World Health Day: Know the Science behind gemstones’ impact on your health

World Health Day: Know the Science behind gemstones’ impact on your health

WHO defines health as “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity”. Hence, it's not only important to look like a good apple from outside but truly consider it as “wealth”, and cherish inside and out.

In Indian traditions like Ayurveda and Vedic astrology, gemstones are celebrated for their healing powers. But which gemstone is right for you? How do they work their magic? And where do you even begin? On World Health Day, let's spill the beans into the science and beliefs behind the power of gemstones. 

The Science Behind How Gemstones Impact Our Health 

For some, gemstones may seem like nothing more than a placebo, but for others, they're deeply rooted in ancient beliefs. While modern science hasn't fully explained their effects, it hasn't ruled them out either. With personal experiences, Vedic science, and strong belief systems backing them, gemstones are believed to hold healing powers that can influence both health and destiny. It's worth exploring this concept further by delving into the logic behind it.

Light & Colour: 

We're all familiar with how objects appear in certain colors when light hits them, right? Well, the same goes for gemstones. When you wear a particular colored stone, it absorbs certain wavelengths of light and reflects back others. Plus, our skin absorbs and responds to the light it receives. So, by wearing different colored stones, you're essentially influencing the wavelengths of light around you and their biological effects on your body. Just like  our hands and fingers have a lot of nerve endings, certain areas of our body absorb light better than others.Therefore wearing gemstone jewellery like rings, bracelets and pendants helps us absorb the necessary energies and repel the rest. Pretty fascinating, huh?

Vibration and Energy levels

Gemstones, being buried for millions of years beneath the earth, absorb the unique qualities of their surroundings. This affects their vibration frequencies and how they interact with the energy levels around you. As a result, they attract or repel certain auras and energies, ultimately stabilizing your mood and energy levels. If there are any energies in your system that are stuck or blocking your energy flow, natural gemstones’ energy healing might unclog these. It can sometimes result in a physical release too. 

The Cosmic Involvement: 

In Vedic astrology, gemstones are recommended based on an individual's birth chart and planetary positions. These gemstones, particularly the navratnas, are associated with the body's nine chakras, aligning with the energies of the nine planets. Take pearls, for instance—form in response to the moon's vibes deep underwater. And guess what? Since we're made of about 75% water, lunar vibes impact us too! And these vibes   lead to our mood swings and physical ailments. Wearing a pearl interacts with lunar energy, thus helping balance water levels and harmonizing physical and emotional well-being.

Gemstones and their healing properties:

1. Diamond:

Health Benefits: 

  • Boosts immunity 

  • Aids in managing asthma-related issues

  • Helps alleviate UTI symptoms

  • Assists in resolving lower abdominal and digestive issues

  • Improves conditions related to lips, skin, throat, and jaw

  • Acts as a preventative measure against apoplexy

Healing Properties: 

  • Enhances clarity and purity, fostering unconditional love.

Chakra Impact: The Crown Chakra.

2. Amethyst:

Health Benefits: 

  • Enhances strength and stamina

  • Supports skin oxygenation

  • Combats inflammation

  • Enhances blood circulation

  • Reduces stress levels

  • Aids in overcoming insomnia

  • Repels negative dreams 

Healing Properties:

  • Soothing, promotes peace and creativity.

Chakra Impact: The Crown Chakra.

3. Aquamarine:

Health Benefits: 

  • Provides relief from stress

  • Effective for treating laryngitis

  • Alleviates throat issues

  • Helps regulate thyroid function

  • Balances hormonal levels

  • Addresses dental and gum problems

  • Soothes skin conditions like eczema and rosacea

  • Facilitates emotional healing from trauma

  • Promotes relaxation of nerves and muscles 

Healing Properties:

  • Aids in stress relief, fosters courage and tranquility.

Chakra Impact: The Throat Chakra.

4. Blue Sapphire:

Health Benefits: 

  • Instils calmness 

  • Strengthens immunity

  • Enhances vitality and resilience

  • Improves sleep quality

  • Supports eye health

  • Eases ear discomfort

  • Assists in nosebleed and fever relief

Healing Properties:

  • Enhances serenity, aids in effective communication.

Chakra Impact: The Throat Chakra.

5. Citrine:

Health Benefits: 

  • Supports better sleep and vision

  • Acts as a detoxifying agent

  • Supports thyroid function

  • Benefits cardiovascular health

  • Regulates blood sugar levels

  • Addresses liver, stomach, and gastrointestinal issues

  • Stimulates digestion and pancreatic function

  • Activates the thymus gland 

Healing Properties:

  • Boosts optimism, encourages joy and manifestation.

