Monday, March 30, 2015

Crystal Healing

Crystal healing is seen as an alternative medicine to help many different aspects of health. It is said to harmonize the mind, body, emotions and overall well-being of the person that maybe of balance mentally. Whether it is headaches, insomnia, depression and lack of energy or libido, crystal healing is said to help. But the real question is does it work?
            In a crystal healing session a person would lay down on a table, usually clothed or in under garment and have different types of crystals would be placed on different parts of the body. The placement of these crystals depends on the chakras of the body. Each body parts has a different chakra that controls different parts of mental health. The main focus of crystal healing is to bring balance back to the chakras that may be unbalanced. There are seven chakras the crown, brow, throat, heart, solar plexus, sacral, and the base chakra.
I believe that this is a placebo effect, to test the effects if crystals really work Dr. Christopher French, a psychologist at Goldsmith’s College got eighty participates in a study. He had them undergo “crystal healing sessions” but half of the participates were given fake crystals and the others were given genuine crystals. Dr. French also only focused on the mental side of crystal healing so only to see if there mood or demeanor was affected. 
To me this just shows that perhaps the environment and relaxing effects the mood. For a session they usually put the person in a room similar to a massage room with relaxing instrumental music and dim lighting. And if they person is just laying there with their eyed closes and almost falling asleep anyone can say they came out of the room relaxed and energized. 

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