Crystal healing or Gemstone healing, are alternative healing techniques that employs stones and crystals as healing tools. The practitioner places crystals on different parts of the body, often corresponding to the chakras, or places crystals around the body in an attempt to construct an energy grid, which is believed to surround the client with healing energy. The healing is supposed to remove blockages in the aura or the body’s electromagnetic field.
The crystals are mainly placed on specific areas of the body called “chakras.” The word “chakra” is derived from the Sanskrit word meaning “wheel”. There are seven basic energy centres in the body, each having a colour associated with it. Some crystal healers place the same colour crystals as the colour of the chakras on the person to enhance the flow of energy. To learn more about chakras, see the link on Reiki.
Crystals are said to direct the flow of energy to the person in a particular part of the body and bring balance to a person’s energy. Ultimately, they are used to cleanse the person from bad or negative energy believed to cause an illness. It is believed that clearing out the bad spiritual energy alleviates the physical ailment. Crystals are used for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual healing.
From my own experience, I have found that the most effective way to use any gemstone for healing purposes is to wear it as close to the skin as possible. This can be done by holding a crystal or gemstone, wearing them within jewellery or just having them in your pocket and touching them as often as I can. The healing energies will be gently absorbed into your physical and mental body.
Crystals and gemstones can also be placed under your pillow at night, allowing the energies of the stone to gently penetrate your body whilst you sleep.
Different gemstones and crystals have different healing properties. Often there are several gemstones recommended. It is best to use your intuition when choosing your gemstones. In my experience, crystals usually choose you, opposed to you choosing the crystal. So pay attention to your intuition and what crystal you are drawn to. It is also important that you hold the crystal to see if you can feel the healing energy and to make sure it is a good fit.
For those of you not yet tuned into your intuition, here is an example of what crystals are suggested for some ailments:
- Acne – Amethyst
- Anger – Blue -lace agate, chrysoprase, moss-agate
- Doubt – Staurolite
- Earache – Amber
- Grief – Amethyst
- Immune system – Snow quartz
- Inflammation – Blue-lace agate
- Back problems – Petrified wood
- Luck – Smokey quartz, Tiger’s eye
- Love – Rose quartz
- Peace of mind – Sapphire
- Stress – Amethyst, Blue-lace agate, yellow topaz
I am putting together a comprehensive list so please come back and check out the site for more updates.