Crystal therapy
Crystal therapy


Crystal therapy is the belief that different crystals and gems can be used for treatment.

Crystal therapy is used for improving mental and physical conditions and for enhancing spirituality, but there is no good scientific evidence to support any of these uses.
There isn’t enough reliable information to know if crystal therapy is safe or what the side effects might be. There are no expected harmful side effects.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: There isn’t enough reliable information to know if crystal therapy is safe to use when pregnant or breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.


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  • Any medical condition.

Dosing & administration

The appropriate or safe use of crystal therapy depends on several factors such as the condition being treated or the person administering the treatment. Be sure to seek and follow relevant directions from your physician or other healthcare professional before using this treatment.

Interactions with pharmaceuticals

It is not known if this treatment interacts with any medicines. Before using this treatment, talk with your health professional if you take any medications.

Interactions with herbs & supplements

There are no known interactions with herbs and supplements.

Interactions with foods

There are no known interactions with foods.


Crystal therapy is the belief that different crystals and gems have therapeutic effects. Characteristics of the crystal or gem such as mineral content, color, and vibration or wavelength determine the type of effect it has. These characteristics are thought to interact with the body's energy field or energy points called “chakras” in a unique way to influence physical or mental processes.

For example, selenite is believed to help with conditions involving the spine, bone, or muscles. It is also believed to help users achieve “higher self” guidance or clarity and wisdom from spirits or angels. Amber stones are associated with feelings of intimacy or closeness and love. Amethysts are linked to stability and strength. Jade is associated with harmony and confidence. Sapphire is thought to decrease pain and swelling (inflammation) and relieve depression.

Some practitioners of crystal therapy recommend carrying the desired crystal or gem in the pocket or purse and making contact with it periodically. They say that each time a person makes physical or visual contact with the stone, he or she will be reminded of the desired outcome, intention, or goal related to the stone. These frequent reminders will help the person achieve these ends.

There is no scientifically reliable information to support these beliefs. has licensed monographs from TRC Healthcare.
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