Effects of Bach Flower Remedies on Menopausal Symptoms and Sleep Pattern: A Case Report.
Altern Ther Health Med. 2017 Mar ;23(2):44-48. PMID: 28323628
Marcele Siegler, Cristina Frange, Monica Levy Andersen, Sergio Tufik, Helena Hachul
Context• During the postmenopausal stage, women go through many remarkable changes, including physical, emotional, and hormonal. They also experience some unwanted effects, such as vasomotor symptoms, anxiety, and insomnia. The use of Bach flower remedies has been described as a supporting therapy for those symptoms. Objectives • The investigation aimed to evaluate the effects of the supplement on sleep pattern (ie, sleep perception and objective sleep) and on menopausal symptoms. Design • The research team created a case report. Setting • The study was conducted at the Menopause Transition and Postmenopause Sleep Disorder Clinic at the Department of Gynecology of the Federal University of São Paulo in São Paulo, Brazil. Participant • The participant was a 53-y-old, single woman, at the postmenopausal stage, who had been diagnosed with insomnia according to the criteria of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine and complained of climacteric symptoms. Intervention • The patient underwent treatment with a blend of the supplement for 4 mo. Outcome Measures • Sleep questionnaires were given and polysomnography was performed before and after treatment. Results • Both sleep perception and objective sleep were improved. The patient's anxiety and menopausal symptoms were reduced after the treatment with the supplement. Conclusion • The use of Bach flower remedies as a therapeutic strategy to relieve menopausal symptoms, such as anxiety, mood changes, and insomnia, seemsworthy of further investigation.
Article Published Date : Feb 28, 2017
[Emotional support and Bach Flower Therapy].
Rev Enferm. 2009 Oct;32(10):16-9. PMID: 20014621
Marisol Oliva i Segura
Bach Flower Therapy is a method to cure and prevent physical and/or emotional disorders by means of treating our emotional unbalances. Primary Health Care Centers are an excellent site to apply this therapy since their main working instrument is an interview focused on patients. Over a 14 month period, a group of patients received this type of treatment in a Primary Health Care Center in Catalonia from a nurse at the center prepared to apply this therapy. The objective of this study is to describe the patients who received it, the identified nursing diagnoses, and the evolution of the physical and/or emotional disorders after treatment has been applied. Patients were enrolled in this therapy Project based on a request by the medical/nursing consultants treating patients or by a patient's own request to participate. 119 persons, of whom 78.15% were female, received personalized therapy until their health condition improved; seven patients had been excluded from this therapy since they only received a rescue remedy. The time period between the first and the last visit varied according to each case and the individual's personality 405 visits took place, an average of 3.4 per patient. Improvement was measured on the EVA scale: 87.4% of those patients who received treatment reported good or very good evolution/results. Bach Therapy appears to be a good alternative to psycho-pharmaceuticals, shows itself to be very effective, with fewer secondary effects, and less than 2% of patients evidencing gastric intolerance to this preparation.
Article Published Date : Oct 01, 2009
Do Bach flower remedies have a role to play in pain control? A critical analysis investigating therapeutic value beyond the placebo effect, and the potential of Bach flower remedies as a psychological method of pain relief.
Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2007 Aug;13(3):174-83. Epub 2007 Apr 23. PMID: 17631260
This paper explores the potentiality of Bach flower remedies as a means of pain relief through a retrospective case-study analysis to establish how clients suffering with painful conditions responded to the therapy. RESULTS: Of 384 subjects, 41 suffered pain. Of these, 46% felt treatment had relieved their pain; in 49% the physical outcome was unknown. About 88% of all subjects reported an improvement in their emotional outlook. DISCUSSION: The role of placebo and its influence on the study's key features: focus shift from physical pain to emotional outlook, and the importance of the client-practitioner relationship and belief in the therapy. CONCLUSION: The use of Bach flower remedies has brought about positive emotional changes in the majority of clients in this study. Whilst it is difficult to draw a definitive conclusion as to significance of the therapeutic value of these remedies in relation to pain above that of a placebo, the results are encouraging. In particular, relief of negative emotions and promotion of positive thought including how clients opened up about, and dealt with, emotional issues. The indication is that potential for Bach flower remedies as a therapeutic agent in the relief of pain does exist and is worthy of further qualitative and quantitative investigation through robust, purpose-designed studies to replicate and progress the results shown here.
Article Published Date : Aug 01, 2007
Positive Mental Health and Prevalence of Psychological Ill-Being in University Nursing Professors in Catalonia, Spain.
J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv. 2017 Jul 01;55(7):38-48
Authors: Hurtado-Pardos B, Moreno-Arroyo C, Casas I, Lluch-Canut T, Lleixà-Fortuño M, Farrés-Tarafa M, Roldán-Merino J
The aim of the current study was to examine the prevalence of psychological ill-being among university nursing professors in Spain and determine their grade of positive mental health. A cross-sectional study was conducted from June 2013 to December 2013 with a sample of 263 university nursing professors. Sociodemographic and occupational variables, as well as variables related to daily habits and lifestyle, were collected. Psychological ill-being was measured using the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12) and positive mental health was evaluated with the Positive Mental Health Questionnaire (PMHQ). Prevalence of psychological ill-being (GHQ-12 score >2) among the sample was 27% (range = 21.8% to 32.6%), with a higher prevalence in teachers from first and second cycles (Bachelor's degree and Master's degree, respectively) and a lower prevalence in those having very satisfactory social relationships. Significant differences were found in relation to consumption of tranquilizer drugs and Bach flower remedies. PMHQ scores were lower among teachers with a GHQ-12 score >2. Participants presented a good level of positive mental health. Preventive policies should be applied with the aim of reducing psychological ill-being among professors and potentiating positive mental health. [Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 55(7), 38-48.].
PMID: 28671240 [PubMed - in process]