Why do we embrace the color

Turquoise for EDS Awareness?

Turquoise was chosen as the official color for EDS Awareness because it represents friendliness and happiness, encouraging the enjoyment of life. In color psychology, turquoise controls and heals the emotions, creating emotional balance and stability. Living with EDS can be an emotional roller coaster, with many ups and downs. EDSers United aims to balance EDSers and their loved ones by providing the community with a portal of positivity where everyone can find friendship, informative resources, hope, inspiration, and guidance to the answers they seek. 

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Healing Properties Turquoise is thought to posses include: 

Neutralizing over-acidity

Alleviating rheumatism, gout, stomach problems & viral infections

Increasing growth and muscular strength

Alleviating pain & relaxing cramps

Containing anti-inflammatory and detoxifying effects.

Why Turquoise?

The meaning of Turquoise has taken many different shapes over the centuries. It has symbolized love, healing, friendship, luck and courage. 

What is so special about


Turquoise radiates the peace, calm and tranquility of blue and the balance and growth of green with the uplifting energy of yellow. It is believed to provide not only protection from any negativity, but also a clear connection to the purity of natural elements, especially water and air. 

The water energy in turquoise gems are thought to facilitate a better flow of energy in one's body, thus promoting a gentle detoxification and improving the state of one's immune system.

Turquoise is also believed to help one receive higher guidance and direction, as well as live life with more joy and happiness. The calming and uplifting color of turquoise recharges our spirits during times of mental stress and tiredness, alleviating the feeling of loneliness. Many EDSers at one point in their journey have felt alone. EDSers United is here to remind everyone affected by Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome that they are not alone. 

Turquoise is believed to encourage inner healing through its ability to enhance empathy and caring. It is thought to heighten our intuitive ability and open the door to spiritual growth. Many cultures believe that Turquoise is the color of the evolved soul.

Many EDSers have been put down because of disbelief of their struggle and ailments. This belittlement so many EDSers have had to endure from strangers, loved ones, health care professionals, etc. can really take a toll on an EDSer's self-esteem, self-worth, and emotional well-being. EDSers United is here to help re-build any lost self-esteems and encourage self-worth in every EDSer. Our ability to love ourselves is vital when it comes to our ability to love others and life unconditionally. 

The Color Turquoise Represents:

Communication: This color represents open communication from and between the heart and the spoken word. It relates to the electronic age and the world of computers, and communication on a large scale. 

Emotional Control: Being the mid color between the extremes of red and violet, turquoise is the color of balance, for the emotions, thoughts and speech.

Self-Sufficiency: Turquoise promotes one tuning into his/her own needs and finding the way to success.

Effects of the Color Turquoise:

Clarity of Thought: It enhances the ability to focus and concentrate, assisting with clear thinking and decision-making, and the development of good organizational skills.

Calming: It is calming yet invigorating, restoring depleted energies.

History of Turquoise

Legend has it that the Native American Indians danced and rejoiced when the rains came. Their tears of joy mixed with the rain and seeped into Mother Earth to become the Sky Stone Turquoise.

Turquoise, the "fallen sky stone" hidden in Mother Earth, has been valued by cultures for its beauty and reputed spiritual and life-giving qualities for over 7000 years. It is a true gem of the centuries. A long time ago someone noticed a clear blue line running through gray rock, and saw the imagery of sky and water in stone, and from that time on, turquoise has been cherished above all else in creation - turquoise, stone of sky, stone of water, stone of blessings, good fortune, protection, good health and long life. 

Native Americans believe that the earth is alive and that all things, no matter how small or apparently inanimate, are precious. To the Native Americans, turquoise is life. There are stone medicine men that keep turquoise gems in their sacred bundles because they believe that these gems possess powers of healing. Turquoise, especially, is valued for its positive healing energy, an aid in mental functions, communications and expression and as a protector.

If you're wearing a turquoise ring and you look down and see a crack in your stone, the Native Americans would say "the stone took it," meaning the stone took the blow that you would have received.

Variations of the Color Turquoise

Aqua: Closer to green than blue, aqua is refreshing and uplifting. It is creative and light-hearted, yet strong and individual.

Aquamarine: Enhancing creativity and inspiration, the color aquamarine calms and balances the mind and the emotions

Teal: A more sophisticated version of turquoise, teal signifies trustworthiness and reliability. It promotes spiritual advancement and commitment.

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