Once upon a time, the sun was the main source of electric and magnetic fields (EMFs). But with the advent of electricity and the rapid growth of technology, the sun is now just one of many radiation sources.
EMFs, a type of radiation, are a growing field of concern for more and more scientists and health professionals.
EMF exposure has been linked to cancer and other health concerns like exhaustion and depression, and more and more people are looking to natural wellness (like essential oils and crystals) to help absorb radiation and lessen its impact on our bodies.
In this article, we’ll cover:
- What is EMF radiation, and should I be worried about it?
- What can I do to protect myself and my family from EMF radiation?
- How can crystals block EMF radiation?
- Can crystals absorb EMF radiation?
- What are the best EMF crystals for absorbing EMF radiation and for healing EMF symptoms?
Ready? Let’s get started!
What is EMF Radiation?
EMF stands for electromagnetic fields. It refers to the radiation given off by electrical and magnetic forces generated by everything from cell phone towers to microwaves to radios to the earth, itself.
It sounds strange to think of your body as having electrical function, but it does! Even your body can carry a charge; it also produces its own electricity via the heart and several other biological processes.
Electrical Fields vs. Magnetic Fields
Electrical fields are generated even if your appliance, device, or machine isn’t turned on, and they’re easy to block with walls, structures, and objects. Magnetic fields are only generated when your device is on; however, they are able to pass through almost anything.
The radiation produced by EMFs varies hugely. This chart from the National Cancer Institute show the full spectrum:
You’ll notice that things like power lines and your laptop generate pretty small amounts of radiation, while things like x-rays and MRIs develop huge, toxic amounts of radiation. This toxic radiation is called ionizing radiation.
Ionizing radiation is known to significantly damage cells in the human, but the good news is that safety standards are already in place to protect most people from these risks. We won’t worry about these in this article.
The Problem With Non-Ionizing Radiation
Non-ionizing radiation, however, is a different story. This is the radiation type that comes from your phone, your wireless speakers, your hair dryer, any kind of electric appliance. (Side note: put down this article for a second and count every appliance in your room right this second. If you’re like us, you’ll be shocked at how many devices you find!).
Non-ionizing radiation doesn’t seem to damage cells in the way that ionizing radiation does, however there are still some very large concerns around its potential to harm and cause disease in adults and children.
How Does Non-Ionizing EMF Radiation Cause Disease in Children and Adults?
Scientists aren’t sure how EMF radiation damages cells. And we want to be clear that there are lots of studies that only show problems when the radiation levels are so high most normal children and adults will never experience them. However, there are enough studies that haven’t been conclusive (or that have indicated potential problems) that many health experts consider EMF radiation to be a concern.
As the National Cancer Institute’s website points out, there has been a large amount of research on the issue, but most of it is inconclusive. Some studies have shown that EMF radiation can lead to breast cancer, leukemia in children and adults, heart disease, and an inability to get deep, restorative sleep at night (which has ripple effects throughout the rest of our health).
What is concerning is that “a review of more than two dozen studies on low-frequency EMFs suggests these energy fields may cause various neurological and psychiatric problems in people. (One study) found a link between EMF exposure and changes in human nerve function throughout the body, affecting things like sleep and mood.” (source)
Here are some of the known symptoms of EMF sensitivity, according to Healthline:
- sleep disturbances, including insomnia
- depression and depressive symptoms
- tiredness and fatigue
- dysesthesia (a painful, often itchy sensation)
- lack of concentration
- changes in memory
- loss of appetite and weight loss
- restlessness and anxiety
- skin burning and tingling
- changes in an electroencephalogram (which measures electrical activity in the brain)
EMF Radiation is Everywhere
Many experts also point to the steep rise in EMF radiation. Our homes and most public and work spaces (including schools) now have wifi, and we’re all more connected than ever to devices of every conceivable kind, including wearable devices. And, people aren’t just encountering all this EMF radiation as adults, with fully formed bodies–our children now encounter the same levels of radiation we deal with daily before they’re even born.
Important questions are being raised about the growing link between EMF radiation and everything from bad sleep, to poor energy, infertility, abnormal growth and development, and the ability to focus and feel well at school. It’s also worth noting that other countries (including France and Israel) have banned the use of wifi in schools to protect children from possible carcinogens.
The Bottom Line
Appliances and wifi are becoming ubiquitous, and our are kids encountering all of them from before they’re even born. These, combined with other lifestyle risks like:
- Endocrine-disrupting plastics that are part of our daily lives (including food production and storage)
- Poorly regulated cosmetics, household cleaners, and body care products that include toxic ingredients like phthalates and parabens
- Conventionally fed agriculture products comprising the bulk of our diets
mean that it just makes sense to take steps to protect yourself and your family from EMF radiation, especially because it can be so simple!
How Can I Start Protecting My Family From EMF Radiation?
When you’re thinking about using crystals to block EMF radiation, it’s worth thinking about who is most at risk for EMF radiation. As we’ve mentioned, it makes sense to be most concerned with EMF radiation in children, both because of their size and because their bodies are still developing.
It also makes sense to think about where you are most at risk. Think about EMF hotspots like:
- The wifi in your home
- Your nightstand (it likely has a few devices on it close to your brain while you’re resting)
- Children’s rooms (white noise machines and monitors near their heads)
What Can I Do to Block Radiation?
