How and why does Crystal Healing work?

Crystal Healing can lead you to think of many strange scenarios, such as hippies waving stones around to witch doctors throwing bones!! However, as a complementary therapy, it is becoming increasingly popular and widely recognised. Many of you may say, “How can a lump of rock have any effect on my health?” which is a valid question. Needless to say, everyone accepts that the quartz in their watch keeps accurate time, or the silicon (quartz) chip in your computer assists with its memory storage ability. In fact, we use the silicon chip so extensively nowadays, that the technology age could just as easily be called the Crystal Age!

The reason we use crystals in this way is that they have the ability to emit electricity. Two crystals rubbed together will give out sparks. If an electric current is passed through a crystal, it physically vibrates and it is through this property that vibratory energy can be stored in crystals. This is known as the piezoelectric effect. We can study the highly ordered atomic structure or quartz to see that its crystals give out constant, coherent and reliable energy vibrations, which is why crystal oscillators control the frequency for radio and are used in industry. The piezoelectric effect enables crystals to transform a mechanical pressure into another form of energy such as light, electricity or sound and then to amplify it. For example in the old record player the needle was connected to a crystal element and to ride the record grooves. Then as the needle fluctuated, the mechanical stresses would connect to an electrical signal which would be amplified into sound.

Human beings also give off energy vibrations. Every cell, organ and tissue in our body has its own radiation emission and magnetic field used nowadays in diagnosis in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI scans). Many physics scientists have proved that the limit of our being does not end with our physical bodies. We all have an aura. Energy fields surround us and we are in a constant state of energy exchange with our environment. We both absorb and radiate out light. We are basically constant receivers and transmitters of energy and research has shown how our health can be adversely affected by living close to strong electrical currents and fault lines. Both Einstein and Tesla postulated that we are surrounded by a sea of energy, which they described as invisible, boundless and in perfect order. Energy is constantly moving but always in a precise pattern. There is nothing random in the universe. When studying crystals in healing, one has to understand the physics to understand how it works. Crystal healing is much more than some weird hippies waving crystals around, although it still has that stigma attached to it for many people. Energy has been described by many scientists and physicists. Mesmer called it animal magnetism and Reich called it orgone. In traditional Indian medicine it is called "Prana". The Chinese call it "Qi". In all eastern spiritual traditions it is called pure consciousness or life force energy. Needless to say it is nothing new.