Crystal-QuartzCrystals emit two different types of electricity – piezoelectricity and pyroelectricity – and can help to recalibrate the living electrical systems in our bodies. Crystal healing modalities are a valuable complimentary therapy for human and non-human animals.

Energies from the crystal and mineral kingdoms blend beautifully with sound healing, aromatherapy, acupuncture, massage, and Reiki. Crystal healing techniques can be easily tailored for all species.

A few cautions: Never leave small crystals where animals could choke on them, or swallow them and cause a bowel obstruction. Also be aware that some crystals are toxic if handled or ingested. (For example, cinnabar contains mercury which can be absorbed through the skin, and actinolite may contain asbestos). Make sure the crystals or minerals you use are not radioactive.

The following are favorite techniques I recommend to my clients:

Crystal wand chakra massage: A crystal wand that is pointed on one end and rounded on the other can be used to clear and recharge when rotated over a specific chakra first counter-clockwise point up and then clockwise point down.

Electric salt or selenite lamps, placed in areas where animals sleep or spend a lot of time, ionize and purify the environment while adding calming, restorative, and protective energies. These can help alleviate anxiety, promote relaxation, and aid in restful sleep.

Holding a crystal against an animal’s body while performing Reiki or just cuddling will impart the crystal’s electrical impulses to the animal’s body.

Animal collars embellished with crystals can provide continuous energizing.

Charge an animal’s water with crystal energy. Place a crystal inside a sealed, waterproof container and then place that inside a container of water. (This “dual-container” or “indirect method” prevents harmful chemicals from leaching into the water from the crystals and also protects crystals that are not impervious to moisture).

Place the water in full sunlight for 2 hours or longer, remove the crystal, and you have a drinkable crystal elixir to add to your animal’s water bowl. Store the elixir in a dark-colored glass bottle with a secure lid. A little goes a long way.

(Amethyst and fluorite are not recommended for this technique as they fade in the sun. Setting them out overnight under a full moon is an alternative).

Crystal elixirs made with the indirect method can be added to a diffuser with aromatherapeutic oils, bath water, or the rinse cycle of the washing machine.

Crystal grids may be set up to focus healing energy near an animal’s bed or play areas as long as they are safely out of reach. They are also useful for sending distant healing.


Suggested crystals for particular issues:

All Conditions: Selenite, clear quartz
Anxiety: Dalmation jasper, dioptase, rose quartz, amber
Blood Disorders: Bloodstone
Cancer: Malachite used with amethyst and any of the following: Sugilite, charoite, purple fluorite, lepidolite, black onyx, selenite
Death and Dying: Lepidolite, angelite, selenite, howlite
Depression: Rose quartz, lithium quartz, amber
Emotional Healing: Rhodonite, rhodochrosite, rose quartz, pink calcite
Lifestyle changes (Rehoming, new family members): Ametrine or amethyst used with citrine
Grounding and Protection: Black obsidian, black kyanite, hematite
Insecurity/Shyness: Citrine, golden tiger’s eye, yellow quartz, sunstone
Interspecies Communication: Poppy jasper, brecciated jasper
Kidney Failure: Bloodstone
Musculoskeletal: Selenite, elestial quartz
Pregnancy and Birthing: Unakite, moonstone, rose quartz, orange calcite
Sleep Disorders: Amethyst
Throat and Thyroid: Lapis lazuli, blue kyanite
Vision: Phenacite, blue sapphire, lapis lazuli, green aventurine, bloodstone

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In my book Other Nations: A Lightworker’s Case Book for Healing, Empowering, and Communing with the Animal Kingdom, I provide more specific information, recommendations, and real-life case histories of animals and spiritual healing, energy medicine, and communication. Our animal companions will blossom and achieve the highest possible level of wellbeing when we use a range of loving modalities that address their needs of body, mind, and spirit. To preview or order Other Nations, please visit my author page at

For a list of potentially dangerous crystals and minerals, visit Healing Journeys Energy School of Energy Healing:

For information about radioactive minerals visit at

  • All these vibrational remedies are recommended as adjunctive treatments to the care provided by a licensed traditional or holistic veterinarian. I am not a veterinarian, and this article is not a substitute for veterinary care.

Dr. Elizabeth EilerElizabeth S. Eiler, Ph.D. is the author of “Other Nations: A Lightworker’s Case Book for Healing, Spiritually Empowering, and Communing with the Animal Kingdom,” and “Swift and Brave: Sacred Souls of Animals,” books of spiritual healing, empowerment, cooperative understanding, and metaphysical perspectives for animals of all species and the humans who love them. Visit her author page at
Dr. Eiler holds degrees from Pima College, Kaplan University, and the University of Metaphysical Sciences.   An Ordained Minister of Wisdom of the Heart Church, she co-owns Seven Stars Healing Arts, LLC and is a spiritual teacher and Reiki Mystic working with Usui, Crystal, and Angelic Reiki; animal communication; the Akashic Records; mediumship; channeling; oracle card reading; aromatherapy; and other modalities. Visit her website at

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