In Roman culture, crystal amulets were very common and considered useful for enhancing health, attracting desirable things, and protecting.
The Egyptians drank their dead with a quartz on their forehead and rolled up their cylinders with crystals to balance the energy.
In Chinese medicine, needles used for acupuncture were made of crystals, which helped in Pranic Healing, a practice of about 5000 years.
The ancient Greeks, before the battles, often broke hematite fragments on the soldiers' bodies in the sense that it made them unbeatable.
In Ayurvedic medicine in India it is considered that crystals are valuable for the treatment of emotional and metaphysical problems. The use of the various therapeutic crystals is documented through the pages of the sacred texts of Veda, which refer to the specific therapeutic properties of each stone.
In Japan, divination was an ordinary practice, and it looked very much like crystal spheres that some medics read even today. Quartz balls were thought to represent the heart of a dragon and claim their power and wisdom.