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The news

Scientists may have shattered one of the fundamental beliefs of the New Age movement: that dangling a crystal around the neck raises personal energy levels and uplifts the spirit.

A study has shown that the sensations reported by believers in crystals – such as tingling, warmth and feelings of well-being – come instead from the power of suggestion. When given cheap, fake crystals, people reported exactly the same mysterious sensations as when they handle the genuine articles.

The claims

Crystals, it is claimed, can alleviate stress, boost creativity, cure disease, raise levels of consciousness and enhance psychic powers in areas such as divination and dowsing. The belief that quartz and semi-precious stones contain a subtle power unknown to science is a key part of the New Age industry.

Proponents claim that these effects are currently outside the testable boundaries of science, and stem from magical auras, vibrations…

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It is a good energy filter, blocking electromagnetic pollution emitted from computers, microwaves, or cell phones. Amazonite soothes emotional trauma, eases irritation, and calms all of the chakras. Amazonite also assists the user in seeing different sides of the same issue, and balances masculine and feminine energy as well as different personality traits. Amazonite can assist with throat, sinus, chest and lung issues. Use Amazonite to help in maintaining overall health and a healthy lifestyle.


It absorbs pain and negative energy, allowing the body to rebalance and heal itself. Amber has healing effects on mucous membranes, throat, lungs, liver and joints. It enhances memory and intellect while balancing the emotions. The anti-inflammatory and soothing qualities make Amber very useful for teething babies.


It has beneficial effects on the mind; releasing stress, calming, enhancing memory, increasing mental focus and promoting clarity. Amethyst has also been used in healing of immune, digestive, respiratory and endocrine systems. It is a popular crystal with spiritual persons as it enhances intuition, gives insight and spiritual wisdom. Amethyst clusters or Geodes are beneficial when placed in healing rooms.


It is powerful combination of Amethyst and Citrine. It brings insight into the underlying causes of distress and encourages one to find creative solutions to problems. It also strengthens the immune system and aids in dispersing negativity from aura and toxins from the physical body.


It helps in self – expression, communication and helps one to become more assertive. It has soothing effects on the throat chakra and assists in calming overactive children. Use this crystal to call your Angels for guidance and support. Angelite is often used for psychic connection to oneness with the Universe, the angelic realm and for spiritual guidance. Angelite helps us to see paths to surmount challenges. It dispels anger, renews connections with Universal knowledge, and reduces the struggle through new endeavours. It is used for relieving throat inflammation and to balance the thyroid. Angelite also repairs and soothes tissues and blood vessels. It provides a protective energy field around the area where it is placed.


Apophyllite cluster placed in room can transmute negative energies into positive energy. It has calming effect on mind and emotions; releasing mental blockages and negative thought patterns. It helps a person get into deep state of relaxation and receptiveness; it also increases the transmission of healing energy and is therefore of great value in energy healing establishments.


It is a gemstone for sensitive persons, shielding the aura and aligning the chakras. It supports those who are overwhelmed by responsibility. It promotes tolerance and higher understanding in persons who are judgemental or prejudiced. Aquamarine is suitable for increasing communication skills; releasing fears and enhancing intuition. Aquamarine is useful in throat and thyroid disorders. It helps reduce inflammation and water retention.


It cleanses your space of unhealthy energies while promoting a sense of stability and balance. It promotes confidence while opening up one to new experiences. It is known to encourage one to maintain steadiness during stressful times. It is known to raise one’s energy field to a higher vibration and enhance mediation.


It brings a balance in emotions and intellect while calming anger and irritation. It is known to balance blood pressure and lower unhealthy cholesterol. Aventurine is also used to soothe skin irritations and inflammations.


It is well known for its protective powers against negative energies. It is specially recommended for persons who are affected by negativity of their surroundings. It is helpful for healers to wear or keep black tourmaline while working so as to be unaffected by the negativity of the other persons.


It gently dissolves feelings of suppression and rejection while encouraging expression of one’s feelings. It is helpful when dealing with inflammation and fever. It helps in arthritis, neck/throat problems. It may also help calm hyperactivity in young children.


Is known as a powerful amplifier and cleanser of energy. Placing a calcite in the room cleans the room of negative energy and heightens one’s energy. It helps with motivation, while combating laziness and helps to uplift a person who has lost motivation. Calcite works at mental level; stimulating insights, boosting memory, promoting analytical skills and planning. It is useful for study of all kinds and for planning. Calcite also works on skeletal system and teeth.


