Do Calming Stones Really Work?
When it comes to calming stones there is a lot of debate over whether they really work. There isn’t an official scientific verdict, with Time magazine reporting in one article that the power of a calming stone is arguably, “In the eye of the beholder.” With that said, there is a great degree of anecdotal evidence that people who use calming stones find themselves happier, more relaxed, and living with greatly reduced stress.
While it may be a myth of there being any concrete data that illustrates the effectiveness of calming stones, many people swear by them.
Those who use calming stones say that by holding them with the intention of reducing stress the stone can essentially be, “Programmed,” to assist in calming the person using it.
The seven most popular calming stones are Amethyst, Celestite, Fluorite, Black Tourmaline, Angelite, Blue Lace Agate, and Lepidolite.
Fans of using these calming stones recommend users, “cleanse the stone in the smoke of burning sage, and then state your intention while holding the crystal or stone in your hands.”
Clearly it is difficult to say if calming stones really work. With no actual scientific data proving their effectiveness many medical professionals would most likely claim any benefit from calming stones is a placebo effect.
However, those who use calming stones often swear by them and claim that through keeping your stones cleansed and full of the intention of relaxation they will assist users in living a much less stressful life. There is an absence of definitive proof that calming stones DO work or that they DO NOT work.
In the end it all comes down to if the person using a calming stone truly finds it is helping them. Should someone using a calming stone believe it is helping with their stress and that they feel more calm, in the end the stone has done its job, whether it, “Really,” works or not.