Essence of Light
The oldest existing therapeutic systems used by humanity for health and well-being are called Traditional Medicine or Complementary and Alternative Medicine (TM/CAM).
Increasingly, TM/CAM is being formally used within existing health-care systems. When practised correctly, TM/CAM can help protect and improve citizens’ health and well-being.
From the World Health Organisation, Benchmarks for Training in Naturopathy
The Essence of Light project gives emotional support to refugees and volunteers through flower essence therapy.
Flower essences can help people overcome insomnia, and the effects of trauma, fear, and shock. In her travels Luz has learned the art and value of flower essence therapy and has a close association with the Flower Essence Society, which donated flower essences and advised on formulas so that Luz could offer flower essence therapy to refugees.
Many refugees who visit the Light Without Borders eye clinic show signs of emotional distress. Where appropriate, they are offered carefully prepared and suitably chosen flower essences. All essences can be safely taken by children and adults, and are without harmful side effects.
Luz sends her deepest gratitude to Patricia Kaminski and Richard Katz of the Flower Essence Society of California – my source of inspiration and strength in this mission, who have collaborated by donating flower essences for the project.