It is grounding and stabilizing. It is motivating; enhancing vitality and creativity. It also enhances courage, dispels apathy and overcomes negative conditioning. At physical level Carnelian increases fertility, virility and helps balance hormones.


It is called the crystal of transformation and is popular with spiritual seekers. It aids in coping with enormous change at spiritual level and connects the heart chakra to the crown chakra. Charoite helps release fears and can be used for overcoming sense of alienation or frustration. It is also helpful in insomnia.


It provides insight to answers during problem solving and in times of change. This powerful crystal promotes balance in both creativity and practicality. During illness, it helps to maintain hope; reduces fever and helps repair DNA and chromosomes. This crystal is known for assisting infinances by encouraging moderation, simplifying debt, helping one to stay focused and see the bigger financial picture in order to stay on chosen path in tough times as well as manage appropriately.


It enhances flexibility, forgiveness, peace, patience, tolerance and brings emotional balance. It relieves hypertension and stressful conditions due to fear or guilt; helps one feel more comfortable speaking the truth. It has been used for healing throat, lungs, arthritis, rheumatism and disorders of digestive system.


It is an energizing, warming and protective crystal. It is especially good for solar and sacral chakra healing. It enhances feeling of positivity, joy and promotes creativity. It stimulates digestion and helps with detoxification. Citrine is known to attract prosperity and success through enhanced creativity and self-confidence.


It is the most popular crystal as it can be programmed to work as required by the practitioner. It cleanses, strengthens and activates the chakras and aura. It can amplify, store and transmit energy as programmed. It clears confusion and promotes clarity in thought and understanding. A Clear Quartz cluster clears the space of all negative energies and helps keep harmony between the occupants.


It works on skeletal system and teeth. It has balancing effect on emotions and helps one have peace. It improves intuition, imagination and visualization. Coral has been used in healing of disorders of the spinal column and nervous system. It can be applied to strengthen the circulatory and the skeletal system.


It is protective at a psychic level; cutting of psychic manipulation and undue mental influence. It is known as the crystal for organization as it helps overcome chaos and reorganize anything that is not in perfect order. Fluorite also helps with balance and coordination. When placed in environment it clears all negativity and promotes structure and clear thinking in the occupants. When worn on body, fluorite enhances mental skills, increases self-confidence and benefits the bones and teeth.


Octahedral Fluorite is used to help us dissolve mental blocks, narrow mindedness, and thought constricting patterns. When one is stuck in self – limiting patterns and need that extra boost to make us realize that we really can do what we set our mind on, it works to get us through these difficult times. Fluorite octahedrons are used to heal skin, bones and regenerate cell tissue; it helps those with inflammatory disorders of the joints.


It assists one to advance to ones highest chosen level and helps to make one feel safe and secure by calming down fears related to survival. Fossilized Wood assists in setting a pace and staying with that pace all day long. It is useful for bringing patience to those in a process of slow inner transformation, and for bringing that change to fruition. It strengthens one’s backbone, physically and in terms of self-will. It is also beneficial to the skeletal system, skin and hair.

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It is known to increase metabolic rate and energy levels. Also enhances blood circulation; increases fertility and balances hormones. It expands the awareness of the wearer while promoting stability and grounding. It brings stability and balance to those on spiritual path as it clears the energy path connecting the root chakra to the crown chakra.


Jade is a stone of balance and healing; it eases anxiety and helps in alleviating emotions based on fear. It never absorbs any type of negative vibrations from the environment and protects the user from negative influences by constantly emitting calming, cleansing vibrations. It helps the body in self-healing while working through underlying, non-physical reasons that precipitate any disease. It is particularly helpful for kidney, heart and stomach complaints. Jade is also known for its qualities of attracting love and abundance.


It brings balance and stability to the wearer. Jasper balances ‘yin’ and ‘yang’ and aligns the physical, mental and emotional bodies. It is useful for gentle persons, teaching them assertiveness and offering support during conflict. It also stimulates ideas into actions. Jasper enhances physical vitality and strength.


It is a high vibration gemstone, radiating peace and calmness. It is beneficial to those who find it hard to meditate as it helps relax the mind. It encourages the wearer to safely express repressed feelings/memories. It is useful for those who have had to grow up/ mature too fast. It is said to be useful in depression and to alleviate panic attacks.


It is a transmitter and amplifier of high frequency; stimulating intuition and connecting to higher energy forms. It connects one to his/her spirit guides and it facilitates dream recall. It encourages the wearer to speak one’s truth and promotes effective communication. It aligns all the chakras and subtle bodies and clears the meridians. It cleanses, energizes and stabilizes the bio-magnetic field during transformation. Kyanite does not store negativity; therefore it does not require cleansing.


