I am Prateek. I have been working in a government firm in Dehradun since 2013. Prior to that I had been struggling a lot with my health. It all started as a stomach infection, which got prolonged for sometime and led to excessive weight loss. I became obsessed with the issue, got depressed and went to see many doctors and famous hospitals in Delhi and Chandigarh to get it diagnosed and treated. Doctors would name it Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Some would say I had a chronic infection of the intestines.
Later I had to see a Psychiatrist too. He gave me some more names of the problem- Hypochondriasis, Cyclothymia etc. It was all confusing. This was amidst a severe financial crisis which came to me as a shock in itself and I had to take a year’s medical leave, even during such hard times. The psychiatric medicine did help me get back to work but had a lot of side effects on me.
Luckily, when I got back, I joined an international NGO called Soka Gakkai International, the SGI, born out of Japan and affiliated to UN, the members of which practice Nichiren Buddhism, which is supposed to be the correct form of Buddhism . It is an empowering philosophy and a way of life which promises to help cultivate inherent positive potential and transform destiny. I met lot of wonderful people who had showed actual proof of this practice through their own lives and inspired me to do the same. After I started I could clearly perceive that the psychiatric medicine was not the right thing for me and gradually I started to reduce the dose on my own. I tried Tibetan medicine as well as homeopathy. Although this didn’t help fully, but it helped me reduce my allopathy dose substantially.
I believe that because of the good fortune earned after a year’s practice with SGI , I could meet Preeti Bhatia , a Bach Foundation Registered Practitioner . ( Not many people still know about the Bach Flower Remedies) and my real treatment began.The remedies immediately suppressed my panic attacks which were happening because of the withdrawl from drugs. It ignited faith and hope in me again after a long time. I continued with the remedies and gradually my digestion issue got better, I could eat properly and gained some weigth too. That increased my confidence and over some time, with open discussions with Preeti mam and administration of right remedies, I could overcome not only my anxiety, depression aand physical complaints but even some of the subtle tendencies in my nature which were causing trouble like indecision, overcaring for others and so on as described by the Bach System of Remedies.
Thoroughly impressed with the Efficacy of this system , I even did a course with Preeti mam and learnt about the remedies in a systematic way. Now, with this experience, I myself practice the Bach Flower Therapy and have started giving them to my family, friends and colleagues who have also benefitted. As Doctor Bach wrote “ These divinely ennriched herbs have the power to cure any disease or suffering” I am strongly convinced about this fact and I wish to expand my practice to help as many people as I can and create more awareness about this correct system of healing to the best of my ability.
I’m very grateful to Preeti mam for all the patience and help. Thank you.