I’m a big fan of natural remedies, I tend to avoid drugs and chemical substances, unless strictly necessary. Herbal teas or medicines, oils, and some Ayurvedic therapies work wonders with me (ever tried oil pulling?) What about crystals and gemstones?
Crystal therapy (or crystal healing) is a form of vibrational medicine. Each variety of crystal has a unique internal structure, which causes it to resonate at a certain frequency: this resonance is said to give crystals their healing abilities. Applying this resonance properly, can help to restore stability and balance to the body energy system, awakening the body’s natural healing mechanisms.
Crystal therapy is a gentle non-invasive form of alternative healing that works holistically to harmonize the mind, body, emotions and spirit, helping to increase our feeling of well-being, neutralize negativity, lift depression and to help us to become integrated, whole beings.
Crystals heal on all 4 levels: Physical, Mental, Emotional and Spiritual. Crystals can be chosen for the stones specific healing property of a physical illness, disease or disorder or they can be chosen for their healing properties on a mental, emotional or spiritual level. In addition crystals can be selected purely on the basis of their colour. Colour Therapy and Colour Healing is very effective and Crystals can also be used in this way.
Crystals can be placed on specific points of the body to bring relief or can be swept over the body using, for example, a crystal pendulum healing technique or a crystal wand healing technique. Carrying or wearing a crystal that resonates with a physical condition can also improve the condition.
Crystals can be used for chakra healing, placing specific colour on the body following the Seven Colour Chakra system.
These are some of my favourite gemstones and their healing properties:
OPAL. Isn’t it just gorgeous?! Opal is a stone of inspiration which enhances imagination and creativity. It can bring inspiration to projects and to life and Spirit. Opal is said to be a stone for love. It brings the inspiration of love into a stagnant heart chakra and brings renewal. Opal has a larger proportion of water in it than most stones and is considered a water stone. This can help ease the effort of handling change in life. Like water rolls over and past rocks and roots in its way, the energy of opal can help continue on your path regardless of obstacles. It is also said to be able to help pick up thoughts and feelings and enhance them. Opal is also used to bring happy dreams and avoid nightmares. It is a soothing stone which can calm turbutlent emotions and bring a deep sense of hope and inner peace. Traditionally in crystal healing opal has been considered good for headaches, eyesight, Parkinson’s disease, blood, insulin regulation, PMS, and the immune system. It is often associated with the Heart Chakra and Crown Chakra.
AMAZONITE. It is said to enhance intuition, psychic powers, creativity, intellect, and psychic ability. Amazonite is often associated with the throat chakra, and as such, said to be beneficial to communication. It is also associated strongly with the third eye chakra. It is said to align the physical and astral bodies. It is noted mystically to lessen stress and self-defeating behaviors by calming and building self-esteem. Amazonite is believed in crystal healing to heal emotional disturbances and the after effects of emotional trauma. It is reputed to have spiritual energy healing powers of preventive energy that’s good for one’s health in general, colic, decreasing heart problems, benefiting the muscles, calcium deficiency, pregnancy, eczema, muscle cramps, helping the nervous system, lessening tooth decay and osteoporosis.
TURQUOISE. It can help promote honest and clear communication from the heart. It is also believed to stabilise mood swings and allow self-expression. Turquoise is also a powerful crystal for relieving stress. It is known as a master healer stone. It is very powerful for grounding and protection. Turquoise is associated with the throat chakra primarily. Excellent for shy people. This energy helps to feel calm and relaxed when speaking in public. It will also aid to be more compassionate and to forgive others. It is also said to aid, while in meditation, to explore past lives. It can be beneficial to the thyroid and the voice.
ONYX. It provides strength and support during difficult circumstances. It is associated primarily with the root chakra. Onyx is a soothing stone said to help alleviate fears and worries and to help you to feel comfortable within yourself and in your surroundings. It is also believed to promote stamina and vigour and to encourage the making of wise decisions. Onyx is said to promote self-control helping the wearer to keep excessive emotions and passions under control. It also prevents the draining away of personal energy.
EMERALD. It is an excellent general healer, improves psychic abilities, raises consciousness, and helps the individual attain balance. Emerald is recommended for breathing issues, heart health, swollen lymph nodes, blood problems, the thymus, the pancreas ( for blood sugar rebalance), labour/delivery, eyesight, and the etheric field. It was considered an ancient blood detoxifier and anti-poison. Helps strengthen the backbone and alleviates problems associated with sugar diabetes.
CHRYSOPRASE. Chrysoprase is linked to the Heart Chakra. It is said to be a problem clarifier and to draw out inner talents and stimulate creativity. It brings unconscious thoughts to the surface and allows insights into personal problems. It gives an acceptance of oneself and others and encourages forgiveness and compassion. Chrysoprase is used to aid sleep and relaxation and to reduce nightmares. It helps you let go of feelings of jealousy, resentment, selfishness, greed, hypochondria and scarcity.
These are just a few (I chose some of my favourite)! I am planning to add a jewelry collection of healing crystals to my webiste very soon…in the meanwhile I keep on studying and researching and keep you posted.