Although many people view alternative healing methods as “New Age” practices, this is often not the case. Yoga, acupuncture, and crystal healing are all ancient practices that have been perfected over thousands of years. Yoga and acupuncture are well recognized and practiced in Western societies, but crystal healing still seems to be somewhat of a mystery.
Crystals and gemstones were props in rituals that were of a spiritual or healing nature, and can be traced back to many different cultures around the world. Tribes, modern civilizations, and spiritualists have upheld this custom and use the stones and crystals found in nature to better their lives.
Technology today cannot explain why crystals have the ability to heal people. It is thought that the idea to use these translucent stones began with the people of Atlantis or Egypt. It is believed that crystals retain and increase the power that is fueled into them, whether the energy is spiritual, mental, or physical.
Practitioners use crystals to direct power to the chakras, or the seven points of spiritual power in the body, and the meridians and aura. All of these concepts are abstract: the aura is the electromagnetic area surrounding the body and the meridians are energy pathways within the body. This may be why scientists have a difficult time grasping the concept of crystal usage – these forces are intangible.
Crystals can be worn on jewelry, placed in bath water, used on the body during a massage, or placed on or around the body during ceremonies and practices. If an odd number of stones is used by a crystal therapist, healing will take place; if the number is even, energy is derived from the experience. The color of the stone will also create a certain effect. Red, orange, and yellow crystals create energy while clear and aqua colored stones heal. Light purple and light indigo colored stones calm the client.
Specific crystals must be used in order to achieve the desired results. Every aspect of a crystal is important, from the color to the chemicals it consists of. Only a trained professional has the ability to promote the energy exchange from crystal to human. The ending results are a calm, clear mind and the promotion of that person’s well being. Crystals help the body’s own energy and give the being the ability to heal itself.