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CRYSTAL THERAPY

Other Names:

Cristaux, Crystal Healing, Crystals, Electrocrystal Therapy, Gem Therapy, Gemstone Therapy, Guérison par les Pierres, Lithothérapie, Pierre Précieuse, Terapia de Cristal, Thérapie par les Cristaux, Thérapie par les Pierres.

CRYSTAL THERAPY Overview
CRYSTAL THERAPY Uses
CRYSTAL THERAPY Side Effects
CRYSTAL THERAPY Interactions
CRYSTAL THERAPY Overview Information

Crystal therapy is the belief that different crystals and gems can be used for treatment. Crystal therapy is generally used for improving mental and physical conditions and for enhancing spirituality.

How does it work?

Crystal therapy is the belief that different crystals and gems have therapeutic effects. Characteristics of the crystal or gem such as mineral content, color, and vibration or wavelength determine the type of effect it has. These characteristics are thought to interact with the body's energy field or energy points called “chakras” in a unique way to influence physical or mental processes.

For example, selenite is believed to help with conditions involving the spine, bone, or muscles. It is also believed to help users achieve “higher self” guidance or clarity and wisdom from spirits or angels. Amber stones are associated with feelings of intimacy or closeness and love. Amethysts are linked to stability and strength. Jade is associated with harmony and confidence. Sapphire is thought to decrease pain and swelling (inflammation) and relieve depression.

Some practitioners of crystal therapy recommend carrying the desired crystal or gem in the pocket or purse and making contact with it periodically. They say that each time a person makes physical or visual contact with the stone, he or she will be reminded of the desired outcome, intention, or goal related to the stone. These frequent reminders will help the person achieve these ends.

There is no scientifically reliable information to support these beliefs.

CRYSTAL THERAPY Uses & Effectiveness What is this?

Insufficient Evidence for:

  • Any medical condition.

CRYSTAL THERAPY Side Effects & Safety

There isn’t enough information to know if there are any safety concerns related to crystal therapy. There are no known harmful side effects. However, crystal therapy has not been scientifically studied.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of crystal therapy during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.

CRYSTAL THERAPY Interactions What is this?

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