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Healing Crystals

There’s been a recent uptick in American adults turning to what’s known as complementary and alternative medicine. This includes everything from acupuncture and yoga to tai chi and even healing crystals.

In fact, you’ve probably heard people talking about, and showing off, these beautiful stones. But you may not know what they could offer you.

There are a number of different types of crystals, each filled with their own healing abilities for the mind, body, and soul. They’re thought to promote the flow of good energy and help rid the body and mind of negative energy for physical and emotional benefits.

Historically speaking, crystals are touted as ancient forms of medicine, with philosophies borrowed from Hinduism and Buddhism. However, it’s important to know that there’s no scientific evidence to support the use of crystals. Despite this, people are still drawn to their colors and beauty.

The key to indulging in this self-care experience is mindfulness, reflection, and acceptance. For instance, researchersTrusted Source found that a person’s mind may have much more healing power than it’s given credit.

Even though there isn’t a great deal of scientific support of crystals, a number of people swear by their powers. So, if you’re curious to give them a go, make sure to keep an open mind and check out what each stone can do for you.

To help you get started, I compiled a comprehensive roundup of some of the most popular crystals.

Different types of healing crystals

Amethyst Protection •  Wisdom • Healing 
This purple stone is said to be incredibly protective, healing, and purifying. It’s claimed it can help rid the mind of negative thoughts and bring forth humility, sincerity, and spiritual wisdom. It’s also said to help promote sobriety. Sleep is another claimed benefit of this stone, from supposedly aiding in insomnia relief to understanding dreams. Physically, it’s said to boost hormone production, cleanse blood, and relieve pain and stress.

Amethyst is one of the popular stones and has been admired throughout the ages for its stunning beauty and legendary healing abilities. Amethyst is believed to bring peace and harmony in a person’s mind and emotions. It also symbolizes the energy of fire and passion, creativity, and spirituality; yet bears the logic of temperance and sobriety.

Health Benefits: Detoxifies the Body

Amethyst is a popular cleanser. As it cleanses the spirit it is also able to clean the physical body from the inside out. This includes the cleansing and opening of the chakras, the cleansing of the blood, and the removal of toxins from the body.

Place the Amethyst Stick Pipette Quartz in a room where you spend a lot of time so that your body can be surrounded by its cleansing energies on a regular basis.

Reduces Headaches
The soothing energy of Amethyst helps reduce headaches by calming the mind and the body. Stress and fatigue usually bring headache and Amethyst avoid these symptoms by having a clear mind and a relaxed body.

Reduces Insomnia
Lack of sleep is a common problem that everyone might have experienced. When you do not get enough sleep your body weakens as well as your immune system. Since amethyst helps quiet the mind it is a wonderful crystal to have by your bedside especially if insomnia is an issue for you.

Helps With Weight Loss
Amethyst is known to balance metabolism. This means the body can burn calories more efficiently with the aid of this crystal. It also clears the mind with bads habits and encourages a positive routine like sticking to proper diet and scheduled exercise.

Mental Benefits: Improves Focus
Amethyst is popularly known to improve focus as it has the energy to stimulate the mind according to what is necessary at the moment. It reduces negative and unnecessary thoughts to improve your mental health.

Encourages Creativity
With a focused mind comes new ideas. While Amethyst helps improve focus it also encourages creativity. With a clear mind, you get to think of new and productive ideas. It brings out the good in you and helps you avoid negative thoughts. 

Disclaimer: Crystal healing is not a substitute for medical advice and treatment. It may be used as a supplement. If you choose to use crystal healing on yourself or others, you do so at your own risk.

Blood stone
This powerful healing stone lives up to its name. Blood stone is claimed to help cleanse the blood by drawing off bad environmental energies and improving circulation. Mindfully speaking, it encourages selflessness, creativity, and idealism while helping you live within the current moment. It’s also said it can also help you rid yourself of feelings of irritability, aggressiveness, and impatience.

Citrine for Happiness • Positivity • Abundance
Bring joy, wonder, and enthusiasm to every part of your life with citrine. It’s said to help you release negative traits from your life like fear, and in turn help encourage optimism, warmth, motivation, and clarity. It’s also claimed to enhance mindful qualities, like creativity and concentration.
The stone for attracting money and wealth. Wearing authentic natural citrine can enhance money luck and bring prosperity since citrine gemstone is well known as the stone of wealth.

