Lithotherapy: the powers of fine stones
Stone healing explained by science?
When we talk about the world of alternative therapies, the use of healing crystals probably tops the list. We then talk about healing stones, the powers of fine stones , lithotherapy. But what would be the powers of the stones?
For those in the know, it is believed that fine stones (crystals, fossilized minerals) contain several healing properties
. From bringing peace to the mind to fighting depression, the list seems endless. Minerals have also been used in ancient forms of medicine and by priests to align the body's chakras. And now, using crystals as an effective form of self-healing practice is becoming incredibly popular.
Scientifically, there is no scientific evidence for the powers of stones
in treating or curing illnesses. However, using healing crystals can be very relaxing as they induce a feeling of relaxation in the environment. But then, what relief does lithotherapy bring to the sufferer?
Stones with different powers
According to experts in the field, the stones act as an empowerment for healing as they allow positive and fruitful energy to flow through the body and remove negative and toxic energy. Like other forms of alternative therapy, crystals work by channeling your energy levels, allowing you to focus on healing your body from the inside out.
Gemstones also have the power to induce a placebo effect in the body, which is scientifically proven to aid medical treatment.
These healing rocks and crystals have their particular vibration and frequency, which arises from their molecular composition. Because of the way they move and interact, these vibrations and energies have a profound effect on our mood, mind and health, often in the same way as essential oils and aromatherapy.
Acting like a magnet, these stones are said to have the powers to absorb negative energies and welcome new vibrations.
Since they are all extracted naturally, they harness the energies of the sun, moon and oceans (all-natural healing energies) to improve our condition. When you place or hold a crystal on the body, it interacts with the body's chakras and promotes physical and mental well-being. Used in a certain way, it can also improve your concentration and creativity. It can also promote physical, emotional and spiritual cleansing.
Crystals vibrate at the same rate as humans and maximize the healing abilities we already have. Because of this comforting feeling, when you place a crystal on the body, it helps you connect better and feel at ease. Balancing crystals can also help match misaligned energy levels.
Each fine stone has its own properties and powers. Depending on their benefits, you can use a healing stone to naturally heal yourself and eliminate stress and negativity. Some of the most commonly used stones are amethyst, rhodonite, opal and rose quartz.
Amethyst has extremely beneficial powers for the intestines and digestive disorders. Gemstones like green aventurine are good for promoting cardiac well-being while healing stones like yellow topaz clear mental blocks and bring clarity.
Here is a non-exhaustive list of the main mineral stones, called semi-precious, and the virtues granted to them
Amethyst: semi-precious stone of spirituality. This stone is the stone of choice to help overcome a difficulty such as bereavement, a breakup, or deprivation. This mineral stone helps people suffering from physical dependence problems (alcohol and others) to resist temptation. It would promote deep, serene and restorative sleep, it would alleviate nightmares. It is a stone against anxiety.
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