Découvrons la lithothérapie

Discover lithotherapy

Through the study of the chakras, we have seen how important it is for our well-being to balance our energy centers.

To facilitate the free flow of vital energy, various natural methods are available to us; among these methods is lithotherapy.

Less known than homeopathy or aromatherapy, let's discover it.

  1. The concept in a nutshell

If the term only appeared during the 20th century, lithotherapy has existed for ages (it can be found since Antiquity among the Indians but also among the Egyptians or even among the Greeks and Romans): it is is about healing with stones, we also talk about stone therapy.

An alternative and complementary method of care, lithotherapy has long suffered from the label associated with it: the use of stones as care was associated with a practice based on superstitions; lithotherapy did not appear to be a serious technique, some seeing it as a method of charlatans promising a sure cure.

Ancestral method, some scientists have taken a closer interest in it and have thus allowed the rehabilitation of lithotherapy in a way: from the Renaissance, doctors were interested in it; thus, the doctor of Emperor Rudolph II, Anselme Boece De Boot wrote a book entitled “the perfect jeweler or history of stones” in which he describes the medicinal power of stones; let us also quote, Mr LEMERY, doctor of Louis XIV, who, in 1748, applied himself in his pharmaceutical work to explain the virtues of about fifty stones and minerals.

Abandoned in favor of “modern” medicine, it was Edgard GAYCE who brought lithotherapy back to the fore by explaining the curative virtues of crystals.

Today, the craze for soft, alternative and complementary medicine makes it possible to discover or rediscover the power of stones.

  1. Why use lithotherapy?

Lithotherapy and vital energy are inseparable: to use this technique is to admit that an energy circulates in our body.

If a person has never been interested in the energy centers, the aura, it is very likely that he is not very open to this therapy.

We also note that people who do not accept the idea that an energy not visible to the naked eye exists, are reluctant to use lithotherapy and are often those who dispute the most vehemently. this practice.

To be able to benefit from the benefits of lithotherapy, the prerequisite is therefore that the user has accepted the idea that an invisible energy governs us.

Lithotherapy and spirituality are therefore linked.

If lithotherapy and energy are inseparable, it is because the stones, more precisely the crystals, have their own vibratory force which acts on our energy centers.

The color of the stones is also important since each chakra, each energy center is governed by a specific color.

Resorting to lithotherapy balances the chakras and therefore contributes to the well-being of the individual.

The power of the stones influences our mental and psychic state: stress-related ailments can thus be reduced.

On the physical level, lithotherapy cannot alone allow healing and cannot replace the sometimes unavoidable recourse to the doctor : acting on the energy level, it nevertheless allows you to feel better and as such, it finds its place in as a complementary method.

Although it contributes to the well-being of individuals, lithotherapy is not recognized in France as part of alternative medicine.

  1. Lithotherapy, practical side.

  • How to choose “your” stone?

Lithotherapy based on the belief that a stone emits a vibration, it is advisable to be guided by your instinct; if one is attracted to a particular stone, one should follow that attraction.

In addition to the instinctive choice, the stone can also be used because of the virtues associated with it and its color (the color is also the one that gives the stone its characteristics): depending on the chakra you want to open, we will opt for a particular stone.

  • How to use the stones?

The stone, once chosen, can be used in many different ways: one of the best known uses is that of wearing the stone as jewelry.

If you opt to wear the stone as jewelry, the size of the chosen mineral will matter little; what is important is to “connect” to the jewel and therefore not to forget it.

Wearing a stone in the form of jewelry is also trendy, and on this point, note that the so-called ethnic fashion has made it possible to make the practice of lithotherapy better known; we even speak today of virtuous bracelets.

Apart from wearing the stone, they can be used while being placed:

  • Pose on one of the unbalanced meridians (practice which has similarities with acupuncture; here, the stones replace the needles).
  • The stone can also be installed in a place of life or in the workplace.
  • It can be placed under the pillow (use recommended when the use of lithotherapy is motivated by sleep disorders).

Finally, the simplest use of the stone is to manipulate it between your hands.

Whether placed or worn, it appears important for the use of the stone to connect to it beforehand: practitioners speak of programming; programming the stone is simply projecting your intention, your thought (in short, saying why you are using this particular crystal).

The use of stones also requires taking care of them by cleaning them; we also speak of purification. To do this, the simplest method is to place it in a bowl of cold water for at least 5 hours.

Other cleaning methods exist but require a perfect knowledge of the minerals because it is necessary to ensure that the stone will not be damaged during the technique used (the stones can be purified with salt water, clay , soil or salt).

Once cleaned, the stone must be recharged: a simple method exists, it consists in placing the stone in the light of the sun.

  1. Focus on five stones

Some crystals are better known and others do not all have the same virtues, here is a zoom on five most used stones.

  • amethyst

Violet in color, this stone influences the crown chakra, that is to say on thought: as such, it balances the psychic forces and improves intuition.

Known for its soothing properties, amethyst brings inner peace: nervous people have every interest in using it.

Its properties make it a stone to fight against sleep disorders: often linked to an anxious state, sleep disorders can be avoided by placing an amethyst under the pillow but also by manipulating it just before going to sleep. .

  • amber

Stone known for its golden color, amber influences the so-called solar plexus chakra.

As such, it influences the development of the "me" and allows those who manipulate it to assert themselves.

This stone is known to restore energy, dynamism and is therefore recommended for depressed, depressed people.

Note that this stone being resin, it should not be exposed to the sun for its recharging.

  • The pink quartz

Also referred to by the term "bohemian ruby", it is the stone of love that provides calm and self-confidence.

Rose quartz acts on the heart chakra.

It reduces stress and provides a feeling of security; as such, it is a recommended stone for children.

Providing appeasement, rose quartz can be used to find a good quality of sleep: it is advisable to place this stone in the bedroom; by connecting to it, negative energies should be driven out of the room, which will allow you to find a restful sleep.

  • tiger's eye

Influencing all the chakras, tiger's eye is considered a stone that wards off the evil eye.

If you use tiger's eye as a protective jewel, it is better to wear it.

This stone is also known to drive out negative waves from a home and therefore finds its perfect place in a room where we live (this can be in a room in our house but also in the office where we work).

Providing calm and serenity, it also promotes social relations: the person regaining self-confidence, they will be less shy and will approach exchanges with others more serenely.

  • The jade stone

Associated with immortality in Chinese civilization, it is considered the stone "of the elderly" because it would help to age well.

The virtues associated with the jade stone are justice, tolerance: it therefore confers a certain wisdom linked to the concentration and reflection that it facilitates.

The power given to this stone makes it a power stone.

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