Crystal hokum oops sorry, we mean healing
There are a number of things in this world that remain a mystery. Chief among them being, of course, how Bush got elected to a second term. Fool me once, shame on me; Fool me twice, shame on the general American populace. But a close second is the whole crystal healing phenomena. We started researching this topic with as open a mind as we could muster and the websites we came across did nothing to help widen that already admittedly small gap.
Let’s start with what is crystal healing? By all accounts it’s using rocks to cure various ailments – anything from bleeding, open wounds to lameness issues to psychological imbalances. Actually, there’s some contradiction on that – one website says they work on horses after “a vet has been consulted” and “consent has been given” while an article on another website details how they just went ahead and used their magic amethyst wand (yes, they actually used the word wand – they don’t need our help to make themselves look less credible) to heal a “profusely bleeding” gash above a horse’s eye.
There are a number of different crystals used to heal. According to the woman with the magic wand, there are 15 “healing crystals for pets and animals”. The list below is copied directly from here.
- AMETHYST – Master Healer – Used for Everything. Pain, Disorientation, Head area
- BLACK ONYX – Bowels, Parasites, Protection
- CALCITE – Skeletal
- CARNELIAN – Skin
- CLEAR QUARTZ – Master Healer – Effective for All Conditions
- CORAL – Kidneys, Bladder
- FLUORITE – (blue) Bones, (blue/green or clear) Respiration, (green) Blood Purification or Lymphs, (green/yellow) Digestion
- GARNET – Reproductive System
- HEMATITE – Muscular System
- KYANITE – Alignment of all Chakras, Tendons, or Bones
- MALACHITE (**DO NOT PERMIT YOUR PET OR ANIMAL TO EAT THIS STONE!! Malachite has very high levels of copper and can lead to serious or fatal blood poisoning even if small amounts are swallowed. FOR EXTERNAL USE ONLY.) – Used for Heart Problems, Liver Detoxification.
- ROSE QUARTZ – Injuries, Wounds, Reduces Stress
- SMOKEY QUARTZ – Nervous System, Swellings
- SODALITE – Calming, Nervousness, Good for Settling Down During Travel
- SUGILITE – Death and Dying
- TURQUOISE – Master Healer – Used for Everything. Protection
How does a practitioner choose which crystal to use to heal an animal? Well, according to this site, they “intuit” “what ever your animal decides”. They don’t look at the above list and say to themselves, “well the animal appears to be suffering from X so I’ll use Y gem stone”.
Why would supposedly trained “medical” professionals need to do what amounts to guessing what tool of their trade to use?
Because practitioners can’t seem to even decide amongst themselves what gem stone heals what malady.
There are other sites that tout the benefits of each stone, but oddly enough, none of them agree on which gem stone does what.
How dare anyone call this a psuedo science after reading this! It is clearly an amazing healing tool that we aren’t properly utilizing. Get rid of the doctors and MRI’s and throw in some gem stones, pendulums and
magic amethyst wands!
All joking aside, it’s stories like the one we’re about to share with you that send us running away from crystal healers and other such “natural” practitioners. This anecdote has been copied from one of the websites we’ve linked to a few times throughout this post.
“A few years ago I was healing at a horse farm when one horse was severely bitten over the eye by another during exuberant play. The owner immediately brought the injured horse to me who was profusely bleeding from a 4 inch gash on the eye brow.
I had been demonstrating the use of a crystal wand. The wand was made of a large Amethyst crystal fixed to a 2 foot copper wand. I pointed the wand to the horse’s eye brow and held it several inches away, holding it steady. Within 30 seconds the blood flow had stopped. Over the next few minutes, we were amazed to see that scar tissue was starting to form.
The owner was delighted, as she said the crystal healing had saved her an emergency visit from the vet to sew up the gash. Not all crystal healings are as spontaneous, but you can expect a quickening of the healing process.”
To sum up; the horse’s owner decided not to call a vet out to treat a head wound that, even to the untrained eye, required stitches and instead had someone point a gem stone at the end of a 2 foot “wand”. Is anyone else wondering what might have happened had the horse flung his head at an inopportune moment… eye-ka-bob anyone?