Homeopathic remedies and gem formulas are both energy medicine remedies. They look the same, as each is comprised of tiny edible white spheres, or pillules. They both work energetically to help the body heal conditions for which mainstream medicine has found no cure. And they both can access a person's physical, emotional, and mental aspects to promote greater health and harmony.
Alternative health practitioners work with both types of remedies, although gemstone therapists tend to focus on the gem formulas and the application of actual healing gemstones.
The differences between these types of remedies include what they are made of, how they are made, and the theory behind how they work. To start, homeopathic remedies are made of sucrose or lactose. Gem formula remedies are prepared using all-natural xylitol.
They are each made differently as well. To make homeopathic remedies you begin with a material, usually a specific plant, although certain minerals and salts may also be used. The plant is macerated and placed in an alcohol solution to draw out the plant's healing properties. The result is called a mother tincture.
One part of a mother tincture is put into a container to which nine parts of a water-alcohol solution is added. The mixture is then "succussed," or shaken with impact, to make a 1X potency. To make a 2X potency, you take 1 part of the 1X potency mixture and add it to 9 parts of the diluting solution and succuss. Common homeopathic potencies begin at 6X. This means that one part of the mother tincture is now combined with a million parts of the diluting solution.
Gem formula gemstone energy medicine remedies are made from top-quality healing crystals fashioned into spheres. These gemstones are arranged in certain geometric patterns that support the healing purpose of the formula. This arrangement is called a "gemandala." The energies of the gemandala are transferred into the xylitol pillules directly using a special device. This device imprints the gem energies into the molecular structure of the xylitol. Once the imprinting is complete, the remedies are ready to use. No succussing or other processing is required.
When a gem formula spray is being made, gemstone energies are imprinted into 180 proof alcohol to produce a mother tincture. This mother tincture is diluted with enough water to yield a solution of 10% or 20% alcohol, depending on the formula. Again, no succussing or further processing is necessary.
So, another difference between these two types of energy medicine remedies is that homeopathics are sold in different potencies. Gem formula remedies are standardized, however, they could be made stronger if they were left in the imprinting device for a longer period of time.
The final step in making homeopathic remedies is to spray the sugar pillules with the desired homeopathic dilution. When taking a dose of homeopathics, it is recommended that you do not touch the pillules, simply because doing so can remove the solution from their surface. Because gemstone energies in a gem formula are imprinted into the molecular structure of the xylitol, it's okay to pour a dose directly into your hand. Touching the remedies will not diminish their effects. Some homeopathic remedies are made with lactose tablets. These tablets soak in the prepared mother tincture, and so it's okay to touch them.
Another significant difference between the two is the theory behind how they work. Homeopathics are based on the principle "like cures like." This means that the proper homeopathic remedy for certain symptoms is the one that is made from the substance that can produce these same symptoms in a healthy person. This principle does not apply to gem formulas.
The theory behind gemstone therapy is that healing gemstones provide frequencies that the body's energy field can recognize and respond to. What this response may be depends on the type of gemstone used, and each gem has unique properties and health benefits. The gemstone energies imparted into the gem formula remedy will be equally helpful if those same gemstones were worn in a necklace or applied as single spheres.