Black Tourmaline is used for protection against negative energy surrounding you. Also known as Schorl, it encourages positive attitudes, good luck and happiness, regardless of the circumstances that you find yourself in.
They are wonderful aids to both the professional healer and the average person who wants a stone that will be a positive force for good in your life... as it creates a positive attitude and mindset. This stone will help you to release stress, so you could benefit from having a piece of this crystal nearby. Stress can cause adrenal fatigue, and these stones are here to assist you if you have adrenal exhaustion, as they embody a useful energy that relieves stress. If you are prone to obsessive behavior, this stone can also help you to disconnect from these activities.
The black variety of Tourmaline has been found in a large number of locations... including Pakistan, Australia, Brazil, Sri Lanka, Africa and the USA.