The healing power of stones

The supporters and followers of the healing stone and are convinced that with the help of precious mental and physical health stones can be promoted. In this article, we will inform you about it, since when the healing stones are used, as their effect is explains the healing power ascribed to different stones and how they are used.

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Note: The effect of healing stone therapy is not scientifically proven so far. This form of therapy is assigned to the alternative medical procedures. Should you have any complaints, physical or psychological nature, please leave them by your treating physician or your treating Doctor as a precautionary measure, to check, before you apply healing stones or to treat.

Historical Review

For many thousands of years, mankind appreciates precious stones and crystals. They were offered to the gods as a gift, as a good-luck charm or worn as jewelry. Already thousands of years ago the Chinese discovered also healing abilities of stones and treated people by Placing them on specific parts of the body. Assyrians and Babylonians were making medicinal tinctures from gems. In the ancient Indian teaching of Ayurveda there are also recipes for making pastes, powders, and elixirs of precious stones, to whom is attributed a healing effect.

In Germany, the famous Benedictine Hildegard of Bingen employed in the eleventh century extensively with the effect of healing stones and applied this. At about the same time, a French Bishop Marbod described in his book, “Lapidarius”, the putative mode of action of sixty precious stones.

In the age of industrialization, the Knowledge was about the power of stones in oblivion. In recent years, the method was discovered, however, and is popular with many people of a great popularity.

Effect of the healing stones

Stones have what is called a crystal lattice, which represents structure and stability. Depending on the type of their crystal structure, the healing stones to live a different effect. The atoms all have a specific seat within this structure, each stone is slightly different. Accordingly, different vibrations of each stone; these are also called frequencies. A model for the effect of healing stones, the vibration of a well-chosen stone is able to bring the vibrations of diseased Cell structures in the body of humans or animals back into balance.

In addition, the healing effect is explained by included mineral classes and trace elements. To belong to the mineral classes of natural elements, sulfides, halides, oxides, Carbonates, sulfates, phosphates, and silicates. Trace elements for example iron, zinc, iodine and selenium.

What could influence the effect of the stones, is their color. Each color has a certain vibration and to thereby act differently on the organism.

The effect of the stones on the body is therefore according to the theory of gem or healing stone therapy made up of several factors: firstly, the vibration of the color, penetrates in the body, which has a certain significance and associated impact. Add to that the composition of the stone: The content of minerals and trace elements, which are to a large extent included in the organism, provides for various effects. The third factor is the above-mentioned specific frequency of the various precious stones. In many cases, it is from the point of view of the followers and supporters of this form of therapy is necessary to use multiple stones, to achieve the desired success.

The color effect of the healing stones

Color is produced by the action of light. Light and color create vibrations. Each color has an energetic vibration, and thus achieves, according to the theory of the stone of healing with different effects.

Red is considered the color of love, it embodies the Temperament and energy. Red is for warm. Determination and consistency are to be supported by Red. However, an Excess of Red can lead to aggression.

The color Orange stands for balance. You will ensure a relaxation, and unblocking.

With Yellow all comes down to Flow. It will promote cheerfulness, and sociability.

Green is considered the color of hope. This color is important for every new start and for inner peace.

Blue is a cool color and to calm and relaxation. It stands for cleanliness, but also for sobriety and defense.

Gold-colored stones are the function of the heart support and light into life.

Pink stones to the love of self to promote and bring even the most adults have a childlike sense of happiness.

The color Indigo is made of purple and dark blue. You should intensively act on all the senses and relieve pain.

Violet is the color of spirituality and purification. This color is supposed to promote sleep.

White stands for clarity, purity, and is antispasmodic.

Black stones is a pain-relieving effect attributed. You should help the trauma to dissolve.

Vibrational energy of the healing stones

All matter emits vibrations, both positive, neutral, and negative. The healing power of stones, that, for example, a Computer cause negative vibrations, which allows us to charge people. Precious stones have, however, of this doctrine, according to powerful and positive vibrations, which will have a harmonising effect, stimulating, soothing, protective and also healing. The person consists of body, soul and spirit is out of balance, can bring, according to this theory, the correctly selected a healing stone, the whole structure back into line, and in this way a cure.

