Crystal Therapy, also known as Crystal Healing, has been used by crystal healers for centuries to bring balance to the body and assist the body to self-heal. Today, Crystal Healing is gaining popularity and crystals are being used to alleviate common ailments from minor aches and pains to major health issues and imbalances. Even the novice can learn how to use and benefit from this natural alternative holistic therapy.
What Is Crystal Therapy
By definition Crystal Therapy is the application of crystals on or around the body for balancing and healing purposes. Crystals heal holistically; they work on the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. This holistic remedy dissolves dis-ease by getting to the root cause.
Crystals work through vibration, rebalancing our biomagnetism and chakras which regulate the body’s vibrational status. By bringing the body, chakras and energy field back into balance, many states of physical and psychological dis-ease can be ameliorated. Learn more about using crystals for energy rebalancing.
All stones, gemstones, and minerals - whether raw, natural, tumbled, or cut into precious gems are referred to as crystals when they are used for their therapeutic properties. A crystal is defined by its internal structure, not its outward appearance. The size, shape or whether a crystal is in its natural state or has been polished, will not affect the healing properties of a crystal. The more you understand about crystals, the more effective they can be.
The History Of Crystal Therapy
Crystals have been used and revered since the dawning of civilization. One of the early writings of Chinese Medicine, the Yellow Emperor’s Book of Internal Medicine from 2000 B.C. mentions the use of magnetic stones (Lodestone) to therapeutically influence energetically charged points (acupuncture points) and their associated channels (meridians). This was done to balance the body’s subtle energies (biomagnetism).
Records indicate that the Chinese, Indians and Egyptians all believed that physical disease was a result of energetic imbalances. Ancient healers used this holistic remedy to assist the body’s innate ability to balance and self-heal. Learn more in my blog article Crystal Healers Of Yesterday And Today: The History of Crystal Healing.
How To Use Crystals
There are many ways to utilize crystals for healing and health benefits. Crystals can be selected and laid around the body in particular layouts or crystal grids, depending on the desired outcome. Tumbled stones can be carried in your pocket or placed under your pillow while sleeping. Gem essences or tinctures can be used for effective first-aid remedies.
Massage wands make great reflexology tools and can also be used to stimulate meridians, trigger points or other points on the body. Rotated gently, they lift pain and dis-ease from the body. Gemstone and crystal jewelry can be selected, not just on the basis of its outward attraction, but for its esoteric properties.
Crystals are used for more than crystal healing therapy, crystals offer metaphysical properties as well. As part of Feng Shui, an Ancient Chinese Art, crystals are often placed in a person's environment to help harmonize the inner self as well as outward activities. Even the novice can benefit by placing crystals in their environment for health, spiritual and other benefits. Placing stones throughout your home can have positive effects on you and your loved ones and can offer protection from electromagnetic radiation.
Holistic Healing With Healing Crystals
Crystals heal holistically. Each crystal offers it's own unique metaphysical and healing properties. By getting familiar with these properties, even the beginner can select which stones will offer the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual issues or benefits they are looking for. Learn about the metaphysical and healing properties of healing crystals with our convenient A-Z Healing Crystals Chart.
Crystals For Stress And Anxiety
Feeling a bit stressed out lately? Crystals known for their calming properties include Amethyst, Aquamarine, Calcite, Carnelian, Chrysocolla, Citrine, Rhodochrosite, Rhodonite, Rose Quartz and Selenite. Learn more about using crystals for alternative stress relief in our blog post 3 Ways To Relieve Stress And Anxiety Naturally.
Crystals For Natural Pain Relief
Looking for natural ways to reduce pain? Crystals that have been used for natural pain relief include Magnetite (Lodestone), Amethyst, Tree Agate (Dendritic Quartz), Aragonite, Fluorite, Hematite, Lapis Lazuli, Malachite, Quartz, Mahogany Obsidian, Smoky Quartz, Rose Quartz and Tourmaline. Learn more about wearing Magnetite jewelry for alternative pain relief and other holistic benefits.
Looking for just the right crystal for a particular health or life issue? Crystal Solutions is an A-Z guide that will help you identify exactly the right crystal for your needs, whether it be healing mind, body or spirit, this guide will point you to useful stones that can assist you with holistic healing, holistic wellness and awakening to a higher level of consciousness.
Most crystal healers believe crystals should be cleansed regularly to maintain their effectiveness. Many professionals believe that if you do not cleanse your crystals regularly, most become saturated and unable to do their work.
There are many methods of crystal cleansing to choose from. Cleaning crystals can be fun and easy. How you cleanse your crystals will not only depend on which method(s) you prefer to use, but also on how durable or fragile your crystals are.
Some crystals, such as Carnelian, never need cleansing. Carnelian can also cleanse other stones. Keep a Carnelian with your gemstones and they will not need additional cleansing. Many crystal healers also believe that dedicating and programming your crystals can help them to work more efficiently. Learn more about how to cleanse your crystals in my blog article Crystal Cleansing Made Easy: How To Cleanse Crystals.
Crystal Therapy: A Holistic Therapy
No matter what your target may be, addressing particular health and body issues, solving life challenges, or increasing your awareness and awakening to higher level of consciousness, crystals are natural gifts from the earth that can assist you and your body to balance, heal, and achieve holistic health and wellness.
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