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The Ultimate Guide To Crystal Healing (AKA Lithotherapy)

From ancient origins to modern-day applications, this guide will break down everything you need to know about crystal healing!

In the world of wellness, the ancient art of crystal healing (also known as lithotherapy) has made a dazzling comeback, and we’re here to spill the beans – or should we say crystals?

From ancient origins to modern-day applications, this guide will break down everything you need to know about crystal healing!

What is Lithotherapy aka Crystal Healing?

In short, lithotherapy is about using crystals to help our bodies and minds feel their best.

Every crystal has its own unique vibrations and energy, and those can be used to remove negative energy, unblock the body’s energies, and boost low energy.

The Science Behind Crystal Healing

While there’s no definitive science to back up crystal healing, some people swear by it. Let’s take a look at the science behind this ancient practise.

  • Energy: The basis of lithotherapy is that all natural things have vibrations and energy. That includes crystals. Building on that theory, lithotherapy suggests that the energy these crystals give off can sync up with the body’s energies, helping to balance, uplift, and clear our chakras.
  • Composition: On top of being pretty to look at, every crystal has a unique structure. This structure was formed while it was deep in the earth, and is said to influence the crystal’s energy. That’s why different crystals are good for different things (more on that in a bit).
  • Energy Fields: Our bodies have an invisible energy field around them. Lithotherapy takes that fact and says that introducing crystals into those fields (by bringing them close to our bodies) activates that energy, and causes the interaction.

With that in mind, let’s take a look at the main crystals used in crystal therapy.

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Popular Crystals for Crystal Healing

For this list, we’ll be taking a look at the main categories healing crystals fall into: healing, grounding, calming, energizing, protecting, love, communication, spiritual connection, cleansing, and balancing.

Healing Crystals

Healing crystals are supposed to facilitate physical, emotional, or spiritual healing. It’s believed that they balance the body’s energy systems. Let’s take a look at the main healing crystals.

  • Clear Quartz: Known as a “Master Healer”, clear quartz is believed to clear blockages, amplify energy, and super boost healing.
  • Amethyst: Amethyst is believed to be calming and stress-relieving. It’s also said to enhance and support emotional healing.
  • Citrine: Citrine is also known as the “Success Stone”, and is believed to bring positivity, abundance, and energy. It’s also said to boost spiritual healing.

quartz crystal healing properties

Grounding Crystals

Grounding crystals are believed to provide stability, balance, and connection to the earth. They’re often used to anchor the body’s energy and protect against negative energies. These crystals are very common in the crystal healing process. Here are the main grounding crystals.

  • Black Tourmaline: Black tourmaline is considered a very powerful grounding stone, being able to absorb and cancel out negative energies.
  • Hematite: Hematite is believed to be renowned for its grounding and stabilizing properties. It’s believed to enhance focus and concentration
  • Smoky Quartz: Smoky quartz is believed to neutralize negative energy, promoting a sense of calm and balance.
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Calming Crystals

Calming crystals are associated with soothing and relaxing energies. They’re used to alleviate stress and anxiety, and promote emotional well-being. Here are the main calming crystals.

  • Blue Lace Agate: Blue lace agate is believed to enhance inner tranquillity, making it a well-known calming crystal.
  • Lepidolite: Lepidolite is considered a stone of calmness and balance, and is thought to promote emotional healing too.
  • Howlite: Howlite is believed to have a calming influence, and is used to ease tension.
howlite crystal therapy

Energizing Crystals

Like the name implies, energizing crystals are thought to boost energy levels, combat fatigue, and boost vitality, motivation, and creation. Here are the most well-known energizing crystals.

  • Carnelian: Known as a stone of motivation, carnelian is believed to boost energy, courage, and creativity.
  • Sunstone: Associated with joy and vitality, sunstone is believed to bring warmth, energy, and enthusiasm.
  • Red Jasper: Known as a stone of endurance, red jasper is thought to enhance physical strength, stamina, and determination.
carnelian crystal therapy

Protective Crystals

Protective crystals are believed to create a shield against negative energies and provide security. Here are the main protective crystals.

