There are many kinds of crystals. Not all of them has potent healing powers. It really depends on the type of crystal and the belief of the user.
Crystals and Science
For science, crystals have the most orderly structure that nature provides because they have the lowest entropy or the measurement of their disorder. The structures of crystals are, in a way very responsive to the various energies that inhibit them, so they oscillate and emits specific vibratory frequencies. They can even store a huge amount of information which is why they are also important even in modern technologies such as computers, televisions, mobile phones, and even satellites.
Using a crystal will depend on your purpose. They are not only used for healing parts of the body or for tapping intuition every meditation time, but they are also used for technology as well as building different structures. Some of the known uses of crystals are for solar cells, transistors, electricity, mechanisms, magnetism, as well as for spiritual and medicinal purposes.
There are no scientific studies that have proven that crystal can really heal. Nevertheless, the philosophy behind this notion, especially with modern crystal healing, is based on traditional Asian cultural concepts. These theories include the Chinese concept of life-energy or chi or qi plus the concept of Chakras in Hinduism and Buddhism. The idea of chakras, known as vortices of life-energy pertains to the connection of physical and the supernatural elements of the human body.
Various crystals, designed and molded into accessories are already readily accessible. Atperry’s healing crystals showcase crystals in raw form or designed into pendants, earrings, beads, and rings, among others. Placement and arrangement of healing stones are also defined and available.
Crystals and the Chakras
Crystal stones are assigned various properties in the world of crystal healing, although each property may vary among different healers. One such great example is the Amethyst crystal which is believed to be beneficial for the intestines. Other crystal such as the green Aventurine is good for helping the heart as well as the yellow Topaz that can provide mental clarity. The clear Quartz is also known as the master healer and is also the seventh chakra stone (the crown of the head). Although not related to healing, a Rose Quartz can activate the heart or the fourth chakra resulting to the promotion of positive energy by enhancing all types of love such as self-love, love for others, and unconditional love. Even the colours red through violet are also associated with the seven Chakras on the human body. And, if you lack self-confidence, using the Lapis Lazuli crystal is recommended since this is also known as the fifth chakra or throat stone that helps in promoting speaking one’s truth with grace, ease, and confidence.
Some believers suggest that crystal healing can induce a placebo effect, an effect that accompanies a treatment that is not directly the result of the treatment on the illness of the patient. This is also according to Christopher French, head of the anomalistic psychology research unit at the University of London. “If people believe that a treatment will make them feel better, many of them do feel better after they have had the treatment, even if it is known to be therapeutically worthless,” says French.
Cleansing Your Crystals
With all its healing powers, crystals also need to be cleansed. Whenever there is a full moon, crystals must be placed outside such as in a small bowl to be cleansed by the moon. You must leave the crystals out in the moonlight for three days before and three days after the full moon. You can also leave them for at least 24 hours. The light energy of the moon or lunar energy will be able to help in cleansing and charging the crystal stones. A full moon is a time when the moonlight, is at its brightest and energetically most energetic.
Other ways of caring for your crystal is by burying them for a week in the dirt because the vibration of the earth will cleanse and recharge them. You can also use salt water to wash them because salt absorbs negative energy, thereby purifying the crystals. Do take note that any crystal stone that ends in “ite” are not water-friendly, so be careful before thinking of washing them with saltwater or else they will disintegrate. Purifying your crystal can also be done by running them through the smoke of a burning sage. Plus, the most straightforward way to clean them is by wiping with a soft cloth and isopropyl alcohol to easily remove the fingerprints on them aside from sanitising them.
Still, from the point of view of conventional medicine and evidence-based science, holding a crystal to cure yourself of sickness is not equal to deglutition of an Advil. Although, some may say that the human mind is a powerful thing, so it depends on the belief of the crystal holder if crystals do work or if it presents remarkable benefit.