Crystal Healing/Therapy is a sacred ancient science that is once again becoming increasingly popular as people rediscover the immense power of stones for improving health and wellbeing on many different levels: mind, body, spirit and beyond.
Crystals have been used throughout all of history as a source of healing power. Ancient cultures all over the world used healing crystals and stones to align, clear and transform their energy, spirit and physical health. The metaphysical powers of crystals were no mystery to most ancient cultures including the Egyptians, Mayans and Sumerians who regularly adorned their bodies, jewelry and buildings with these sacred stones. Our modern culture has, for the most part, forgotten about these early healing techniques. Thankfully, there has been a recent surge in interest about the energetic healing powers of their properties beyond their use in pharmaceuticals.
Crystal Healing is a holistic, non-invasive, vibrational energy-based system of healing. That is, it treats the whole person and their integrated energy system. Crystal healing is an alternative medical technique in which crystals and other stones are used to cure ailments and protect against disease. It is therapeutic and deeply relaxing. The technique uses precisely placed crystals either on and/or around the physical body. Crystals may also be laid in precise geometric patterns (grids) within the environment. Crystals absorb, focus, direct, detoxify, shift and diffuse energy as they interact with the electromagnetic forces and subtle vibrations within the subtle human or environmental energy field. In the context of crystal healing, illness is dis-ease, the final manifestation of spiritual, environmental, physiological, psychological, emotional, mental, karmic, or ancestral imbalance or distress. Healing means bringing mind, body, spirit and environment back into harmony, restoring the body’s natural rhythm and equilibrium. It does not imply a cure. But first; let’s dive into the mechanics of how crystals can actually heal you on a physical, mental, emotional and energetic level.
Research into the structure of the atom over the last few hundred years has revealed that everything in our entire universe is made up of energy. Even solid objects, like a piece of furniture or the hair on your head, are really just vibrations of energy at the most fundamental levels. It may not look like it to your eye, but healing crystals and the cells in your body are made up of the same kind of energy.
Scientists have already figured out how to use the energy inherent in crystals for all kinds of things like keeping time using small quartz crystals in your watch or creating the electronic components to your computer and Smartphone. Whether you realize it or not, the energetic properties of healing crystals and stones are widely used in our modern technology.
We even use crystals in our medications. Many pharmaceuticals are made by grinding up minerals that form inside of healing crystals. Just like magnets use energy to attract or repel, healing crystals use energy in the same way. Crystals help unblock, balance and direct energy where it is most needed, gently supporting the body to heal in a therapeutic way. Different types of crystals are thought to have different properties and energies. Just holding and being near these crystals is therefore thought to affect our own energies on a physical, spiritual and emotional level. During a treatment session, When a crystal healer place various stones or crystals over certain parts of your body aligned with these chakra points, roughly in the regions above the head, on the forehead, on the throat, on the chest, on the stomach, on the gut, and on the genital area. Your energy transforms, vibrates, pulses, moves and shifts in accordance with the properties and energetic signature of the crystal and the minerals of the crystal absorb by our body through pores in our skin. The stones used and their positioning may be chosen for the symptoms reported by the patient, this could range from a physical concern such as headaches or stress, to more emotional or spiritual concerns. This is all influenced by the healer’s knowledge of, and belief in, the chakra philosophy of disease and energy imbalances — a philosophy that is largely dismissed by practitioners of Western medicine.
Crystal healing is a complementary and natural approach, meaning it can be used alongside traditional medicine and has no negative side-effects. The benefits of crystal healing are varied and take place on several different levels. The most common benefit reported is the deep relaxation that is created is an effective antidote to stress, anxiety or depression, and is helpful in maintaining general wellbeing. It can relieve the physical symptoms of stress-related diseases and may well assist with immune disorders and provide pain relief by relaxing muscle tension. It has been shown to be helpful for insomnia, chronic fatigue, and high blood pressure. At an emotional level, crystal healing can stabilize moods and enhance self-esteem. At a mental level, it induces clarity and enhances focus. It is used to transform unwanted behaviors, thought patterns and addictions. At a spiritual level, it creates an acceptance of and harmony with all aspects of being, leading to a more peaceful and centered life. Anyone can enjoy these benefits, however if you are doubtful about the process first you talk to your therapist and clear all your doubts and then go for the therapy, because with an open and clear mind you will get the maximum advantage of the stone’s energy and of the therapy.