Amethyst is a variety of quartz, it provides for stimulation of the throat chakra, then providing a calming effect – stimulating the heart chakra, then providing a calming effect; stroking it brings energy emission, placement on the arm also provides for tranquility. Amethyst is a stone of spirituality and contentment. It facilitates transmutation of lower energies into the higher frequencies of both the spiritual and ethereal levels. It balances the energies of the intellectual, emotional, and physical bodies and provides a clear connection between the Earth plane and the other worlds. It clears the aura and stabilizes and transmutes any dysfunctional energy located within ones body. Healing: It has since historic times, been used to encourage and support sobriety. It is an excellent stone for one who is attempting to find freedom from addictive personalities. It can be used in the treatment of hearing disorders, to both strengthen the skeletal system and reinforce ones posture, and to stimulate both the sympathetic nervous system and the endocrine glands to proper and precise performance. It is quite useful in the treatment of disorders of the nervous system, digestive tract, heart, stomach, skin and teeth. It has been used in the treatment of insomnia and to ameliorate pain from headaches and other disorders.