One of the most popular forms of quartz, amethyst gemstones is associated with spirituality and healing. amethyst can be found in Brazil, Britain, Canada, East Africa, India, Mexico and the U.S. The healing properties of amethyst include mental, physical and spiritual balance. They are believed to emit highly spiritual vibrations that correspond with the number three. Amethyst is the birthstone of those born and February and it’s connected to the astrological sign of Pisces. Amethyst is a derivative of the Greek word amethustos, meaning sober. In ancient Greece, it was believed the stone could protect the wearer from excessive drunkenness. The ancient Romans were also known to use amethyst in goblets to ward off drunkenness. And among the ancient Egyptians, amethyst became a popular stone in jewelry.
Throughout the world, amethyst gemstones are highly regarded positive energy stones that support psychic abilities, purification, protection, healing and alleviate insomnia. According to Charms of Light by Caryl Haxworth, the healing properties of amethyst gemstones include:
Amethyst is a natural tranquilizer, it relieves stress and strain, soothes irritability, balances mood swings, dispels anger, rage, fear and anxiety. Alleviates sadness and grief, and dissolves negativity. Amethyst activates spiritual awareness, opens intuition and enhances psychic abilities. “
Today, as the healing properties of amethyst become more mainstream, amethyst gemstones are routinely used in crystal healing therapy to balance the aura or open the third eye and crown chakra. Amethyst gemstones emit negative ions which are believed to draw toxins out of the body. Common beauty products including the popular Detox Foot Pads contain amethyst crystal powder which helps draw various toxins out of the body. Because of negative ions within amethyst, the gemstone may help alleviate allergies by removing particles from the lungs. In addition to removing chemicals like aerosol from the air, amethyst can eliminate it from the body.
Amethyst gemstones also have naturally occurring magnetic fields that interact and exchanges energy with the body’s magnetic field and support physical well-being. According to 8 Benefits of Amethyst Gemstone by Dr. Edward Group DC, NP, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM
This stone also generates far-infrared radiation, a type of long-wavelength radiation. All light and heat particles demonstrate this wavelength. X-rays have a very short wavelength, whereas visible light has a wavelength that is much longer.”
The healing properties of amethyst include:
Far-infrared radiation can support healthy cell growth and regeneration. Some experiments done on animals indicate that far-infrared radiation promotes the growth of healthy cells.
Far-infrared radiation can support microcirculation in capillaries in the skin. It also improves the flexibility of blood vessels which support fluid transportation.
Some scientists have found that far-infrared radiation may help inhibit the growth of bacteria in the body.
Low levels of heat from amethyst crystals may help calm the body and support sleep.
Many believe that far-infrared radiation promotes antioxidants in the body as well.
The healing properties of amethyst may even include an improvement in mood and overall satisfaction with life. A recent study found that participants felt an increased sense of satisfaction with life after a far infrared radiation emitting disc was placed under their pillow during sleep. These findings were in direct comparison to participants who had a placebo disc.
Amethyst gemstones support and benefit our mental, physical and spiritual well-being. However according to The Physics of Chakra Balancing with Crystals: How Crystal Energy Harmonizes the Human Energy Field by Ashley Leavy “Because each individual person has a unique energy frequency, the resonance that is created by introducing a crystal into the energy field may vary from person to person…since each person has their own unique energy frequency, the Amethyst may have a different effect on each person, removing the headache pain for some, but not for others.’
Thanks to naturally occurring far infrared radiation and negative ions, amethyst gemstones have many amazing health benefits for the body. How are you using your amethyst gemstone from the Fearless box? Comment below or visit us on Facebook, letting us know how!
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