Nowadays, we are witnessing a sharp surge in the popularity of many of our ancient healing systems and subjects. Ayurveda, Naturopathy, Astrology , Gemology, Meditation, Yogic Kriyas, Chakra Healing – all these are good examples for the same. Although they were in existence since millennia, attaching a ‘rational’ touch is bringing them to the fore, and they are convincingly being proven as the pillars of alternate therapies.
Crystal healing is one of the systems that have been applied to affect physical and mental healing, along with spiritual growth. A magical and symbiotic connection has always existed between human beings, and gems and crystals. Since stones and crystals vibrate and emit pure, strong vibrations at constant rates, they are helpful in eliminating the distortions within ourselves and restore proper balance, leading to better overall physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. Evidence of gemstones being used for healing has been found as far back as the fourth millennium before Christ.
Ancient civilizations such as Chinese, Egyptian, Sumerian, Greek, and Roman, have applied crystals and gems for healing in multiple ways – made into powders or elixirs, worn, carried, or placed on the body and in ceremonies as well as rituals. However, some ignorant people undermine their importance, unable to understand their health connection scientifically, and say that they work purely on the ground of belief.
Let us first understand a crystal scientifically. It is by definition a highly regularized arrangement of atoms. Crystals are found in natural form, though they are also created in laboratories. So, we must note that crystals are a part of the earth itself and of nature. They comprise quartz and silica, which are also major components of the human body. The mystique behind this quartz lies in the atoms that vibrate at a very precise frequency. This characteristic makes quartz an excellent receptor and emitter of electromagnetic waves. This is why quartz is commonly used in radios, watches, and numerous electronic technologies as well as gadgets.
One interesting property of the quartz crystal can be observed when electricity is applied to it. The quartz will begin to vibrate, which in turn causes it to produce its own weak electric current. This is taken advantage of in the working of a typical quartz watch. The conversion of quartz crystals into silicon chips has transformed the world. Quartz has made the Digital Age possible. It has given us computers, mobile phones and communication breakthroughs.
Hence, a crystal generates waves of fixed frequency, like colors, which matches the electromagnetic field of both the earth and its human occupants. This energy field of different crystals is influenced by their geometrical form, color, and subtle vibration. The crystal’s color also plays a dynamic role in its healing energy. The play of light and color can stimulate or calm, purify or heal.
Due to its property of transmitting as well as receiving energy, it has been thought that they can absorb and respond to our thoughts as well as emotions, as thought has been proven to be an integral part of matter. Crystals seem to have an ability to restore balance to a part of the body that is experiencing disease or disharmony. Here, I am providing a comprehensive list of physical and mental disorders and the crystal associated with them in healing them:
|Sl. No.||Crystal||Organs/Physical Disorders||Mental Disorders/Symptoms|
|1||Aventurine||Adrenal glands, allergies, circulatory or blood problems, fevers, migraine headache, sinusitis, sleep disorder||courage or inner strength, creativity, happiness, inner peace, mental clarity, positive attitude|
|2||Black tourmaline||Adrenal glands, arthritis, bones/joints, radiation exposure, immune system, headache||Calming, childhood issues, transition, denial, epilepsy, protection, negativity, rape recovery|
|3||Citrine||Diabetes, digestion, endocrine system, fibromyalgia, gallbladder, intestinal, sexuality, toxins||Addiction, anger, creativity, denial, dreams, trauma, grief, mood swings|
|4||Diamond||Longevity, physical energy, vertigo||Compulsiveness, clairvoyance, romance,|
|5||Turquoise||Acid reflux, bipolar disorder, sinusitis, tissue regeneration||Anger, adaptability, serenity, stress|
|6||Iolite||Stomach problems, toxin, tumors||Abuse issue, alcoholism, courage, spirituality|
|7||Ruby||Adrenal gland, problems related to bones, blood problems, chronic fatigue, heart, reproductive system||Endurance, guilt, passion, self confidence|
|8||Peridot||Digestion, ESP, health, insomnia, nervous system, ulcers||Emotional disturbance, people management, healing, jealousy|
|9||Amber||Bladder, blood vessels, brain, ears, kidney, pain relief, static electricity, throat||Clarity, inner child, patience, sensuality, wisdom|
|10||Blood stone||G.E.R.D, anemia, anxiety, blockages, blood pressure, cardiovascular, common cold, flu, lupus, muscle cramps, post surgical||Mental or emotional balance, Mania depressive, confusion, gossip, intellect|
|11||Tiger’s eye||Asthma, bipolar disorders, beauty, digestion, insomnia, pancreas, spleen, lungs, vigor||Decision making, honesty, self control, serenity|
|12||Garnet||Reflux estrophagus, allergies, back pain or problems, brain chemical balance, calcium deficiency, DNA/RNA correction, fertility||Abandonment, commitment, calming, confidence, inner strength, down’s syndrome, enhance emotions, discovering life purpose, reliability|
|13||Calcite||Irritable bowel syndrome, Amplifies energy, chronic fatigue, endocrine system, reproductive system, teeth/gums, bronchial, thyroid||Artistic expression, fear, analytic pursuit, reconciliation|
The above list is very comprehensive and can be used easily in consultation with a crystal healer who can help you in locating the Chakra and identifying your exact problem. Crystals work perfectly on Chakras and are associated with their energy. Ancient Asian texts identify seven main energy centers, which are called Chakras. Each is seen as a color of the rainbow. They pulsate influencing the mental, emotional, and hormonal balance, for the ultimate well-being of a human being. Crystals have the quality of color inherited in them and all seven colors are associated with each Chakra. You can position yourself comfortably by lying and then positioning the different crystals as per requirement as follows:
|Chakra Number||Function||Chakra||Associated color||Position of chakra|
|1||Grounding||Base||Black, Brown, Red||Base of spine|
|2||Sexuality||Sacral||Red, orange||Below navel|
|3||Personal power||Solar Plexus||Yellow, Yellow green||Just below ribcage|
|4||Love, healing||Heart||Green, Pink||Centre of chest|
|5||Communication||Throat||Blue||Top of breast bone|
|6||Inner wisdom||Brow||Dark Blue, Purple||Centre of forehead|
|7||Oneness||Crown||white||Top or back of head|