Energy Balancing with Gemstones – Robert Frost PhD
A male colleague, the Swiss Alexander Technique teacher Erwin, took a week-long course with a native American shaman. After the training, the old shaman recommended that Erwin carry four gemstones in his pocket, rose quartz, jasper, amethyst and moss agate. Erwin knew that I am a stone cutter and jeweler so he asked me if I had those four stones. When I told him that I did, he said, “Bring them and let’s see what they do.”
I tested his muscles and found five that tested weak. Then I put the four recommended gemstones in his hand and tested the five muscles that had failed the first tests. With the gemstones in his hand, all five tested strong! When he put them down, they again tested weak. I was flabbergasted! How could this be? The mere touch of the gemstones improved his sensory awareness and fine motor response to the muscle tests.
Applied Kinesiology teaches that the muscles are indicators for the function of the related meridians and organs. So making muscles test strong can have a positive effect upon health and optimal functioning. Gemstones may be utilized to strengthen weak testing muscles and thereby to positively affect the related meridians and perhaps even their corresponding organs.
I am both a stone cutter/jeweler and an Alexander Technique teacher. At the time I made my first gemstone discoveries, I worked at home making jewelry and also worked at a medical clinic. At the clinic, I provided various forms of physical and psychological therapy plus taught the patients how to have better posture and use of their bodies.
Until this moment, my two professions as a jeweler and a therapist were quite separate. Suddenly, with the discovery that gemstones can balance muscle tone and improve the functions of the psyche, my two quite separate careers overlapped. After this discovery, the prospect of using gemstones therapeutically possessed me! I pushed and pulled on my friends’ and clients’ arms and legs while testing over a thousand different kinds of gemstones.
- There is much nonsense in the field of healing with gemstones
Before this time, the idea of using gemstones therapeutically had not occurred to me. Oh, I had heard about “healing with gemstones” but had not taken it seriously. I considered the field to be filled with new age airheads and much nonsense. My slight reading in that area brought me to the conclusion that the field of healing with gemstones was filled with more “woo-woo” esoteric nonsense than science. Now, the results of my own experiments forced me to reconsider my prejudiced position.
Most of the books on gemstone healing explain the effect of gemstones in this way, “Gemstones have an electromagnetic field that radiates out and positively affects us.” I have a scientific background with university degrees in psychology, biology and physics. I put my most sensitive electromagnetic field meters to my gemstones. There is no electromagnetic field around them at all!
This is one of my pet peeves. People who voice scientific concepts inaccurately to make statements that are just not true irritate me. Their inaccurate conclusions close their minds. This prevents them, and others who believe them, from serious scientific efforts to find the truth. By accepting half-baked scientific sounding nonsense, they don’t bother to find out what’s really going on.
- Scientifically proving my thesis
After extensive research and double blind studies demonstrated to me the validity of my findings, I applied to City University, Los Angeles for a doctorate degree. There, the prospective overseer of my project was very skeptical. He didn’t know if this should be in the field of psychology, biology or mineralogy! At first, he rejected my theme.
I asked permission to muscle test him. He was a tall and very strong man. His front shoulder muscle (Anterior Deltoid) tested strong — so strong that I could have probably put most of my whole body weight upon his arm without it moving. He could also hold his straightened leg up to the front (using the muscles in the front of his leg and his Abdominal muscles) against my test pressure. Then, I tested his arm and his opposite leg at the same time. His strength failed. He could not resist the double test pressure and his arm tested extremely weak.
In Applied Kinesiology, this double test of arm plus opposite leg is called “gait testing”. The gaits are patterns of locomotion of the four limbs. These are more easily visible in animals that walk on four legs. The timing of the four legs changes as the speed increases. The four gaits of a horse are, in order of increasing speed: walk, canter, trot and then gallop. You can see the four gaits of a horse here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifKU_kVQhd4
In humans, only the anterior gait is easily visible. In the normal gait pattern, when a human takes a step forward, the opposite arm swings forward at the same time. The double muscle test of arm and opposite leg tests this gait coordination. When the anterior gait tests weak, the subject will be less able to step out from where he is and move forward toward his desired goal. This is an example of one of my personal additions as a psychologist to the field of Applied Kinesiology: the typical psychological effects of particular muscle imbalances. Balancing the gaits enables subjects to more easily make creative changes that they have desired in their lives. They are more able to overcome inertia and all the reasons “why not” that have been holding them back from fulfillment and success in their endeavors. With the gaits turned on, they can actually do what they choose.
I tested his Anterior Deltoid alone again and demonstrated how strongly he could resist. Then I had him lift his opposite leg while I tested the Anterior Deltoid – this time with just two fingers. He couldn’t resist even my slight pressure. I asked him, “Do you notice that something is not functioning optimally with your neurology just now?” Although he was black, I noticed he was blushing as he replied, “Yes”.
The Anterior Gait Test
Then I put a Fluorite into his hand and repeated the double gait test. With the Fluorite, both his leg and arm tested very strong. I had him put the Fluorite down and repeated the test. His arm (Anterior Deltoid) tested weak even with a very gentle pressure. Extremely flustered and blushing strongly this time, he blurted out, “But this is not magic or occultism! This is just some kind of science that we don’t yet understand!” My demonstration put his scientific belief system in question and he was defending it strongly.
