Prayer Malas or beads are usually used by Buddhists around the world, especially in Tibet, Nepal and India for meditation, counting mantras, and prostration. Malas are worn on the left wrist while not in use. Turquoise is one of the oldest protection amulets, and was also known as a symbol of wealth in many ancient cultures. It is a valued power stone. Turquoise is a strengthening stone, good for exhaustion, depression, or panic attacks. It enhances physical and psychic immune systems, supporting the assimilation of nutrients, alleviating pollution and viral infections. It is anti-inflammatory and detoxifying, reducing excess acidity and benefiting gout, rheumatism, and the stomach.It will strengthen and align all of the Chakras; and it can be used to cleanse your energy centers. As a meditation tool, the gem can assist in clearing your mind, opening you to the Universal All. Use Turquoise to attune to the spiritual plane or provide protection during vision quests or astral travel.