Common Crystals for Healing
Crystals for healing can come in all shapes, sizes and colours. Just having them in your home can bring all kinds of benefits to your family’s health and wellbeing. However, crystals that are used specifically for healing purposes need to be stored correctly, as well as be regularly cleansed and charged in order for them to give the best results. You can see our previous article on how to cleanse and charge your crystals here. It would be all too easy here to get into the science behind crystal healing. While an understanding of vibrational energy, and just how the individual properties of each crystal can promote healing is useful, it can be too much information to absorb in one sitting. It would be much more beneficial, especially for the beginner to learn about the most commonly used healing crystals, so that they can be utilised straight away. Knowing which crystal to use when you have a headache, or a muscle sprain is much more helpful than a scientific lecture on vibrational frequencies!
About Crystal Healing
Crystals, in their many shapes and forms have been used by traditional healers for millennia; and while healers are making use of the same kinds of crystals today, the conditions that they are used to treat have altered over time. For example, in Ancient Egypt malachite was used to prevent open wounds becoming infected. The crystal/stone was ground into powder and applied directly onto the wound. These ancient healers discovered that the stone was toxic, and it was this toxicity that fought against infection. Today malachite is used to help with detoxification. As well as being used in a powdered form they make for a good addition to any first aid kit when they are made into gem essences. Some crystals have a calming influence, while others can create a stimulating effect. A fully qualified crystal healer has a wealth of crystal knowledge at their fingertips, and provide clients with the best healing outcomes as a result. For self-healing at home, select a crystal appropriate to your needs and place it directly over the site where healing is required. The crystal will then work towards bringing the affected part of your body back into balance.
Amethyst crystals can range from pale lavender to a deep purple in colour. This is a crystal that is useful in dealing with hormonal issues as well as problems with the metabolism. It is also useful in general cleansing of the blood and boosting the immune system. In terms of pain relief, amethyst can be used to treat physical pain as well as emotional pain and stress. It is known that this crystal can be used to relieve anxiety and lessen tension. Amethyst is something of a healing work horse as is has a multitude of uses. Headaches, bruising, skin conditions and digestive disorders can all be used by the application of Amethyst. Those who have trouble sleeping will also benefit from placing a piece of amethyst under their pillow. Care should be taken however when treating mental health issues as this crystal should never be used to treat schizophrenia or paranoia.
Bloodstone is an incredible source of healing. As the name suggests it is highly effective for the treatment of blood related issues as it helps to detoxify and purify the blood. It can be beneficial for conditions relating to the liver and kidneys, as well as other organs which deal with the cleansing of the blood. This stone can also be used as an aid to blood circulation. Ancient healers are known to
have used this stone to treat tumours in the body. Today bloodstone has been found to be effective in the treatment of leukaemia.
Hematite is a very distinctive stone, black and shiny, and with more weight than you would expect. As the name would suggest this is a stone that useful in conditions linked to blood and circulation, such an anaemia and Reynaud’s Syndrome. It is also helpful in cleansing the blood and protecting against iron deficiency as it helps promote the formation of new red blood cells. The grounding properties of this stone can also be helpful for someone experiencing anxiety as well as those who have difficulty sleeping. Can also be used to ease the discomfort of leg cramps or fractures.
Quartz is regarded as one of the most powerful healing crystals of all. Regarded as a ‘Master Healer’ Clear Quartz can be used for all physical, emotional, and psychological conditions. It is known that this crystal can help boost the immune system and can be extremely beneficial in the treatment of burns. Quartz is available in a wide range of colours, each having its own healing properties. Rose Quartz is especially beneficial in the treatment of emotional issues. Known as the love stone it is also believed to boost fertility levels. When made into a gem elixir it is highly beneficial in the treatment of blisters and burns and can help boost skin quality and clarity. It is also a soothing stone for people suffering from dementia, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s disease.
All of the crystals described above are readily available in new age stores, mystical retailers and even in museum gift shops. You can purchase most Healing Crystals on Amazon at very reasonable prices. Those listed here are usually available to purchase as small, smooth tumble stones which can be carried in the pocket or purse. Jewellery made from or including these crystals is not only beneficial to the wearer in terms of healing, but is also generally very attractive. This makes it a good option for someone that suffers from a chronic illness as they can keep the crystal close to their skin all day. A crystal gift set can make the perfect gift for your spiritual minded friends and relatives.
Professional, qualified crystal healers will often say that using crystals for healing has the greatest benefit when used alongside clinical treatments. This is because while modern medicine can get straight to the heart of a disease or complaint, it often has side effects that are unwanted; or fails to treat associated complaints. The energy emitted by the crystals can be used to alleviate unwanted side effects as well as help treat the body restoring balance to both mind and body without the use of invasive procedures of any kind.