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From: Wendy
Sent: Wednesday, May 14, 2008 12:20 PM
Subject: Inquiry from - Discount Prices on Healing Crystals, Minerals & Tumbled Stones

To Whom It May Concern,

I have alot of crystals and not sure if I should use a Black Tourmaline of Smokey Quartz for detoxing the Liver.  Also, I know their are foot pads you use at night while sleeping to help detox.  I was thinking of taping a crystal to the bottom of my feet.  Is this helpful?  How should I use the crystal to detox.  I usually hold a different crystal at night for either, insomnia, food allergies, emotional support, anxiety, acne, but haven't seen improvement.  How long do you recommend I use one at a time?  Would you please send me answers to these questions.  

Thank you so much.  


Dear Wendy~

Greetings and welcome!  Thank you for sending in your questions.  I must give you the standard disclaimer that I am not a doctor and cannot give out medical advice.  Crystals for healing should be used as a compliment to other therapies and not as a replacement for regular medical care.  I have heard a little about the foot detox procedures, but since I have never used this method of detoxifying the liver, I honestly cannot give you an answer as to whether this detox method works or not.  I have however used herbal methods and can tell you that I have noticed a difference using Milk Thistle as an agent to fortify and detox the liver.  You might look into that, as well as dandelion, if you are interested in herbal healing at all.  Herbals should also be used as a compliment to medical care.  

Now that I've stated the above information, I can talk about the crystals! Both Black Tourmaline and Smokey Quartz are wonderful grounding stones, and can be used to pull negative energies from the chakras, down into the Earth, for processing and transmuting.

Smokey Quartz is said to not only have effects at the Root Chakra, but also can assist any work done in the Hands and Feet Chakras, as well as the Earth Star Chakra.  While I am unsure of Smokey Quartz being a liver detoxifying crystal, I do know that it can dissolve negative energies, thereby ameliorating any physical ailments resulting from those negative energies.  Smokey Quartz is a great crystal to help bring ones energies back into balance.  If you would like to see our Smokey Quartz selection, please take a look at this link:

Black Tourmaline is a well-known grounding crystal with wonderful metaphysical properties for transmuting negative energies and cleansing the chakras.  While I've never heard it mentioned specifically for the liver, I do know that Black Tourmaline is a great detoxifying stone in general, so it stands to reason that one could work with it in this way.  A very popular stone among crystal healers, Black Tourmaline can be also used to protect against electromagnetic pollution coming from the computer, cell phones, portable phones, and television sets.  You can see our offering of Black Tourmaline items here:

Regarding your other issues...  you might consider using crystals combined with other methods for helping these problems.  Meditation can do wonders for insomnia, anxiety, and emotional issues, but you would have to start a regular program of meditation for it to really work for you.  You might also find that those last three issues are related.  One crystal I know of that is perfect for those three issues is Lithium Quartz.  Lithium Quartz is so named for the inclusion of the mineral Lithium within Clear Quartz.  Lithium Quartz is an excellent crystal to sooth and calm the nerves, and uplift three mental and emotional bodies of the aura, allowing more balance and peace to take up residence in your soul.  

The allergies are a different story.  Apophyllite is said to help with allergies, although I am not sure which kind of allergies you are referring to.  You could try placing some Apophyllite on the Third-Eye Chakra during meditation.  That would help the energies of this crystal enter into the sinus region where many allergies take place.  Apophyllite is a great stone for Third-Eye work in general.  We carry some Apophyllite on this page:

One last thing I'd like to mention to you is that you would probably benefit from some chakra and/or aura meditations to help your overall vibrational levels.  When you empower your aura and chakras, you might find your overall health improving, your energies strengthening, and your emotions lifting.  A simple and easy meditation for the aura I can suggest is that you could stand out in the sun for just a few minutes and think to yourself as you breathe, "I am drawing in powerful energies from the sun that will empower my aura and chakras, helping to heal my body of any physical ailments", or something similar in your own words.  Try to do that on a daily basis if you can.  Over time, you should notice some improvement.  

You didn't mention how long you've been working with crystals.  If you are new, or even if you aren't, you might be interested in our newsletter archive, containing lots of information on crystals and how they can be used.  You can see the archive here:

You also might want to look at other questions and answers on this page:

I sincerely hope this information helps you.  Feel free to write again if you need any further assistance.

Brightest Blessings,

~Crystal CAT

Posted on May 15, 2008
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