Crystal Therapy - Healing Properties of Agate

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Crystal Therapy - Healing Properties of Agate
By: Mercedes Aspland

In this article we are going to look at what crystal therapy is, as well as the properties of agate. Once we have explored the properties of agate we will consider ways in which you can use it to your advantage and the conditions that can be helped by agate.

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 Agate?

Agate is a crystal that has a silky glow to it. There are a large number of different varieties and that are usually multi-coloured as well as multi-layered. The stones are partly translucent and come in colours that include brown, blue, milky white, rose, grey, violet, yellow, green, red, and orange. Agate is actually a variation of quartz and can be found in countries such as Mexico, Brazil, Australia, USA, and Morocco. The stone is thought to be a stone of balance and is often used to balance the Yin and Yang in a person.

Healing Properties of Agate

Each type of agate will have its own property however there are some general things that can be said about agate. For example agate is a crystal of relaxation so can help with people who feel stress in their lives. In also aids in bringing about balance, grounding and calmness as well as aiding with pain relief. It can stimulate analytical abilities, awaken hidden talents, strengthen sight, and stabilize a personís aura. In addition it is thought to help with physical speed so can be useful for athletes. It is also thought to have a good effect on the lungs, blood vessels, lymphatic system and digestion as well as being of help to people with anorexia.

In addition to the above properties we have also put a list of the properties by type of agate below:

1. White agate - this stone has a number of different shared of white and is thought to help with spiritual development.

2. Violet Agate - this is thought to be a stone that can help protect pregnant women and their children as well as easing childbirth. It is also thought to increase compassion.

3. Brown Agate - this stone is one that helps to stimulate the digestive system. It can also aid the stomach, liver and pancreas.

4. Blue Lace Agate - this is a stone that is associated with hope, optimism and joy. It is thought to help reduce anger and also aid with emotional trauma, infections, inflammation and fever. It is also thought to help with sore throats, neck and shoulder problems as well as thyroid problems. It is also something that can be used to treat arthritis.

5. Rose Agate - this is a stone that helps people with love and forgiveness as well as emotional problems.

6. Fire Agate - this stone will help people deal with fear and give then strength and courage. It is also thought to help stimulate clairvoyance and has been used in that way for hundreds of years. It is thought to help the nervous system as well as the circulatory system and the lower digestive tract.

7. Moss Agate - this stone is associated with nature and so can bring about feelings of freedom and space. It can bring about harmony and attract success. It is a stone of live and is thought to be useful in treating the digestive system. It is also thought to be helpful in treating skin infections and at reducing inflammations.

8. Botswana Agate - called so because it is only found in Botswana and is thought to help with protection, fertility, sensuality, passion, artistic expression and emotional satisfaction.

This article has been supplied by alternative therapies directory. You can also find more information on our Crystal Therapy page.

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