Essences Aid on All Levels

What Are Flower Essences?

Flower essences are herbal infusions or decoctions, made from the flowering part of the plant, that can uniquely address emotional, mental and spiritual aspects of wellness for people and animals.


They are prepared by placing the flower’s petals – the plant part believed to have the greatest amount of life force – into a glass bowl of water and setting in sunlight, which melds the flower’s energetic imprint into the water.

How Do They Work?

To understand how flower essences work requires recognition that the human being is more than a physical body. It also incorporates a “body” of life energy, a “body” of sensitivity and feelings, and a spiritual essence or Self.

Flower essences are energetic imprints of the life force of plants that interact with these subtle “bodies” of the human being, and evoke specific qualities within us.

We can say that they work in a similar way to inspirational music or art, which carry meaning through the vehicle of sound or light, while the flower essences work through the medium of water.

When To Use Flower Essences

You can use Flower Essences when you feel in any way emotionally, mentally, or spiritually out of balance, such as when you feel depressed, anxious, or self-critical.

You can also use them for physical illness to help address the underlying conflicts and tensions that may have contributed to the onset of the illness.


If you already work with other healing systems, Flower Essences will not interfere. In fact, they help you better integrate the benefits of other healing modalities, and make these modalities more efficient.  This is true for animals as well as people.

How Do The Essences Know Where To Go In My System?

The deepest sorrow and the greatest joy exist on the same electrical frequency band, with joy at one end and sorrow on the other.  All vibration is organized in this way.

Flower Essences vibrate rapidly at the very highest end of this frequency band, and our illusions, our negative emotions, vibrate more slowly at the low end of the band.


Once introduced, a flower essence goes to the band of shared resonance and offers its vibration as an alternate electrical model.  It is a tuning fork of sorts, calling us back to the higher vibration that it holds. Because this high vibration is the deepest truth about any situation, our electrical system wants to return to vibrating with this frequency.

Given sufficient exposure to this vibrational tuning fork, our electrical system will choose the higher frequency of this band and will begin to hold the same high vibration offered by the Flower Essence.

What Can You Expect?

In the long run, working with flower essences will help you to feel more alive and in touch with your goals, values, and creativity. They work by stimulating awareness of our conflicts and challenges, and they strengthen our ability to work through the obstacles to our health and growth.

What If You Are On Medications?

Flower essences can be very helpful for people who are taking prescribed medication for both physical and emotional ailments. To the extent that the medication dulls consciousness, the essences may take longer to take effect, or for their effects to be noticed.


Flower Essences were used by ancient cultures, and today, the most well-known name associated with flower essences is Dr.Edward Bach (1886 – 1936).


Bach originally came up with what are now known as The Twelve Healers - Impatients, Mimulus, Clematis, Agrimony, Chicory, Vervain, Centaury, Cerato, Gentain, Scleranthus, Water Violet and Rock Rose. What followed were 26 other flower essences along with probably the best known of the Bach’s, Rescue Remedy. (You can find Bach remedies in Health Food Stores, as well as on-line.)


Another name well known for essences is Flower Essence Services or FES. They have a collection of some 103 essences.  (FES remedies are mostly found in Metaphysical Bookstores and on-line through various retailers, like Lucky Vitamin.)

These are among the essences I will “check in”on for clients as well as Tennessee’s Floralive essences, and New Hampshire’s Green Hope Farm collections.

Green Hope Farm has some 14 different flower collections, including Animal Wellness and Healer’s Toolboxcollections.

Floralive is unique among essence producers in that they use “un-cut” flowers for their 55 plus flower products.

The Difference Between Flower Essences & Essential Oils

An essence is not an essential oil and an essential oil is not an essence, although both are extracted from trees and plants.

Put simply, Flower Essences concentrate on the vibrational energy of the plant, rather than the physical properties of an actual oil extract, as in the case of Essential Oils.

  • The plants and flowers used in essence therapy are often different to those used in the practice of essential oils.
  • Essences do not have a fragrance or flavor, unlike an essential oil.
  • Essences are usually in a water and alcohol form; true essential oils are not diluted in this way.
  • And last but not least, Flower Essences are administered by placing several drops under the tongue or in water, while Essential Oils are typically placed topically on wrists, temples, or bottoms of feet.

Energy Healing — High Essential Oil Frequencies

Low Frequency Equals Poor Health

Research done by Bruce Tainio and Gary Young indicates that “the normal frequency range of the human body is between 62 – 68 MHz; but if it drops below that, the individual becomes a candidate for illness. 

Cold symptoms appear at 58 MHz, flu symptoms at 57 MHz, candida at 55 MHz,epstein bar at 52 MHz, cancer at 42 KHz.

