The Flower Essence therapeutic approach to health and wellbeing is categorised as being a practice of Vibrational Medicine. The use of Gem and Elemental essences are also categorised as Vibrational Medicine, as is Homeopathy and other forms of Sound or Light Energy Healing. In his ground breaking book Vibrational Medicine for the 21st Century, Dr Richard Gerber defines Vibrational Medicine as “a diagnostic and healing approach to illness using energy in various forms and frequencies.”
In Vibrational Medicine it is understood that illness originates from dysfunctional energy patterns, themselves often resulting from emotional and mental resistance or disturbance. Treatment requires recognising and addressing these dysfunctional energy patterns before they manifest in the physical body as disease or illness. This is achieved by providing the right flow of life-force energy and restoring the whole integrated body system to balance.
Vibrational Medicine considers health to be a predominant state of wellbeing. Vibrational Medicine is preventative in nature as it supports a person in maintaining that state of health and wellbeing.
In Modern Medicine it is generally understood that illness occurs because of exposure to an infectious bacterium or virus, trauma to the body, a toxic chemical ingestion, or inherited abnormal genes. The body is viewed as a biological machine with functioning parts. Diagnosis in the nature of an illness involves understanding the symptoms and causes of dysfunction, which is often only possible once an illness has evolved into an advanced state. Treatments are then administered to fix, replace or remove the dysfunctional part of the body.
Modern Medicine considers Health as being in possession of a normally functioning body. Modern Medicine is evaluated in its ability to quickly and correctly respond to an illness. The table below is taken from Dr. Gerber’s book Vibrational Medicine for the 21st Century and summarises the key differences between Vibrational Medicine and Modern Medicine.
A summary of the key differences between Vibrational Medicine and Modern Medicine
|VIBRATIONAL MEDICINE||MODERN MEDICINE|
|Inspired by the research and reasoning of Albert Einstein (1879-1955) that everything is in a constant state of vibration||Inspired by the research and reasoning of Sir Isaac Newton (1642-1727) that nature is understood through mathematical equations|
|Views the body as a multidimensional energy system, which support the cells and organs of our body||Views the body as a biological machine, in which the heart is a mechanical pump, the kidney a filter of blood, the muscles and skeleton provide a mechanical framework of pulleys and levers|
|Illness occurs because these energy systems are affected by different factors that inhibit the flow of energy to the cells and organs of the human body||Illness occurs because of exposure to an infectious bacterium or virus, trauma to the body, a toxic chemical ingestion, or inherited abnormal genes|
|Treatment of illness is administered with different forms and frequencies of energy to rebalance body, mind and spirit||Treatment of illness is administered with drug and surgery to fix abnormal functioning of the physical body|
|Consciousness is a kind of energy itself coming from mind and spirit, and that which runs the brain’s activity||Consciousness is a by-product of the brain’s chemical signal-processing and electrical activity|
|Consciousness is an integral aspect of the human heart||Consciousness is limited to the brain and central nervous system|
|Emotions influence the entire physical body and nervous system and are influenced by a greater spiritual energy field||Emotions influence illness through hormonal connections between brain and body|
Taken from Vibrational Medicine for the 21st Century by Richard Gerber M.D