Precious and semi-precious gemstones have been used since recorded history and probably before, for spiritual, emotional and physical healing. Alternative healers all over the world use gemstones today. It is best to use gemstones for physical healing with a professional, but the layman - with caution and practice - can use them. If you are using gemstones on yourself or helping a friend, it is best to work slowly and keep a written record of each treatment as to how long stone was left on the body and exactly where on the body it was placed. Some stones should not touch the body, but only be used about an inch or two above it. Research and understand each stone before using it.
According to accepted practice, lore, legend, and beliefs...every gemstone puts of an energy or healing power. MalaforVets creates handmade mala beads following these practices. Chris names each of the mala beads according to the healing power(s) associated with the beads used. However, there is no esoteric value added to these mala beads from Chris. That value is added by the person who buys the mala. The power is in the belief.