  • Black Tourmaline: Making it onto this list twice, black tourmaline is believed to create a protective barrier against negative energies and psychic attacks.
  • Labradorite: Known for its mystical properties, labradorite is believed to form a protective shield and enhance intuition.
  • Tiger’s Eye: Tiger’s eye is thought to promote courage, confidence, and good luck.
polished labradorite lithotherapy

Love Crystals

Love crystals are associated with promoting love, compassion, and emotional healing. They’re often used to enhance relationships and self-love. Here are the main love crystals.

  • Rose Quartz: The ultimate love stone, rose quartz is believed to open the heart chakra and foster unconditional love.
  • Rhodonite: Known for its emotional healing properties, rhodonite is believed to promote love, compassion, and forgiveness.
  • Green Aventurine: A stone of abundance, green aventurine is thought to attract love, prosperity, and success.
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Communication Crystals

Crystals in this category are believed to enhance communication skills, self-expression, and creativity. Here are the main communication crystals.

  • Blue Lace Agate: Known for its calming energy, blue lace agate is believed to enhance communication and self-expression.
  • Amazonite: A soothing and empowering stone, amazonite is thought to promote clear communication and balance.
  • Sodalite: Known as a stone of truth, Sodalite is believed to enhance communication, self-expression, and intuition.
blue lace agate lithotherapy

Spiritual Connection Crystals

Spiritual connection crystals are associated with enhancing spiritual growth, intuition, and connection to higher realms. Here are the main spiritual connection crystals.

  • Amethyst: Besides its healing properties, Amethyst is believed to enhance spiritual awareness and insight.
  • Celestite: Celestite is thought to facilitate communication with celestial beings and enhance spiritual development.
  • Lepidolite: Lepidolite is known for calming energy and is believed to promote spiritual growth and balance.
purple-amethyst crystal therapy

Cleansing Crystals

Cleansing crystals are thought to cleanse negative energy, purify surroundings, and amplify positive vibrations. Here are the top cleansing crystals.

  • Selenite: Selenite is known for its purifying and high vibrational energy. It is believed to cleanse and charge other crystals, as well as clear energy blockages in the body.
  • Kyanite: Kyanite is considered a self-cleansing crystal that does not accumulate negative energy. It is believed to clear and align all chakras.
  • Shungite: Shungite is known for its purifying and protective properties. It is believed to absorb and neutralize negative energy, making it useful for cleansing spaces.
white-selenite crystal therapy

Balancing Crystals

Balancing crystals are associated with harmonizing energy, aligning chakras, and promoting overall well-being. Here are the main balancing crystals.

  • Rainbow Fluorite: A crystal of balance and intuition, rainbow fluorite is thought to harmonize energy and enhance mental clarity.
  • Moonstone: Known as a stone of new beginnings, Moonstone is believed to balance emotions and promote inner harmony.
  • Aquamarine: Aquamarine is associated with soothing energy and balance. It is believed to promote calmness, enhance communication, and bring emotional balance.
tumbled pale blue aquamarine lithotherapy

That’s a lot of crystals! They come from all over the world, but there are a few places you can travel if you really want to get into the world of crystal therapy. So, here’s a list of the top 3 countries for crystal healing travel.

Top 3 Countries To Travel To For Crystal Healing

Each of the countries on this list is known for having an abundance of crystals, or for being a hub for energy fields.

1. Brazil

Brazil is known for its rich deposits of quartz crystals, including the famous Lemurian Quartz. The country has numerous mines and crystal shops, particularly in the Minas Gerais region.

2. USA

The USA is known as an energy vortex. It’s also home to Mount Ida in Arkansas. This area is known for its quartz crystals, and has mines that let you dig for your own gems!

3. Peru

Peru is known for its diverse landscapes and spiritual traditions. The Andes Mountains are home to various crystals, and the country has a growing interest in alternative healing practices.

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Safe travels!

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Jenny Cohen Drefler

Jenny Cohen Derfler

Air Dr CEO & Co-Founder

Jenny is the CEO and one of the Co-Founders at Air Doctor. She spent more than 20 years at Intel, most recently as general manager of its manufacturing facility in Israel and before that in various engineering and manufacturing roles in Silicon Valley. Air Doctor is her second startup having previously founded electric vehicle company ElectRoad.