A few weeks ago in March, we posted our blog titled “7 Healing Uses for Crystals”. This article went over a few crystals and their respective healing properties for specific types of ailments.

Today we are talking about the crystal known as Black Tourmaline and some of its properties, benefits and uses. Black Tourmaline is the ONLY solid black gemstone/bead that we use in our handmade gemstone jewelry and bracelets – and for good reason! Tourmaline is one of only six gemstones that is piezoelectric (can carry an electric charge). Tourmaline goes a little further – it is also pyroelectric (generates an electrical charge). Tourmaline comes from the striated stone family (Kyanite also belongs to the striated stone family); striated stones have parallel grooves that are recessed down the length of the gemstone. These parallel grooves create channels on the stone. These channels can focus large amounts of energy in one linear direction. This makes striated stones well suited for channeling energy deep into the physical body. Electrical in nature, tourmaline is known to generate a weak electric current, producing FAR infrared rays and converting moisture in the air to negative ions. FAR infrared rays (FIR) are the ‘warm’ energy in humans, animals and plants, emitted from sunlight. The intensity of Far Infrared rays produced by the human body constantly fluctuates. When the intensity is high, we feel healthy and better equipped to deal with physical challenges. When the Far Infrared Rays (FIR) begin to decline, we are subject to becoming unwell and tend to age more quickly.

Today, Black Tourmaline is one of the most popular crystals used and is a powerful stone for protection against negative energy (negative electrical thought/energy directed at someone or something), as well as a strong spiritual grounding stone. It also encourages a positive attitude regardless of the circumstances that you find yourself in and is said to provide a connection between Earth and the human spirit.


Physical Energy Healing: Stimulates reflex points associated with the lower back, legs, ankles and feet. May be used to realign the spinal column and provides pain relief and assists with strained or torn muscles, numbness, arthritis, and scar tissue.

Emotional Energy Healing: Helps in overcoming substance abuse, and releases any suicidal thoughts or self-harming tendencies.

Chakra Healing Energy: Activates grounding between the base chakra (located at the base of the spine and controls the energy for kinesthetic feeling and movement) and the center of the Earth, providing further enhancement of one’s well-being on this physical plane.


With so many healing applications and benefits, it’s easy to see why black tourmaline is such a popular crystal.
Remember, working with crystals and stones is great complimentary therapy in addition to the healing advice your health care professional recommends.

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