Why some people are turning to crystals to cope with pandemic stress

While some experts caution that crystals do not replace traditional medicine, many who utilize them say they are a source of serenity and tranquility during the challenges of the pandemic.
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and we're back with a pandemic trend. Lots of people have turned to crystals to help relieve covid stress, and Lara is back to look at the phenomenon. Hey, Lara. Reporter: Hey, George. It's true. Many people wondering, do the minerals really release positive and calming energies? It's a story we first saw in "The Washington post," and now we've got some experts weighing in. Crystals for centuries. Many thought they have healing powers and celebrities want in on this magical trend. From lizzo's Instagram live with her collection -- Hop on that vibration today. Reporter: So Gisele's video for "Vogue," but scientists say the practice lacks proof. There is no scientific evidence that energy is transferred from crystals to people, and moreover, there's no scientific evidence that that transfer would have healing powers. Reporter: Interest in working with crystals has skyrocketed during the pandemic. The phrase, crystals for beginners seeing a 350% increase on Google searches in the last year alone. Type in the tag, crystals on Instagram and you'll get 18 million hits. Here are some crystals that I love. Reporter: Author of "Crystal bliss," devi brown says these are important for her meditation. These are important for nature, but to lean into what are their subtle properties of ways they help manifest energy in your life. Reporter: Professionals warn they're not a substitute for medicine. What I worry about is if a person has a serious illness and decides to forego conventional medical approaches and instead purchases crystals to where then to me, that's really worrisome. Reporter: But crystals can initiate a placebo effect bringing tranquility or serenity of a healing process. It's important to know that crystals are not this situation where you hold a crystal and all of life's problems are removed. The best way to just get going is to keep them near you, and tart to experience their energies that way. Reporter: And you can learn more about crystals and what they're used for, and buy them at all price points online. We'll be right back.

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