Your body is powerful, and our world is full of natural ways to find healing. Don’t give in to fear over EMF radiation! One of the first steps to blocking EMF radiation is to just turn it off. Turn off your wifi at night, and remove appliances from near your body and your children’s body. You can also switch your devices to airplane mode whenever you’re not using them.
Getting outside–barefoot!–is also a fantastic strategy. This article explains more about earthing. Many people believe the earth’s natural energy can help bring our energies back into alignment, helping to heal and counter the effects of EMF radiation and other modern problems. Frankly, standing barefoot in the soft grass on a summer day feels way too good not to try!
How to Use Crystals to Block EMF Radiation
It probably won’t surprise you, though, that we love using crystals to block EMF radiation! Crystals are little nuggets of earth goodness that have been used traditionally for thousands of years, across many different cultures.
Many traditional people groups have understood there was something special about crystals, and the more we learn about their scientific makeup today, the more we agree! Because of crystals’ chemical properties, the energy they give off is extremely stable.
That’s why they’re popular choices as components in machines and even some electronics (you’ve definitely heard of crystal components in high quality watches)! Many people believe that crystals’ energy can also stabilize our energy, and even help undo some of the harm EMFs can cause.
Can Crystals Absorb Radiation?
Technology changes so fast that science often struggles to get in front of it, and as we’ve already discussed, there’s still so much about EMFs that aren’t known. What we do know, however, is that crystals are natural materials with frequencies that interact with EMFs.
There are some crystals that aren’t good to keep around electronic devices. Quartz, for example, can amplify EMFs, and shouldn’t be used around devices. Instead, use quartz to help you cleanse and heal a space.
Where Do I Place Crystals So They Block EMF Radiation?
We’re not sure if crystals block EMF radiation or if they absorb EMF radiation, but the best way to use crystals to block EMF radiation is to place them either near your body, to protect your body, or to place them next to the source of the EMF.
Common places to use crystals to block EMF radiation include:
- On your desk, next to your phone and computer
- On your nightstand, next to your bed (you can do this for your kids, too, as long as the crystals are large enough to not be swallowed by small children)
- In your kid’s backpack or lunchbox (or pocket!) at school
- In your pocket, to carry with you throughout the day
- In each room of your house, or whichever rooms you spend the most time in
The Top 5 EMF Crystals for Blocking EMF Radiation
Here are some of the best crystals to block EMF radiation:
Shungite is 98% carbon and was formed millions of years ago, probably near ancient lagoons! More recently, it was used by Peter the Great in Russia for its antibacterial properties. The sovereign used it to naturally purify water at his own personal spa and for his army.
There’s a possibility that shungite may even have properties that influence neurotransmission in the brain (called “fullerenes”)!
Regardless, shungite is a very strong, absorbing stone that is believed to purify the environment by absorbing negative energies (including, possibly, EMFs). It’s a popular choice as an EMF crystal, and one of our favorites. It’s also extremely helpful for relieving stress or anxiety; just picture it like a magnet, attracting every negative thought or worry so that you’re free to live your one precious life!
Amazonite is another ancient stone. It gets its name from the Amazon River, in South America, but it was in use over two thousand years ago, a continent away in Egypt and Mesopotamia! Like shungite, amazonite is an EMF crystal because it helps with negative energy. But while shungite absorbs EMFs, amazonite dispels it.
If you’re worried about the health concerns of EMFs (or anything else), amazonite will help you settle and calm those fears. It’s also a very calming, soothing stone (thus its beautiful blue-green color) that can help grow courage and truth.
We love using amazonite by itself or with essential oils (it pairs well with spruce, bergamot, orange, and geranium).
Hematite has a high iron content, like the blood in our veins. It’s a cleansing stone that evokes deep thought, but it also helps foster a very deep connection to the earth. As a deeply grounding stone, hematite helps our bodies recover from and avoid EMF symptoms.
If you like using essential oils, you can pair hematite with patchouli, spruce, cypress, frankincense, and rosemary.
Tourmaline can help absorb stress and anxiety, but it may also help absorb EMFs, or at the very least, help to protect you from their impact. Tourmaline is extremely protective and a great go-to for countering negative energy that might lead to a lack of motivation or even depression.
Tourmaline is unique among protection stones in that it can also help you understand yourself better, and grow in compassion (maybe that’s what happens when all the negativity energy is cleansed; here’s a helpful article on healing crystals).
You might know pyrite as “fool’s gold,” but don’t be (*ahem*) fooled by this brilliant, protective stone. Pyrite, like tourmaline, is extremely protective, and makes a great EMF stone.
It’s also very energizing; if you keep it around, don’t be surprised if it does more than just block negative vibes. It also increases creativity, energizes, and helps you lead well in whatever field you’re in.
Pyrite pairs beautifully with frankincense, grapefruit, and peppermint oil.
All five of these crystals are great to wear or display around your home or, if you’d like, you can add them to your favorite, frequently used essential oil rollers to get the benefits of both essential oils and crystals for blocking EMF radiation and helping your body heal and restore.
Crystals are beautiful, completely natural ways to welcome the earth’s healing, restorative power into your home. We love crystals for blocking EMF radiation, and we also just love how they make us smile! Hopefully this article has equipped you with the basics on EMF radiation, and how to use crystals to block EMF radiation for you and your family.
Are you planning on using EMF crystals? Will you try another method? Comment below and let us know!