The philosophy of modern crystal healing is based on traditional concepts borrowed from Asian cultures, most notably the Chinese concept of Chi. This is the life energy and the Hindu or Buddhist concept of chakras, which are vortices of this life-energy. It is said to connect the physical and supernatural elements of the body. Crystal healing has much to do with what you are wanting to get out of the healing process as well as taking into account the moon and the intuition that you feel when it comes to your mental mindset and also the emotional and spiritual connection that you have with yourself.
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. It is documented that Ancient Egyptians were among the first people to have adorned themselves with crystals which includes crystals such as lapis lazuli, carnelian and turquoise. These specific crystals are known to ward off illness and negative energy.
Main principles of crystal healing
In crystal healing, stones are assigned various properties to cure ailments and protect against disease by the crystal healer. This is where everyone’s experience of crystal healing will be different as each person will have their own intention and need for the healing process, and therefore different crystals to help them achieve it. Amethyst, for example, is believed by some to be beneficial for the intestines. Which could help with issues to do with the digestive system. Green aventurine helps the heart. Yellow topaz provides mental clarity.
Colours of the visible spectrum, red through violet are associated with seven chakra points on the body. It is believed that crystals act as conduits for healing. This allows positive, healing energy to flow into the body while negative, disease-causing energy flows out. During a treatment session, a crystal healer may place various stones or crystals on the body aligned with the chakra points, roughly in the regions above the head, on the forehead, on the throat, on the chest, on the stomach, and on the gut, to name a few. The stones used and their positioning may be chosen for the symptoms reported by the patient. Which is often discussed before any treatment takes place.
What are the uses?
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. Many people have reported miraculous recoveries based on a course of crystal healing mixed with other holistic and spiritual healing processes. It has also been found to be helpful in infertility and behavioural disorders. At an emotional level, crystal healing can stabilise moods and enhance self-esteem, which again can be seen as debilitating for some people embarking on the healing process. At a mental level, it induces clarity and enhances focus.
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