History of Crystal Healing
Although crystals and precious gemstones with miraculous powers have always been a part of many fictional stories and legends, there actually exist a number of ancient references to this form of alternative therapy. The most primitive records of crystal healing are the ones in Egypt, which are papyrus records that mention the medicinal benefits of many gems. The Indian Ayurveda also mentions benefits of gemstones and their healing properties. Ancient Traditional Chinese medicine also bears records of these healing stones and crystals.
What is Crystal Healing?
The use of healing stones to enhance the health and well-being of an individual is a form of alternative therapy that is quite popular with people who believe in alternative therapy. Just like any other alternative therapy, crystal healing is said to have positive effects only on people who have strong faith or confidence in the basic principles or concepts of crystal healing. Crystal healing is thus not a medical therapy, which means that the therapy does not actually function on the basis of any stringent medical practices and scientific laws. Crystal healing is based on a belief system and is more of a spiritual healing process than a medical one.
How does Crystal Healing work?
Natural crystals give out vibrational energy. This energy is usually positive and is beneficial to the person touching the crystal. The person’s well-being, balance, and wholeness are improved due to the energy exuded by the crystal.
Different crystals and gemstones give out different levels of energy, making for a wide range of effects. One example is emeralds, which improve a person’s body in areas like breathing, the heart, blood circulation, the pancreas, and eyesight. Another example of a crystal with healing powers is amethyst. Aside from helping hormones and helping improve the function of the circulatory system, the cleansing organs, the immune system, and metabolism; it is also one of the best stones to use for relieving stress and soothing the nervous system.
Science has established, though, that crystals vibrate at constant frequencies. Quartz, for example, is used in watches because of this very fact. A crystal is also used in some gas lighters as it is able to produce a spark when a force is applied to it. This is known as the piezo-electric effect where an electric field is produced when a crystal is squeezed or stretched. This effect was discovered in 1927 by an engineer called Warren Marrison. He realised that by applying a voltage to certain crystals they would vibrate at a constant rate of anything between 33,000 to over 4 million times per second. So the fact that crystals do have energetic properties is well known, but the question is whether this energy is able to have any physical, mental or spiritual effect on living things.
People who use crystals regularly certainly believe they do. There is also evidence that crystals have been used for thousands of years. Whether this is some kind of placebo effect is hard to establish, but even the medical profession today recognize that the mind can have an important influence on general well-being. All living things have a life force. Whether or not one believes in a soul, this force/energy/chi/qi, whatever you called it, can still be experienced in terms of heat and electrical energy for example. Medical science use various instruments to measure and monitor these energies. From the simple thermometer to the very high-tech equipment used to monitor heart rate or brain activity.
Where crystals have their own individual vibrational quality it is believed that they are able to interact and influence the different layers of the aura and the chakra energy centers of our bodies. It is believed that negative or stagnant energy can accumulate in the aura, which can have an adverse effect on the person. Releasing or freeing this negative energy can help to create and maintain a state of physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. (Martin Bullock, Crystaldirect.co.uk)
Well, as far as your crucial health matters are considered, many of the crystal healing practitioners suggest the use of this therapy only as a supplementary aid and not as the only treatment of any ailment or disease. Every person has his or her own set of beliefs, and whether you have that faith in crystals or crystal healers, or the professional medicine practitioners, is up to you. At the end of it all, what matter is healthy living.
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