Stated simply, if we can keep the body frequency high enough, and well oxygenated, the potential is greater to be free of disease.”

Essential Oils are High Frequency


 The higher the frequency, the more life force an object contains.  More life force means better health.

Life force is called CHI in China, KI in Japan, andPRANA in India. Each of these cultures have developed means for humans to increase and balance the amount of life force they have within their bodies.

Bruce Tainio and Gary Young discovered that processed food canned food had a Zero MHz frequency, fresh produce had up to 15 MHz, dry herbs from 12-22 MHz, and fresh herbs from 20-27 MHz.  Essential oils (therapeutic grade) started at 320 MHz, which is the frequency of Rose Oil.


Essential oils have been used for thousands of years to treat physical and emotional ailments. Jean Valnet, M.D. indicates in his book, The Practice of Aromatherapy, that essential oils are not only used to clean and disinfect European hospitals, replacing harsh chemicals, but are also used to treat patients, and are sometime even ingested.

In one test, Gary Young and Bruce Tainio found that when a person drinks a cup of coffee, their frequency can drop by as much as 10 MHz.  It can take three or more days for their body to return to its original frequency.  However, if they use an essential oil of 75 MHz or higher immediately after drinking the coffee, their frequency returned to normal in less than one minute.


Determining Frequencies for the Body

Most practitioners of Vibrational Medicine/Energy Medicine/Energy Healing use dowsing, or Applied Kinesiology (muscle testing) to determine what frequencies would be beneficial for a person.  If a product or frequency is in their best and highest interest the person will test strong. If the product or frequency is detrimental, the person becomes weak.


** The products featured at the top of this blog come from Scentered andYoung Living. I use mostly Scentered products in my sessions with clients, mainly because I am a big fan of their Nashville creators, Belva Cunningham and Meg MacFadyen.  

There are many more companies producing therapeutic grade essential oils, so look around for yourself. 

You can learn about Scentered essential oil products and purchase their custom blends and single oils via  and/or visit Art & Invention Gallery in East Nashville for a good selection of these oils.

You can also take a look at Young Living’s product line at:

Next up:  More frequency increasing information – how emotional and/or mental states create or heal dis-ease, protection from electromagnetic frequencies, healing sound, and hands on healing.


Energy Medicine, aka Vibrational Medicine, aka Energy Healing


 It has been successfully practiced in various forms all over the world for thousands of years. Yet only recently has it come to the forefront in western society. That’s because scientists have finally developed instruments sophisticated enough to measure how and why this mode of healing works.

Considered ‘quackery’ in the past, many of these ‘alternative techniques’ are now being used in tandem with mainstream medical treatments, as exampled here by Vanderbilt’s Center for Integrative Health, whose patient volume has more than tripled since 2009.

Ancient Indian texts accurately describe the human energy system. Information and diagrams not only detail where the main energy centers are located, but also what part of the endocrine system each energy center works with and how imbalances in the energy center affect the physical, mental, and emotional state of the person.

Specific vibrational tools are suggested for correcting imbalances depending upon the particular energy center involved. These energy centers and the energy field surrounding the body can now be seen using Kirlian and other specific photographic equipment.

Everything in the universe is energy. Nothing is actually solid. Objects are made up of microscopic particles vibrating at such a fast rate that they appear solid. Our limited sense of sight doesn’t allow us to see the movement, or vibration of these particles.

Every object, including human organs, have a natural, healthy vibratory rate referred to as ‘resonance.’ If a part of the body begins to vibrate out of resonance or harmony, it creates what we call dis-ease.

Jonathan Goldman, author of Healing Sounds: The Power of Harmonics, says, “If parts of the body become imbalanced, they may be healed through projecting the proper and correct frequencies back into the body.”

Energy Therapy looks at the energy anatomy within and around the physical body. Imbalances and disharmonies are treated using frequencies from flower and gem essences, sound, therapeutic grade essential oils, radionics, homeopathics, acupuncture, color, hands-on-healing, and crystals.

Each individual sound, color, crystal, or flower essence has a specific quality that is beneficial for a particular human organ, system or emotion.

Disease Prevention Is Possible
Part of the intense interest in the field of vibrational/energy medicine is the knowledge that disharmony shows up in the energy field before it becomes a problem in the body. If imbalances can be detected while still in the energy field, theoretically dis-ease can be avoided all together.

Another plus for vibrational/energy healing is that it seems to have no negative side effects. It does, however, tend to produce more smiles, more energy, and an overall feeling of well being.

Over the next several blogs, I will be sharing some very cool information regarding: frequencies of health for the body, how emotions can create or heal dis-ease, protection from electromagnetic frequencies, sound, and hands on healing.

Stay Tuned!

(Thanks and gratitude to Debbie “Takara” Shelor for a good part of this research.)