Crystals have a long tradition of being used for crystal healing. Each variety of crystal has a unique internal structure, which causes it to resonate at a certain frequency. It is this resonance that is said to give crystals their healing abilities. Applying this resonance in a coherent way can help to restore stability and balance to the bodies energy systems, stimulating the body's natural healing mechanisms.
Crystal therapy is a gentle non-invasive form of alternative healing that works holistically to harmonize the mind, body, emotions and spirit, helping to increase our feeling of well-being, neutralize negativity, lift depression and to help us to become integrated, whole beings.
Crystals can be placed on specific points of the body to bring relief or can be swept over the body using, for example, a crystal pendulum healing technique or a crystal wand healing technique. Carrying or wearing a crystal that resonates with a physical condition can also gently ameliorate the condition.
Specific colour crystals can be used for chakra healing. They can be placed on the body using the Seven Colour Chakra Layout.
Below are some examples of conditions and the crystals that can be used to alleviate them. More conditions and their associated crystals can be found by using our Ailment Search.
The crystal used to provide relief from a headache depends on the cause of the headache.
A tension headache can be relieved by placing amethyst, amber or turquoise on or around the head. Lapis lazuli can also be used and has been employed for centuries to help treat migraines. Amethyst can be placed in a healing layout on and around the head to help relieve symptoms.
Another common cause of headaches in an imbalance between head energy and the solar plexus chakra usually brought about by stress or unsuitable food. If you suspect stress to be the cause of your headache or if you have a headache with an upset stomach use a stone that helps to balance the solar plexus such as citrine or moonstone.
Again the crystal needed depends on the cause of the sleeplessness. You may need to experiment as a stone that works well for one person may not work for someone else.
If you believe your restlessness is a result of overeating, iron pyrite or moonstone can be used to calm the stomach.
If nightmares are causing you problems, protective stones such as tourmaline or smoky quartz can promote peaceful sleep and should be placed at the foot of the bed. Labradorite may also help, as it is thought to chase away any unwelcome feelings and thoughts.
Red, orange and yellow crystals can be used to promote an increase in energy. The most stimulating and dynamic crystals are those with bright strong colours such as such as deep red garnet, golden amber or golden-yellow topaz.
For an increase in practical motivation use deeper tones like tiger's eye, dark citrine and jasper. Holding a clear quartz crystal, point upwards, in each hand and placing a citrine on the solar plexus can achieve a quick boost of energy to the whole system.
Citrine and amber are thought to stimulate memory and lapis lazuli is a powerful amplifier of thoughts. Amethyst can promote mental clarity, helping to you focus on realistic goals and to visualise clearly. It is also believed to sooth the nervous system and to aid neural transmission.
Fluorite is an excellent aid to study, as it is believed to balance the functioning of the brain hemispheres while deep blue stones such as sodalite can aid communication and give a better understanding of concepts and ideas.
Crystals are believed to promote peace and tranquillity by dissolving blockages to emotional expression. The stones should be worn or kept about your person. They can also be placed in a healing layout.
Green is a healing colour and many green crystals can be used to help reduce mental and nervous stress. In the East, green jade is prized for its ability to calm the nervous system and to focus the mind.
Rose quartz and blue lace agate can both be used for cleansing and detoxifying the emotions. Opal promotes emotional balance and stability and amethyst works on hormone production, balancing emotional highs and lows and helping you to feel less 'scattered' and more in control. Amethyst can also relieve stress by reducing mental burdens and helping you to focus on realistic goals and amber can be used to neutralize a negative state of mind and to balance any underlying emotional and endocrine imbalance.
This has only scratched the surface of the healing properties of crystals, much more information can be found in crystal books.