Stone Medicine

The definition used on this website for “stone medicine” is as follows:

Stone ::            “the substance, formed of mineral matter, of which rocks consist.” [i]

Medicine ::      “the sum total of the knowledge, skills, and practices based on the theories, beliefs, and experiences indigenous to different cultures, whether explicable or not, used in the maintenance of health as well as in the prevention, diagnosis, improvement or treatment of physical and mental illness”. – The World Health Organization [ii]