Effect of minerals and trace elements

Healing stones are made of mineral and trace elements. Most of them are included in the organism of man and animals. Examples of minerals calcium, Magnesium and sodium. Among the trace elements, including fluorine, zinc, chlorine and selenium. Minerals and trace elements are vital for human and animal. There is also precious and semi-precious stones contain these substances, it is well conceivable that, among other things, for this reason, a positive effect of them to go out.

Application types

A healing stone and there are different types of applications. The Wear of the selected stone on the skin to count, for example in the Form of a chain, a bracelet or a drilled stone by means of a leather or silk ribbon. Often is practiced in a healing stone and also the Laying of the stones, especially in the case of the therapeutic treatment in practice. Be determined after a detailed history of the appropriate stones, and then to specific areas of the Body hung up. So, for example in the case of cramps in the lower abdomen is placed on the magnesite is extremely helpful. This is a white stone that contains Magnesium and thus, against spasmodic pain in the hollow organs to help.

The Massage with stones is also a healing stone. While matching stones can be used in the Form of balls, mitts, or flat stones to massage areas of the body.

The internal revenue is also possible, for example in the Form of a precious stone water, at a certain stone placed for several hours in the clear, still water and then drunk.

Taking gem essences will always be applied more often. Similar to Bach flower therapy, here the vibration of the stones to be in an alcohol solution transmitted. Thus, the gem essence holds over a longer period of time and must not be daily mixed with new, as it is in the precious stone water.

Many of the Supporters of the healing power of stones, wearing the selected stones as a so-called hand-held device in the pocket. Tumbled stones which are formed so that they lie comfortably in the Hand.

A Meditation can be supported by the Addition of the right gemstone. This is held during Meditation, in the Hand, hung from a neck chain or in the Form of several stones, as a stone circle around it placed. Here, rock crystals, rose quartz or Amethyst are often used.

Examples of ways to use some of the gems

In the Following we present some selected gems closer and describe them according to the healing stone theory attributed properties and use.

Rose quartz

Rose quartz is a pink stone consists chemically of SiO2 (silicon dioxide) and to the family of quartzes. This gemstone is mined mainly in Namibia, Kenya, Brazil, and Madagascar. The rose quartz is considered the stone of love and of the heart, and to have the most diverse healing effects on the body, both in humans and in animals. Its main effect is to lie in the area of heart, blood and circulation. It should provide for the vitality and fertility, the sense of the Beautiful in the world encourage, love, trust, and love intensify.


The mountain crystal is chemically as SiO2, and is also one of the quartzes. The main locations for the rock crystal are in Brazil and the Alps. The mountain crystal is one of the best known healing stones and is said to possess healing properties for a variety of organs, since it is attributed to a strong cleansing effect. Rock crystal is used in crystal healing mainly to protect against computer radiation, especially in combination with rose quartz.


The violet Amethyst also belongs to the quartz family and is composed of silicon dioxide. It is found mainly in Brazil, Uruguay, and Western Australia, and Mexico. The Amethyst is a special stone of protection and is supposed to have a soothing effect on the heart and nerves. Under the pillow laid, he should ensure healthy sleep. According to the theory of the healing stones, the Amethyst has a positive effect on creativity, and provides for the rights of views of true friends.

Cleaning of the healing stones

According to the theory, all healing stones must be cleaned regularly. This should serve recorded negative vibrations, so that the stones can develop afterwards their full Potential. Most of the stones are rinsed under running cold or lukewarm water and can then be in a amethyst Geode (that’s a amethyst stone with a hollow in the other stones placed in it can be) or in the vicinity of mountain crystal “” charged. Other stones are, in turn, rocks the night on Hematite or a bowl of salt “discharge”. The manner in which the cleansing should be obtained from the purchase, so that the structure of the stone is not affected by “incorrect” Clean. (sw, kh)

Sources and further reading:

  • Beer, Bach, Elvira (Hrsg.): Natural healing in practice today. Textbook and Atlas. Elsevier GmbH, Urban & Fischer Verlag, München, 4. Edition 2009.
  • Gienger, M.: lexicon of healing stones: From agate to zoisite. Publisher New Earth, 7. Edition. Saarbrücken 2006.
  • Gienger, M., Goebel, J.: water stones: The practice book for the precious stone water. 100 stones in effect and application. Publisher New Earth, Saarbrücken 2007.