gemstones and their healing properties
In the wild, there is a documented phenomenon of animals consuming
particular minerals. It was noticed among wolves, dears, elks, etc. It was
suggested that animals lick salt as their food may lack sodium. However, it
was discovered that the stones consumed by the animals often donít have any
salt. Apparently the animals ingest something else from stones. Human beings
are no exception. For example, the "mineral" or "source" water we drink
nowadays has a very particular mineral content, depending on its specific
source. This tiny amount of minerals may have a considerable effect on our
Can the stones really influence our health?
In the Middle Ages using powdered minerals to treat various ailments was
widely accepted. Modern pharmaceuticals, apparently, completely ignore this
kind of therapy. Nevertheless, even today the stones of Smoky Quartz,
Diamond and Amber are used as ingredients in the Tibetan medicine.
Medical properties of
Amber are indeed very interesting. It was said that no
"such illness exists that Amber would not heal". The Amber was taken
internally to help with metabolism deficiencies, hearing problems, and
stomach ailments. In Poland the Amber tincture is still considered an
effective remedy for colds, throat and respiratory problems. The Amber powder is inhaled to bring relief from acute respiratory disease. Amber
pieces are given to babies to chew when they have their first teeth appear.
How to explain Amberís healing powers? It turns out that Amber contains up
to 8 weight percent of the amber acid, which has vitamin-like properties. By
enhancing endocellular metabolism, the amber acid brings about general
improvement of body condition, slows down ageing processes, and normalizes
cardiac blood circulation.
Another side of the healing power of gemstones is related to the
psychotherapy of color. It is known that colors affect our brain, and
through it - our whole body.