Nicole Scherzinger has revealed she’s a huge fan of crystal healing. “I like to keep very calming things in my bathroom. I have this crystal for good energy,” she said. And she’s not alone. Ferne McCann told OK! she uses them for “happiness and calming – I ask them to help me,” while Adele and Victoria Beckham both use crystals for good luck.
Model Miranda Kerr is a fan of rose quartz in particular, saying, “I keep it in my handbag and I have a small heart-shaped one I put in my bra.”Katy Perry also uses the crystal, saying after she got engaged to Miranda’s former husband Orlando Bloom, “I don’t stay single for long. I carry a lot of rose quartz, which attracts the male.”
Crystal healing is a holistic therapy that aims to tap into the energetic power of semi-precious stones to unblock or channel energy within the body.
During a session, crystal healer Emma Lucy Knowles says she focuses on “the chakra – or energy points – in our hands” as well as “the third eye, the point between the eyebrows.”
Here’s Emma’s guide to the top ten crystals to give you a happier and healthier Christmas.
We need to feel mentally strong, but we need physical strength, too. Lepidolite, with its rose and violet hues, will boost both areas.
Allowing us to lift the veil between the physical and spiritual worlds, it’s used to relieve stress.
This allows you to be carefree and releases any mistrust in others. It also protects and supports loved ones.
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This works to gently alleviate negativity and raise energy levels which will help you cope with festive fatigue.
This sunshine yellow crystal is the key to success, be it financial, professional or personal. It stimulates the brain, increasing self-esteem, motivation and creativity.
Symbolising love and harmony, rose quartz connects with unconditional pure love. A reminder that the greatest love of all comes from within, it also encourages us to forgive and move on.
Soothing and caressing, carnelian directs energy to the solar plexus, sacral, and base chakras, which all aid digestion.
This little beauty will help you speak your truth and hear the truth of others. It can also allow you to tune into yourself when life is hectic.
Get celestite close to your skin. It will help guide and develop your intuition.
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Clearly, many people find crystal therapy a very effective form of healing.
“Healers tend to be gentle, caring and supportive, which is why being treated by them may prove helpful for those suffering anxiety, depression and stress-related symptoms,” says Suzie.
She adds, “However there’s no scientific evidence to support their medical effectiveness as health remedies. The evidence is anecdotal and any perceived cures can be attributed to the placebo effect.”
Suzie recalls a blind study, in which volunteers holding fake crystals had been informed of their alleged properties and what they’d do. She said, “They were just as likely to feel the same physical sensations as those holding the real thing. It’s the power of suggestion.”
FEATURE BY OK! HEALTH EDITOR YASMINE GRIFFITHS