Lithotherapy: stones can heal us!

Stones have always been part of human life. Whether for their habitat or in their religious rites, stones have been with mankind since the dawn of time.

Over the centuries, the use of stones changed, lithotherapy appeared. This new method of natural healing is still used today. You can also visit france-minerals.co.uk if you want to learn more information about lithotherapy.

Lithotherapy in detail

Lithotherapy takes its name from the Greek “lithos” which means stone and “thérapeia” which means cure. We are therefore talking about an alternative (unconventional) medicine in which stones and crystals are the main drugs.

In practice, it is a question of using stones not for their aesthetic advantages but for the vibrations and resonance they emit.

Lithotherapy can be practiced because it comes in different forms. It is possible to wear the stones in particular as jewellery, in the form of pendants, Tibetan bracelets, necklaces, or to place them in a room for decoration but also as an attachment, the stone is placed on the area of the body to be treated.

Some lithotherapists still use a method that is less common today, elixirs. The stone is immersed for a certain period of time in distilled water to make an elixir.

Bracelet “Triple Protection” Tiger’s eye, Hematite and Black Obsidian

The power of stones in lithotherapy

As we have seen, it is the vibrations and resonance that make stones act on our physical and psychological health.

The virtues and power of semi-precious stones vary according to their color, composition and crystal structure.

In lithotherapy there are no less than 50 semi-precious stones and crystals used for their therapeutic properties.

Here are some examples:

  • Amethyst: this semi-precious stone with a violet hue is used for its soothing and purifying properties. It helps to relieve stress, calm insomnia and is an excellent aid to concentration and meditation.
  • The tiger’s eye: with its changing hue, the tiger’s eye is recognizable among all. A real protection against the evil eye and black magic, it is also used to stimulate the will and reduce stress.

Amethyst “Protection” bracelet

Among the most famous stones are also pink quartz, stone of unconditional love and gentleness, blue calcite which improves verbal communication, red garnet which activates vital energy, carnelian for women who want to reconcile with their femininity, or lapis lazuli which connects us to the energy of the cosmos.

These semi-precious stones used in lithotherapy are only a few examples; there are many others just as effective.

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