Crystal healing is a holistic, non-invasive, vibrational energy-based system of healing. 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. The main influence of healing is the chakra philosophy of disease caused by energy imbalances.
The philosophy of modern crystal healing is based on traditional concepts borrowed from Asian cultures, most notably the Chinese concept of Chi, the life energy, and the Hindu or Buddhist concept of chakras, which are vortices of this life-energy, said to connect the physical and supernatural elements of the body. Crystal healers believe that crystals and gemstones have properties that facilitate healing. Many sites promoting crystal healing allege that the history of this practice is ancient, dating back at least 6,000 years to the time of the ancient Sumerians of Mesopotamia. Ancient Egyptians were among the first documented people to have adorned themselves with crystals — including lapis lazuli, carnelian, and turquoise — to ward off illness and negative energy.
The idea of crystal healing may sound far fetched, but if you are open and willing to explore the world of energy healing, this is a wonderful place to start.
Crystal healing offers excellent stress relief and is particularly useful for people who suffer from migraines, insomnia, panic attacks, pain, stiff joints, digestive disorders, and chronic or severe illnesses such as cancer that require long-term support. It has also been found to be helpful in infertility and behavioral disorders. At an emotional level, crystal healing can stabilize moods and enhance self-esteem. At a mental level, it induces clarity and enhances focus.
Some people believe healing crystals work like a magic wand and that everything will be better immediately. The truth is, there is no ‘magic’ behind crystal healing. Instead, they enhance what you are already working on. They are very interactive and rely on you being actively involved in your spiritual journey. For this reason, it can be helpful to continue your work outside of crystal healing sessions.