Citrine is known to be the premier manifestation stone. When combined with the power of your affirmation and intention, it is a powerful stone for helping with the manifestation of prosperity and abundance. It is one of the few crystals that does not store any negativity.

This stone can help you:

  • Brings excellent business luck, attracts abundance, fortune and wealth
  • Has the extra power to help prevent financial losses or from being robbed, cheated or assaulted
  • It can help with digestive disorders and poor blood circulation
  • Citrine is also recognized as a happy stone that dispels all negativities and gloom around it. Great for smoothing discords
  • Main Function: Wealth Attractor


Clear quartz
This white crystal is considered a “master healer.” It’s said to amplify energy by absorbing, storing, releasing, and regulating it. It’s also said to aid concentration and memory. Physically, clear crystals are claimed to help stimulate the immune system and balance out your entire body. This stone is often paired with others like rose quartz to aid and enhance their abilities

Jasper
This smooth crystal is known as the “supreme nurturer.” It’s said to empower the spirit and support you through times of stress by preparing you to fully “show up.” It’s claimed to protect you from and absorb negative vibes while promoting courage, quick thinking, and confidence. These are traits that are extra helpful when tackling important issues — which is exactly what this stone may be good for.

Moonstone
Known for “new beginnings,” moonstone is said to encourage inner growth and strength. When starting fresh, this stone is purported to also soothe those uneasy feelings of stress and instability so you’re able to move forward successfully. It’s also claimed to promote positive thinking, intuition, and inspiration while bringing forth success and good fortune.

This lovely Moonstone is said to provide psychic protection, clearing the mind and senses, and aids in lucid dreaming and calm sleep. It deflects negativity and eases emotional trauma. Aligned with the Goddess, moonstones connect with the energies and spirits of nature, from plant devas to galactic consciousness.

A moonstone is useful if you are feeling disconnected from a higher power, and feel as if you need some spiritual guidance. The nurturing energy of this stone will give you comfort and guidance in difficult times.

An amulet of protection for travelers and a gift of lovers for passion. The mysteries and powers of the new moon, where all things exist as potential. Attract positive energy into your life and provide good fortune, balance, and strength.

Obsidian for WEALTH, POSITIVITY AND BALANCE
An intensely protective stone, obsidian is said to help form a shield against physical and emotional negativity. It’s also said to help get rid of emotional blockage and promote qualities of strength, clarity, and compassion to help find your true sense of self. For your physical body, it may aid in digestion and detoxification while potentially helping reduce pain and cramps.

Also known as natural Volcanic Glass, Obsidian is said to help you find your inner strength and channel your intuition. It is a powerful crystal for protection, helping to clear the buildup of psychic smog within your aura. A bodyguard to your soul, the Obsidian stone also protects you from shadow traits — fear, anxiety, addiction, and anger by acting as a mirror to your inner self. Black Obsidian also resonates with the root chakra as it aids with grounding and connecting to the Earth. A powerful healing crystal that looks to ward off negative energy and strengthen your root Chakra. 

This stone can help you:

  • Go deep within yourself
  • Bring pleasure and enjoyment to your life
  • Make the unconscious conscious
  • Get in touch with buried issues before they explode
  • Clear old energy/past lovers from the womb space

Rose quartz
Just as the color may suggest, this pink stone is all about love. It’s said to help restore trust and harmony in all different kinds of relationships while improving their close connections. It’s also claimed to help provide comfort and calm during times of grief.

It isn’t all about other people, though. Rose quartz is said to also encourage love, respect, trust, and worth within one’s self — something we could all use in this day and age.

Ruby
A red standout, this stone helps restore vitality and energy levels. This can help improve things such as sensuality, sex, and intellect. It’s also said to help bring self-awareness and the realization of truth to one’s mind. Rubies were used in ancient times to help remove toxins from blood and improve the overall circulatory system.

