All gems stones have one thing in common they originate from the hot magma of which the inside of the earth is composed.
The therapeutic use of gems is not new or alternative healing method. The art of healing with stones is thousands of years old. The proof lies in the findings of ancient civilizations when they were used to heal diseases.
The gems stones have the power to protect cause they possess talismanic properties that keep evil spirits away. This ancient knowledge has been passed down to our day. Writings regarding the stones can be found in sumerian literatures and the transcriptions from indian vedic texts. In vedic tradition naturopath medicine was also known as ayurveda. Ayur means life and veda means wisdom. Ayurveda describes in detail how to prepare elixirs, pastes and powders made from these gems.
Knowledge of these ancient practices had for a time been lost but today its again found its place in the medical curriculum in indian universities. In the first Chinese medical book written 5000yrs ago by shen nung the red emperor, can be found detailed descriptions of gemstones and their influence on human body. Further evidence of the significance of the stones can also be found in the many references given in the bible. It always serves as symbols of faith and divinity.
The physician Hildegard Von Bingen (1098-1179) used gems which were one of the pillars of her medical system.
I have also like her realized that medicine needs a holistic orientation and that physical and spiritual disorders could not be isolated from environmental influences. The phases of the moon, inadequacies in diet and bad habits of living were as important to recognize in the determination of treatment as the patient’s constitution and psychological state.
The most famous physician of the renaissance was Theophrastus Bombastus Von Hohenheim better known as Parcelsus. He delved into the healing properties of minerals and gems.
According to him “There is only one source of health; the irresistible, wise, limitlessly powerful healer within us. The healer has the ability to cure all things. The only reason that someone becomes sick is that the inner healer has been weakened and obstructed through careless habit of living. When I want to treat a person the only thing I attempt to do is to restore the healing power within” the stones have that power to heal within.
The practice of Acupuncture and Reflexology has confirmed that the smallest regions of the body can have a significant influence on an entire body. The same principal underpins the practice of healing with stones. Healing stones are particularly powerful when used in conjunction with the body’s energy centers, the chakras.
Doctors and therapists have posited that sickness is always linked to a disturbance in the flow of energy within the body. When for whatever reasons the flow of energy is blocked a part of body will not function properly. These blockages can arise from physical complaints or psychic conflicts. There are seven primary chakras in the human body vibrating at seven different frequencies, each sharing information with the others