What is the difference between the healing powers of bian-stones, agates, jade, tourmaline and amethyst?

The tourmaline, jade, agate, bian, amethyst used in MediCrystal Gemstone mats are all 100% natural semi-precious stones. They have similar properties and features, but there are some differences. Please check our catalog or search online for “healing crystals.” Some folks have different preferences regarding gemstones. 

Amethyst is considered the main healing stone because when preheated, it emits rays in a range considered bio-compatible and bio-resonant, so we use amethyst as a main crystal for Far Infrared Rays generation. Even in Gemstone mats, the share of amethyst in the crystal blend is around 50%.

Natural black tourmaline and ceramic tourmaline disks are the best for negative ion generation because we bake them with ores, volcanic rocks, yellow clay, gold and red ochre, elvan, and other minerals to enrich them anion emission to a most healthy level of 700-1500 ions. 

Bian stone is the predecessor of modern acupuncture and moxibustion. Needles and healing tools, and musical instruments for imperators’ ceremonies were made of this stone. It was lost for several thousand years and rediscovered in modern time as the ‘pumice stone’ from Sibin. 

When pre-heated, bian stone also produces ultrasonic waves with bio-resonant properties believed by Traditional Chinese Medicine to affect the body positively.

Red agates have been used as healing stones since ancient times. They were well known for their many different healing properties. 

The following books are great sources of knowledge regarding different crystals’ healing properties as believed by each holistic and traditional medicine:

The Book of Stones: Who They Are and What They Teach by Robert Simmons and Naisha Ahsian


The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall


Healing Crystals: The A - Z Guide to 430 Gemstones by Michael Gienger


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