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PostPosted: Jun 08, 2021 20:37    Post subject: Re: Mineral spirituality?  

All you need to know about "crystal healing" (aka "lithotherapy") is summarized in these two links:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Placebo

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autosuggestion

This being said, a few minerals actually have real medicinal potential, but this is due to their physical and/or chemical properties (not to some kind of metaphysical "energy" or "vibration"). For instance, clay minerals are widely used in medicine. But let's also keep in mind that some minerals can be toxic, so I wouldn't recommend self-medication with minerals. At last, let's mention that some minerals actually do emit energetic particles, these are known as radioactive minerals, and while they can possibly cause harm, they cannot be used for healing.
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PostPosted: Jun 08, 2021 22:42    Post subject: Re: Mineral spirituality?  

As a retired MD pathologist, your last sentence is not true.

One of the newest therapies for metastatic (widely spread) prostate cancer involves linking a molecule of radioactive isotope of an element or part of a mineral to a carrier protein. This "cocktail" is then administered to the patient. The "cocktail" is specifically designed to find its way to all the metastatic cancer sites, both large and very small, and concentrate there. The radioactivity then slowly shrinks the tumors.
A nice side effect is that progress of the therapy with shrinking tumors can be followed on photographic film by the radioactive emissions. A novel, very promising, theraputic approach.

I also believe that using radioactive isotopic elements/minerals as pellets or something similar has been used for several other cancers. These pellets, or something similar, are physically placed at the sites of the tumors and the radioactivity, over time, shrinks the tumors.

As most health care professionals will tell you, any positive treatments to any diseases will lead an individual to an enhanced positive mental and spiritual well being.
Radioactive elements/minerals are, in fact, used both directly and indirectly for physical and mental and spiritual healing. Bob
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PostPosted: Jun 12, 2021 13:32    Post subject: Re: Mineral spirituality?  

i think the "hormesis" theory is probably correct and LOW doses of ionizing radiation could be actually beneficial for human health.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radiation_hormesis


So let's get another cuprosklodowskite for the collection ;))
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PostPosted: Jun 13, 2021 15:53    Post subject: Re: Mineral spirituality?  

To Bob Harman:
Indeed, but for brachytherapy, could you actually use a radioactive mineral rather than a pure isotope? I mean, would a mineral implant actually be able to deliver high enough dose rate to cause any significant damage to a tumor on the short term when put at direct contact with it?
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PostPosted: Jun 13, 2021 17:59    Post subject: Re: Mineral spirituality?  

The "hottest" natural mineral ever found is orders of magnitude weaker than the artificial isotopes used in brachytherapy, so no, no hope of that working with a natural mineral at all.
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PostPosted: Jun 14, 2021 03:29    Post subject: Re: Mineral spirituality?  

alfredo wrote:
The "hottest" natural mineral ever found is orders of magnitude weaker than the artificial isotopes used in brachytherapy, so no, no hope of that working with a natural mineral at all.


Man-with-unexplained-crow-on-head is correct. Even the Curies who used VERY radioactive minerals from Jachymov and a few other localities [and purified them!], didn't get cancer for years.

I have had brachytherapy, which usually uses a very artificial radioactive isotope of Indium at 99% purity. It is let out of a lead enclosure to 'sit on' your tumor for about 5 seconds once per week for about 8-12 weeks. Trust me, it did some real damage to the tumor and some healthy tissue too...which eventually grew back normally.

The most powerful radioactive emmiter I have is a boytroidal mass of uraninite from Jachymov. I'm not even sure the radioactivity, as it sends the needle on the scintillation meter I have to the stop in the RED ZONE. I keep it in a vented thick Pb box out of my living quarters and only carress it on rare occassions l-)
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PostPosted: Jun 14, 2021 09:35    Post subject: Re: Mineral spirituality?  

Peter

Sadly my grandmother had radium therapy for a weak chest in the 1900s. She died of cancer of the chest about 80 years later. Link not proven but possible.
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PostPosted: Jun 18, 2021 06:55    Post subject: Re: Mineral spirituality?  

An interesting article about the medicinal properties of minerals:

https://www.academia.edu/9566638/Clay_and_non_clay_minerals_in_the_pharmaceutical_and_cosmetic_industries_Part_II_Active_ingredients
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