Although much of my training has been in mental and emotional health, I grew up in a family of nurses, and this informal education has really helped me pinpoint different things during healing appointments with clients.
Physical healing is the most immediate form of healing relief that can come after a shamanic healing ceremony. It forms the basis for pain relief and removal of physical blockages, so that the shaman and her Spirits can begin to work on the emotional/spiritual levels.
Many numerous stones, woods, plants, and other sacred items can help with physical healing, such as carnelian, willow, plantain/all heal, etc. The concept of Sympathetic Magic appears to be strongest with physical healing items, if one looks at historical documents and folklore.
NOTE: The following descriptions are purely from my experiences in Trance, and should NOT REPLACE allopathic medicine. Please see my Major Disclaimer (to the left of this webpage).
Here are a few of my favorites:
|Sacred stones for physical healing|
Hematite is a silvery, bubbly stone that has a rusty color when rubbed off. It is a form of Iron Oxide, and is primarily used to help heal disorders of the blood (anemia, inflammation, blood circulation, etc.). It has a secondary use of helping the brain to focus and concentrate when overwhelmed with powerful emotions (sort of like a "distancing" and "mentalizing" effect).
One of my favorites (I love the gorgeous yellow color)! Sulphur assists with metabolic balances, bile, stomach issues, strengthening of bones and organs, and many other wonderful things. It is also highly useful in increasing energy levels and supporting cancer patients.Bloodstone:
This stone also works on disorders of the blood (similar to hematite above), but I've found it very useful for organs and tissues, more than the blood itself (i.e., heart, liver, etc).Calcite:
Calcite is composed of calcium, so I find it excellent in assisting with broken bones, osteopenia, broken teeth, and nutrient imbalances. It comes in a wide range of colors, and I usually use either the white or the golden calcite.Fluorite:
Fluorite has both calcium and fluoride compounds in it, and so for physical healing, I enjoy using it for all sorts of dental issues. In fact, I have a piece by my bed to help combat cavities! Fluorite comes in as many colors as calcite, but I use the purple fluorite mainly for helping mental/ emotional stability, and 3rd eye issues.Carnelian:
This is the Best Stone for female reproductive issues, hands down! If you look at the squiggly lines, they can easily be seen to represent blood vessels. I use this for menstruation issues, pregnancy, cramps, ovarian cysts, cancer, etc.
As the upcoming ceremony focuses on stones and crystals, I will not discuss these here today. Check back here for a future blog article on other sacred items that can assist with physical healing!
The ceremony is this Sunday, October 5th, and I hope to see many of you there!