There is no credible explanation as to why crystals and other gemstones should have any beneficial effect whatever on the human being from the point of view of Western medicine. It is only in the last few years that Western medicine has recognized that the conditions and the mind may play a part in the healing process.
The human body is built up from thousands of different molecules, each with its own vibratory pattern and way of interacting with surroundings.
Wellness can be understood as a stable state in which every energetic influence upon us can be utilized in a positive way, or neutralized easily. Illness occurs when other patterns that do not belong to our own nature are so much stronger than our own, and are in such contrast, that they begin to disrupt our characteristic field patterns.
Crystal healing does not concern itself primarily with physical symptoms or disease. Crystal healing is very individual therapy. Some healers may use crystals as an adjunct to massage or reflexology, others use crystals combined with spiritual healing.
What are crystals?
Crystals are minerals formed underground from three-dimensional repeating patterns of atoms. A crystal’s appearance depends upon the natural characteristics of its type and the conditions in which it grows. Some take on strange shapes, some are very small and others grow very large, developing over thousands of years.
Healing with crystals
Different crystals have different energies and properties, and between them can affect mental, physical, spiritual and emotional aspects of ourselves. Simply holding the right crystal at the right time can bring about a change in our attitude and well-being. You don’t necessarily need to look up the meaning each time you do this. Over time you may acquire a number of crystals – just take hold of the one you feel drawn to.
The right crystal can affect the energy of an environment, and the energy it holds can influence you whether you simply hold it in your hand or place it by your bed or on the mantelpiece. Crystal healers use their knowledge of the stones and of the patient in the healing process.
Different crystal healing techniques are;
- crystal healing layouts
- balancing the body with crystals
- stress release and energizing the body with crystals
- aligning and balancing the chakras with crystals
- tracing the meridians
- figure eight looping
With these above mentioned methods of healing with crystals, such as placing crystals on and around a person while they are lying down, or using a wand or point to focus love, energy and intent on the other person in a way that relates specifically to their ailment and needs.