A smooth polished stone brought forth to land by an ancient churning sea often rested in the pockets and palms of many of our early ancestors. Also called “Palm Stones” and “Thumb Stones“, the idea of rubbing a stone in between the thumb and forefinger is almost as ancient as the stones themselves. Worry stones in antiquity were typically taken from a body of water, and were smooth, small, and round or oval in shape.
Our bodies understand naturally what helps us to relax and what relieves stress. Having true therapeutic properties, even modern therapists agree with this, rubbing them in between thumb and forefinger helps free your life from worries.
Through a process called acupressure, rubbing the stones between our fingers or in our palms stimulates the numerous nerve endings. These points called pressure points connect to meridians within our bodies which stimulate aspects of the brain. This allows the release of endorphins, creating a naturally calming and euphoric effect. Coming into the forefront in the alternative medicine communities in the 1970’s, worry stones have increased in popularity, moving into the realm of therapeutic applications specifically for relieving stress, tension and anxiety.
Rubbing on a worry stone certainly relieves stress. When combined with prayer, meditation and intention, this can have multiple benefits. Modern day alternative therapies incorporate semi-precious gemstones to apply a wide range of healing techniques.
At Precision Pendulum, our worry stones come in different shapes and styles. All are oval shaped and have a dome-like shape on one side of the stone. Some have a thumb-sized indentation and some have a flat surface on the other side of the stone. Some have a word engraved into them, such as SMILE, HEAL, and PEACE. Make sure that you read the item description to see which types you are buying. All are naturally beautiful.
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