What is Tourmaline?

Tourmalines’ beneficial effects on health started to attract attention in the 1990′s and many tourmaline products were introduced to the market.  Various effects have been reported.

Tourmaline is truly a fascinating, semi-precious gemstone which comes in an abundance of colors. It is composed of a complex mineral group, resulting in a complex crystalline structure with many applications to the human body.  It’s ability to naturally produce Electricity, Negative-Ions and Far infrared Rays exceeds that of all other minerals.

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What causes pain with your joints?

What is the cause of your pain?

There are many causes of joint problems and any joint in your body can be affected.

Knee, shoulder, back, foot, ankles, arms and other joints all have associated problems and symptoms. Some of these can be easily treated, while others that may be signs of more serious problems.

Arthritis is the most common cause of joint problems though individuals who are very active many experience joint problems from muscle and ligament related issues. There are about 200 different musculoskeletal conditions. Arthritis is a term used by doctors to describe inflammation within a joint, while rheumatism is a more general term that is used to describe aches and pains in or around the joints. Because there are many possible causes of these pains doctors don’t often use the term rheumatism and will usually refer to these problems either by a specific diagnosis or according to the part of the body affected.

Doctors sometimes use the term ‘musculoskeletal conditions’ or ‘the rheumatic diseases’ to refer to a whole range of conditions that affect the joints.

Tourmaline and your Body

Effects of Tourmaline on the human body

Tourmaline crystals produce electricity of 0.06mA, which is compatible with the human body.

Far infrared energy that Tourmaline naturally emits causes a resonance in the body at the same frequency as water.  All matter is made up of uniquely-arranged electrons and molecules, moving in unison. When molecules are illuminated with electromagnetic radiation of the same intrinsic vibration frequency as the substance itself, the electromagnetic wave energy is absorbed and the amplitude of that substance’s molecular vibration is increased. That’s why when FIR, having the same vibration frequency, illuminates a substance, that substance will filter out the FIR and experience a “resonance absorption.” This is a process known as “resonance-absorption to heat-generation” with the aid of FIR.

Comfortable temperatures are actually synonymous with a comfortable energy frequency or “wavelength.” That wavelength happens to be 8 to 14 microns – the same as FIR. The seventy five percent of our bodies composed of water, protein, fat and other substances – all must function properly to sustain life. When living things absorb FIR of 8 to 14 micron wavelength, they experience resonance absorption. The vibrating movement of FIR (approximately 2000 times per minute), in living tissue produces an increase in energy which in turn activates cells and enhances metabolism.

Tourmaline also helps improve circulation, relieves stress, increases mental alertness and strengthens the immune system function (Niwa Institute for Immunology, Japan. Int J. Biometeorol 1993 Sep; 37(3) 133-8).

Pain and inflammation

Both positive ions (cations), and negative ions (anions), occur naturally in the air and have historically had a relative balance in nature. However, the environment we live in today has far more sources of positive ions than in the past, creating an electrical imbalance in the air and in our bodies.

Cations are produced by machines and technology: Computers,televisions, airplanes, refrigerators and cars; heating unit sand air-conditioners saturate homes, offices, and other indoor environments with cations. They are also called free radicals. Free radicals (cations), are active forms of oxygen and can be produced by:  Electrical Discharge from high-voltage network, heating and cooling systems; TVs, radio transmitters, radar systems, computers, exhaust and cigarette fumes, smog, radiation along with harmful chemicals and toxins. Cations can damage cells and are believed to be one reason for deteriorating our physical and emotional well being and have a role in the aging process and instigating cancer.

Anions counter the exhausting effect of cations – and they have also been found to be profoundly helpful to the immune, respiratory, circulatory systems, mood enhancement and more.

How to use Tourmaline products

1. First clean the tourmaline pad and the area of skin which will come into contact with the pad. Keep it slightly damp. Then apply to your back. The support must be in direct skin contact!

2. After approximately 15-30 minutes you will feel a heating / acupuncture sensation.

3. The length time of treatment depends on the patient’s ability to bear the sensation. We recommend that you wear this 2-3hours per day. The application time can be broken down into 1-3 times a day.

4. During use, it’s normal to cause a sensation of heat or burning. You can remove it anytime should you feel overwhelmed by the sensation. There is NO need to worry about this burning your skin, remember it is a sensation, in an acupuncture type manner.

5. Along with the adaptability of your body, the sensation will become less intense and it will take longer for the sensation of heat to act, but the physical therapy and its benefits will not reduce.