Understanding Healing Crystals and How they Work

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Have you ever heard of healing crystals and wondered what they are and how they work? First, there has been an increase in the popularity of alternative healing and crystals in modern society. These are not new concepts, but we are seeing them in the mainstream more than we have before in modern times.

This means things like Reiki and other energy healing, yoga, and Tai Chi, and also healing crystals are more common than they’ve ever been before. Take a walk into any metaphysical shop and you will find a plethora of them to choose from. In addition, New Age shops, online stores, and of course, right here in our shop, you can find loads of healing crystals to purchase for your own needs.

Let’s take a look at crystals and how they work.

What are Healing Crystals?

Healing crystals are rocks of varying colors that grow in the earth and are believed to have special abilities to help health and well-being. Crystals have a long history when it comes to healing. They were used in ancient medicine and have philosophies borrowed from Hinduism and Buddhism. The science around if and how they actually work is still uncertain. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t still people who believe they work.

While the science doesn’t prove the theory, and this is seen as an alternative healing technique, many people swear by the use of certain crystals to help them protect against disease or cure certain ailments and conditions. There are virtually no downsides to trying them, so you’ve got nothing to lose if you want to explore this healing method for yourself.

What Do Healing Crystals Do?

How do healing crystals work? Well, according to the experts, they help by acting as a power hold for healing. They are believed to work from the vibrations made from how their atoms and molecules move together. These vibrations and energies have an impact on human bodies and minds, especially for those who are very sensitive to the frequencies of the stones.

Crystals can also just be a very handy way to be reminded of your intentions. The human brain is a very powerful thing. In fact, it’s much more powerful than any stone or crystal is anyway. But crystals as a tool can be used to help activate the parts of your brain that can elicit healing.

Each crystal is different in how it impacts the body and mind. Each stone has different healing properties or varying characteristics that it is good for. If you want to learn about every single one and what it does, you may choose to purchase a book with this information, since it is a lot for a person to memorize when new to it.

Humans have actually used crystals for healing for ages now. Ancient Egyptians used them for healing and protection, and sacred Indian texts show evidence they believed in the healing properties of certain stones and crystals. In addition, Chinese medicine used a lot of crystals and the Greeks and Romans used them for protection in battle as well as for medical treatments.

Types of Healing Crystals

There are many different types of crystals, but here we will cover some of the main types to help you learn more about them and what they do. If it interests you and you delve further into the world of crystal healing, you will find there are many, many more than just what we name here.


There are different types of quartz and clear quartz is the most common. This clear stone is considered an energy conductor and is a great, common stone for beginners. It is often used for cleansing or clearing and can be used to charge your intentions when meditating.


Next is amethyst, another popular, common stone. It is known to help promote peace and relaxation, is great to help you if you’re struggling to fall asleep at night, and it also good for calming anxiety or nerves. You can place amethyst in your bedroom for calming vibes or wear it on your body in jewelry if you suffer from anxious thoughts.

Black Tourmaline

Black tourmaline is a protector stone known for its solid black appearance. Available in many shapes, this is a good stone to place by your front door, in the four corners of the room, or even on your desk to help prevent negative energy from entering your space. Many people like to wear black tourmaline in a necklace, and they believe that if the stone breaks, it has done its job at protecting you and now needs to be replaced.


This orange or yellowish sunny stone is associated with joy and happiness. It can be polished or raw/rough stone and it is sometimes put into jewelry as well. This is a great stone to use when you want to tap into some inner happiness or preserve your feelings of joy.

Rose Quartz

This is another common stone but rose quartz has a pink color, unlike regular clear quartz. It can be used in its raw form, or polished into a smooth stone. This is the stone of love and can help open your heart to romance, forgiveness, or even self-love.

Green Calcite

A green stone you may not be familiar with is green calcite.  This crystal is often referred to as a “road opener” and can help if you’re feeling stuck at some place in your life. When you’re not sure which way to go, this stone can help light your fire. This crystal encourages transformation through healing.


This is also called “fool’s gold” because it looks like a gold nugget in its raw form but it’s harder. It can be purchased smoothed and shaped, or in raw hunks of various sizes. It’s a fun, beautiful stone that is also good for protection. Many people associate it with attracting money as well as with warding off “energy vampires”.


This is a soft stone often offered as an upright tower that works great to rid the space and your energy field of bad vibes. It’s wonderful for cleansing, using as part of or before a ritual, or using to cleanse other stones when you first bring them into your space.

How to Choose Your Healing Crystals

When choosing your healing crystals, it helps to know some of the basics like we have explained above. However, there is no “right” or “wrong” way to do it and many people just follow their gut instinct and go to what they feel called to.

If you walk into a shop or browse our site and there is a particular stone that’s really calling to you, then this is a great place to start. Buy it, bring it home, then learn all that you can about it. There’s a reason we are drawn to certain stones at certain times in our lives. If it’s meant for you, it will find its way to you.

Putting it All Together

As you learn more about healing crystals and what the different crystals do, you will also see that there are different ways to use them. You can buy crystal jewelry that you wear on your body, or you can display your crystals on an altar or within your home or office space. You can create crystal grids to target a specific intention such as wealth or love.


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