Crystals can be used for healing physical, emotional, mental and spiritual imbalances through crystal healing and the science behind crystal healing can be found on the Periodic Table of Elements, Crystal healing uses this table of elements, combined with energy of a crystal/s, to facilitate health and wellbeing.
Crystal healing employs the use of geophysical tools (crystals) for healing practices. The stones are placed on energy centres and energy points of the body and around the body; they strengthen the body by remedying ailments through balancing of the human body’s energy field with their own unique energy or vibration. Due to the varying mineral content or mineral composition available in each type of crystal, each one will provide its own unique vibration and can move and balance energy. Examples include:
‘CALCITE’ (CaCO2) is a calcium carbonate and, with a basic knowledge of human anatomy, we know that calcium is integral to the bone health and skeletal system of the human body. Calcites are therefore crystal healing tools for ailments and conditions relating the bone and its associated functions.
‘HAEMATITE’ (Fe2O3) is an iron oxide. It is scientifically proven that iron assists in the production of red blood corpuscles and the health of the blood; this crystal can therefore be used in healing to improve conditions ranging from anaemia to circulatory problems.
Crystals have been used to restore balance and cure ailments since the times of ancient Egypt. Records showing the use of crystals date back 5 000 years, showing their use in Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine practices as well.
Crystal healing has been practised throughout history, using crystals, amulets and gemstones. The practices associated with crystal healing have been traced by anthropologists in Egyptian and Mesopotamian civilisations with the use of lapis lazuli, as well as malachite (minerals) to influence healing and protection. The use of crystals has also been associated with the ancient Indian, Greek, and Roman civilisations. Crystal use has been referenced in philosophy in the occurrence of philosopher’s stones and the Holy Grail.
“In a crystal we have clear evidence of the existence of a formative life principle, and though we cannot understand the life of a crystal, it is nonetheless a living being.” Nikola Tesla