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Healing Crystals 101: What are they, the different types, and how to use them

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Posted on August 26 2020

Healing Crystals 101: What are they, the different types, and how to use them
There are a number of different specimens of crystals, each filled with their distinct healing abilities for
the mind, body, and soul. Crystals are believed to promote the flow of good energy and help rid the
body and mind of negative energy for physical and emotional benefits.

Historically, crystals are revered as ancient forms of medicine, with philosophies deriving from Hinduism
and Buddhism. Even though there isn’t a great deal of scientific support of crystals, a number of people
all over the world study, and practice with stones, and discover their beneficial powers. So, if you’re
curious to seek new light within crystals and stones, make sure to keep an open mind and check out
what each stone can do for you.
Different types of healing crystals
Clear quartz
This white crystal is considered a “master healer.” It’s said to amplify energy by absorbing, storing,
releasing, and regulating it. It’s also said to aid concentration and memory. Physically, clear crystals are
claimed to help stimulate the immune system and balance out your entire body. This stone is often
paired with others like rose quartz to aid and enhance their abilities.

Rose quartz
This pink stone is all about love! It’s said to help restore trust and harmony in all different kinds of
relationships while improving their close connections. It’s also claimed to help provide comfort and calm
during times of grief. Rose quartz is said to also encourage love, respect, trust, and worth within one’s

This smooth crystal is known as the “supreme nurturer.” It’s said to empower the spirit and support you
through times of stress by preparing you to fully “show up.” It’s claimed to protect you from and absorb
negative vibes while promoting courage, quick thinking, and confidence. These are traits that are really
helpful when tackling important issues.

A protective stone, obsidian is said to help form a shield against physical and emotional negativity. It’s
also said to help get rid of emotional blockage and promote qualities of strength, clarity, and
compassion to help find your true sense of self. For your physical body, it may aid in digestion and
detoxification while potentially helping reduce pain and cramps.


Citrine is said to help you release negative traits from your life like fear, and in turn help encourage
optimism, warmth, motivation, and clarity. It’s also claimed to enhance mindful qualities, like creativity
and concentration.

Turquoise is seen as a good luck charm that can help balance your emotions while finding your spiritual
groundings. When it comes to the body, it’s said to benefit the respiratory, skeletal, and immune

Tiger’s eye
If you’re in need of a power or motivation boost, this golden stone may be for you. It’s said to help rid
your mind and body of fear, anxiety, and self-doubt. This can be beneficial for career aspirations or even
matters of the heart. Tiger’s eye is also said to help guide you to harmony and balance to help you make
clear, conscious decisions.
This purple stone is said to be incredibly protective, healing, and purifying. It’s claimed it can help rid the
mind of negative thoughts and bring forth humility, sincerity, and spiritual wisdom. It’s also said to help
promote sobriety. Sleep is another claimed benefit of this stone, from supposedly aiding in insomnia
relief to understanding dreams. Physically, it’s said to boost hormone production, cleanse blood, and
relieve pain and stress.
Known for “new beginnings,” moonstone is said to encourage inner growth and strength. When starting
fresh, this stone is purported to also soothe those uneasy feelings of stress and instability so you’re able
to move forward successfully. It’s also claimed to promote positive thinking, intuition, and inspiration
while bringing forth success and good fortune.

This powerful healing stone lives up to its name. Bloodstone is claimed to help cleanse the blood by
drawing off bad environmental energies and improving circulation. Mindfully speaking, it encourages
selflessness, creativity, and idealism while helping you live within the current moment. It’s also said it
can also help you rid yourself of feelings of irritability, aggressiveness, and impatience.

This blue stone is one of wisdom and royalty. It’s said it can attract prosperity, happiness, and peace
while opening up the mind to accept beauty and intuition. As for physical health, this stone is claimed to

also help heal eye issues, cellular levels, and blood disorders while also easing depression, anxiety, and

A red standout, this stone helps restore vitality and energy levels. This can help improve things such as
sensuality, sex, and intellect. It’s also said to help bring self-awareness and the realization of truth to
one’s mind. Rubies were used in ancient times to help remove toxins from blood and improve the
overall circulatory system.
How to select your crystal
First things first: Identify what you feel you’re missing before looking into what stones can provide you.
This will help you indicate what’s going on within yourself before depending on outside sources.

From there, just let your intuition choose what’s best for you. Whether a crystal catches your eye or you
can feel a physical pull toward one, your inner subconscious will help guide you to the crystal that’s right
for you. Once you have chosen your stone or crystal, you can manifest the connection you need.

How to care for your crystal
When you first bring your crystal home, you’ll want to cleanse away any negativity it may have picked
up. You can hold it under cold, running water from a tap or rinse it in a natural source of water. Either
way, be sure the water is cool, not warm or hot.

Add a bit of sea salt to the cleanse or burn sage to really help it get rid of unwanted energies. You can
also leave it out to dry in morning sunlight or full moon light to let the light filter through.

It’s not just about their physical care, though. For crystals to work their magic, you mentally have to
remove the negative energy or skepticism you may have about their capabilities. It’s important to
respect what they can do for you.

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