Those who cope with chronic pain know the hope that can be ignited when doctors, friends, or fellow warriors tell them about a new remedy. Unfortunately, these new discoveries don’t always meet expectations, diminishing hope and contributing to feelings of futility as it’s “back to the drawing board.” Sometimes, the answer isn’t a new discovery but a rediscovery. Healing crystals, like herbal medicine, have been used for centuries for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing. The only remedy older than grandma’s recipe for chicken soup! So how do healing crystals work? Keep reading to find out!
How Do Healing Crystals Work?
Each crystal has a unique vibration based on its atomical formation in the earth over millennia. It is said, a stone’s vibration or energy determines how it influences the mind and body. For example, amethyst has soothing energy much like lavender, easing pain and improving sleep. Clear quartz, on the other hand, is very clarifying and uplifting, like peppermint.
The truth is, everything has a vibration, the warmth of the sun, the scent of a rose, or the taste of a chocolate chip cookie. You also have your own unique energetic fingerprint, determined by how your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual energy flows. And just as that ooey-gooey chocolate chip cookie can affect your mood by inspiring nostalgia, delighting your senses, or comforting you, crystals influence your energetic flow, modifying your mood, cognitive function, spiritual state, and physical experience.
Fundamentally, healing crystals are believed to work on an energetic level. Their distinctive vibration regulates your energy, promoting an optimal balance that benefits your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual wellbeing. The caveat being, while crystals have been found to conduct energy, there is no scientific evidence that crystals clinically treat medical conditions.
Don’t count crystals out just yet! They have been found to have mental and physical benefits for those who believe they will and even for those who don't. The same way affirmations work best when we have faith they will manifest, gemstones are fuelled with the power of intention. A Little unconventional, maybe, yet when you tirelessly fight the good fight against the emotional and physical effects of chronic pain, no matter how unorthodox, healthy, holistic relief with no side effects is like a diamond, or perhaps Herkimer diamond in the rough!
Benefits of Healing Crystals
You may still be on the fence regarding how much these pretty yet otherwise innocuous stones can help you. The truth is, even if you have doubts about their ability to benefit your physical wellbeing, they can still have a positive impact on your mental and emotional wellness, an essential part of easing chronic pain.
When you first get a healing crystal, you are encouraged to hold it in your hands, carry it, and sleep with it. Similar to bringing home a new furry friend, time spent building familiarity can contribute to lifelong companionship. The practice of sitting peacefully with crystals and setting intentions for wellness is also a form of mindful meditation, creating space to decompress, find peace, solace, and soothing. Which has been proven to contribute to pain management!
What you may find surprising is the sense of comfort and companionship crystals can provide. With time, as you pour your pain, worry, hopes, and dreams into them, you will build a bond with your crystals. Like a dear friend, who always welcomes you with open arms and a listening ear, your favorite stone can become a companion that never diminishes your pain or gets too busy to pick up the phone. Some even liken companionship with their crystals to a childhood teddy or security blanket. The best part being you can never grow “too old” for crystals!
The Best Crystals to Start With
Of all the different crystals to choose from, knowing where to begin can be overwhelming. It is best to start with stones possessing a wide range of physical, emotional, and spiritual healing qualities, shielding and cleansing negativity, storing and amplifying positive energy, and creating physical and spiritual alignment. The top 3 “Master Healers” are clear quartz, rose quartz, and amethyst. Clear quartz is best for vitality, amethyst for peace and sleep, and rose quartz for self-compassion and self-care. All are said to reduce anxiety, quiet the mind, and provide physical and emotional comfort.
Yet, this is only the beginning of your journey of crystal discovery! We look forward to sharing even more wisdom about the many ways healing crystals can ease pain, provide emotional support, and create positive change.
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