Why does Rescue Remedy sometimes not work?
“Why does Rescue Remedy not work for me?” is a common question.
And a good one!
Rescue Remedy is the best-known Bach Flower combination, and is widely available in pharmacies. It’s often used for shock, stress, anxiety, worry or tension, especially when these feelings are fleeting or transitory, such as during a stressful situation, upon waking from a nightmare, and in emergencies.
What is Rescue Remedy?
Rescue Remedy can be extremely effective, and is often applauded as a miracle combination.
So back to your question – if it’s so great, why does Rescue Remedy not work for me?
This is why:
As background, there are 38 different Bach Flower remedies. Each is a unique natural flower essence created from wildflowers, and each balances specific types of thoughts, feelings, or moods.
Now, Rescue Remedy contains five of these 38 different flower essences. Dr. Edward Bach (the creator of the Bach Flower system) selected the five because of their synergy in soothing many types of mental or physical shock, including nightmares.
Bottom-line what this means is that if some of these five different essences help you in your particular situation, then you will feel better when you take Rescue Remedy.
Is it appropriate for you right now?
However, the other side of the coin is also true. Everyone’s situation is not the same, and if your feelings of stress or worry are better balanced by some of the other 33 Bach Flower remedies and not the five contained in Rescue Remedy, then when you take Rescue Remedy you won’t feel a difference and will ask why it doesn’t work for you.