Amber is said to be a powerful healer and cleanser of the body, mind and spirit. It is also said to cleanse the environment. People believe that Amber draws disease from the body, healing and renewing the nervous system and balancing the right and left parts of the brain. It is also reputed to absorb pain and negative energy, helping to alleviate stress. Amber is said to aid clearing of depression, stimulation of the intellect and promoting self-confidence and creative self-expression. It is said to encourage decision-making, spontaneity and brings wisdom, balance and patience.