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Revista Cubana de Medicina General Integral

Print version ISSN 0864-2125On-line version ISSN 1561-3038


FRANCIA REYES, María Elena et al. Aplicación de la terapia floral de Bach en niños con retardo del desarrollo psíquico. Rev Cubana Med Gen Integr [online]. 2003, vol.19, n.4. ISSN 0864-2125.

At the beginning of the 20th century, a Welsh doctor named Edward Bach(1886-1936, developed an original and efficient healing system. He affirmed that the disease was the result of imbalance of the mind and the body that distorted the energy field of the live being. The body got sick due to psychological and emotional disorders, so he said "Disease is not an evil to be eliminated but a benefit to be understood." A prospective cross-sectional study of 100 students was conducted in "Turcios Lima" Special School for Psychical Development Retardation located in Cayo Hueso neighborhood, Centro Habana municipality. The objective was to evaluate the results of the application of Bach´s flower therapy in the learning process of these children diagnosed as retarded children. One-hundred retarded children were randomly selected and assigned to a study group and to a control group. Their medical records were checked up and their respective clinical flower history were made. Parents and teachers were interviewed to compare the results. Flower remedies were administered and the study concluded that the application of these flower drugs facilitated the transfer from the special school education to the general education.


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