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.