What is Tourmaline? : STAX

What is Tourmaline?

<Tourmaline>

One of the first person who focused on the strange and wondrous powers of tourmaline was the young Pierre Curie, the future husband of Marie Curie and co-recipient of the Nobel Prize in Physics), and his brother Jack. In 1880, they discovered that tourmaline generates electricity when heat and pressure are applied. Since then, tourmaline has been dubbed the “electric stone” because it is the only mineral on earth to show permanent electricity and is also a natural (non-manufactured) source of negative ions. Then in 1986, a century after Curie’s research, the late Dr. Terutaro Nakamura and Mr. Tetsuji Kubo of Japan began their research of tourmaline. According to their studies and results, tourmaline permanently produces electricity as long as it not heated at 1,000℃. The mechanism of how tourmaline produces electricity is by the way the positive and negative poles move

<Benefits>

here are many positive benefits of tourmaline as an ore that permanently produces electricity, to our health and body. Bioelectric current is vital for health. Once these currents lose their balance, it creates an unbalance for the body. Tsubo or key point therapy is what most people do to get relief and recover their bodies back to health. Tourmaline, which again produces a current, has similar characteristics to key point therapy where it can effectively stimulate points on the body.
The moderate stimulation from tourmaline’s current helps with blood circulation and speeds up metabolism as well as promotes hypothalamus. So these and other characteristics of tourmaline benefit everyone, young and old, and even expecting mothers, safely and helps maintain a healthy condition.

Some effects from tourmaline

  • Detoxification
  • Improves blood circulation
  • Helps heal skin disorders
  • Enhances the immune system
  • Relieves stress
  • Increase mental alertness
  • Reduce toxin-related ailments
  • Improve brain alertness
  • Help with sleep

<How Negative Ion Works>

As well as produce electric currents, tourmaline also generates negative ions. It has been proven through long years of research that negative ions benefits the body compared to where positive ions do harm. Both positive and negative ions are found in the air we breathe and we take them both in through breathing and skin absorption. Research also tells us more negative ions than positive ions are the best for the human body. However, in our modern day lives, positive ions are produced through electronic equipment, exhaust fumes, cigarette smoke, etc. which destroys the balance of negative ion intake. Tourmaline greatly helps in creating more negative ions in the atmosphere and neutralizes the positive ions. Again, negative ion is inhaled and also absorbed through the skin so it helps neutralize positive ions inside the body and will create an effect on blood circulation So it can be said that tourmaline produces negative ions in the air and not produce any harmful by-products.

<Other Characteristics>

Tourmaline has other characteristics that are beneficial for the body since it continuously produces negative alkaline ions.
For example, when negative ions are added to water, it turns regular tap water into healthy drinking water through weak alkaline, minerals and clusters (a molecular group of water). Also, if you place tourmaline in your bath water, your skin will become smooth and your bathtub will be cleaner for a longer period of time. It strengthens the effect of cleansers so you can save money on cleaning supplies by using less.

Tourmaline also has these characteristics:

  • Deodorizes
  • Eliminates odors
  • Antibacterial
  • Helps plants grow
  • Produces infrared rays
  • Help whiten skin

and others.

<The Future of Tourmaline>

Tourmaline is produced mostly in Brazil, Sri Lanka, Madagascar, the USA, China, India and Nepal. For a long period of time tourmaline’s use was limited to jewelry products so most of it was thrown away. However, after the discovery of tourmaline’s special characteristics, it has been in the limelight for health industries.
There is great expectation for tourmaline from to help people to realize a healthy and fruitful lifestyle, and tourmaline has the potential to actually help create that environment.