It is well known as a highly mystical and protective crystal. It removes unwanted energies from the aura and forms a protective barrier around the aura of the wearer. It removes psychic debris, clears unwanted thought forms which create hooks in the aura. Labradorite can calm an overactive mind and stimulate understanding. It is useful during treatment of gout, rheumatism, lowers blood pressure and balances hormones.


It encourages the wearer to take charge of their life; creating self-awareness and promoting self-expression. It is promotes clear thinking and objectivity. Lapis lazuli is known to open third eye and balance the throat chakra .


It is a crystal of higher vibration; restoring strength after extended spiritual work. It harmonizes the body and soul to shift into higher frequencies. It enables the wearer to move through periods of stress and challenges with balance and ease. Larimar helps awaken the inner wisdom and ability to manifest.


It is said to protect one from evil eye and dark forces. It absorbs negative energies and pollutants from the environment. It is helpful for spiritual growth as it brings up blocks for clearing from the depth. At physical level it is useful for inflamed joints, cramps and cellular regeneration.


It is said to be a crystal of the New Age. It is a crystal that has originated from a meteorite striking the earth. It brings the wearer’s energies in contact with higher self and may help in contact with Ascended Masters. It imparts an awareness of cause and source of disease and then supports the releasing and healing process.


It assists in bringing stability and balance to those who are lacking in focus or facing a challenging situation in life. Mookaite may assist in helping to slow the aging process by changing internal beliefs regarding that process. It can assist during pregnancy, encouraging healthy development of the foetus. It is also a wonderful stone to use in a supportive role when working with animals.


It encourages the wearer to accept his/her intuitive gifts and develop clairvoyance. It stabilizes emotions and heals emotion related disorders of the digestive system. It has beneficial effects on the female reproductive system.


It helps neutralize toxins and clear old baggage. Peridot helps the wearer to detach from outside influences and to look within for guidance. It helps reduce jealousy, resentment and anger. It is of particular help to healers as it helps you understand your spiritual purpose and opens up new levels of awareness.


It is the crystal of unconditional love and is the crystal to heal the healer. It enhances creative visualization and induces deeper states of meditation. It can be useful for those persons who hoard possessions for the fear of scarcity. It helps in removing clutter from the environment or from the mind. Prehnite can be used in healing of kidney and bladder disorders. It is also used in healing of gout.


When placed in the environment, Iron Pyrite energizes the area and all individuals in its vicinity. It helps overcome feeling of inertia and inadequacy, while stimulating flow of ideas. Pyrite relieves feelings of anxiety and boosts self-worth. It also balances creativity with analytical skills. It also helps one in seeing and understanding the truth behind words and actions of others. It is also known to bring in prosperity and abundance


When it is kept in the environment, it absorbs the negative energies and keeps the energy of the room healthy. It draws off stress from the body and connects the wearer to higher energies. This crystal is useful in removing energy hooks from the heart left by broken relationships and in replenishing the heart energies.


It is the crystal for healing relationships and people who feel unloved. It helps the heart heal; removing denial and gently releasing irrational fears. It helps those recovering from emotional and/or physical abuse. Rhodochrosite teaches heart to resolve these issues while remaining open to healing. It helps the wearer to attract their soulmate into their life.


It is said to be useful in cases of emotional self-destruction, dependency and abuse. This crystal resonates with forgiveness and helps in healing with betrayal and abandonment issues. It helps wearer in remaining calm and recognizing that revenge is self-destructive.


It is the best known for promoting self-love and attracting love in one’s life. It encourages feelings of peace, love and harmony when placed in the environment or worn on the body. It is also used to clear fluid build-up in cells and release of impurities. Another popular use of Rose Quartz is its ability to enhance youthful looks and clear complexion.


It enhances physical vitality and is useful during recovery from illness. This crystal has the unusual property of promoting individuality while maintaining connections with the rest of humanity. It can be useful in soul healing and past-life work. It amplifies the entire bio-magnetic field around the body.


It is known for its properties of stimulating growth and regeneration in cells and in repairing torn tissues. It protects against psychic attacks and is useful for therapists and counsellors as it filters negative energy from the clients. It is also known to facilitate connections at all levels.


Selenite could be considered as the crystal of awareness cutting through assumptions and promoting re-connection between the conscious self and the inner knowing. Selenite allows direction of energy into the body and energy system to remove blockages which result in disease. It promotes clarity in thinking and cuts through mental or emotional clutter.


It is used to enhance and improve communications in group settings. It also promotes foresight. It helps one in retaining one’s own privacy even whilst excelling in public life. It promotes flexibility in mind and body whilst strengthening the spirit.


