Healing Crystals

GemstonesIf you are interested in learning more about the healing attributes of gemstones, check out Healthline. There are pros and cons to using crystal energy but it is an interesting read. Here is their introduction:

Why use healing crystals?

Some people claim that crystals promote the flow of good energy and help rid your body and mind of negative energy for physical and emotional benefits. They believe certain crystals benefit your sleep, help you manifest your desires, and add an additional healing element to reiki.

But it’s important to note that almost no scientific evidence supports the use of crystals or other forms of energy healing. Crystals have largely been dismissed as pseudoscience, although some studies suggest they may offer a placebo effect. An older study presented at conferences in 1999 and 2001 but not published in a peer-reviewed journal suggested that any healing benefits associated with crystals were most likely a result of the power of suggestion.

The National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) notes that complementary health practices such as mindfulness and meditation can promote relaxation and may provide other benefits to people experiencing anxiety and depression and those managing symptoms related to a chronic condition. You may reap some of those same benefits depending on how you use crystals.

Still, some people believe it goes deeper than that.

“Crystals are made up of different elements or compounds, which our bodies react to in different ways,” says Sonali Saujani, a crystal master healer. “Crystals are minerals that hold energy, and as we as humans are made up of energy, we can exchange energy with the crystal when we work with it.”

Saujani points out that crystals are used to improve the function of many everyday objects, like watches, plugs, hospital equipment, and lasers. She cites a 2008 study that states that “quartz can act as a flint to start a fire or generate electricity.”

“If a crystal can be piezoelectric [contain electric charge], I am sure it can do so much more. They balance out electric currents and keep equipment from exploding,” says Saunjani. “In the same way, when it comes to crystals and our body, all they’re doing is balancing out the frequency of the electromagnetic currents in our body.”

Although science doesn’t support crystals as a healing modality, there’s no harm in giving them a try if you have realistic expectations about what they can and can’t do. Crystals should never replace medical treatment from a qualified professional.


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