Crystal healing is a widely aspect of curing disease through using different natural crystals in form of rocks, minerals and gemstones. The belief works behind it that crystals act as conduit for healing. They allow positive energy flowing through the body whereas the disease –causing energy flows out. This technique is famous for as alternative technique to cure ailments. Crystal healing is said to get protections against disease. People have strong belief on it though this technique is not popular within medical doctors, scientists. Apart from this healing crystals are getting popularity among people, Health SPAs, massage, reiki and some new age health clinics.
History of Crystal Healing
Raw minerals and crystals have been using for healing purpose from decades. Healing properties of minerals and gemstones has been set back to least 6,000 years to the time of ancient Sumerians of Mesopotamia. Ancient Egyptians are one of the popular who used to have adorned themselves with crystals such as lapislazuli, turquoise to flow off illness and negative energy. Though scientifically, there is no evidence about crystal healing to be used to cure disease.
Modern Belief of Crystal Healing
The modern belief over crystal healing is with the Chinese concept of life-energy (chi or qi), the Hindu or Buddhist concept of Chakras. They interprets that crystals are vortices of this life – energy, said to connect the physical and supranational elements of the body.
How can we heal us by crystal healing?
Crystals can be in form of gemstones, stones, rocks. Mostly crystals belong to precious/ semi-precious gemstones such as lapis lazuli, amethyst, quartz, tourmaline, peridot, emerald, aquamarine etc. They can be in form of rough or polish cut both. Mostly people would like to get in rough form. Each stone has separate properties and has separate meaning and benefits. The stones that have a higher vibration and stronger level of crystal energy, will help in gaining to be more spiritual.
Stones are also connected with birth beliefs such as the Zodiac Birthstones etc having astrological birthstones on it. The popular way to heal through crystals is a way of “meditation”. Meditation with crystals is very helpful. Some medical doctors take it as a therapy that can induce relaxation for stress management. Crystals can perform the healing effects in different approaches. It depends on the use of crystals and minerals.
How Crystal Healing works?
During treatment, many crystals or stones are put on body aligned with the chakra points. They are usually above head, on the forehead, on the throat, on the chest, stomach etc. A person may feel better after the crystal healing treatment. As it is also linked with human psycho.
Science and Crystal Healing
Though Science denies it. At the University of London in 2001, A French and his colleague at Goldsmith College present a paper in at British Psychological Society Centenary Annual Conference in Glasgow. They pin pointed the efficacy of crystal healing. They made experiments by engaging 80 participating with crystal quartz or a fake crystal but the participants believed they were real. During 5 minutes of holding crystals in hand, no warmth or changing effect was noticed on their body. After meditation, the people answered questions about their feelings during the crystal healing session. The result was same with those who hold fake or real crystal quartz.
“There is no evidence that crystal healing works over and above a placebo effect,” French told Live Science. “That is the appropriate standard to judge any form of treatment. But whether or not you judge crystal healing, or any other form of [complementary and alternative medicine], to be totally worthless depends upon your attitude to placebo effects.”
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