It is a crystal of spiritual enlightenment, the feathery look on this crystal takes wearer to higher spiritual vibration. It promotes self-healing and living from the heart. It is enhances the connection to the angelic realm. It teaches one to identify the changes to be made to further one’s personal growth and shows how to transform with ease.


Silver-Sheen Obsidian encourages perseverance and patience. It can be used to enhance meditation and to help retain a connection to the physical body during astral projection. Star shaped Silver Sheen helps in seeing the higher perspective and overcoming life’s challenges. Butterfly shaped Silver Sheen helps in self-transformation.


It is grounding and yet raising one’s vibrations. It assists in elimination and detoxification at all levels. It is useful for relieving fears and in case of nightmares. It draws off negativity and protects from electro-magnetic pollution.


It inspires spiritual awareness and promotes channelling ability. It aids sensitive persons and light workers to adapt to the earth vibrations without becoming mired or despondent. Sugilite is good for those working in groups as it resolves group difficulties and encourages loving communications. It promotes understanding of the mind and its role in disease; it also imparts the ability to face unpleasant matters.


It is the crystal of joy and good luck. Sunstone helps in removing hooks from the aura from other people which may be at mental or emotional level. It facilitates self- empowerment and brings in self-confidence. It is useful to those persons who have difficulty in saying, “No”. It encourages the wearer with independence, confidence and enthusiasm.


It is Extra-terrestrial in its origin. It is believed to help wearers connect to information from the past and also from people from other cultures and life forms, it also assists in astral travel. It also has properties to promote fertility. It promotes body’s self – healing mechanisms and strengthens the aura.


This Quartz is mined in the Himalayan Mountains of Tibet, the vibration of this highly spiritual area is imparted on the stones, making thousands of years of spiritual and healing knowledge more easily accessible. Their source also seems to give Tibetan Quartz Crystals an almost holy, enlightened vibration as well as very harmonious and balanced energy.

Tibetan Quartz can create a field of protection around the user, blocking negative energy from entering. Tibetan Quartz balances the chakras and meridian systems. It also helps one to understand the lessons involved in the situations of one’s life and how to overcome challenges.


It helps in accomplishment of one’s goals by enhancing the creativity and motivating action. It combines earth energies with energies of the sun to create a state of high vibration which is grounded. It helps alleviate moods and overcome lethargy.


Activates the third eye and the throat chakra to promote expression and communication. It enhances psychic senses, intuition and spirituality. It promotes feeling of harmony and desire to serve humanity by communicating of love and creating spiritual awareness. It is used in healing of disorders of throat, lungs, thyroid and immune system.


Helps open up the heart chakra and align it with third eye chakra. It has rejuvenating qualities and strengthens the nervous system and brain for a vibrational shift. It promotes compassion, patience and youthful joy. It helps one to overcome issues related to father or male authority figures. Its healing energies can be applied in treatment of disorders of the eyes, heart, brain, nerves and immune system.


It synchronizes the energy of the heart and the crown chakra to bring in the energy of Unconditional love and bridge a connection between the self and the Source. It enhances one’s trust in the power of love. It can help release destructive tendencies from an individual while promoting feelings of love, joy and enthusiasm for life. It can help bring in feelings of peace, calm, understanding, hope and trust into the wearer’s life. It can also teach the value of self-love. At physical level Pink Tourmaline works on disorders related to hair, skin and lungs.


It has inner pink centre with green outer colour. It is one of the best crystals for the heart chakra and the physical heart. It helps clear emotional blockages and promotes inner security. It enhances understanding, love and joy in relationships. It enhances tact and diplomacy while bringing in spirit of cooperation. It is used in regeneration of nerve cells.


It strengthens the wearer’s auric field against invasions of other energies. It helps transform negative thoughts and energies to a more positive nature. It helps prevent one from self – sabotage and dissolve old limiting patterns.


It is a crystal for transformation. It heals the heart of bitterness anger and imparts courage to restart. It heals the heart and allows one to open oneself to love. It has action on the digestive system, skin and the circulatory system.


It promotes ease in communication and teaches self-expression. It is useful in disorders of immune system, joint inflammations, throat and thyroid. It helps in cataracts and gout. It dissolves the attitude of self-sabotage or martyrdom. It also provides relief from shame, guilt, depression and spiritual exhaustion. It is said to be protective against dark forces and psychic attacks.



Helpful links!


Research article!!

so helpful from the Chinese Journal of Medicine



General overview on the concept of “energy medicine

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