Stones have always been a part of human life. Whether for their habitat or in their religious rites, stones have accompanied mankind since the dawn of time.
Over the centuries, the use of stones changes, lithotherapy appears. This new method of natural healing is still used today.
What is lithotherapy?
Lithotherapy takes its name from the Greek “lithos” which means stone and “therapia” which means cure. It is therefore an alternative (unconventional) medicine whose stones and crystals are the main drugs.
In practice, the stones are used not for their aesthetic benefits 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 notably in jewellery, in the form of pendants, bracelets, necklaces, or to place them in a room as decoration but also as an apposition, the stone is placed on the area of the body to be treated. You can visit https://www.france-minerals.co.uk and learn further more information about lithotherapy and natural stones virtues.
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Some lithotherapists still use a method which is less common today, elixirs. The stone is immersed in distilled water for some time to make an elixir.
The power of stones in lithotherapy :
As we have seen, it is the vibrations and resonance that make the stones act on our physical and psychic health.
The virtues and power of semi-precious stones vary according to their colour, composition and crystal structure.
In lithotherapy there are no less than 50 semi-precious stones and crystals used for their therapeutic virtues.
Here are a few examples:
Amethyst: this semi-precious stone with a violet hue is used for its soothing and purifying virtues. It helps to relieve stress, calm insomnia and is an excellent aid to concentration and meditation.
The eye of tiger: with its changing hue the eye of tiger is recognizable between all. A real protection against the evil eye and black magic, it is also used to stimulate the will and reduce stress.
Among the most famous stones are also Pink Quartz, stone of unconditional love and softness, 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.