Healing Gem Stones
Precious Healing Gem Stones
Precious and semi-precious healing gem stones have been used since recorded history and probably before, for spiritual, emotional and physical healing. Alternative healers all over the world use gem stones today. It is best to use gemstones for physical healing with a professional, but the layman – with caution and practice – can use them. If you are using gemstones on yourself or helping a friend, it is best to work slowly and keep a written record of each treatment as to how long stone was left on the body and exactly where on the body it was placed. Some stones should not touch the body, but only be used about an inch or two above it. Research and understand each stone before using it. Click on the photos of the gemstones below to read more about that gemstone.
Spiritual and emotional healing should also be done with a written record. You may have to experiment with many gemstones to find the correct stone for your purpose.
How in the world can a rock help us to heal? The idea of a stone healing a human being must seem ridiculous to anyone who has yet to experience it. There was a time when I was also skeptical—not just skeptical, but would laugh if you even suggested that rocks, minerals or metals could do anything but just sit there. It could maybe look pretty. It must have been quite a while ago. I have been a practicing gem therapist (for myself, mostly) since the early eighties.