Crystal healing  is considered an alternative to the traditional medical healing methods where stone-cold crystals are used to cure different ailments and protect someone against varied ailments. 

Crystals for beginners use techniques that allow positive energy inflow and remove the negativity and disease-causing radicals out of the body. 

But since this ancient form of healing does not uphold any scientific proof, it is not considered a very popular alternative treatment method with most doctors and scientists, which is still seen as a pseudoscience in recent years. The reasons are, there hasn’t been any evidence that could prove that crystal healing can cure diseases since diseases are not caused scientifically by any energy inflow or outflow of the body. 

How is crystal healing supposed to work?

Historical Significance:

Crystal healing proponents believe that crystals and gemstones can facilitate the healing process. Many crystal healing therapies are allegedly believed to have dated back  at least 6000 years to the time of the ancient Sumerians of Mesopotamia. 

Ancient Egyptians are also referenced on such sites as being among the first people to have adorned themselves with crystals including carnelian, lapis lazuli, and turquoise to ward off bad and ailment causing energy simply. 

The modern love for crystals is based on the Asian Culture of Chinese life energy and the Hindu or Buddhist concept of chakras, which are the vertices of the life energy which connect physical and supernatural elements of the body. 

Properties and healing techniques:

All crystal healing stones have different properties, for example, Amethyst is believed by some to be beneficial for the intestines, yellow topaz provides mental clarity, and green aventurine helps the heart. However, even the colours have a vital role in this context, where red and violet are associated with seven chakra points on the body.

During the treatment, a crystal healer places several stones or crystals on your body aligned with the chakra points. Crystals are usually placed around the regions of the forehead, on the throat, on the chest, on the stomach, on the gut, and on the genital area, which depends on the symptoms chosen by the patient. The healers must trust themselves in the process and balance the chakra philosophy and energy imbalances. This is all influenced by the healer’s knowledge of, and belief in, the chakra philosophy of disease and energy imbalances.

Is crystal healing safe? 

Crystal Healers have passed through a certification course that is offered over the internet under the courses offered as natural medicine. However, any central organisation does not accredit such courses since no state or federal law has certified the course specifically.

In some places, the alternative treatment to medical science falls under massage or bodywork therapy. For this reason, the crystal healers are obliged to take a license to continue their therapy. 

While some medical doctors are against crystal healing completely, the therapy is undeniably a great source to manage stress. But the people seeking crystal healing should not depend on the source of magic to cure their life-threatening disease.