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Crystal & Gem Therapy – Healing Power Of Gems And Crystals in Alternative Healing

Crystal and Gem Therapy (Representative Image, Photo credits: Sharon McCutcheon)

Since ancient times, healers and medicine men have held that stones have psychic powers and energies and that they exert a great influence on all aspects of our lives. It is believed that stones are living entities, pulsating, radiating, vibrating at different rates; that they create strong energy fields which enable us to be charged with their energies; that they activate our abilities, soothe and comfort, heal and balance through the purity and directness of
their beams.

It is being increasingly accepted today that gems and crystals possess healing powers and that they speed up the healing processes of the body.

The theoretical basis of gemstone therapy is that each precious stone has its own particular vibrational rate. The stones also emit the magnetic power of the ray of light contained within. By placing the stones within a person’s aura, the vibrational rate of the person’s aura changes for the better. Often, the effects are indirect but very potent. At other times, the effects are very direct. It is believed that the more precious stones you wear, the more strongly you will be charged with cosmic forces.

Sometimes the stones draw disease, pain and misfortune out of the body of the person who wears them — ruby and coral, for instance, fade when the people wearing them have anaemia; stones like turquoise lose or change colour when the wearer is not well (either physically or psychically).

Some other stones like diamond, emerald, and topaz give their power to their wearer. Some stones, such as the amethyst, have vibrational frequencies which can inspire spiritual awakenings or which help people become more responsive to the concept.

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The energies of gems are harvested in different ways. Some are immersed in water, which absorbs their energies, and the water is then used to treat disease. Other practices involve wearing particular precious stones or placing them on specific parts of the body for specific healing. Some stones serve well both ways — cut or uncut. But some need to be cut and polished to bring out their functions — like the garnet, which truly works when it is cut, polished and sometimes faceted. On the other hand, the amethyst works best in raw crystal form. The best way to practice this therapy is to wear high quality round beads around the neck. High quality stones are not dyed, have no chips or fractures, and are not irradiated to enhance color.

Properties Of Influence Of Different Gemstones

A particular stone may work differently for different people. But as a general rule, these are some of the properties assigned to the following gemstones:

Amber: lifts heaviness

Carnelian: Balances creativity and mental processes

Diamond: provides great protection against negative thoughts and vibrations and increases personal clarity

Emerald: Provides physical and emotional healing

Sonam Kapur in Green Emeralds - Gem Therapy
Sonam Kapoor Ahuja wearing green emeralds at Cannes in Yr 2019 (Credits: Pinterest)

Green Fluorite: Brings hormone balance and is helpful with hormonal changes such as PMS and menopause

Jade: Brings relaxation and calmness

Moonstone: Calms and soothes and helps with mild endocrine imbalances in women. Used very often in Gem Therapy

Lapis: Expands the mind and broadens one’s vision and is very much used in Gem Therapy

Malachite: Brings harmony into one’s life

Black Onyx: Helps one to change bad habits

Frosted quartz: brings balance; the smoky quartz is protective

Ruby: For love, overcoming fear and improving blood circulation

Luxury Ruby Gemstone Pendant – Gem Therapy (Representative Image, Credits: Pinterest)

Sapphire: Brings mental clarity and clears mental garbage

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  1. Thank you so much for this article. After reading it I changed the colour of my emerald set from green to turquoise and honestly it has changed my life from the next day itself. My family life was hell but now I can see the change with my hubby
    taking me out for dinners & enjoying my company more than ever. No wonder these crystals and gems are living company and have Healing Powers for sure. 😍 😍
    Living you and thank you..


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