The use of therapeutic gemstones has its roots in such diverse cultures and systems as Ayurveda, Chinese medicine, and Native American shamanism, and is reflected in the more recent practices of crystal healing.
According to gemstone therapists, from your innermost essence to your physical body, you are made of and nourished by a continuous flow of life force. When it flows freely, you experience joy, vitality, and vibrant health. In the natural course of living, however, various blockages accumulate within this flow. These blockages create dark clouds within you. They obscure your radiance and give rise to disharmony, pain, and disease. Gemstones are said to be radiating their life force with great power. When used properly they can bring light into areas of darkness and neutralize blockages within your being. As these blockages dissolve, the light of the life force can once again shine through to enliven, nourish, and heal you. Each type of gemstone expresses a different frequency; therefore, it can address a different kind of blockage. When gemstone spheres encircle your neck, their energies can radiate into your entire subtle-energy field, or aura. Your aura is an energetic reflection of your physical body and inner aspects. As a gemstone’s energy fills your aura, it gains entrance to both your physical and inner dimensions, where it can work directly on dissolving blockages.