How to use healing crystals

If you'd like to try out healing crystals but aren't sure where to start, here's our guide on everything you need to know.

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by Stephanie Anthony |

Ancient Egyptians were among the first people to have adorned themselves with crystals — including lapis lazuli, carnelian and turquoise — to ward off illness and negative energy.

These days, thanks to celebrities promoting the benefits, crystal therapy has gained a much bigger following from those looking to heal their body naturally and ensure all round wellbeing.

What is crystal healing?

Crystal healing is a type of alternative therapy that involves using gemstones to bring balance to an individual's life and mind.

Scientifically speaking, there is no evidence that crystal healing can be used to cure diseases, nevertheless, healing crystals remain popular at health spas and at New Age health clinics, sometimes incorporated into related practices of massage and Reiki.

During a treatment session, a crystal healer may place various stones or crystals on your body aligned with these chakra points, roughly in the regions above the head, on the forehead, on the throat, on the chest, on the stomach, on the gut, and on the genital area. The stones used and their positioning may be chosen for the symptoms reported by the patient.

Crystal healing also involves the use of crystals and stones worn on the body or placed under pillows to ward off sickness, shed negative energy or absorb positive energy.

The benefits of crystals

The proposed healing benefits of crystals predominantly surround areas of mental wellbeing; including feelings of increased tranquility, positivity and focus, as well as enhanced immunity and pain relief.

According to crystal healer Emma Lucy Knowles, it's important to "pick the crystal you are ‘drawn to’...Let yourself be blown away with how relevant the crystal you have intuitively picked for yourself is!"

There's a lot to pick from when it comes to choosing healing crystals - from rough stones to polished freeforms, crystal points, palm stones, pyramids, tumble stones, or thumb stones. You can also wear healing crystals, for example on a necklace.

A great way to start off your crystal healing journey is to purchase a beginners crystal set. These have a selection of healing crystals with a range of properties, such as boosting confidence, instilling calm, happiness, and those to destress and revitalise. Then you can simply pick which stone resonates with you most.

Of course you can also buy stones separately - in this case it is probably best to research properties of the stones first. Most online sites will provide clear guides as to the benefits of each crystal.

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