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How Does Tourmaline Work?

Tourmaline crystal

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Tourmaline has unique property of emitting a natural form of Far Infra Red energy (FIR). Prefix 'infra' means 'below' and refers to the wavelengths that are just below the red end of the visible spectrum, hence 'infra-red'. FIR produces a form of radiant heat which is simply a form of energy that heats an object directly, without having to heat the surrounding air. The radiant properties of infra-red occupies the portion of the electromagnetic spectrum between visible light and radio waves. Water can absorb infrared rays from an external source. This phenomenon is called "resonant absorption." This absorption of the electromagnetic frequencies of FIR has an immediate and unique effect of reducing surface tension.

Tourmaline is a, semi-precious gem that displays unique thermal and electrical properties. It's one of the few know minerals to display an electrical effect, as a natural source of negative ions, and far infrared energy. FIR energy has been researched for it abilities to improve circulation, relieve stress, increase mental alertness, and strengthen immune system functions. (Niwa Institute for Immunology, Japan. International J. Biometeorol 1993 Sep; 37(3) 133-8).

Tourmaline when broken down in smaller pieces, retains a positive and a negative electrode both ends of the ever smaller crystal pieces. Their electrode properties never disappeared unless tourmaline was boiled near 1000°C. In addition, when the positive and the negative electrodes of a tourmaline crystal were connected to each other, it was proven to show low electricity of 0.06mA (milli-Amps).

Far infrared energy influences the resonance of water.

All matter is made up of uniquely-arranged electrons and molecules all 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. When FIR, having the same vibration frequency, influences 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.

In other words, the vibration of atoms and molecules will result in resonance absorption. When we feel hot, we will instinctively seek shade. When we feel cold, we seek the warmth of sunshine. No one teaches us these responses. We have an innate desire for a comfortable temperature. 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, along with protein, fat and carbohydrates, which 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 molecules in living tissue produces an increase in energy which in turn activates cells and enhances metabolism.

FIR has three properties: radiation, deep penetration, and resonance absorption.

Relationship between FIR properties and living things.

Radiation: can directly reach human bodies just like light does. For example, sunlight, which is also radiation, reaches earth through the vastness of space.

Deep Penetration: FIR can reach well into subcutaneous layers of the body (or water) with its deep penetration ability, generating internal warmth suitable for molecule activation in living tissue.

Resonance Absorption: Once illuminated, there is intrinsic vibration of body components - water, protein, fat, enzymes. And, the interior of molecules - atoms and atomic structures - experience the resonance absorption of FIR of their same frequency. This elevation of molecular energy is known as "resonance and absorption."

Tourmaline is technically classified in the mineral group as a semi-precious gemstone of the silicate family. The term silicate is used to denote types of rock that consist predominantly of silicate minerals.

Two of the main building blocks of tourmaline are aluminum and boron which are bonded to form a trigonal crystal system which occurs as long, prismatic and columnar crystals.

This bonding effect which creates crystalline tourmaline results in a very hard material with a hardness rating of 7-7.5 on the Mohs scale. To put its hardness into perspective, iron is a 4Mohs, and titanium is a 6Mohs – tourmaline being considerably harder than either. It is so hard in fact it retains its properties under enormous pressure and up to 600 degrees C.

Minerals Used to Affect Water

These materials have been reported to passively Condition and "Electrolyze" water.

Btw, the consumption of alkaline drinking water has been shown to affect significant increases in both the blood and urine pH, 6.23 to 7.07 and 7.52 to 7.69, respectively, while showing a decrease in urine output from 2.51 to 2.05 liters per day.

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Updated: Sept 16 2015