Energy Healing Crystal Therapy

Crystal therapy healing is a non-invasive energy healing technique that aims to help the body heal itself and remove emotional blockages. You can also use healing crystals in your home or workplace to gather and focus desired energies.

Humans have used crystals for healing since Ancient Egyptian times. In fact, many cultures have a history of using gemstones or crystals for healing physical and emotional ailments. Today, practitioners use healing crystals alone, in jewelry or in wands designed for aura healing and for use as bioelectric shields—reportedly to provide protection from electromagnetic forces emitted by computers and microwaves.

Jewelry frequently contains healing crystals, and not just for their beauty. The energy from healing crystals is most effective when the crystals are close to the person needing the healing. To maximize the potential of crystal therapy healing, crystals should held, carried or worn close to the body.

Crystals and Healing

Each crystal has its own unique, extraordinary atomic structure and, according to practitioners, its own vibrational rate, as well. When energy crystals are placed near an energy imbalance, their energy helps the body reset its own vibrational rate to a healthier level, promoting health and healing. It will also direct the life force energy through the crystal into the body, dissolving energy blocks and balancing the energy body. Alternatively, a crystal can be used to “vacuum up” an energy block, thereby removing it from the body’s energy field.

Benefits of Crystal Healing

Crystal healing uses the energy from healing crystals to retune the body, somewhat like a tuning fork, changing the vibration of the area of the body to promote healing. Crystal therapy healing can help many conditions, including:

  • Aches and pains
  • Fatigue
  • Inability to focus
  • Insomnia
  • Stress and trauma.

Crystals and Healing Properties

Crystal healing practitioners have identified the following crystals and their healing properties:

  • Amber: Amber is actually a resin that clears the chakras, brings stability and promotes a sunny disposition.
  • Amethyst: These crystals ease stress, promote restful sleep and enhance spirituality.
  • Rose quartz: These crystals heal the emotional body, help love energy flow and help to heal heartache.
  • Selenite: These healing crystals bring clarity of mind, clear confusion, instill peace and promote higher consciousness.
  • Sugilite: These crystals promote understanding of the effect of the mind in healing disease, are excellent for autism, and benefit cancer patients by alleviating emotional turmoil and despair.

Crystal Therapy Healing Session

A typical crystal healing session lasts about an hour. The fully-clothed client sits or lies down, and the practitioner places healing crystals on or around the body, depending on the client’s needs. A crystal therapy healing session is very relaxing, like meditation. After a crystal healing treatment, many clients report a greater sense of self-empowerment, as well as other mental and spiritual benefits. This type of healing therapy can be combined with other energy healing methods, such as Reiki.

Crystals and Healing: Skeptics

Skeptics say any relationship between crystals and healing is the result of the placebo effect, wishful thinking or some other emotional, non-scientific response.

Although scientific evidence for crystal healing is lacking, skeptics acknowledge that some crystals, when compressed, emit an electrical charge. This “piezoelectric effect” makes crystals valuable components of watches, computers, radios and more.

As you explore crystal healing, draw your own conclusions and make your own decisions about this, and any, healing technique you wish to experience.


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