These treatments use dietary supplements that are found in nature, taken in the form of teas, oils, syprus, powders, capsules or tablets:
These remedies (including Bach and Jan De Vries) are based on the essences of flowers, diluted many times and drunk as a liquid. They are considered to be harmless and some people say that they help to reduce psychological and emotional symptoms. Flower remedies can be bought from health-food shops and some chemists and are often diluted in alcohol and so people who do not drink alcohol may choose not to use them.
The British Flower and Vibrational Essences Association: www.bfvea.com
Nutritional medicine uses special dietary programmes and supplement regimes to overcome a wide range of illnesses and complaints. It is based on the view that most illness is a result of a build up of toxins in the system (exacerbated in modern life through allergies and intolerances) and once this is corrected, a maintenance programme can be established to maintain a healthy balance in future.
British Society of Ecological Medicine: www.ecomed.org.uk