Healing crystals are believed to have metaphysical properties that can help promote physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. They are thought to work by interacting with the body's energy fields and restoring balance and harmony to them. Proponents of crystal healing believe that each crystal has a unique vibrational frequency that resonates with certain aspects of a person's being. For example, rose quartz is often associated with love and relationships, while amethyst is believed to enhance spiritual awareness and intuition. Many people use healing crystals in a variety of ways, such as carrying them in a pocket or purse, wearing them as jewelry, placing them in their home or workspace, or using them during meditation or other spiritual practices. While there is limited scientific evidence to support the use of healing crystals, many people find them to be a helpful tool for promoting well-being and reducing stress.
Crystals are a group of minerals. Very simply, they’re beautiful, semi-rare stones — some are clear and some have bright colors. Probably the first historical references to the use of crystals come from the Ancient Sumerians (4th millennium BC), who included crystals in their magic formulas. Crystals were (and are) also used for healing in traditional Chinese Medicine, which dates back to at least 5000 years. In Egypt, Polack notes that multiple stones were used for medicinal and ritual purposes, including: lapis lazuli turquoise carnelian emerald quartz According to Polack, Leonardo da Vinci reportedly kept a gemstone on his desk, claiming, “Amethyst dispels evil thoughts and speeds up thinking.”
Healing crystals for health Clear quartz: a clear crystal considered a master healer and believed to support the entire energetic system Jasper: a nurturing stone said to provide support during times of stress Obsidian: believed to help process emotions and experiences and aid in letting go Amethyst: used for healing, purifying, and enhancing willpower Bloodstone: said to improve circulation and provide support to blood-related issues
Healing crystals for wealth Tiger’s eye: said to provide motivation and lessen fear Citrine: believed to spark enthusiasm, creativity, and concentration Turquoise: thought to soothe emotions and attract good luck Sapphire: known as a stone of prosperity Jade: another well-known stone for prosperity and luck
Rose quartz: sometimes referred to as the stone of love and believed to encourage love and trust Moonstone: said to prompt feelings of inner strength and growth Ruby: believed to support sexuality and sensuality