With the sudden increase in the use of crystals & gemstones, did you know they can also provide healing qualities? Crystal healing is an alternative medicine technique in which crystals and other stones are used to help facilitate healing for emotional ailments and protect against body discomfort. This technique is believed to be a conduit for healing, allowing positive, healing energy to flow into the body as negative, body discomfort energy flows out of the body.
Scientifically there is no evidence that crystal therapy can be used to cure any type of disease, however we know that the cause of disease is the body's response to so-called energy flow in the body. Crystal therapy remains popular at health spas and new age alternative medicine clinics, sometimes they are included in related practices such as aroma massages and Reiki sessions. The use of crystals in such environments may help you relax during these sessions.
How Crystal Therapy Works
Ancient Egyptians were some of the first known people to adorn themselves with crystals to ward off illnesses and negative energies. However, the philosophy of modern crystal healing is based on traditional concepts borrowed from Asian cultures. The Chinese concept of life-energy (chi or qi) and the Hindu concepts of chakras, which are energy wheels (vortexes) along the body, are said to connect you to the physical and energetic elements of the body.
In crystal therapy, stones are selected that have various metaphysical properties. They are placed on your body in which are aligned with the chakra points or they are placed around your body, or a combination of both while you are laying down. The stones used and their positioning may be chosen based on the symptoms reported by the client. Crystals have the ability to hold and emit energy vibrations and affect out electro-magnetic energy fields or subtle bodies which surround our physical body. These included the emotional and mental bodies, which are collectively called the aura. This is all taking into consideration by the healer's knowledge of, and belief in, the chakra philosophy of body discomfort and energy imbalances - a philosophy that is largely dismissed by western medicine.
Keeping Crystal Therapy Safe
A person may feel better after a crystal therapy session, however because there is no scientific study regarding the effects of this therapy we can only assume based on how a person feels after their session. A quality crystal healer will follow up with a set of questions after the session has ended and perhaps days after. When searching for a practitioner, be sure you ask several questions before your session. A good rule of thumb is to follow your instincts or gut feeling. Make sure you ask any question that might arise because no question is a dumb question. Please be aware of practitioners who charge enormous amounts of money and have unrealistic expectations; such as undressing outside of a massage session. Crystal therapy can be performed with clothes on.
Do certain crystals clash if used together
Some crystals work wonderfully together, while others may clash. In general warm colored stones - red, orange, and yellow - stimulate energy flow, and cool colors - blue, green, violet - generally calm overactivity. If you were to use a calming and stimulating stone in the same spot it would simply neutralize the effect of each stone.
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