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Health: Can it be enhanced with Gemstones?

Gemstones have been with us for centuries and have long been known to emit energy.  Different circumstances in our lives can be enhanced by wearing these gemstones close to us, as in jewellery.

During the cancer journey, health is probably top of mind along with other elements that relate to health.  Some gemstones that promote health are:

  1. 1. Turquoise – the master healer, protects and aligns the chakras thereby strengthening the body overall.
  2. Sodalite – stills the mind and encourages relaxation
  3. Agate – helps remove blockages and promote balance

Jewellery is beautiful and so easy to wear to lift an outfit out of the ordinary into something very chic and special.  At times when life is in turmoil and we may not feel at our best, wearing healing gemstones as jewellery can definitely created an added health bonus.

Healing Gemstones – Powerful and Beautiful

Interesting information about the power and beauty of healing gemstones. Love what this wellness consultant has to say about gemstones.

Going through a cancer journey, one can use all the help one can get. Healing gemstones will provide not only healing power, but also make you feel beautiful.  Buy one, or two , stunning  jewelry pieces (necklace, pendant, earrings, ring) to empower yourself.  You are definitely worth it.

Healing Gemstones Add Flair Plus Function During Cancer

Healing Necklace

Much has been said about healing energy and how it is used in several complementary therapies.   Think about Reiki, Healing Touch, Acupuncture, BodyTalk, etc.   Not everyone is aware that gemstones have healing components.  Some people carry these healing gemstones and/or crystals in a pouch.  Others wear them in fashion jewellery to not only make a statement, but also to derive the benefit from the gems themselves.

Gems that are noted for healing are agate, garnet, jasper (red), peridot, and turquoise.  Look for combinations of gems that will create whatever you need in your life at the moment.

It could be energy as we all know that fatigue is one of the side effects of cancer treatment.  Other options are deflecting negative energy, opening blockages, hightening spirituality, creating calmness and peace.  It is fun learning about the different attributes of these beautiful gems.  Plus who wouldn’t feel great wearing healing gemstones that are absolutely stunning.  What a conversation piece!

Skin Care and Cancer


Cancer treatments, by their very nature, affect the skin.  The texture, color and elasticity change along with sensitivity to sun.  We pay attention to the food we put in our bodies ensuring that it is high quality, low in toxins, and pesticide free.  What we sometimes forget is the chemicals that we absorb through our skin and the importance of holistic, organic skin care products.

Recently, I found a Holistic Organic Skin Treatment product line developed by Dr. Alkaitis.  During his research on plants and cancer, Dr. Alkaitis found that there is a definite correlation between synthetic chemicals and disease, including cancer.

Irritants such as perfumes and the synthetic chemicals, fillers, etc., can also cause skin irritations, something one wants to avoid when going through treatment.  What works going through treatment is also what will work ongoing.  Once you’ve experienced wholesome products, it is very difficult to go back and settle for less.  It’s well worth your time to experience the difference for yourself.

Lymphedema and Cancer: What is It?

Lymphedema is still not widely understood or acknowledged as a risk of cancer, especially breast cancer.  There are guidelines for prevention if known beforehand.  The sad thing is that once a person gets lymphedema, there is no cure.  So, prevention is key.

So, what is Lymphedema.  Here is an excellent video explaining exactly what lymphedema is.

A verbal definition of lymphedema, as stated by the National Lymphedema Network, is:

“Lymphedema is an accumulation of lymphatic fluid in the interstitial tissue that causes swelling, most often in the arm(s) and/or leg(s), and occasionally in other parts of the body. Lymphedema can develop when lymphatic vessels are missing or impaired (primary), or when lymph vessels are damaged or lymph nodes removed (secondary).

When the impairment becomes so great that the lymphatic fluid exceeds the lymphatic transport capacity, an abnormal amount of protein-rich fluid collects in the tissues of the affected area. Left untreated, this stagnant, protein-rich fluid not only causes tissue channels to increase in size and number, but also reduces oxygen availability in the transport system, interferes with wound healing, and provides a culture medium for bacteria that can result in lymphangitis (infection).”

Lymphedema can occur in the upper and lower extremities (arms and legs – and even torso).  You are at risk if you have had surgery for cancer that involves removal of lymph nodes.  For more detailed information, read the following books about Lymphedema.

Over the next few posts, I will be covering some the issues related to lymphedema and cancer.

Be informed,

Barbara