Crystals and gemstones have been used for their healing properties by many cultures for centuries. Alternative healers continue to use crystals and gemstones to restore, balance, and improve a body’s energy. Those who are skeptical as to how a stone can help heal the body should consider that gemstones are used in many aspects of technologies, such as lasers and computers. It stands to reason that if a gemstone can be used for energy in technology it can also be a source of energy for the body.
Different healing gemstones have different qualities. For instance, tourmaline is thought to regulate cancer and hormones, as well as dispel fear, negativity and grief. Amethyst facilitates healing and inner peace. Emeralds deal with radiation toxicity and also aid healing and patience. Turquoise is considered the master healer; it protects against environmental pollutants, guards against all disease, improves nutrient absorption, and can subtly realign the body. Whether you believe in the healing properties of gemstones or not, at bare minimum it will serve as a beautiful pick-me-up.