Wearing genuine gemstones and crystals is a highly effective way to help promote good health or to heal from a trauma or illness. This custom dates as far back as the stone ages and is still used across the world today by all types of healers. There have been many recent scientific studies showing the effects of certain stones on the body and how they can help to heal and balance the body.
I have had great success using natural gemstones and crystals to help heal illnesses and behavior issues with my 8 dogs, 5 of which were rescue adoptions, my draft horse who was also a rescue, as well as my 4 birds.
Genuine sterling silver has wonderful healing benefits as well. It has been used for centuries for it’s germ killing properties and to treat infectious and inflammatory diseases. Silver is known to help cleanse the body and elimate toxins at the cellular level. When silver is combined with gemstones, it helps to balance the body by drawing out negative energy and illness and allowing positive, healing energy to flow into the body.
When using gemstones for healing and balancing benefits, they must be cleansed regularly to clear any negative or unwanted energy they have absorbed. You should also cleanse prior to first use, so that you can begin fresh without any negative energy from previous handling of the stone prior to purchase.
There are many methods that can be used to cleanse your gemstones. I would recommend either placing the charm in the freezer for a night or placing outside under a FULL moon for a night. If you’re in a rush to cleanse your charm, you can hold under cool, filtered running water, then allow to air dry. If using the water method, be aware that some gemstones will erode if placed in water regularly. I have a friend that cleanses her stones in the smoke from a burning bundle of sage if she’s in a rush. This is called smudging. For optimum results, please cleanse your charm at least monthly, or after a particularly difficult day with your pet.
*It is important to remember that healing is not the same as curing. It is helping the body to balance and become stronger over time. It is not meant as a substitute for a medical diagnosis or treatment from your local veterinarian. I can only tell you my personal experience with gemstones, not offer advice or diagnosis.