Violet Wand Health Uses

History

Violet wand or ray implements became popular in the 1920s and '30s as a cure-all for many ailments. During the Great Depression, many companies that manufactured violet wands went out of business, making early wands highly collectible. The Tesla coil, invented by scientist Nikolas Tesla, is said to be the "grandparent" of the violet wand.

Purported Benefits

Although any real health benefits have since been debunked, the violet wand or ray was said to improve acne, stimulate the scalp to promote hair growth, and lessen joint pain. It was also purported to cure headaches, insomnia and lethargy. A 1930s violet wand manual stated that the device stimulated the blood and tissues, washing impurities from tissues and facilitating improved health. The violet wand was touted as a general health cure-all for skin conditions, irregular menses, asthma, sinusitis, poor circulation, dandruff, lumbago, neuralgia, pleurisy, rheumatism, sore throat, cramps, and even wrinkles.

Electrotherapy

Electrotherapy is a term loosely used to describe a variety of alternative medical treatments. In 2000, the Dutch Medical Council noted that while electrotherapy is widely used in many countries, there is insufficient data to prove that it is in any way beneficial medically.

Eroto-Magnatism

In the 1980s, the violet wand once again became popular for the alternate use as an erotic stimulus device. The violet wand continues to be marketed today for sexual play. There are a variety of fetish societies that employ and market the use of violet wands.

Play It Safe

When using a violet wand, safety is a priority. The Violet Wand Society suggests using the acronym HEEED when employing the violet wand. HEEED stands for 1) do not use if a person has Heart disease, 2) do not use near Electronics, 3) do not use near or on the Eyes, 4) do not use on anyone who is Expecting, and 5) remember that everyone is Different. Electrical frequencies will affect different people in different ways.

Where To Buy a Violet Wand

There are many retail sites on the Internet the sell violet wants. Specialty holistic health stores may also carry violet wands. Antique wands are highly collectible, and are often available on auctioning sites such as eBay.