What About Healing Stones and Crystals?

stonesTherapeutic stones and crystals form in the earth. Each carries its own vibration. They have been valued for their healing properties for as long as recorded history and have been used for every ailment and condition. In her book The Crystal Bible, Judy Hall says, “Crystals heal holistically. That is to say, they work on the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual levels. They realign subtle energies and dissolve dis-ease, getting to the root cause.”

In my nearly three decades of delving into the healing properties of crystals and gemstones, I’ve come across people who believe it just can’t be so. How can a little inanimate object be used for healing?! What hogwash and nonsense! How can you, an educated person, take yourself seriously? But… are they inanimate objects? Are their properties felt by people sensitive enough to detect energy?

Stones and crystals have their own life force and can help shift energies within and around you. I’ve been using them for nearly 30 years and have witnessed the shift they create in others. I’ve felt it in myself and in my surroundings over and over again.

With the wide variety of healing stones and crystals to choose from, any imbalance or situation can be assisted with their use. Two years ago when my beloved 16-year-old cat Calypso died, I buried him with a piece of rose quartz to strengthen the vibration of love around his body. When clients want to access their intuition, I surround them in amethyst. When I’m working with someone who needs to become grounded and centered, I use heavy black stones like hematite or dark smoky quartz.

In my book The Holistic Approach to Breast Cancer, I added a short paragraph about stones. It’s not very “medical” or officially sanctioned, but as a holistic healer, I can’t ignore their usefulness even for serious ailments. For example, in the case of breast cancer, I’d begin with clear quartz and black tourmaline to clear old energy, and use my intuitive guidance to proceed from there. I would also consider rose quartz to help heal heart chakra issues, which helps heal old pain that might be a factor in the body’s dis-ease.

If you want to experiment with healing stones and crystals, you can first hold the stone in your hands while visualizing the outcome you desire. Then place the stone on the skin over the area of illness or imbalance, or in an area of your home or office where you want to make a shift. As I write this, I have several stones in front of me. Black tourmaline to absorb the EMFs from this computer, quartz crystal to raise the vibration, Connemara marble from Ireland (to keep the faeries happy), and a botswana agate, known for its ability to help one keep focused, organized, and pay attention to detail.

Many stones need to be cleared after being used for illness or after sitting around awhile. (Use your intuition to decide when its time to clear them. Once you’ve used the stones for a while, they’ll tell you if they need clearing.) Most can be cleared under running water, but some, such as Hematite, can absorb water so they are best cleared in moonlight or by being buried in the earth for a day or so.

Also in my book The Holistic Approach to Breast Cancer (which is an excellent resource for holistic healing in general) there is a Resources section with “Books of Interest” for recommendations on how you can learn more about healing with stones and crystals, but if you’re a beginner, I’d start with The Crystal Bible by Judy Hall. Enjoy!

15 thoughts on “What About Healing Stones and Crystals?

  1. Kathy Gabriel

    This is most interesting. I have begun to do a little reading about crystals and their healing and other benefits. This post has certainly added to my education in this alternative/complementary area of achieving holistic wellness. Based on what I’ve been reading so far, I am particularly drawn to lapis lazuli …

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    1. drchristinagrant Post author

      I think of Lapis Lazuli as a great one for speaking your truth and self-expression in general. Very beautiful!

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  2. Susan

    Thank you for including crystals and stones in your article. It’s nice to find a medical person who’s not afraid to include non-traditional methods. You rock! (hee hee)

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    1. drchristinagrant Post author

      Thanks Susan. If I were an M.D. I’d probably not be as willing to talk about so many alternatives in healing. They have to be very careful and in many ways it’s very limiting for both them and their patients. I hope the alternative healing field continues to blend with conventional medicine.

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  3. Lynda Kenny

    I found this very interesting. I recently went on holiday to Austria and I whilst there had a treatment massage. The masseur believed in the stones and recommended I purchase Rose Quartz. I bought the stones, and a little necklace too. She insisted the stones were not smooth. I truly do not know what effect they have on me yet but I liked the thought of having them.
    Thank you for the article , I will try and learn more about it.
    Lynda Kenny

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    1. drchristinagrant Post author

      That’s interesting Lynda. The Europeans seem to be much more open to alternative healing options. I love rose quartz and use it on just about everyone I see. I’ll bet you will attract love when you’re wearing it! 🙂

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    1. drchristinagrant Post author

      Hi Pamela! I haven’t put stones out under the new moon, usually the full moon, but I like this idea of a fresh start. Thanks!

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  4. Karo Caran

    I am fascinated by the power of crystals and gemstones. Hubby and I wear them daily to protect ourselves from the EMF and at the end of the day, I need to wipe my talisman as there are small “dust” or “sand” or whatever other particles on the side that touches my body. And I don’t use any lotions or creams on my chest, so I know it’s the bad stuff coming out. 🙂

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    1. drchristinagrant Post author

      Thanks for your reply Karo. Interesting about the collection of particles on your talisman. We’re in strange times, with all the electro-pollutants, and it’s nice we can do some things to help keep ourselves balanced.

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  5. Deanna Heiliger

    I think this is very interesting! I have a beautiful amethyst crystal, but I have never used it to hold and focus and heal. I would love to get some more crystals and learn of which one does what!

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  6. drchristinagrant Post author

    Hi Deanna! I think a rose quartz would be a nice complement to your amethyst. And maybe a clear quartz crystal. Amethyst is probably my favorite. (Btw, it’s said that amethyst can be placed in the money corner of your home to attract abundance.)

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    1. drchristinagrant Post author

      I understand Kellie… I’m a bit of a skeptic until I find out things for myself, or experience them. Glad you’re intrigued! That’s great to hear.

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  7. Jen Duchene

    I love crystals, and stones. They appear to have a weight, beauty and energy regardless of their origins. I know little of the gems but am definitely very intrigued. I have a amethyst on my altar, and a mix of chakra gems I wear in a sacred bracelet made for me, and a couple of clear crystals. I am drawn to so many I don;t know where to begin. They all seem so alluring. Thanks for sharing your wisdom on how they heal. The land has much to offer. I need to find a piece of Connemara marble from Ireland to keep the fairies happy.

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