This treatment modality is thought to promote wellness and optimize overall health. Crystal healing should be used with, not in place of, standard cancer therapy.
What does crystal healing involve?
Crystal healing is the belief that certain stones and crystals contain special healing energy that can be transferred into people to provide protection against illness and disease and provide spiritual guidance. This healing energy is transferred by touching, wearing or placing the crystal on ailing parts of the body. Crystal healing also involves placing stones around the home, carrying them in a pocket, wearing them around the neck and touching them as the need arises. A visit to a crystal healer involves the placement of various stones and crystals on acupoints or chakras, as identified by acupuncture and Ayurvedic medicine respectively, to restore vital energy within the patient.
How is crystal healing thought to promote wellness and optimize overall health?
Proponents of crystal healing believe that crystals and stones of different colors have different properties. These properties include the ability to purify the blood, calm the mind and revive energy. The main value of crystals is the ability for those who believe in their healing powers to let go of negative emotions, reduce stress and calm anxieties.
What has been proven about the benefit of crystal healing?
While formal research on the healing power of crystals has never been performed, there is no evidence or rationale that a crystal or stone can treat illness or aid healing. The placebo response may account for the benefits that do occur (see Appendix E for information on the placebo response).
What is the potential risk or harm of crystal healing?
There is no intrinsic harm in using crystal healing to boost spirits and improve well-being.
How much does crystal healing cost?
Visits to crystal healers and the purchase of stones and crystals will vary with the practitioner and crystal shop owner, respectively.
For additional information:
International Association of Crystal Healing Therapists
P.O. Box 344
Manchester M60 2EZ UK
Telephone: (44) (0) 120 042 6061
Web site: www.iacht.co.uk/
Note: Information about therapies is intended to help you make informed choices, not to endorse any particular therapy. The information is courtesy of "Integrating Complementary and Alternative Therapies for Cancer Patients," a handbook written as an independent study project by Heather Morein. For more information, see the full text of the handbook (PDF), including all references and appendices.