What is Tourmaline Gemstone?
The word tourmaline takes its origins from the Singhalese phrase "tura mali," meaning "stone mixed with vibrant colors." From magenta to teal-blue, meadow-green to vibrant yellow, and even black, this powerfull healing stone is known to change its color in different forms of light. Some say that there are no two tourmalines with the exact same color, and for this reason it has been historically revered as a "magic" stone capable of protecting whoever wore it.
The tourmaline gemstone has the uncanny ability to become its own source of electric charge, as it is both pyroelectric, as well as piezoelectric. When the gem is put under greater amounts of pressure or when it is dramatically heated or cooled, it creates an electrical charge capable of emitting infrared waves and negative ions. Today it is a well-known fact that tourmaline gemstone can seamlessly aid the body's detoxification process.¹
The Health Benefits of Tourmaline Gemstone
Furthermore, tourmaline produces a detoxifying, cleansing effect on the nervous system, as well as the organs and tissues of the body. It has been shown as a useful aid for improving circulation, reducing stress, improving brain alertness and activating the immune system. This colorful gemstone has a highly stabilizing effect on our nerves, due to its capacity to generate its own heat. This ability to self-produce an electrical change makes it one of the only minerals that can emit far infrared heat, as well as negative ions.¹
Preliminary research using tourmaline gemstones on animals and plants found that the gemstone has an activating effect on both animal and plant metabolism.
Why are we interested in a mineral that can emit Far Infrared Rays and negative ions?
They also very gently increase blood flow by expanding the capillaries that carry blood, which in turn promotes oxygenation and regeneration of the blood, deeply detoxifying it for the improved functioning of all of the major organs of the body which depend on blood for energy. This detoxification is on the deepest level, allowing hidden toxins in the blood to be dissolved.
Negative ions are also incredibly important in determining mood. Michael Terman, PhD, of Columbia University in New York, has researched negative ions and reports that, "The action of the pounding surf creates negative air ions and we also see it immediately after spring thunderstorms when people report lightened moods.² Furthermore, Columbia University studies on depression in winter has shown that depression can be relieved as much through negative ion generators as it can through the use of antidepressants, without the negative side effects. These ions increase the amount of oxygen flow to the brain, increasing awareness and mental energy.³
Many professional athletes have reported great performance improvements after using therapeutic gemstones, such as tourmaline. Swedish Olympic world-swimming champion, Glen Christiansen, was reported as having stated that, "The green tourmaline necklace gives me a lot of strength, and allows me to recover faster from hard workouts." "Curiously enough," she also added, "it gives me more sexual interest and power."
This gem has been reported to actually have the power to boost sexual energy in men, as it increases the blood flow and circulation in the body. The gemstone is also reported as helping to ease emotions, increasing vitality and vigor in both men and women. (4)
How Is Tourmaline Gemstone Good For You?
Tourmaline gemstone can help reduce many toxin-related ailments
- Helps aid fat loss
- Reduces water retention
- Improves blood circulation
- Expels unnecessary waste
- Helps cleanse the liver and kidneys
- Helps heal skin disorders
- Reduction in emotional maladies such as anxiety and depression
- Relief from acute and chronic illnesses
- Aids in elimination of heavy metals, poisons, and carcinogenic material from our bodies
- Reduces lactic acids and free fatty acids
- 1. Niwa Institute for Immunology, Japan. Int J. Biometeorol 1993 Sep; 37(3) 133-8).
- 2. Howard, Pierce J. The Owners Manual for the Brain: Everyday Applications from Mind Brain Research. Center for Applied Cognitive Sciences in Charlotte, N.C.
- 3. WebMD. http://www.webmd.com/balance/features/negative-ions-create-positive-vibes
- 4. Katz, Michael. Gemstone Energy Medicine, Healing Body, Mind, and Spirit. 1995.
- 5. Can Gemstones Boost Mens Sexual Energy? http://www.articlesbase.com/men%27s-health-articles/can-gemstones-boost-mens-sexual-energy-723762.html