Using Crystals for Crystal Healing
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.
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 tension
and worry are stopping you from sleeping use a crystal such a chrysoprase, rose quartz, citrine or amethyst placed by the bed or under the pillow to calm and sooth.
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.
Lack of Energy
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
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.
Lack of Libido
This can have an
emotional cause. Emotional conditions blocking sexual energy can be gently released by fluorite and red garnet thus stimulating passion once again.
Difficulty with Study and Concentration
Concentration can be
aided by quartz, which is believed to give mental clarity, and carnelian, which clears extraneous thought.
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
Healing the Mind
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, for most 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
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.