stone therapy

gems and stone therapy in the chinese medicine framework

The Ancient Classical Texts of Chinese Medicine give importance to the use of gems and stones in treatments. References are found in Herbal Medicine and Acupuncture sources.  The properties of stones and their medicinal uses are explained but also the use of stones to make elixirs and tinctures for internal consumption, candies to suckle on, and various types of pastes, powders and solutions for topical application.  Also uses as eye washes, ear washes, mouth washes, vaginal washes and more. Initially acupuncture needles were made out of stone.

Stones can be viewed as living, evolving entities that were formed millions of years ago and grow / evolve very slowly.  The classics use stones on the foundation that the density and solidity of stones represent this permanence in healing and their stabilizing effect. Stones can serve as critical support for emotional and spiritual evolution, working on the physical and astral and spiritual places. Wearing specific stones as jewelry over a length of time can promote the healing of a long term health condition, or promote evolutionary changes and development.  In treatment, stones are generally used in combination with other modalities for a synergistic effect, similar to the use of herbs in formulating an herbal formula. It should be noted that despite the presence of stones as therapeutic agents in the ancient writings, the use of gems and stones has been left out of contemporary teachings and practice of Chinese Medicine due to the Chinese Cultural Revolution which started in the 1960’s and established what we call TCM today as a standard of care. I believe we need to include stones and gems in our treatments.

What is Chinese Crystal Therapy good for?

  • Unmanageable Anxiety
  • Acute or Chronic Depression
  • Excessive Fear
  • Uncontrollable Anger
  • Not finding one’s place in time or space
  • Spiritual Void or Spiritual Excess

What Happens During a Crystal Therapy session?

  • Client history and chief concern(s)
  • Place Patient in a Custom Crystal Grid
  • Leave Heart Open for 30 minutes
  • Resurface


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