Don’t underestimate the effects of Crystals on you!
Crystals hold a frequency outside of your awareness!
If you’re familiar with the world of alternative medicine, the chances are you will have encountered “crystals”; the name popularly given to minerals, in particular quartz, and fossilised resins which some believe possess healing properties. The theory goes that if you hold these crystals in your hands or place them on various parts of your body, you are promoting health, physical and spiritual wellbeing. How are the crystals supposed to do this, you may ask?
The answer is by interacting positively with your body’s energy field, more commonly known as the chakra. Certain crystals are said to alleviate stress while others can enhance your concentration and creativity.
There is no doubt that we are currently living in turbulent times with more and more people looking to soothe feelings of anxiety of stress. The alleged healing power of crystals is by no means a new concept. Indeed, it has been around for centuries, but since celebrities such as Victoria Beckham and Miranda Kerr have started going public with their belief in the practice, it has undergone a resurgence in popularity. As alluded to earlier, the proposed healing powers contained in crystals focuses predominantly on mental wellbeing.
These include but are not limited to feelings of increased tranquillity, focus and positivity. Physical benefits include an enhanced immunity and natural pain relief. Additionally, individual crystals contain their own unique energies that correspond to different parts of your life. Their influence is determined by their type, shape and colour. Let’s take a look now at some of the most popular crystals.
Jade is a popular crystal for its health benefits. Its properties include longevity, wisdom, peace and fertility. For centuries it has been used as a healing tool and a means of purifying the body. Practitioners of healing crystals use it physically on the body in forms including one known as the Psychic Sisters Jade Facial Roller or incorporate it into various meditative practices. It is said to clear the body of harmful toxins through the stimulation of the filtration system.
Citrine is a crystal which is favoured among businesspeople and entrepreneurs. It is said to be able to stimulate the brain, providing such benefits as creativity, confidence and prosperity. It is said to be a key crystal to use for anyone who wants to boost their self-esteem and motivation.
The love crystal is the rose quartz and is touted as being ideal for those seeking unconditional love not only for themselves but for others as well. It is said to substitute negativity for loving and positive energies, paves the way for individuals to discover self-forgiveness and trust and it can also be used to increase fertility.
Turquoise is the crystal for the city dweller as it is often used to safeguard against pollutants and other external influences through enhancing the immune system and through its alleged anti-inflammatory and detoxifying powers. In addition to providing protection, it can also benefit you if you suffer from mood swings as it Is said to stabilise them through properly aligning the chakras, making it the crystal to go for to calm fears and exhaustion.
Clear quartz is the crystal perhaps most popular for healing. This is according to the belief that it serves as an energetic bridge between the conscious and the unconscious mind. The theory goes that it holds and then regulates negative energies, thus allowing the user to become a more balanced individual, one whose internal strength will steadily increase.
Finally, amethyst is the crystal for meditation. It is commonly used to relieve stress, grief and other feelings of sadness. The stone can be used as a supportive symbol and helps to focus the mind and alleviate the onset of headaches, thus making meditation an easier activity to carry out and thus more beneficial.
Very few conventional studies have been carried out on crystals. But one of those concluded that any power these minerals have lies in the eye of the beholder. Eighty people completed a questionnaire to determine their views on paranormal matters and were then directed to meditate for five minutes whilst holding either a quartz crystal or a fake one made from glass.
Afterwards, questions were posed to the subjects about the sensations they’d experienced during their meditations with the crystals. Both the real and fake crystals were found to produce similar results and those who scored highly in the paranormal questionnaire were found to have experienced greater sensations than those whose scores were low. It was found that people reported strange sensations such as tingling and heat when told beforehand that that was what they could expect. The survey concluded that the power of suggestion was greater than the power of the crystals in this instance.
However, the human mind is a very powerful and complicated thing. If people genuinely believe that something will help them, many do consequently feel better afterwards, in spite of the scepticism of science and tests. It’s difficult to say outright that crystals don’t work if the word “work” means providing some kind of benefit.
It could well be that the power of crystals is an example of the placebo effect in action. This is when a person’s health, be it physical or mental, appears to improve after the taking of a placebo or, to put it more bluntly, a dummy treatment. Many clinical trials have been conducted in which a test subject who receives a placebo reports an improvement in their condition and, although not conclusively proven, it suggests that belief in a treatment may be sufficient to change the course of an illness.
In conclusion, is there any evidence that healing crystals can be beneficial to one’s health? Is there any way of knowing for sure?
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