Sapphire
This blue stone is one of wisdom and royalty. It’s said it can attract prosperity, happiness, and peace while opening up the mind to accept beauty and intuition. As for physical health, this stone is claimed to also help heal eye issues, cellular levels, and blood disorders while also easing depression, anxiety, and insomnia.

Tiger’s eye for PROTECTION, COURAGE AND STRENGTH
If you’re in need of a power or motivation boost, this golden stone may be for you. It’s said to help rid your mind and body of fear, anxiety, and self-doubt. This can be beneficial for career aspirations or even matters of the heart. Tiger’s eye is also said to help guide you to harmony and balance to help you make clear, conscious decisions.

Tiger’s Eye is a stone to release your fears, anxieties, self-loathing and unlock hidden talents. It’s the stone that can give you courage, strength of mind, and self-confidence to tackle anything that will come your way.

Tiger Eye serves as the spiritual compass that guides you towards the light, helping you harness the powers of the universe in whatever you set out to do, whether it’s matters of the heart or the boldest career ambitions.

This stone can help you:

  • Helps you to release fear and anxiety
  • Aids harmony and balance
  • Stimulates taking action, and helps you to make decisions with discernment and understanding


Turquoise
This blue crystal has powers that are said to help heal the mind, body, and soul. Generally speaking, it’s seen as a good luck charm that can help balance your emotions while finding your spiritual groundings. When it comes to the body, it’s said to benefit the respiratory, skeletal, and immune system.

How to select your crystal
First things first: Identify what you feel you’re missing before looking into what stones can provide you. This will help you indicate what’s going on within yourself before depending on outside sources.

From there, just let your intuition choose what’s best for you. Whether a crystal catches your eye or you can feel a physical pull toward one, your inner subconscious will help guide you to the crystal that’s right for you. Once it’s pick out, you can create the connection you need.

How to care for your crystal
When you first bring your crystal home, you’ll want to cleanse away any negativity it may have picked up. You can hold it under cold, running water from a tap or rinse it in a natural source of water. Either way, be sure the water is cool, not warm or hot.

Add a bit of sea salt to the cleanse or burn sage to really help it get rid of unwanted energies. You can also leave it out to dry in morning sunlight or full moon light to let the light filter through.

It’s not just about their physical care, though. For crystals to work their magic, you mentally have to remove the negative energy or skepticism you may have about their capabilities. It’s important to respect what they can do for you.

Crystal accessories
The main benefit of crystals may be their healing abilities. But if we’re being perfectly honest, they’re also really beautiful. So it’s no surprise people make tons of accessories out of them, like jewelry or home decorations. Not only will the crystals look nice, keeping good energy around never hurt anyone.

Prayer beads
Crystal prayer beads are worn against the heart to inspire all kinds of positive feelings, whether it be hope, courage, or peace. They’re a great way for anyone to carry around the healing powers of crystals.

Jewelry
Jewelry is another great way to incorporate a crystal’s abilities. Not to mention, it also allows you to show off each stone’s beauty.

Coasters
These stunning coasters are made from genuine gemstones from Brazil. The agate stone in this household item will help promote balance and harmony within the home. These are ideal for those who want to bring good energies into their abode.

Sex toys
These crystal sex toys mix their energies with your sexual energy to help provide pure, sexual pleasure. They’re great tools for those who’ve been in a sexual rut to help them get open up.

Pipes
Believe it or not, you can even smoke out of crystal-made hand pipes. They’re smooth, easy to use, and sturdy. This makes them a great gift for anyone who uses medical marijuana to manage a health condition.

Water bottles
Trendy water bottles are just as trendy as crystals now, so it’s no surprise the two have been merged into one. In the bottom of these beautiful glass bottles sits a “gem pod.” It’s said to promote everything from wellness and beauty to balance. This is the perfect accessory to bring to your next yoga practice.

Takeaway
If you’re already skeptical about these healing crystals, then they likely won’t do you any good. They’re unlikely to do you any harm, though. While there’s no scientific evidence for crystals, that hasn’t stopped people from trying them.

An open mind is key to obtaining the positive qualities these beautiful stones can offer. Whether it’s overall good energy you want or specific healing powers, there’s nothing wrong with giving crystals an honest try. Who knows — you might be pleasantly surprised.

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