When people have pain or personal ailments that cause them discomfort, most want something that is natural, with no (if possible) side effects. Sure, people turn to nutritional food, massage therapy or meditation to help with pain (both emotional and physical). Why not incorporate natural healing gems and stones into your wellness routine? Wearing such beautiful and body balancing, chakra aligning, energy supplying jewelry (depending on the gem and stone) will surely give you a sense of calm, or energy, grounding or uplifting and healing properties. It’s not as crazy as some may think (rocks holding magical powers to heal). It is actually simple science, and just like how essential oils work with our bodies from nature and in accordance to the energy we exude, gems and stones do the same. Below are 13 of the most popular healing gems and stones for my Healing Gems 101 blog.
Rose Quartz is one of the most popular healing gems. It has a soft and gentle energy and is a great emotional and heart chakra healer (aids in healing emotional and physical ailments of the hurting heart). Great for self-discovery and self-love, this pale pink stone should be a staple in everyone’s jewelry case.
Fluorite is a very colorful gem and can come in many different colors. Used for warding off negative energies, it also protects wearers from absorbing additional burdening energies. Cleaning/clearing gems and stones are recommended in order for the stones to remain at their full potential, especially for such stones that help manage negative energies. How to clean your gems is written at the end of this article.
Tiger Eye is very popular in the orient, but has become widely used in the western world too. The colors are usually brown with yellow lines running through it and are used as a grounding stone, help with clarity, personal power and happiness as well as enhance perception and insight. Physically, tiger eye strengthens and helps the spleen, pancreas, digestive organs, and colon function optimally. Enhances connection with personal power and will.
Hematite is a grounding stone (especially great for people with vata dosha in Ayruvedic terms). This shiny, silver-gray metallic gemstone is often used as a grounding tool to aid those who tend to avoid worldly tasks, schedules, and being able to sit still (physically or with ideas). (Photo Credit: Crystal-cure.com)
Carnelian is used to improve memory and helps with grief management. This beautiful rich orange and brown gem Increases courage and creativity, mitigates negative emotions such as anger, jealousy, and fear and is also used for protection and good luck. Some even argue that it is a great love finding gem! (photo credit: maimaijewels.com)
A powerful Asian green gem, jade teaches acceptance and harmony with both physical and emotional aspects. Jade helps the wearer keep peace and have a calm and balanced energy. It helps a person become less critical of self and others. Many jades will actually turn colors after being worn routinely. The Chinese say this is because it becomes part of the person and begins to embody the life blood that flows in human veins. (Photo credit: funnyjunk.com)
One of my favorite gems, this beautiful purple gem is not only the birthstone for people born in February, but the Amethyst helps one tune into a higher awareness of knowing. It is known and used for a deeper connection to peace and allows for a higher vibration and spiritual connection. It also strengthens the endocrine and immune system and is a powerful blood cleanser and energizer. Many natural healers use amethysts to help people with mental disorders. (GlitteringStones.com Photo Credit)
Turquoise is a teaching stone can be used to help one learn spiritual lessons through meditation and/or dream visions. Used prolifically in the American Indian culture, it is believed that turquoise helps bridge the spiritual world to the present and opens up the cerebral passageways.
Best for opening up the throat chakra, kyanite is a blue crystal that helps wearers with better communication and also helps to balance the body and aligning all the chakras. Gem experts say that there is no need to cleanse this stone because it clears itself automatically of negative energies. Physically, kyanite is known to lower blood pressure, heal infections, relive pain (especially in back and spine) and release excess weight. (Crystal-cure.com photo credit)
Not just fun to say, obsidian is a great grounding and protective gem. This gem helps wearers to let go of negative habits, surrender to the “now” and bring about a positive opportunity for change, serenity, and clarity. It’s like a calorie free fortune cookie. (Geology.com)
Citrine is a beautiful yellow stone, especially when polished. It helps to manifest aspirations and goals. It brings about abundance, personal confidence and a cheery disposition. (Crystal-cure.com)
Agate has over 30 different types, and each one has its own healing stone meaning. In general, agate is said to harmonize male and female energy and it helps to clear any unhelpful energy in the aura. Agates come in many colors with different color bands, and it is the bands of colors that make them so unique. (Bernardine.com)
Jasper is a powerful emotional and psychological healing stone. It is primarily used to promote harmony and balance. Wearers can experience hidden thoughts, hopes, and fears revealed to them. Jasper is also used to enhance creative juices.
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Sources: Magick-crystal.com, Lumina-holistic-healing.com and RainbowRemoteHealing.com, Crystal-cure.com, geology.com