He was a qualified house surgeon, pathologist and bacteriologist. He saw disease as an end product, a final stage, and a physical manifestation of unhappiness, fear and worry.
In 1919, he worked at the Royal London Homeopathic Hospital, and was inspired by his experiences there. He began to look into flowers and plants to help address emotional causes of diseases. Over a period of years, 38 healing flowers and plants became the 38 Bach Flower Remedies with the right preparation.