Since the dawn of time, humans have been fascinated by the benefits of minerals. Egyptians, Aztecs and Native Americans were seeing a protective virtue in each and every gemstone acting both in medical treatments and in the spiritual well-being of the body and mind.
When worn as a pendent or placed on chakras, the power of minerals restores balance and soothes our soul, mind and body.
What is lithotherapy?
Lithotherapy first refers to the art of healing with stones and minerals. More specifically, it is a holistic approach based on the influence of minerals on a medical and therapeutic level.
How does it work?
To better understand Lithotherapy one must first acknowledge the existence of non-visible energies which manifest both around and within ourselves.
According to this method, each and every gemstone and semi-precious stone is made of a specific energy depending on its crystallization, compound and colour. The power of the stone lies in this same energy which vibrations can influence both our physical and psychological state. These energetic vibrations penetrate us and influence our own energy. Positively changing the energy within and around us would bring many benefits such as releasing stress and emotional blockage, increasing joy and courage while improving sleep and digestion, to name a few.
Beautiful and/or good for us?
Because of their great beauty, everyone owns at least one gemstone whether it is a piece quartz or a jade jewellery. But is it really the aesthetic aspect of gemstones we are after or the unconscious benefits they may have on us? That is a good question!
By Marie Chazeau