There are many ways to work with crystals. The important thing is to have them within your energy field (aura) when working with them. You can carry them in your pocket or even your bra. They can be worn as jewelry. If you are working on a specific chakra, try to have the crystal as close as possible to that area. For example wear a pendant for the Throat or Heart chakras. Carry a crystal in your pocket for the Sacral or Root chakras. Hold the crystal to the site of pain as needed. Sleep with them under your pillow. (Caution: Some crystals can make it hard for you to fall asleep such as crystals to increase your energy.) You can even make gem elixirs with your crystals. How you work with the crystal will depend upon your needs.
I feel that sometimes people over think this. Although, yes, the intention is everything, you do not have to do a major ritual to enjoy the benefits of crystals. Simply carrying your crystals with you or wearing them as jewelry is the easiest and an effective way of working with these crystal helpers. You can carry or wear your crystals whenever you feel the need or you can wear them all the time. That is totally up to you. For me personally, I wear my crystals for particular problems when they flare up. An example is my anxiety and worry, which I wear a Green Aventurine pendant at my Heart Chakra when my anxiety starts acting up. When I remove it before my anxiety is gone I can literally feel the anxiety coming back quickly. Once I put the pendant back on I feel fine again.
Another method is to relax or meditate for 15-20 minutes a day, or as needed, with your crystal on the chakra that is best associated with the ailment.
Although each ailment has an associated chakra, use your intuition on which chakra feels right for you. For example, I have found that the Heart Chakra works for most of the emotional ailments. The Heart is the center of all of the chakras combining the lower three earthly chakras with the upper three spiritual chakras. Do what feels right for you!
The most important thing is your intention.
Which Crystals to Choose: I have listed several crystals for each ailment so that you can choose the perfect one for you. Everyone’s energies are different and therefore they will resonate with crystals differently. Use your intuition and experiment with the crystals to see which are right for you. You can choose one crystal or more than one. You do not have to use all of them listed. I only give multiple choices so you can find the perfect fit for you.
Disclaimer: I am not a doctor and cannot give out medical advice. Crystals and energy healing should be used as a compliment to other therapies and not as a replacement for regular medical care. Energy Healing is not meant to replace conventional medicine, but rather to complement and enhance it. Energy Healing should only be used with the understanding that it is not an independent therapy, but one that is a part of a holistic healing approach. Results of energy healing will vary from person to person.