Gemstone & Crystal Therapy

What is gemstone and crystal therapy?

Crystal healing is thought to date back at least 6,000 years. Ancient Egyptians are often referenced, as well as the Sumerians of Mesopotamia. It is thought that these ancient cultures would have adorned themselves with such gems & crystals as lapis lazuli, carnelian and turquoise to assist in warding off illness and negative energy. 

Modern crystal healing is based on traditional concepts borrowed from Asian cultures, most notably the Chinese concept of life-energy (chi or qi) and the Hindu or Buddhist concept of chakras, which are vortices of this life-energy, said to connect the physical and supernatural elements of the body. 

Crystal healing is used to cure ailments and protect against disease. People who use this technique believe that crystals act as a channel to promote healing and allow for positive healing energy to flow into the body, while negative and disease causing energy flows out. Stones are chosen for their healing properties, such as amethyst which is believed to be beneficial for the intestines, green aventurine helps the heart and yellow topaz provides mental clarity, just to mention a few.

Colors red through violet are associated with seven chakra points (Root chakra, Sacral chakra, Solar plexus chakra, Heart chakra, Throat chakra, Third eye chakra & Crown chakra) on the body. During a treatment session, a crystal healer may place various stones or crystals on your body aligned with these chakra points, roughly in the regions above the head, on the forehead, on the throat, on the chest, on the stomach, on the gut, and on the genital area. The stones used and their positioning may be chosen for the symptoms reported by the patient. 

How does crystal healing work?

Albert Einstein said everything in life is vibration, and just like sound waves, your thoughts match the vibrations of everything that manifests in your life. Therefore, if you think crystals have healing potential, the positive vibes of the stones will amplify those thoughts.

Research into the structure of the atom over the last few hundred years has revealed that everything in our entire universe is made up of energy. Even solid objects, like a piece of furniture or the hair on your head, are really just vibrations of energy at the most fundamental levels. It may not look like it to your eye, but healing crystals and the cells in your body are made up of the same kind of energy.

Scientists have already figured out how to use the energy inherent in crystals for all kinds of things like keeping time using small quartz crystals in your watch or creating the electronic components to your computer and smartphone. Whether you realize it or not, the energetic properties of healing crystals and stones are widely used in our modern technology.

We even use crystals in our medications. Many pharmaceuticals are made by grinding up minerals that form inside of healing crystals. Even though our culture has several uses for the energetic properties of crystals, we have neglected to standardize their use in energetic healing.

Just like magnets use energy to attract or repel, healing stones crystals use energy in the same way. When you place certain crystals over certain parts of your body, your energy transforms, vibrates, pulses, moves and shifts in accordance with the properties and energetic signature of the crystal.