Crystals have a long history of being used for healing. The theory behind the use of
crystal healing involves the energy flows in the body through the chakras. There are seven
known chakras in the body, each associated with different body systems and colours. If
there is a blockage of energy at any of the different chakras, this means that it is
associated with different conditions such as physical, emotional, spiritual and mental.
Depending on the tradition that is followed, this energy is known as ki, chi, animu,
chula, spirit or life force. The use of small gemstones and crystals and their uses as
amulets and talismans go back a long way in history. The benefits of crystal healing can
be useful especially getting a map of the location of the seven chakras, as well as the
colours that are specific for different situations, body systems, energies and conditions.
There are two methods to modern crystal healing, the first is where the healer has a
crystal that they cleanse and then imbue with intent before moving it around the affected
chakras. In the other method is using different crystals for various chakras or illnesses.
The aim of both these methods is to cleanse the body of negative energy and to re-balance
the energy in your body through the chakras. These methods can lead to healing mental and
There are different ways in which crystals can heal you. A few of these are by wearing
them as jewelry or amulets, laying them on your body, placing them next to your bed or
placing them in a healing bath. If you are using these crystals as jewelry, make sure you
use round beads that have no metal settings as these can interrupt the energy.
The most commonly used crystal is the clear quartz, but crystals with colour can be used
in connection with the colours of the chakras. It is important to note that the shape of
the crystal have benefits as they are said to resonate with the different energies. The
vibration rates will change the vibrational energy in your body which has a healing
An essential way to care for your crystals is to cleanse on a regular basis so that you
can get rid of any negative energy. A crystal healer has the belief through prayer, a
ceremony or by physically cleansing the crystals using salt or moonlight. The crystals
should be stored in saline or salt once they are cleansed so that no negative energy can
There are certain gemstones and crystals that are associated with specific problems. Green
fluorite, for example is recommended for hormone balance and treating PMS; jade is good
for relaxation, both physical and mental and malachite is used to bring harmony into your
life. The colours of the stones mean they can also be used in colour therapy.
There is a theory behind crystal wands and crystals of how the various colours are
associated with healing different situations.
The theories mentioned above can be combined together as well as the use of yoga and
massage in association with crystals that will benefit in treatments for various
conditions and achieving emotional well-being can be made with energy balancing.