often come across crystals on the
recommendation of friends because of
an illness or condition that they
Crystals however can be used in
conjunction with most Complementary
Therapies to enhance the flow of
can be of benefit during a treatment
to help to aid relaxation and the
client can use them in between
appointments to help them with a
particular condition or to help them
concentrate on relaxation.
is an enormous array of crystals,
minerals and healing stones that can
be of benefit. They all have
healing properties that can help
varying degrees of illness and
I choose a Crystal/Gemstone/Mineral?
best way to choose a crystal is by
calling on your intuition. If you
are in Crystal shop, stand in front
of the stones or crystals and close
your eyes whilst thinking of why it
is you want a crystal. It could be
that you have a particular condition
or illness or that you are choosing
it for someone else with a problem.
Stand and concentrate on the issue
for a few minutes and when you open
your eyes you will be drawn to the
correct stone. Most people have
trouble believing in this method but
when they have chosen a
crystal/stone/gemstone and then look
up the properties in a Crystal
reference book they are inevitably
surprised that the crystal is the
could just read through a Crystal
book and choose from the vast lists
of Crystals and gemstones.
allowing your intuition to guide you
to the ones that you feel are right
for you, you are instructing your
sub-conscious to help with your
healing. It is more important for
you to be comfortable with your
stones instead of just following
what is written in books.
Cleansing your Stone/ Crystal /
Crystals or Gemstones should be
cleansed on a regular basis to keep
them working properly. To do this
you can hold them under the tap in
running cold water and then allow
them to air dry on paper OR if you
have a clean running stream near
you, you can hold them under the
running water for a few minutes and
then allow them to dry naturally.
Leaving them in natural sunlight for
a short period or natural full
moonlight can also cleanse stones.
Holding them and passing them
through incense smoke is another
method and also if you are attuned
to Reiki, you can hold them in your
hands and give them Reiki to cleanse
are a few crystals that should not
be cleansed in water such as Desert
Rose as the water will break up the
structure of the stone. Please
consult a good Crystal book for more
is a selection of Crystals/
Gemstones that can be used for the
seven basic chakras. Crystals /
Gemstones of the same colour i.e.
blue, pink, green can be substituted
for the ones listed.
- Stills the mind during meditation
and calms for sleep with inspired
Worn while sleeping or awake it will
help to reduce anger, impatience,
and nightmares. In meditation it
helps with assimilation of new
ideas. Physically good for
headaches, eyes, scalp, hair aids
blood sugar balance. Works on those
suffering from addictions, clears
energy blocks and eases arthritis.
- Mental calming, connector of heart
In meditation Lapis opens the brow
chakra for higher guidance,
connection between the physical and
celestial planes intuition,
organises and quieting the mind. It
opens the throat chakras for self
expression, writing and creativity.
It is good for anxiety,
restlessness, insomnia, autism,
shyness. Good for the nervous
system, MS, speech, hearing
inflammation, pain and headaches.
- Absorbs illness energies whether
emotional or physical.
It is essential to cleanse this
stone after each use as the stone
will be buzzing with negative
energy. It move energy from the
higher planes and grounds it into
the green earth. It encourages
tolerance, flexibility, stability
and alleviates impatience. Placed on
the Solar Plexus chakra it helps the
stomach, liver, lungs, immune
system, MS, circulation. It protects
against radiation and brings relief
to those with kidney stones.
– Is the most versatile healing
stone. It is simple to cleanse. It
stores information and energy well.
Amplifies draws and sends energy.
Powerful clear stones open the brow
and crown chakras for meditation and
guidance. Quartz stimulates natural
crystals in the body tissues and
fluids to resonate at a new healing
frequency. It is an easily
programmable crystal. When using
Quartz in conjunction with other
crystals or gemstones it enhances
the ability of the other stones.
- Symbolic of warmth and Love. This
is a stone of love, beauty,
peacefulness, forgiveness, self love
and emotional balance.
It gently soothes and warms the
heart chakra, brings emotional
healing eases loss, stress, hurt,
fear, low self esteem, low
confidence, resentment, anger and is
good for expressing and soothing
emotions. This stone should be
cleansed and recharged often
especially if it fades.
- Works with the throat chakra to
help self expression and verbal
The gold implants confidence,
willpower, clear thinking and
speaking while helping to actualise
personal power in life. It works
with the solar plexus chakra
although it is not as strong as
Citrine or Topaz for this area. On a
mental plane it amplifies thinking
and manifesting what you think
about, enhances psychic ability
helps separate thoughts from
feelings, centering us and making us
less emotional. This stone aids
digestion, the stomach, ulcers (by
reducing anxiety) and the skeletal
system. It helps with understanding
mental and emotional balance when
used in conjunction with malachite
From reading the above you will have
seen a pattern emerging where more
than one stone or crystal can help
with the same illness or condition.
This is where your intuition plays a
large part in choosing which stone
is the 'Right One' for you.
Above we have mentioned Chakras.
Chakra means 'spinning wheel'. The
body has hundreds of Chakras but the
ones mentioned relate to the seven
main Chakras along the bodies
central meridian line.
Each chakra spins and resonates at a
difference frequency. The slowest
being the Base Chakra (no. 1), the
highest being the Crown Chakra (no.
7) The Chakras draw their energy
from the universal energy field and
then it is distributed through the
channels of the etheric body to the
cells in the physical, emotional,
mental, and spiritual bodies.
Energy is focused through the chakra
points which interact to form a
single holistic system enhancing and
balancing mind, body and spirit. If
one of our chakras is out of line
then it the others are put under
pressure to ‘hold’ it up.
seven Chakras with corresponding
colours and Crystals / Gemstones