Humans have been using crystals to heal and bring their body and spirit into balance for thousands of years. Though a lot of people might dismiss this therapy as quackery, the fact is that many crystals contain minerals that are known to help with healing. Copper, for example, is known to reduce inflammation. The mineral malachite is full of copper and so is used to heal the inflamed joints of arthritis if it’s worn close to the body.
One way to promote healing and balance is to place certain types of crystals on the chakras. These are points of subtle energy. The name comes for the word chakram, which means “wheel” in Sanskrit. That’s because the points appear to be spinning to people who can see them. There are eight main chakras that are positioned in a line down the spine. They connect the energy of a person’s physical body with that of the subtle body, which is a sort of bio-magnetic sheath that is connected to a person’s spiritual, mental and physical energies.
Chakras are in the crown top of the head, in the center of the forehead, the throat, the solar plexus, the base of the spine, the genitals, and underneath the feet. When they’re not working properly, practitioners believe that the interactions between crystal vibrations and the subtle energy can bring them back into balance. This is done by placing the stone on the chakra and leaving it there for about 15 minutes.
Besides its vibrations, the color of a crystal can influence how effective it is in easing certain disorders or maladies. Jade is a semi-precious stone that comes in many colors. Jade in general is known to treat the kidneys and the adrenal glands. It’s also good at removing poisons from the body and supporting the skeletal system. Different colors of jade have additional properties. For example:
- Blue jade is said to bring peaceful energy.
- Green jade calms the nervous system.
- Lavender jade eases emotional pain and trauma and brings inner peace.
- Orange jade gives a person energy.
- Red jade is very stimulating and allows the person to release tension and anger in constructive ways.
- Yellow jade helps the digestive system.