Friday, January 31, 2020

Using Semiprecious stones & Crystals for Pets

Using Semiprecious stones & Crystals for Pets
jeanie mossa MS. L.Ac.
copyright jeanie mossa 2018

Crystals and gemstones have been used since ancient times for healing, medicinal purposes and spiritual practices as well as adornment. Gemstones and crystals are said to help heal emotions, calm the mind and reduce stress for people and animals.

I personally have a few crystals on my nightstand to help me sleep. I have started to incorporated them in my veterinary acupuncture practice. When treating dog or cat patients, I place crystals in the treatment room and close to them. I have found that It helps keep the atmosphere calm – and they add a lovely decorative touch.

You can find crystals and gemstones in their natural state, looking like geodes or crystals or tumbled into smooth stones. Either form will work. You may also find them on jewelry for people and pets.

You can place crystals or gemstones on a collar, cage, under the pet’s bed or in its crate. Make sure the stones are not in a place your pet will eat or swallow them. Please note crystals and gemstones are not a replacement for veterinary care.

There are hundreds of different types of crystals and stones. These are a few that I use in my practice:

Rose Quartz –  A lovely pink stone. Known as the Love stone. Aids in unconditional love and bonding. Helps your pet to accept love and companionship. Reduces stress. Helps pets adjust to new situations and homes. A must for Rescues and abused animals.

Hematite –  A silver grey stone. A grounding protective stone which absorbs negative energy, stress and worry. Its magnetic effect helps new pets and owners bond. Aids in blood disorders and the muscular system.

Tiger’s Eye – A gorgeous brown and golden stone. A grounding stone used for protection, especially when traveling. Good for endurance and agility. It is said to have an overall pain-relieving effect.

Amethyst – A purple stone. One of the best healing and calming stone used to reduce stress, anxiety, rattled nerves and disorientation. Great for Rescues and couch potato pets. Improves low energy. Clears negative energy. Aids in reducing pain.

Turquoise –  Named after its color, turquoise blue or green. Known as the Master Healer of Stones. Revered by the Native Americans. Used for protection from being stolen, straying or accidents and animal haters. Also for pets with arthritis. Said to have anti-inflammatory and detoxifying effect.

Black Lava  – Looks like black lava! Used for protection. A very grounding stone giving the pet a sense of stability during change.
You may find black lava as a bead to use with essential oils.Place a drop of an essential oil on the bead. Wait a few minutes for the oil to absorb into the bead before putting it on, to avoid the oil making contact with your dog’s skin.  Lavender oil is used for a calming effect. Do not give this to your pet internally!

Lapis Lazuli – A dark blue stone sometimes with white stripes or specks. For pets who seem depressed and or aggressive. Said to control anger. Aids in communication. Also used for protection.
Aids in respiratory issues, neck problems, vocal chords and thyroid gland.

Brown Snowflake Jasper – A brown stone with flecks of white. Nurturing and grounding stone. Supports inner strength and tranquility during times of stress, illness or danger.  Helps alleviate fears. Used for chronically ill pets

Blue Chalcedony – A calming shade of blue or green. Calming and negates negative energy. Brings out the inner child and playfulness. Aids in communication between pets and their guardians. Great for sad or depressed animals.

Labradorite – A magical blue grey stone with flecks of various colors. Healing stone that helps promote self-worth, strength and communication. Helps one develop a sense of humor. Great stone for guard or guide dogs who work all day and need to play more.

 Our line of Healing Pet Amulets can be found at:
Sacred Circle in Old Town, Alexandria VA  on King Street
New England Dog Biscuit in the Essex Street Mall, Salem MA and online:

Copyright @ 2017 jeanie mossa  four paws acupuncture Salem MA

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