By shaambhavi Occupational & Physical Therapy Aids
The Healing Powers of Gemstones
Gemstones have played a crucial part in all cultures for thousands of years. Throughout the highest orders of Egyptian Pharaohs and religion, the use of gemstones has been well documented. The high priests in Egypt used gemstones to employ crystal properties for amplification of power within to higher levels of enlightenment. The gemstone crystals in vogue at the time were Lapis Lazuli, Carnelian, Turquoise and Clear Quartz.
The Jewish religion also mentions gemstones. In Old Testament, Moses was asked to create a breastplate in which ephod held gemstones to represent all houses of Israel. It was believed that God would communicate his judgement via these gemstones. Not only for religious purposes, but gemstone crystals have been used by Chinese for healing purposes as well. Those who had knowledge of their usage were deemed powerful. Even today, a number of cultures use gemstones for healing. The crystal properties are capable of providing relief from pain and warding off evil.
Some of the powerful examples of cultures which use the crystals are:
China: The acupuncture therapy use crystal needles.
Ayurveda: The Hindu as well as Buddhist cultures use Chakras to obtain the balance of body and mind.
Pranic Healing: This is a no touch energy healing.
Gemstones are very old and it is believe that they possess such power because of the miraculous traumatic forces of Mother Nature helped form them. That is the reason they are considered so powerful. Working with these gemstones can enhance the quality of life.
Read on to find out some of the most common gemstones which are being used over centuries to help sooth pain and aliments.
- Lapis Lazuli
It strengthens the immunity and purifies blood. It also helps control blood pressure and gives relief from cooling and soothing inflammation.
This gemstone helps in the absorption of nutrients. It improves immunity, helps in tissue regeneration and heals the whole body in general.
It is used for treatment of lower back problems, arthritis, rheumatism, depression and neuralgia.
It helps in eliminating organ disorders such as problems of heart, lungs, lumbar system, muscular system, etc. It also helps in eye and nose ailments and prevents infectious diseases.
- Quartz crystals
These help in treating vertigo. They are very effective as providing physical help in vertigo treatment.
- Peridot or Chrysolite
This gemstone improves metabolism and immune system. It also benefits skin. It is particularly helpful in aiding heart disorders, thymus problems, lungs and gallbladder issues and spleen and intestinal tract ailments.
Topaz fortifies the nerves. It stimulates the metabolism and increases appetite. It increments the healing of wounds, lessens skin eruptions and revitalizes the endocrine glands and gall bladder
Malachite treats asthma, epilepsy and arthritis. It also lowers blood pressure. It gives relief of pain from fractures, inflamed joints, vertigo, tumours, travel sickness and parathyroid.
This is widely used for treating addition. It helps overcome withdrawal symptoms by empowering will. It also helps with headaches, insomnia, diabetes and pain relief.
It improves blood flow in body. It also reduces tension and heals damages tissues.
Jade helps in detoxification of body. It is excellent for adrenal glands and treatment of kidney problems. It also helps in birth and fertility.