Crystal healing is an alternative medical treatment method involving the use of crystals and stones to protect against disease and treat ailments. Advocates of this treatment technique believe crystals act as tools for healing by enabling the flow of positive, healing energy into the body. In turn, allowing the negative, disease-causing energy to leave the body. Using crystals as healing tools remain a popular practice in health spas and clinics. Here crystal healing is incorporated in related practices, such as massage and Reiki.
How crystal healing works
The proponents of this medical treatment believe crystals and gemstones have special properties to facilitate healing. The ancient history of this practice dates back about 6000 years to the times of the Sumerians of Mesopotamia. Ancient Egyptians are also considered among the first people to have used crystals to ward off negative energy and treat illnesses.
The concept of modern crystal healing seems to be supported by Asian cultures. Mostly from the Chinese concept of life-energy (chi or qi) and the Hindu or Buddhist concept of chakras, the vortices believed to connect the physical and supernatural body elements.
The stones used in crystal healing carry different properties – and different healers may have contrasting ideas about the properties of a certain stone.
During the treatment session, a crystal healer places different crystals on the body aligned with the chakra points – usually in regions above the head, and on the forehead, throat, chest, stomach, gut, and the genital area. The stones and their positions may vary based on the symptoms experienced by the patient.
Furthermore, crystal healing also involves wearing the stones on the body and keeping them under the pillows to help get rid of sickness, negative energy, and absorb positive energy.
Does it really work?
There is a large community of healers practicing with crystals. People pass a certification course to become a crystal healer. Some states categorize this alternative treatment method as similar to bodywork or massage therapy.
There is enough information out there to make your own experiences and opinions.
Whether it works or not is personal preference, one thing is for sure – it induces relaxation and calmness, which ultimately is therapeutic for stress management.
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