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Using Crystals in Reiki

Crystal usage is optional for Reiki and it is not completely essential to use them for every Reiki Treatment. However, some people integrate their Reiki practices with crystal healing techniques to enhance the effects.

If you are willing to use crystals in Reiki, you will have to choose a different crystal for each chakra. It is possible to place crystals near or on the body. Following crystals are used for different body parts:


Stone Body area
Quartz Crown
Dark blue or purple (Amethyst) Forehead
Light blue or Bluish green (Aquamarine or blue lace agate) Throat
Tourmaline or pink crystal (Rose Quartz) Heart
Chartreuse or Coral Color (Malachite, Peridot or Moonstone) Solar plexus area
Gold color (Tiger’s eye or amber) Abdominal region
Deep colors (Hematite, obsidian or garnet) Pelvic region

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How and Why crystals are incorporated into Reiki?

Reiki Masters incorporate crystals into their Reiki practice in different ways. Crystal Grid is a common way to make a pattern and place it under Reiki chair or table. Crystals need purification before cleansing and after purification, hold them one by one and make a crystal channel for energy to flow easily. Level 1 practitioner will focus on channelizing energy through crystal and level 2 practitioners will use symbols, along with crystals for channelization of Reiki energy. After energy channelization, you can place a particular pattern for the same. An example for this is Star of David Pattern, which has a layout for placing crystals with one for foot and one for head. The other four points lie on shoulder and hip area.

There are different patterns to be experimented with crystal and you will have to practically see which one works well for you. If you channelize energy through Reiki and include crystals in your session, it will encourage the positivity in your approach. It might help you in focusing on your session and visualizing Reiki from a deeper prospect. If you are expert in crystal knowledge and know about the issues of your clients, it is feasible to guide them to choose an appropriate crystal form. Like, amethyst is suggested for people having anxiety or stress problems.

The usage of crystals in Reiki is a modern concept and people found that these things complement each other in a right way. If you want to expand your practice in Reiki, crystals can be a great way for channelizing universal energy in a right direction.

Healing properties in crystals

It is a known fact that crystals and gems have some sort of treatment properties. Crystals can channelize the energy into a right direction and encourage positivity. The healing properties for every color are different and hence, you can use it according to various problems in body. It is always required to allow energy flow to go in a direction, where it can serve you in the best way.

The primary thing used by people is to put clear quartz crystals around your body to generate energy grid in the body of recipient. It creates a platform to send Reiki energy to recipient and enhances the power of basic treatment of procedure. It can also be implemented for distance Reiki sessions through which the recipient’s name is written and quartz crystals are spread around it to leave an impact of Reiki and crystals together. There can be another way to draw a symbol in front of you and holding crystal in your hands for beginning distant Reiki. There are many people illustrating desired outcomes with crystal and reiki impacts. There is a book named ‘Crystal Bible’, which mentions the use of each crystal and its impacts on the body. Some people use a unique way of combining crystals with Reiki by putting crystals on the body of recipient. They treat it as a way to balance chakras and channelize energy into a right direction.

There are different ways for combining healing powers of Reiki and crystals and you can learn it better by focusing on the methods suiting you the most.

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  • Dr Priyanka December 8, 2012, 8:06 am

    Can we use pure white crystals for all 7 chakras, as white contains all colors?

    • Reiki Rays December 8, 2012, 7:53 pm

      One of the best things about Reiki is that it can do no harm and it cannot go wrong.

      So I’d say, definitely you can try to use pure white crystals with all chakras, and see what effect it has. If it has any good effect, then it’s perfect :), if not, then no harm was done and you learned something.

      If you like, you could also then try the same with colored crystals and decide which works best for you 🙂

    • Jo May 29, 2015, 5:15 pm

      You can use the clear quartz crystal as a stand in for any color stone. However I would recommend looking into other crystals also. Each has its own energy and affect things differently. The Crystal Bible is good source as is healing with crystals web site.

  • Dr Priyanka December 9, 2012, 12:10 pm


  • Chris DeWick July 6, 2013, 10:36 pm

    For slow growing blood cancer, which crystal would you recommend?

    • Lhynn Nevarez July 6, 2013, 11:09 pm

      Good luck to you ..I love stones and crystals…
      The best stone I can recommend for Leukemia is Bloodstone. Bloodstone is an energy cleanser, cleansing, purifying and detoxifying the body, as well as the blood.

      Ruby is another great crystal that you can use to work with blood issues and blood cleaning.

      Red Garnet is also recommended here. It will help to clean the blood as well as assist with issues of the blood.

      Here is a wonderful article that talks about the Healing Power of Crystals. I think it will also be of help to you.

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    How to use crystals for distant healing? and which crystal suitable to heal a person to have a successful and high income career.. And what is the procedure to do this healing..?

  • Jennye Johnson July 6, 2014, 1:30 am

    I so love the information you are sharing!! As a Reiki Master of many moons, I use my intuition for each client I am working on…often I will have the person hold a certain crystal in which ever hand is on the side of a blockage I “see”. I also place various crystals on the chakras…similar to what you have recommended. Because each person vibrates to their unique pattern, it varies…Again thank you!!!

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