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There are many similarities between flower remedies and homeopathy. Flower remedies are made by putting fresh flowers in water, but they don't contain the actual components of the flowers.
However, they do have some important differences.
For example, homeopathic remedies are made from the actual components of the flowers, while flower remedies are thought to work on a subtle level such as the energetic essence of that material.
The use of flower remedies may be effective for many conditions, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. They may also reduce anxiety during menopause. However, there are some concerns that flower remedies may have some untoward side effects. Therefore, further research is needed to determine their effectiveness. One recent study found that Bach flower remedies helped women with carpal tunnel syndrome reduce their anxiety levels.
Although flower remedies are widely available, their research has several limitations. For example, not all trials of flower remedies are published in electronic databases. This could result in a significant publication bias because of the paucity of data.
Further, many consumers strongly believe in their effectiveness. Another problem is that there are very few published studies of the effects of flower remedies.
Flower remedies are similar to homeopathy in that they both work by supporting the body's natural healing response. In addition, both modalities may increase a person's sense of well-being because they affect the body on all levels, including the emotional and spiritual aspects. Moreover, both can help the person gain more self-awareness, which is an essential part of healing.