Humans have had an affinity for stones and crystals as far back as human history goes. How early man used them exactly we don’t know but we do find archaeological evidence that they did in some way utilize them. We know that the ancient Egyptians used them in talismans and amulets. During the renaissance a number of medical treatises extol the healing virtues of crystals. While these may form some of the basis of the crystal healing practice, it has come a long way since those times.
Modern day crystal healers believe that all stones vibrate with a certain energy field, this field gives the stone or crystal it’s healing properties. The principal of crystal healing goes something like this…
When we have an ailment or injury or a chakra out of balance it causes a change or imbalance in our own energetic field. To correct this unbalanced energy the practitioner places crystals with an energy field that will realign our own energy field on the client’s body. Some practitioners take things further by combining crystal healing with practices such as reiki. In this practice the appropriate crystals are placed, often on a corresponding chakra, and then the practitioner performs a reiki session while the crystals do their work. This is a very powerful healing modality. This describes a full body work session. Alternately the corresponding crystals can be placed on a specific problem area of the body and the reiki can be focused there instead of doing a full body session. This is an acceptable practice if you regularly maintain your energetic field though reiki or reiki with crystal healing.
In my practice I always combine crystal healing with reiki. The potential benefits/areas where reiki with crystal healing may aid the client are…
-accelerates healing (physical, emotional, and spiritual)
-promotes inner peace
-confidence and self-esteem
-pregnancy and child birth
-fears and phobias
-trauma and grief