Crystal healing is the practice of using crystals and gemstones to heal, energize and protect the mind and body. The gemstones used in crystal therapy can also work to restore balance, clarity and natural vibrational energies that have been compromised or depleted in a patient. Though crystal healing is considered an alternative medicine, it’s been practiced for centuries and has its roots in Ancient Egypt. China and India have also used crystals in healing rituals for more than 5,000 years.
It’s believed that crystals can heal minds and bodies by effecting the vibrational patterns of patients’ auras. The gems are said to carry their own vibrations and their energy can be applied to a body’s electromagnetic system for augmentation. In effect, crystal therapy aims to transfer the energy contained in gemstones to a patient in need of the same energy.
The benefits of crystal healing can be achieved by having gems rubbed on the patient and wearing gems close to the body or in a pocket next to the heart.