Healing crystals are placed on the body or worn as jewelry to help alleviate specific physical, emotional or spiritual ailments. They can also be spread around the home or workplace to improve morale and concentration. People who practice meditation often use crystals to aid in achieving a relaxed or enlightened mental state.
Proponents of crystal healing believe that crystals vibrate at different energetic frequencies depending on the type of stone. The crystals conduct and amplify healing energy, which treats imbalances in the body. These imbalances are believed to cause physical and emotional illness if not corrected. How the crystals are used depends upon the problem an individual wishes to treat.
A person with a sore throat or fear of public speaking chooses a crystal known to aid in communication. The stone is worn on a short chain so that it hangs near the throat, thereby increasing its potency. A person with a fear of emotional intimacy wears a stone known for healing emotional wounds and opening the heart. This crystal is worn on a longer chain so it falls over the chest. An individual with insomnia can put a stone with corresponding properties under the pillow or near the head of the bed to encourage peaceful sleep and prevent nightmares. Other crystals are believed to increase the recall of dreams in the morning and help the individual have an out-of-body experience.