Crystal therapy

Let’s say you are meditating or doing yoga you may want more positive energy around you. You may want to place some crystals such as amethyst, citrine, black tourmaline and rose quartz. All of these crystals are thought to be in touch with  positive energies.

People believe  that crystals possess magical abilities to help heal one’s soul, mind, or body. People believe this because crystals contain energy. The word crystal itself comes from the Greek word krystallos, meaning ‘coldness drawn together’  or a kind of ice. Some crystals, such as quartz, contain scientifically high energy; when compressed or bent, they generate a charge or voltage on its surface. 

Crystal therapy is not new–it dates back to around the 4th millennium BC, when they were used in magical practices. Crystal therapy can also be dated back to Chinese traditional healing medicine at least 5,000 years ago. There are many ways to go about crystal healing, such as wearing a crystal or placing one in a home.

“I use green aventurine to help bring more happiness into my life,” said Marshfield High School student Kayla Mayo. 

When it comes to picking the right crystal that will attract the right energy, research should be done. For example amethyst geodes are known to ease your emotions, calm your mind, enhance your mental state, and reduce stress and anger. Rose quartz is known to bring love into your world in all its forms; romantic love, but also friendship, nurturing, and communication with peers and partners. 

And, amethyst isn’t the only calming crystal–others include rose quartz, morganite, and lepidolite are also calming gems. Certain gems–green and red jade, tiger eye, citrine, green aventurine, and quartz–are believed to attract good luck or energy. Green jade can attract wealth and business abundance, whereas clear quartz can attract positive dreams. If having nightmares or a lack of dreams, some may recommend getting a clear quartz crystal to help with this issue. And be forewarned–not all crystals emit positive energy.

“I believe that crystals have a strong energy and that if you don’t use them properly you are putting yourself at risk,” said MHS student Jocelyn Lindsey. “If people wanna have pretty gemstones on their necklaces i’m fine with that as long as they know what energies they are accepting into their lives.”

Crystal therapy is most common in Pagan and Wiccan beliefs. It is thought that crystals vibrate energy. But there is so much more to it than that crystals are believed to contain magic powers. That can help with anxiety, stress, sleep, and more. Many people learn this practice from parents or elders, as crystal use can be taught and learned.