Crystal Therapy – Healing Properties of Amethyst by Mercedes Aspland
In this article we are going to look at what crystal therapy is, as well as the properties of amethyst. Once we have explored the properties of amethyst we will consider ways in which you can use it to your advantage and the conditions that can be helped by amethyst.
What is Crystal Therapy?
The principle behind crystal therapy is that each crystal has a specific energy. This energy acts on the body and the mind of a person and can result in a change of mental and physical health. The way in which crystals are used can very quite significantly but the basic idea is that a person comes into close proximity with a crystal on a regular basis. It is important to fully assess the situation to ensure you find the right crystal for your particular condition.
What are the Properties of Amethyst?
Amethyst is a crystal that belongs to the quartz family and can be found in places such as Brazil, Canada, Sri Lanka and East Africa. The stone is usually purple in colour however the shade can vary significantly from a very deep violet to light lavender that is almost translucent. It has been used in jewellery for a very long time and in particular can be seen in the Crown Jewels in England. It has also been worn by every pope since the sixteenth Century.
Healing Properties of Amethyst
When looking at the healing properties we can consider a number of different elements. In this section we will look at the general healing properties as well as folklore and what it has been used for in the past. Finally we will also consider how amethyst can be used in Feng Shui.
Amethyst is thought to be a stone of spirituality and can help with contentment and meditation as well as strengthening psychic abilities. Amethyst can also help with trust, flexibility and common sense. These are quite grounding properties that help a person to deal with a variety of changes they experience. In addition amethyst is associated with dream recall. It is also thought to be a stone of humility helping us to see ourselves in context and see the bigger picture. Due to its direct connection to the mind amethyst is actually the stone that is most recommended for people suffering from stress and it could also help with anxiety.
In terms of folk remedies it is also thought to strengthen the metabolism, immune system and circulatory system as well as bolstering production of hormones. In addition it is thought to be a useful remedy for headaches and also for balancing blood sugar levels in the body. One of the properties it is thought to have is that of sobriety meaning it can be useful for addictions such as alcohol, food and others. It can improve motivation and help people to achieve their goals and see them more clearly. Its properties are useful for people who have sleep problems including insomnia. Emotionally it is useful at getting rid of emotions such as anger, fear and anxiety.
In Feng Shui, amethyst can be used in a variety of different ways to bring you benefits. The main use is to bring about change and it can be used almost anywhere for this benefit. When used in the centre of the house or room it can be used to help bring balance in improve spirituality. When used in the North East it can help to bring about wisdom and knowledge.
If you are looking to use amethyst you can get a number of different benefits. However it is important to get your crystals from a reputable source to ensure they are genuine and have the effect that you are looking for.