There’s been a recent uptick in American adults turning to what’s known as complementary and alternative medicine. This includes everything from acupuncture and yoga to tai chi and even healing crystals.
In fact, you’ve probably heard people talking about, and showing off, these beautiful stones. But you may not know what they could offer you.
There are a number of different types of crystals, each filled with their own healing abilities for the mind, body, and soul. They’re thought to promote the flow of good energy and help rid the body and mind of negative energy for physical and emotional benefits.
Historically speaking, crystals are touted as ancient forms of medicine, with philosophies borrowed from Hinduism and Buddhism. Science has also proven that the elemental entities in the crystals may alter biological chemical reaction on a human body.
The key to indulging in this self-care experience is mindfulness, reflection, and acceptance. For instance, researchers found that a person’s mind may have much more healing power than it’s given credit.
To help you get started, we compiled a comprehensive roundup of some of the most popular crystals.