Stone and Mineral Therapy

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“It just brings an extra element of energy to their lives, one that maybe they didn’t have before.”

Momoko Marble Primrose Hill is a Crystal Healing consultant, based in London, England. As part of her service, she pairs her clients with specific stones and minerals to match their physical or emotional healing concerns.

Often her clients are looking for a consultation to help with sleep, physical discomfort, anxiety, emotional distress, grief and even infertility.

Much of my personal experience with mineral therapy falls into the category of auxiliary treatments. Wherein stones are used alongside other therapies – such as Reiki, acupuncture, or Therapeutic Touch – to amplify, store, or direct the energy in a treatment. In terms of these characteristics, we have been using stones such as quartz crystals for practical purposes, for years.

In the case of a Quartz Clock, an electronic oscillator regulated by a quartz crystal, is used to keep time. The crystal oscillator creates a signal with a very precise frequency and because of this, the quartz clock tends to keep better time than the mechanical.

This is possible through the physical makeup of the quartz. The stone expands when an electrical field is applied, allowing it to store energy. When no current is applied, the crystal releases the stored charge.

As our bodies also possess a bioelectric component it is no surprise this natural, vibrational attribute has long been applied to methods of healing, as well.

I was curious to see what Hill would recommend for me and gave one issue: lower back pain. She proceeded to go through a rather in-depth checklist of the situational, emotional and physical aspects of my life to make an appropriate referral.  The process was reminiscent of any assessment one might receive in the office of a specialist.

Ultimately, she settled on several stones for my presenting complaint: A smokey quartz, to draw out pain; selenite to removed blockages and lepidolite to clear any anxiety held in my body, which might be contributing to the discomfort. She said that in a healing session she would also recommend placing yellow stones on either side of my body, adding that this was a completely intuitive suggestion.

I found this last comment very insightful as a yellow stone would be beneficial to the area surrounding the gallbladder: the organ beneath the liver, responsible for storing and directing bile for the digestive process. It was an organ I had been actively supporting through herbal supplements and cupping treatments; but not an issue I had mentioned to Hill during the assessment.

In terms of our health, we have always had a relationship with minerals. We consume them daily through our food, or supplements. Himalayan salt is a popular source with approximately 84 trace minerals the body can metabolize – plus a unique ionic energy that is release when the salt is mixed with water. We also use magnesium in a variety of forms – oil, spray or capsule – topically, or internally, to treat insomnia, headaches, sore muscles, and restless leg syndrome (RLS).

While stone and mineral therapy can be used in harmony with other treatments, Hill says it is effective as a stand-alone treatment and can be emotionally cleansing. She has observed heart-warming occasions where a client will feel drawn, inexplicably, to a particular stone. That they have noted a strong reaction, current, or energy in association with specific stones and after sitting with them for a few moments, will often report feeling better: their mood elevated, aches and pains alleviated.

Throughout the centuries we have discovered healing is an endeavor with many facets and can be administered in the most interesting and unusual ways. In this respect, natural health may be the sum several elements: an active physical lifestyle, a positive, open mind and a willingness to try new things.

Perhaps the most appropriate question is: what feels right for you?