Healing with Crystals

How Do Crystals Heal?

Ancient cultures all over the world used crystals and stones for healing to align, clear and transform their energy, spirit and physical health. The metaphysical properties of crystals are no mystery to most ancient cultures including the Egyptians, Mayans and Sumerians who regularly adorned their bodies and buildings with these sacred stones.

Research into the structure of the atom over the last few hundred years has revealed that everything in our entire universe is made up of energy. Even solid objects, like a piece of furniture or the hair on your head, are really just vibrations of energy at the most fundamental levels. The healing energy of crystals and the cells in your body are made up of the same kind of energy.

Scientists have discovered the energy inherent in crystals and how to use this energy in many ways. Quartz clocks and watches use an electronic oscillator that is regulated by quartz crystal because they oscillate at a precise frequency, making them very accurate at keeping time. The same phenomenon is also used to make other devices work such as microphones and telephone speakers, pickups for musical instruments, computer components, sonar and medical ultrasounds and so on.

Crystals are even used in our medications. Many pharmaceuticals are made by grinding up minerals that are formed inside crystals. Even though our culture has several uses for the energetic properties of crystals, we have ultimately neglected to standardize their use in energetic healing.

Just like magnets use energy to attract or repel, crystals use energy in the same way. By wearing, holding or placing crystals on certain parts of the body you can clear, heal or transform your energy depending on the vibrational and energetic properties of the crystal being used.

You can use crystals to heal anything from migraines to anxiety and beyond. Crystals can also be used to enhance meditation and align chakras. There’s no limit to the level of healing and advancement you can receive from the use of crystals.

There are essentially 3 primary ways crystals can transform your energy and resolve imbalances:

Clearing & Energy Protection

Crystals have the ability to absorb, remove or protect certain types of energy from your body. For example Black Tourmaline is a powerful stone for protection against negative energy including EMF protection. Malachite absorbs negative energies from various bodily organs and toxic build up in the brain making it an excellent choice for those suffering from depression.


Crystals push their energetic properties into your body, mind or spirit through inducing resonant frequencies. This is similar to the way electricity works by conducting and transferring energy into an object. A crystal can harness energy from the quantum field and send it into your own energy field.


Our world is very symmetrical, the energy of our planet aligns things in a mirrored pattern. Sometimes your energy may be misaligned and out of balance, and crystals can help balance out areas of energetic disharmony.

Some of the ways you can use Crystals

There are many ways to use crystals for healing and protection for yourself and your environment. Below we have listed just a few great ways you can effectively and easily use crystals.

When working on yourself, it is important to note that for the crystals energy to be most effective it should really be placed within your auric or personal energy field. For example if you have black tourmaline in your handbag or on your desk it will be far less effective at protecting you against negative energies. Wearing black tourmaline jewellery or having a piece in your pocket for example will be far more effective at protecting you as it is inside your personal energy field.

The most effective way to benefit from the healing energy of crystals is to simply hold them in your hand/s. There are meridian points in the palms of our hands, so by holding a crystal in your hand, the crystals energy is able to work through the hand meridian.

Some practitioners place crystals on a specific part of the body to induce direct healing to an area.

Crystals are also great to use in meditation as they can assist with centering, healing, increasing inner vision, assisting in the removal of blocks, heightening of senses and to open the mind to expanded consciousness, just to name a few.

Gridding is another way to receive and transmute crystal energy for you and your environment. A crystal grid is the laying out of specific types of crystals in a predetermined pattern. They are an incredibly powerful energy tool to use when manifesting your desires, goals and intentions as the power of a crystal grid comes from the union of energies created between the healing stones, sacred geometry and your intention. The combination of the power of crystals in a geometric pattern greatly strengthens your focused intention to manifest results much quicker.

Cleansing Your Crystals

Contrary to some of the misguided information out there, almost all crystals need regular cleansing. Since crystals absorb, attract and repel certain types of energy, it’s important to keep your crystals cleansed so their energy remains pure and working at their most optimum level for your highest good.

See our page Crystals and Gemstone Care for information about how to cleanse your crystals.

** It is important to note that each crystal has it’s own metaphysical healing and protective properties, so when choosing a crystal for a specific issue or purpose you need to be guided by each crystals own inherent abilities **

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