A form of alternative medicine, crystal healing has been used since time immemorial for spiritual, emotional, and physical healing. From the stereotypical fortune-teller with her crystal ball, to ancient writings and religious texts, crystal healing stones and precious, non-precious gemstones, have seemingly formed an integral part of human history. This mysterious science uses healing crystals and gemstones for strengthening the body and resolving issues and patterns.
For all those who are wondering how crystals can affect the body, here is a rundown on the healing power of stones.
How Does Crystal Healing Work?
The basis of using crystal healing stones in alternative therapy lies in the belief that crystals have energies and frequencies that work via these vibrations to re-tune the energy systems. This improves the overall health of the patient. Mined from the surface of the earth, these crystals come from an abundance of minerals, which have forged these stones from the chemical impurities, earth and solar emissions, and radiation.
There are different crystal healing stones available in a wide variety of colors, shapes, and energies. Since each stone emits different vibrations, the choice of the stone corresponds to its healing vibrations and its physical affliction of the individual. So how do you know which stone to choose, from the hundreds available in the market? Here is a list of some popular crystal healing stones and their effects.
Different Types of Crystal Healing Stones
One of the oldest stones in recorded history, agate brings about emotional, physical, and intellectual balance. This soothing stone is known to attract strength and is particularly effective when used by introverted and shy people. It’s known to prevent miscarriages and alleviate discomfort during pregnancy. It is used as a cooling stone for the stomach, colon, liver, spleen, and kidneys. They can be found in many colors, from blue-green to green, pink, and blue, laced with white or dark lines.
Available in shades of purple, amethyst has been traditionally used to guard against self-deception, as well as a protection against witchcraft. It has been used to relieve many physical problems, such as toothaches, skeletal discomforts, posture, and other bone and joint-related sicknesses. It is also known to cure problems in the blood and certain breathing problems.
The beautiful light blue stone, aquamarine, is used to calm the nerves and provides mental clarity. It is known to be helpful in curing phobias and balance emotions.
Popularly referred to as the ‘stone of the mind’, this light orange colored healing crystal, is known to change negative energy to a positive force, while promoting self-confidence and helping in self expression. It also provides relief from any digestive problems.
A commonly used stone, crystals are usually used for amplifying the energy of other stones.
Considered the sacred stone of goddess Venus, an emerald is the perfect stone for a broken heart, and is used to bring harmony and love.
The light green colored stone, peridot, is considered an emotional healer and helps to balance the energies and in controlling negative emotions.
Referred to as the heart stone, this light pink crystal strengthens the heart and circulatory systems, while aiding chest and lung problems.
Worn for good luck and protection from the evil eye, this gemstone focuses one’s mind by letting you direct your thoughts.
These stones were once a symbol of wealth and are known for their healing properties. They are known to alleviate rheumatism, gout, stomach problems, and viral infections. Mined for more than 6000 years in Sinai, for their use in turquoise jewelry, they are mostly available in greenish-blue or pale sky blue colors.
How to Use Crystal Healing Stones
Using crystal healing stones is a three-step process which involves cleansing and recharging the stone by placing them in the sunlight or the moonlight for 12 hours, after washing them thoroughly under running water.
The second step involves harmonizing the changes with your entire being, which involves a significant change in your mental outlook, thoughts, feelings, and even opinions. With the continuous wearing of these stones the changes are soon stabilized.
Additionally, there are many ways of using healing stones and crystals. While some healers choose to place the crystals on the affected parts of the body, others have taken to wearing it in the form of a pendant or ring. Sometimes elixirs are also made of the crystals by placing the crystal in glass bowl filled with pure spring water and leaving it in the sunlight for 12 hours. This can be drunk or added to your bath.
For more information on the various stones and its healing properties, visit a crystal healer. It is important to remember that serious conditions such as prolonged insomnia, suicidal thoughts, or episodes of blacking out should not be treated with crystal healing. Make sure that your doctor is informed about the alternative medical technique that you are choosing to undertake.