One of the products I have found that has helped me relax and focus while golfing is Rescue Remedy.
A friend of mine recommended Bach Rescue Remedy during a high-stress time of my life when I found it very hard to focus on the task at hand. I had never heard about Rescue Remedy but I was willing to try anything other than prescription medications.
The Bach products are 100% naturally made from spring water infused with wild flowers and they are either sun-steeped or boiled. These are produced exclusively in England. The remedies, as they are called in England (here in the U.S. they are called essences) contain 27% grape-based brandy as a preservative.
However, they also have alcohol free versions which are preserved in glycerin made from sunflowers.
The original Bach Flower products are gluten-free.
The five wildflowers are:
- Star of Bethlehem – Ornithogalum umbellatum
- Rock Rose – Helianthemum
- Cherry Plum – Prunus cerasifera
- Impatiens – Impatiens gladulifera
- Clematis – Clematis vitalba
Dr. Edward Bach, a British Physician, started to see disease as:
An end product, a final stage, a physical manifestation of unhappiness, fear and worry. He therefore, began to look to nature to find healing flowers. Over a period of years Dr. Bach found 38 healing flowers and plants that with the right preparation became the 38 Bach Flower Remedies. These remedies are enough to remove all negative emotional problems.
The Bach system is different from homeopathic remedies in that with the Bach system the “energizing process” stops at the point that the mother tincture is done. Therefore, further dilution has no impact making them less fragile than homeopathic remedies.
With homeopathic remedies, you are told not to drink tea, coffee or certain foods but you can even put the Bach remedies in your tea, coffee or any other foods.
Rescue Remedy – just in time!
I was sitting at my desk working having a moment of anxiety during a high-stress task that required my full focus. I had just found my bottle that same day in my mailbox. Little did I know that my dear friend had ordered it for me to try.
I quickly put a dropper full under my tongue. I was glad that the flavor was not unpleasant although it would not have mattered at that moment because what I was hoping for were the results. I just needed to feel the anxiety to go away.
I kept on working and about an hour later realized that I had totally focused and completed a task I had been battling to complete earlier that day. I had not felt anything when I initially took the Rescue Remedy. No sudden “ah ha” moment nor any apparent change. But the calmness and focus I felt were definite.
I have since then used it on the golf course to help me relax and focus several times and found it to calm me so that I would not be so tense during my shots. Below you see my spray although I prefer the liquid, yet I wanted to try the spray and it works but I find the liquid works best for me.
Does this work for everyone?
There are conflicting reviews on whether natural remedies work or if it is all in the mind. I probably would not have tried this except that my friend who recommended it to me purchased my first bottle as a gift as she probably sensed I was a bit doubtful it would work.
The fact that 70% of the reviews on the product are 5 Stars I would say that I am not the only one that finds that this product works.
Note: The claims for these products are based on traditional homeopathic practice. They have not been reviewed by the Food and Drug Administration.