Black Tourmaline, with its rich mineral content, is a wonderful crystal for aiding a variety of physical ailments as well as ushering in a number of important metaphysical properties. It is an indispensable tool for the crystal therapist and healing practitioner alike, for its striations are movers of energy and its density a tool for the absorption of energy. Thus, when held with purposeful direction in the hand or placed on the body it can help to move negative energies away from or towards the body. It requires cleansing after use by rinsing under cool water and then smudging. Do not, however, leave it to soak in water as it may dissolve. It will also benefit from charging with energy after cleansing and prior to re-use.
Counted among its qualities for metaphysical application are grounding, psychic protection, cleansing and purification. For the human physicality it supports detoxification, the wellness of the liver and kidneys, the reduction of toxicity, fat loss and it promotes an overall sense of well-being and a good mood. When held during meditation, it can assist the release of whatever no longer serves you. Of course, your intention plays an integral part of such usage.