Crystals 101: A Guide to Healing Crystals for Beginners

“Crystal healing”, simply put, is the healing and balancing of one’s body, mind and energy through healing powers of crystals. Crystal healing is a superstitious treatment, carried out through a number of methods ranging from intricate to very simple. Many celebrities have used crystal healing including Andy Warhol, Adele and Patrick Swayze! Would you consider using this method of healing? Learn how below!

Types of Crystals

Each crystal varies in healing qualities depending on the type of crystal and its shape.

1. Turquoise

Turquoise is a “protection stone” that is said to increase inner calmness, promoting relaxation, in addition to aiding in self-expression, problem solving and immune function.

2. Amethyst

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Similar to turquoise, amethysts are said to promote calmness and reduced anxiety, as well as strengthen the immune system. However, they also help with concentration, motivation and hormone balance. Amethysts can also reduce body tensions and increase humility. Of all the healing crystals, amethysts are among the most beneficial, in terms of physical health.

3. Citrine

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Citrine is overall beneficial to success. It’s many qualities include promotion of happiness, self esteem, open-mindedness, and creativity. This crystal would ideally be used to improve negative states of mind.

4. Onyx

Onyx is supposably a stone that promotes strength. It is said to increase the feeling of support as well as happiness and decision making abilities. It’s physical health benefits include healing infections and decreasing inflammation.

Crystal Shapes

Not only does the kind of crystal or stone affect it’s uses, the shape alters the purpose, too.

1. Single point

Single point crystals have one large pointed edge while the rest are jagged. Points are used for healing by directing energy to and away from the body.

2. Geode

Geodes are rocks internally lined with crystals and in this case are typically used for slowing the movement of a crystal’s energy.

3. Cluster

Cluster crystals have multiple points. Because of this, they can are considered very strong healing crystals and can be used to cleanse a room’s energy.

How to use healing crystals

1. Use them during mediation

Simply hold a crystal in your hands while you meditate in order to gain their energy.

2. Take them with you

By carrying a crystal with you, you can supposedly feel their energy constantly and have one in case you need a change of state. Keep one in your purse, or backpack, or pocket!

3. Lay them on your body

In some cases, different stones can be more effective when applied to certain areas of the body, to represent certain things. For example, a crystal that “effects love” may be placed over the heart!

Healing crystals have been believed to improve mental and physical health as well as luck, love, etc. for many years and throughout many cultures, such as the ancient Chinese, as well as Hinduism and Buddhism. And though it is referred to as an “alternative medicine” and there is no scientific proof behind its remedies, there is perhaps an immense spiritual value behind these treatments that can be appreciated with a great deal of open-mindedness.

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