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Crystal Healing - What is it?
Crystal healing is a form of healing that uses crystals or gemstones. The crystals are mainly placed on specific areas of the body called "chakras." Chakra is a Hindu term meaning spiritual energy. According to this teaching there are seven basic energy centers in the body, each having a color associated with it. Some crystal healers place the same color crystals as the color of the chakras on the person to enhance the flow of energy. Crystals are said to direct the flow of energy to the person in a particular part of the body and bring balance to a person's energy. Ultimately, they are used to cleanse the person from bad or negative energy believed to cause an illness. Clearing out the bad spiritual energy alleviates the physical ailment. Crystals are used for physical, mental, emotional and spiritual healing. Not only do people visit "crystal healers", in some places, professional nurses are being trained to use crystals for their patients. Additionally, crystals can be worn, placed next to a person's bed as they sleep, and in some cases placed around a person's bath.

Crystal Healing - does it really work?
The originator of crystal healing is unknown. However, this practice has been around for centuries. People have used amulets, magical stones, and gems all throughout history (though mainly in the eastern cultures).

Crystal healers argue that it truly works; however, there's no concrete scientific evidence to prove that it truly heals. People say they've been healed and feel better, but these cases are generally limited to personal testimonies. A lot of the scientific world has brushed these testimonies off as a placebo effect, selective thinking, wishful thinking, sympathetic magic, or communal reinforcement.

Some crystal healers commonly prefer clear quartz, because of its shape and color. However, since chakras have colours associated with each area, they may place the specific color crystal/gemstone on the same color chakras. The crystals/gemstones are said to have vibration frequencies that are shape induced, interconnecting the earth's and the individual's energy field. The crystal is used to amplify, or realign, human 'psychic' or cosmic energy by directing vibration energy. To maintain the crystal, it's placed in salt water or covered with table salt. Maintaining the crystal helps keeps it clean from “environmental imbalance”. It is said that it also needs to be recharged and activated through various methods.

Disease is not a negative condition which should be combated and suppressed ('cured')‚ but a self-defensive‚ protective effort of the body to restore health. Pain is our body's way of telling us that something is wrong. Inflammation is a re-constructive process and should not be suppressed. Every acute disease is an effort of nature to cleanse and heal. When suppressed‚ it becomes sub-acute‚ and then‚ with time‚ chronic and degenerative.

How does crystal healing work?
Natural crystals give out vibrational energy. This energy is usually positive and is beneficial to the person touching the crystal. The person's wellbeing, balance, and wholeness are improved due to the energy exuded by the crystal.

Different crystals and gemstones give out different levels of energy, making for a wide range of effects. One example is emeralds, which improve a person's body in areas like breathing, the heart, blood circulation, the pancreas, and eyesight. Another example of a crystal with healing powers is amethyst. Aside from helping hormones and helping improve the function of the circulatory system, the cleansing organs, the immune system, and metabolism; it is also one of the best stones to use for relieving stress and soothing the nervous system.

One thing to remember about crystal healing is that it is not a sole source of healing. You should not entirely depend on this method to cure you if you have a sickness. Instead, you should use it to complement conventional medicine or whatever method you are using to treat your sickness or condition.

Despite the growing popularity of crystal healing, many people are still critical and skeptical of it, including scientists and medical doctors. They say that there is no factual evidence that crystals can really heal. The effect may only be psychological, resulting from the placebo effect. Even some crystal healing therapists remind their patients that crystal healing should only be used in a complimentary manner and should not be the sole source of healing.

Crystal divination involves the interpretation of crystals in the form of a reading, much like reading the Tarot, the Runes or even an Astrological chart. The crystals may be arranged in many different patterns and spreads. Since no two people are the same energetically, the type of crystals and the exact form of crystal divination will differ from person to person.

Crystal divination is not strictly a method of fortune telling, though the potential for looking at future trends is held within the crystals' symbolism. Students on the course will be taught how to carry out crystal divination with the emphasis on technique as well as spiritual growth.

How many sessions will I need?

This really depends on how long the energy flow has been impaired. Usually three to five sessions will be enough, although this is only a guide. Many clients have regular fortnightly/monthly sessions to help their energy flow and to maintain their vibration. This allows for vibrancy of life.

Cost: The total cost of the sessions depends on the length of your consultation. The cost will vary according to your specific needs and at $60 per hour will never exceed two hours. Remember, it is vital to discuss how your thoughts may be impacting your energy and your best ways to re-enforce your newer, more balanced energies to ensure lasting change.

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