Crystalotherapy and Quartz Crystals
When working with Crystalotherapy, quartz crystals are our tool of choice. You can use any member of the quartz family: clear, smoky, amethyst, rose or even citrine. We recommend the clear quartz. It doesn’t have to be completely clear. The cloudiness in a crystal is moisture and this often helps to store energy.
It can have inclusions of tourmaline or rutile, and can be either polished or unpolished. For practical purposes we use crystals which are from 2 to 4 inches in length, and no more than 1 inch in diameter. These fit comfortably in the hand and make it easier to use. It should be terminated on at least one end. It may be double terminated if you wish, it will work the same.
Clear quartz is a dedicated healer. Pure white light passes through it easily, leaving all the colours of the spectrum unaltered. Clear quartz has within it all the colours of the rainbow and can easily be programmed to perform the abilities of any coloured stone. However, many practitioners choose to work with other members of the quartz family. Amethyst is a popular choice as it stimulates intuition and spiritual awakening, opening and activating the crown chakra, and balancing the energies of the physical, emotional and mental bodies. Amethyst changes or transmutes lower energies into higher frequencies of the spiritual levels.
If you or your client is working with emotional issues, using a Rose quartz crystal can help in discovering the ability to love and forgive oneself, and so hasten self-acceptance. It promotes heart healing on all levels and is helpful for all problems of the heart and circulatory systems. Rose quartz balances the love emotions of the upper four chakras – the heart, throat, brow and crown chakras. It is necessary for these four to be in balance for consciousness to be raised to the higher spiritual levels.
Citrine, known as the abundance stone, is a very powerful healer and an excellent stone for energizing and recharging. Along with the pink rose quartz, citrine also works on the emotional body. The natural citrine, in the light orange to brown colours, balances the body emotions of the lower three chakras – the base, sacral and solar plexus. The tumbled citrine in the golden colour stimulates the crown chakra. Use citrine for anyone who has challenges with self-esteem and a lack of joy in their life. Surely self-esteem and joy would be a pre-requisite for bringing abundance in all its forms, into one’s life! Natural citrine is usually pale yellow. Many citrines on the market are heat-treated amethysts and these show a red tint.
Smokey quartz is also a popular choice among Crystalotherapy practitioners. It is one of the most efficient grounding and anchoring stones, yet at the same time raising vibrations by reducing emotional stress, enabling the mind to go into an altered state of calm and peace. Use Smokey quartz to clear negative energies and emotional blockages, and for grounding into the physical body.
If you are looking for a crystal to help with detoxification, green tourmaline is an excellent choice as it helps both constipation and diarrhoea. Green tourmaline can be difficult to find especially something up to 2 inches long which we like to use for Crystalotherapy; however, in this instance it matters not if it does not have a point.