Crystal therapy involves the use of precious and semi-precious stones. The stones are
believed to store positive energy and they act as a conduit for healing from the
practitioner to the recipient. They also believed to generate a healing vibration that
acts upon the body. In some cases the stone is placed on the body where treatment is
focused, in others it may be positioned on the appropriate acupuncture point. Most
therapists use quartz for physical healing, amethyst for spiritual healing and rose quartz
to heal emotions. Fluorite may be used to develop awareness and knowledge of a spiritual
In Reiki, three varieties of quartz are commonly used-amethyst, rose quartz and
ordinary quartz (or rock crystal). The crystal structure of quartz is often taken to be
related to the six chakras and the tip of the crystal to the seventh chakra. Practitioners
recommend using rock crystal to avoid feeling overpowered by changes, mounting pressures
and the stress of everyday life. Carrying the crystal or wearing it is meant to bring
light into your workaday routines.
Rock crystal, held in the hand or between the hands, can also be used in conjunction
with Reiki meditation. The energy emanating from the crystal is thought to go into the
palms and then the rest of the body via the reflex zones. It is recommended by some in a
variety of applications such as relaxation, wound-healing with other therapy and treating
Rose quartz, with its soft pink coloration, is used for mending emotional problems.
Examples are: shutting out certain desires or facing trauma and stress brought about by a
The use of amethyst with Reiki is varied. It is said to help promote the proper
function of an organ that has been under treatment. Placed on the Third Eye (center of the
forehead), it facilitates clearer vision in one's path through life. It can also reduce
tension and fear.