I have started to wear a crystalline heart-shaped amulet necklace handcrafted in India made of Black Tourmaline to test any effect it may have on my personal health, sense of well-being, and energy levels. Black Tourmaline is known as a protective stone which repels and generally blocks negative energies and psychic attacks. It aids in the removal of negative energies within a person or a space. Black Tourmaline will also cleanse, purify, and transform dense energy into a lighter vibration.
A popular metaphysical stone, Black Tourmaline is also great for grounding. It balances, harmonizes, and protects all of the Chakras. Using Black Tourmaline will protect against electromagnetic "smog" (i.e. cell phones, computers, smart meters, etc), radiation, noise sensitivity and other disturbances. Black Tourmaline can also be used as an aid to remove fear and boost self-confidence.
Black Tourmaline has a calming effect, grounding flighty or scattered energies. Those who face challenges from negativity, frequent worrying, and OCD can use this stone to help heal these issues. Carrying a piece of Black Tourmaline in your pocket is said to increase physical vitality throughout the day. Meditation with Black Tourmaline can also enhance the integration of insights and visions into one's daily life.
Physically, Black Tourmaline helps to strengthen the immune system, balance the left and right hemispheres of the brain, and detoxify the body. It may be very helpful when dealing with illnesses of the lungs such as bronchitis, emphysema, pneumonia, and pleurisy. In short, Black Tourmaline is a must for any New Age medicine bag.