I agreed with him and said, “Some kind of science that we do not yet understand; isn’t that what the theme of a doctorate thesis should explore?” He looked bewildered for a moment, wrinkled his brow, looked from side to side and then agreed, and accepted my theme for a doctorate thesis. It felt good — defending my topic by demonstrating its validity upon his own disbelieving body.
I completed my thesis upon The Effect of Gemstones on Human Neurological Functioning and received my doctorate in Psychology with Studies in Applied Kinesiology in 1991. With it I put some scientific verification into the field of healing with gemstones.
Multicolored Fluorite Slab from China and Natural Cubic Fluorite Specimen
- Gemstones reliably balance Yin but not Yang meridians
Further research led to the discovery of specific gemstones that strengthen the muscles associated with each of the Yin meridians (Heart, Circulculation-Sex, Spleen, Lung, Kidney and Liver) and also the Central meridian. But I have not yet found a single instance of a gemstone that universally balances a Yang meridian (Small Intestine, Triple Heater, Stomach, Large Intestine, Bladder or Gall Bladder). Why I’ve located specific gemstones that balance each of the Yin but none of the Yang meridians, I don’t know.
Gemstones do balance Yang meridians. Almost always, I can find a gemstone that balances an individual subject’s Yang meridian muscles. But I have found no correlation between subjects. The gemstone that balances one person’s Yang, Stomach meridian and its associated Pectoralis Major Clavicular muscle, will not work for another subject with the same imbalance.
- Gemstones are not a panacea
It is not suggested that merely carrying meridian balancing gemstones will solve your health problems. Determining and correcting their causes is required. But gemstones can provide a powerful crutch, giving your energy system a powerful buffer against the debilitating effects of stress of all kinds. With a properly tested gemstone, you will have an increased capacity to handle stress without going out of energetic balance. With it, you will stay more coordinated and think more clearly, too. Gemstones can indeed be excellent “stress busters”.
- The gemstones that balance meridians are common
Only a very small number of gemstones have been found to have any effect upon the meridian system and the results of muscle testing. Luckily, most of the ones that do are common, inexpensive minerals that are readily available. Only a few are rare and expensive. For example, fine specimens of Chrysoberyl, Sugilite, Precious Topaz and Jade can be quite expensive. However, lower quality specimens of these are available for very little cost and are just as effective for this work. For a particular gemstone to work strengthening muscles, it doesn’t need to be beautiful or flawless. It only needs to be genuine.
- Gemstones don’t need to be large to balance meridians and strengthen muscles
For a gemstone to strengthen a meridian and its muscles, it needs to weigh a minimum ofabout five carats, or one gram. For most stones, that’s about ¼” cubic in size. Chrysoberyl is an exception. A tiny Chrysoberyl can have profound effects. For Chrysoberyl to strengthen the muscles of the Circulation-Sex meridian, it only needs to be about a big as this “o”.
- To be effective, gemstones need to be close to the body
Gemstones will strengthen their associated meridians as long as they are within ¼” of the body. Direct contact with the skin is not necessary. Placing them in a pocket works fine, even through the fabric of your clothing.
- Meridian balancing gemstones do not work when placed upon the upper chest
To strengthen muscles, gemstones may be placed anywhere upon or near the body with one exception. For some unknown reason, meridian balancing gemstones do not work when they are placed upon an approximately four inch circular area located upon the upper of the breast bone. In fact, when meridian balancing gemstones are placed upon that area, most or all of the meridians are put into a state of excess energy which results in many muscles testing weak. And this is where people like to wear gemstones as pendants! Only meridian balancing gemstones disturb the meridian energy when worn there. The great majority of gemstones have no effect upon the results of muscle testing and may be worn there with no negative effect.
- Some gemstones block the positive effects of others
In many instances, there are gemstones that interfere with the effect of other ones. For example, Beryl of all colors (Aquamarine, Emerald, Heliodor) counteracts the effect of Fluorite. When a subject wears an Aquamarine, Fluorite will not balance the gaits. This implies that just carrying a bag of many different gemstones may not be an effective strategy.
- Useful arrows in your therapeutic quiver that yield better results
After an energy balancing session, subjects typically are in a positive state of mind and intend to make the changes in their lifestyle that the examiner recommended. However, as soon as the first major stress situation arises, they lose their energetic balance and their motivation to make changes. Getting subjects to do their “homework” is one of the greatest challenges for the kinesiologist.
In my work with patients in a Swiss medical clinic, I observed that patient engagement and compliance increase when the subject carries the gemstone that balances his meridians. Why might this be? With the gemstone, the subject can withstand far more stress and still remain in energetic balance. This not only improves his coordination. It also makes it easier for him to think clearly and remain in a positive state of mind. Because of this, he is more likely to remember and actually makes the lifestyle changes recommended for his health and optimal functioning.
- The course text and gemstones are available
For those who are interested, the complete ~100 page workshop text of Balancing the Yin meridians and the Gaits with Gemstones and a set of all the stones that do so is available from Dr. Frost: http://learnappliedkinesiology.com/
Body Electric Issue – Spring 2017