Alternative medicine has provided the world with a vast ocean of methods to heal people. Many of these methods involve using nature’s own raw resources in specific techniques to unleash a lot of healing powers. One such method is crystal healing.
As evident from the term itself, crystal healing involves using crystals to ease different predicaments in the body. As crystal healing is a holistic technique, it believes in the balance of physical and mental energies for overall Well-being.
Crystal healing is an ancient method that has featured in a variety of cultures- Indian, Chinese and European healers in the past have all regarded Quartz as a significant rock, that holds many mystical properties. In order to understand crystal healing in its true depth, one must first understand the concept of Chakra.
The Seven Chakra systems
Most schools of thought consider the following areas of the body as chakra points: the crown/tip of the skull, the eyebrow region, the throat, the heart and lungs region, the stomach and lower abdomen, the sacral, and the root nodes.
Crystal healers believe that a person is ill primarily because his chakras are not well balanced. There is a distortion in certain nodes. To overcome these distortions, special crystals can be placed at these nodes, and in the process, energy will be supplied to these regions. In this way, crystals can be used to restore balance and revive health. Many gems and stones are used in crystal healing, but the most effective is quartz.
Mysteries of Quartz
Even though quartz and other crystals are inert, they resonate with the fundamental source of life. Let’s take the fact that our bodies are majorly made of silicone and water. We have a natural affinity with crystals. It’s natural to believe that crystals can act as an energy intermediate.
Nature has configured quartz with many special properties. It’s unique angles allow it to reflect many different sources of energy at different frequencies. In fact, quartz is a professional favourite in not only crystal healing but in sound healing techniques as well.
In the book, “Vibrational Medicine: The #1 Handbook of Subtle-Energy Therapies” by Richard Gerber, some fundamentals of quartz healing techniques are elucidated. Quoting from the book,
“When utilizing a single quartz crystal in meditation, it should be held in the left hand. The reason behind this practice is that the left hand is neurologically connected to the right cerebral hemisphere. The right hemisphere, in turn, seems to be attuned to the higher dimensional fields of consciousness, of the Higher Self because the right brain has unique crystalline connections to the pineal gland.”
This is one of the many ways that crystals can specifically target and cure.
Customized Crystal Healing
Perhaps the most unique part about crystal healing is that each crystal has a specific function. An expert healer will first observe his client’s ailments in detail, view the general energy state of the client and supervise the type of crystals that are required for the healing procedure.
There are many different systems of stones and different healers will adopt their own understanding of these stones. Each stone of different colour is intended for a specific purpose. For example, the heart region generally requires Green or Pink crystals, and this can range from rose quartz to Esmerald.
A client is required to observe his stones, and there is usually a trial period where the healer will determine what stones the client is most sensitive to. These stones will turn out to be the most effective crystals. The client is then made to lie down and the crystals are placed at his vital points. As time passes, the crystals absorb certain frequencies and transfer this energy to the spots, resulting in a balance in chakra.
Crystal healing, like most holistic techniques, requires a little faith in the healer. It’s a method that has been fruitful for multiple ancient civilisations, and continues to be a popular choice. The key is to approach an experienced healer.
Vibrational Medicine: The #1 Handbook of Subtle-Energy Therapies, by Richard Gerber