One method is where the practitioner places crystals on different parts of the body, often corresponding to the chakra-nadi system [http://www.holisticlifestyle.yolasite.com/chakra-nadis-system.php#.VRMxvPzF9WI]; or else the practitioner places crystals around the body (laying-on-of-stones) in an attempt to construct an "energy grid", which is purported to surround the client with healing energy.
Practitioners select the colours of stones and place them on parts of the body. Stones are placed at the feet or held in the hands. Practitioners sometimes use crystal wands, which are placed near the receiver's body. Colour selection and placement of stones are done according to concepts of grounding, chakras or energy grids.
Different cultures have developed traditions of crystal healing over time, including the Hopi Native Americans of Arizona and Hawaiian islanders, some of whom continued to use it. The Chinese have traditionally attributed healing powers to microcrystalline jade.
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Agate: The Strength Stone, Courage and strength for both boy and mind. Facilitates perceptiveness and precision. Is grounding and energetic. Balances the yin yang energies.
Amazonite - Aligns and balances mental and etheric bodies. Calms nerves, aids creative expression and cutes through illusion. Brings joy, clarity and an understanding of universal love.
Amethyst - The Peace Stone. Ideal for meditation and enhancing psychic abilities. A greatly calming influence, very protective and inspirational. Radiates divine love.
Aquamarine: Provides emotional and intellectual stability and clarity of mind. Aids self-expression, calms nerves, dispels intolerance and helps banish fears and phobias.
Aventurine - Balance the yin yang energies. Motivates and refines positive attitudes and feelings of independence. Relieves anxiety and fear.
Azurite - Cleanses the mind and soul. Awakens psychic abilities and initiates transformation. Enhances creativity, self-confidence and inspiration.
Bloodstone - A powerful healing stone renewal. Revitalizes and enhances both body and mind. Instills wisdom and sensitivity for inner guidance.
Calcite - Facilitates an awareness and understanding of nature. Aids in the remembering of astral travel experience. Alleviates fear, clears and balances.
Carnelian - Aids concentration and memory. Stimulates inquisitiveness and dispels apathy. Enhances attunement with the inner self.
Chrysoprase - Instills a sense of grace. Helps clarify personal problems and brings out hidden talents. Balance attitudes and actions.
Citrine - The abundance Stone. Joyous, warm and energising. Raises self esteem, stimulates mental focus and aids in the alignment with the higher self. Attracts and maintains abundance.
Clear Quartz - The Energy Stone. Excellent for meditation. Amplifies energy and thought. Dispels negativity. Receives, stores, and transmits energy. Aids communication with every dimension.
Flourite - Balances and advances the mind and increases concentration. A stabilizing influence on all levels. A stone of discernment and higher understanding.
Garnet - A stone of love and compassion. It strengthens and purifies, balances the body’s energy field and enhances the imagination.
Hematite - The Stress Stone. Enhances mental capabilities and reduces stress. Strengthens and energizes both physical and etheric bodies. Dispels negativity.
Howlite - Reduces stress and pain and encourages patience, discernment and refinement. Aids communication and expression.
Jade - Balances the emotions and encourages wisdom. Aids in remembering and solving dreams. Peaceful, nurturing and stress relieving.
Jasper - Protective and grounding, a balancer on all levels. A sustaining stone working mainly on the physical body.
Lapis Lazuli - Expands awareness and intellect an enhances psychic abilities. Helps overcome depression, aids creativeness and protects.
Malachite - Aids intuitiveness and transformation. Balances, clarifies the emotions, clears subconscious blocks and reduces stress.
Sunstone - Dissolves negativity and grounds the root chakra. Brings happiness and sunshine and shines light into the shadow self.
Moonstone - Stimulates confidence and balances emotions. Encourages intuitiveness and perception. Enhances the feminine nature.
Obsidian - Grounds, protects and shields against negativity. Aids in the understanding and clearing of subconscious blocks.
Onyx - Balances the yin yang energies. Reduces stress and encourages self control. Encourages happiness, good fortune and higher inspiration.
Opal - Encourages intuitiveness, inspiration and imagination. Aids in memory improvement and the release of inhibitions.
Peridot - Inspires happiness, strengthens and regenerates. Protects and purifies, reduces anger and jealousy.
Pyrite - Protects against negativity on all levels. Encourages a positive outlook and greater understanding.
Aids memory and intellect.
Rhodonite - Aids self esteem and confidence. Reduces anxiety, balances and inspires greater understanding and discernment. Assists in maximizing ones potential.
Rose Quartz - The Love Stone. Balances, heals and rejuvenates the emotions. Cools hot tempers, clears stored anger, guilt and jealousy. Encourages compassion and harmony.
Rutilated Quartz - Enhances insight and understanding of problems. Assists in communication with higher self and guides. Wards against negativity and interference.
Smokey Quartz - Dispels negativity and releases emotional blocks. Balances grounds and protects. Enhances channeling powers.
Snowflake Obsidian - Brings purity and balance on all levels. Encourages understanding and realignment of though patterns.
Sodalite - Rationalizes and aids clear thinking bringing clarity and truth. Enhances communication and creative expression.
Selenite - A very intense and highly attuned crystal. Helps one connect to their higher self and into higher frequencies.
Tigereye - Brings cheerfulness and optimism. Enhances clarity of thought, balances the yin yang energies and helps soften stubbornness.
Tourmaline - The Protection Stone. Wards off fear and negativity and protects on all levels. Enhances inspiration and encourages self confidence and understanding.
Turquoise - Brings peace of mind, wisdom and understanding. Enhances psychic abilities and communication. Protects and balances.
Unakite - Balances the emotional body and gives an awareness and understanding of subconscious blocks. Can facilitate the rebirthing process.
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