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Article: Colombian emeralds in the medical and healing field


Colombian emeralds in the medical and healing field

Emeralds have been revered in multiple cultures throughout history. The ancient Egyptians believed that these green stones had healing powers and gave them protection in the afterlife.

Pre-Columbian civilizations in South America also attributed mystical properties to emeralds, using these gems in healing and spiritual rituals.

In the Middle Ages, emeralds were believed to have the ability to cure eye diseases and improve memory. This historical text pays homage to the lasting connection between emeralds and medicine over time.

Physical and Spiritual Properties of the Emeralds

From a physical point of view, emeralds are varieties of beryl mineral, known for its hexagonal crystalline structure and unique color intensity. Its green color  is due to the presence of chrome and vanadium.

In addition to their physical properties, emeralds also have a deep spiritual significance in many cultures. It is said that these stones are linked to the heart chakra and are used to balance emotions, promote tranquillity and encourage healing at the emotional and spiritual level.

Scientific research

Modern science has shed light on the mysteries of emeralds. Researchers have studied the crystalline structure of these gems, discovering how they interact with light and energy.

The unique crystalline structure of emeralds has been fascinated for scientists. Recent studies have revealed that emeralds emit an electromagnetic frequency that resonates with the energy field of the human body.

This resonance is believed to have positive effects on the body, stimulating cell regeneration and strengthening the immune system. In addition, emeralds contain traces of elements such as vanadium, which are believed to have antioxidant properties, contributing to their ability to promote cellular health and general well-being.

In addition, research is being carried out on the use of emeralds in emerging medical technologies, such as accurate diagnostic devices and light-based therapies.

Gemotherapy and Emeralds: Holistic Therapy for Health

Gemotherapy, also known as crystal therapy, is a practice that uses gems and crystals to promote healing and well-being. In this holistic therapy, emeralds are used to balance and clean the heart chakra, thus promoting emotional and physical health.

It is believed that emeralds help release emotional blockages, facilitating healing of deep emotional wounds.

Therapists also use emeralds to relieve stress and promote deep relaxation, which contributes to the overall improvement of well-being.

Emeralds in Modern Medicine

In the 21st century, emeralds are finding their way into modern medicine in innovative ways. Nanotechnology has allowed the development of emerald nanoparticles that can be used for targeted drug administration.

These nanoparticles can directly carry medicines to affected cells, improving the effectiveness of treatments. In addition, emerald applications are being investigated in photodynamic therapy, a promising approach to the treatment of cancer that uses light and photosensitive substances to kill cancer cells.

Paula A. Bonilla 

Social communicator and journalist from Sergio Arboleda University in Colombia. She is also a jeweler and is passionate about constantly learning about precious gems and national high jewelry.

Currently, she is working for one of Bogotá's most important jewelry stores, Emerald by Love. This jewelry store has over 40 years of experience and has 2 physical branches in the capital city of Colombia, located in the city center.

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