Chakra Impact: The Solar Plexus Chakra.

6. Emerald:

Health Benefits: 

  • Accelerates recovery from illnesses 

  • Strengthens immunity

  • Fosters patience

  • Provides a calming and clarifying influence

Healing Properties:

  • Encourages growth, aids in healing and balance.

Chakra Impact: The Heart Chakra.

7. Opal:

Health Benefits: 

  • Enhances immunity

  • Aids in addressing stomach and eye disorders

  • Helps balance hormonal levels

Healing Properties:

  • Stimulates creativity, imagination, and inspiration.

Chakra Impact: Influences multiple Chakras.

8. Garnet:

Health Benefits: 

  • Boosts energy and vitality

  • Improves blood circulation

  • Strengthens immunity

  • Facilitates speedy recovery from illness

Healing Properties:

  • Boosts passion, energy levels, and vitality.

Chakra Impact: The Root Chakra.

9. Blue Topaz:

Health Benefits: 

  • Promotes emotional balance

  • Alleviates migraines

  • Relieves sore throat and related issues

  • Calms the nerves

  • Reduces stress, anxiety, tension, and depression 

Healing Properties:

  • Supports communication, fosters emotional balance and truth.

Chakra Impact: The Throat Chakra.

10. Moonstone:

Health Benefits: 

  • Enhances emotional balance and intuition

  • Fosters femininity

  • Aids mensuration 

  • Alleviate reproductive blockage
     

Healing Properties:

  • Enhances emotional balance, intuition, and feminine energy.

Chakra Impact: The Crown Chakra.

11. Morganite:

Health Benefits: 

  •  Aids in emotional healing

  • Calms the nervous system

  • Reduces stress, anxiety

  • Improves heart health, blood circulation

  • Supports weight loss and respiratory health

Healing Properties:

  • Promotes love, compassion, and emotional healing.

Chakra Impact: The Heart Chakra.

12. Orange Sapphire:

Health Benefits: 

  • Increases energy and vitality

  • Boosts immunity

  • Balances hormones

  • Supports the reproductive system

  • Alleviates menstrual and fertility issues

Healing Properties:

  • Boosts creativity, vitality, and joy.

Chakra Impact: The Sacral Chakra.

13. Pink Sapphire:

Health Benefits: 

  • Aids intuition, emotional healing

  • Eases anxiety and depression

  • Boosts immunity

  • Enhances creative flair

Healing Properties:

  • Enhances love, intuition, and emotional healing.

Chakra Impact: The Heart Chakra.

14. Rose Quartz:

Health Benefits: 

  •  Aids in emotional healing

  • Releases emotional wounds and trauma

  • Reflects negative energies

  • Strengthens muscles

  • Supports cardiac health

Healing Properties:

  • Cultivates love, compassion, and emotional healing.

Chakra Impact: The Heart Chakra.

15. Ruby:

Health Benefits: 

  • Promotes energy and vitality

  • Improves blood circulation

  • Helps combat vitamin D deficiency

  • Enhances eyesight and bone health

  • Supports digestion and aids in fighting diarrhea

  • Detoxifies

  • Alleviates body pains

Healing Properties:

  • Associated with passion, energy, and vitality.

Chakra Impact: The Root Chakra.

You know, there's a lot of talk about the positive vibes of gemstones, but science hasn't quite caught up yet. Still, plenty of folks swear by them, and hey, if it works for you, why not? Just remember to keep an open mind and maybe chat with an expert first. 

Now, when it comes to gemstone jewellery, we're talking rare, delicate, and downright stunning pieces. Rings, pendants, bracelets—you name it. And at Angara, the power's in your hands. Pick your metal, carat, gemstone quality—heck, even customise it to your liking. Plus, with BIS Hallmark and a 15-day money-back guarantee, you can shop worry-free.

Because let's face it, feeling good is half the battle, and nothing boosts your confidence like rocking some stunning accessories. So what are you waiting for? Treat yourself to some gemstone jewellery and let your inner sparkle shine!

FAQ

1. How Does Gemstone Jewellery Help Relieve Stress?
Gemstone Jewellery relieves stress by tapping into the calming energies of specific gemstones, harmonizing your own energy and surroundings.

2. Can Wearing Gemstone Jewellery Improve Sleep?
Gemstones like Moonstone and Amethyst can improve sleep. Moonstone, associated with the moon's energy, promotes peaceful rest, while Amethyst relieves anxiety, aiding those with sleep and mood disorders. Placing these stones under your pillow or wearing them enhances sleep and well-being.

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