What is Tourmaline?
For over 5,000 years, the Chinese Traditional Medicine has based this gemstone as a source of “chi energy”. It has various health benefits on the body with the capabilities of emitting negative ions and infrared rays.
This naturally occurring gemstone is known to be semi-precious and is found all over the world. It was discovered in 1703 in the beautiful country of Sri Lanka. After its discovery, many countries has found large deposits of them mainly in countries like Afghanistan, Brazil, Madagascar, and Pakistan. Unlike many gemstones, tourmaline is found in shades of different colors from purple, yellow, black, blue, green, pink, red, and brown.
The tourmaline gem is known to be an “electric stone” to some scientist as it generates a weak electrical current. Jacques and Pierre Curie proved this by their own experiments in 1880, and concluded that it was able to carry a charge as well as produce alpha waves, negative ions, and infrared photon energy.
With the production of negative ions, alpha waves and infrared energy, the tourmaline gemstone bears health benefits like:
- Ward off depression
- Purify the blood
- Improve blood circulation
- Promote sleep
- Relieve stress
- Enhance the immune system
Negative Ions– Why They Are Critical to the Tourmaline Gemstone
The body absorbs negative and positive ions. When exposed to high concentrations of positive ions, the body seems to be groggy, and in a bad mood. Positive ions are associated with the bustling life of the city such as cell phones, electrical appliances, power lines, smoke and fumes. They are free radicals that can cause as stressors that are just plain atrocious to the human body.
In contrast to positive ions, negative ions are found in brooks, waterfalls, and any body of water where there is a great current of them. In fact, being in the great outdoor is already packed with negative ions. When exposed to them, negative ions neutralize the free radicals around the body which leave the body feeling refreshed.
Because tourmaline gemstones emit such natural elements, the body benefits from many of negative ions’ assets.