Different Types of Healing Crystals for Holistic Health
f you are interested in natural and holistic health – or new age “woo-woo” stuff – then you might have thought about using healing crystals. Maybe you even own some and know all about them!
Healing crystals are a variety of gemstones, usually in their raw form. Crystals can be used to remove negative energy from our bodies. They’re used for various things from helping anxiety to boosting the immune system to alleviating PMS symptoms. The crystals and stones are placed on certain parts of our body in order to remove the negative energy. They can also be placed in your pocket, worn on a necklace chain, or even rubbed in your hands.
Recently, I’ve been more interested in crystals and I’ve purchased a few. I’m by no means an expert or anything, but today I thought I’d share some of what I’ve learned with you guys.
So here are some different types of healing crystals and what they can be used for!
(Side note: If you like this post, let me know because I’d love to write more about crystals as I learn more about them.)
One of the more popular healing crystals is amethyst, and for good reason. Not only is it super pretty, but it also really provides some amazing health benefits.
Mental healing properties: Relieves stress, balances moods, heals grief, decreases negativity and irritability, reduces anger, and helps focus.
Physical healing properties: Strengthens the immune system, helps the body fight cancer, increases metabolism, relieves physical pain, eases headaches, heals lung diseases, and relieves headaches.
Another popular crystal – especially for beginners – is clear quartz. Clear quartz is sort of known as the crystal that can help with almost anything. There are also different types of quartz with different health benefits.
Mental healing properties: Fights off negative energy of all kinds, balances the mind, aids in concentration, and helps with memory.
Physical healing properties: Balances the body, boosts the immune system, cleanses organs, neutralizes radiation, and regulates energy.
You can purchase a Clear Quartz crystal here.
Lapis Lazuli is probably one of my favorite stones (at least, that I’ve learned about so far). Not only is it pretty, but it has wonderful healing powers for both your mind and body.
Mental healing properties: It encourages self-awareness, reveals inner-truth, improves compassion and morality, alleviates depression, and encourages creativity.
Physical healing properties: Boosts the immune system, lowers blood pressure, alleviates vertigo, and helps the respiratory system – including the throat, vocal chords, and thyroid.
Bloodstone is another great healing crystal – especially for blood health.
Mental healing properties: Heightens intuition, stimulates dreaming, increases creativity, encourages selflessness, promotes mindfulness, calms and grounds you, and decreases irritability.
Physical healing properties: Cleanses blood, heals anemia, detoxifies the organs, regulates blood flow and circulation, and neutralizes toxins.
Opal is another beautiful crystal and it also has some wonderful healing properties – especially for artists and women.
Mental healing properties: Intensifies emotions, encourages independence, stimulates originality, stimulates creativity, helps release anger, encourages self-worth, helps self-expression, strengthens memory, and brings faithfulness.
Physical healing properties: Treats infections, lowers fevers, purifies the blood, regulates insulin, eases childbirth, and alleviates PMS.
Citrine is an amazing healing crystal for mental health!
Mental healing properties: Increases joy and enthusiasm, raises self-esteem, strengthens the brain, balances emotions, increases motivation and creativity, helps concentration, and releases depression and fears.
Physical healing properties: Increases energy, balances chemical imbalances, treats diabetes, stimulates digestion, helps kidney and bladder infections, helps treat eye problems, increases blood circulation, and balances the thyroid.