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Crystal therapy, Electrocrystal therapy

Synonyms/Common Names/Related Substances:

  • Chakra therapy, charmstone, clear quartz therapy, crystal healing, electrocrystal therapy, gem therapy, liquid crystal glasses, white quartz therapy.

Clinical Bottom Line/Effectiveness

Brief Background:

  • Crystal therapy, also called crystal healing or gem therapy, uses crystals, each selected for specific characteristics or wavelength, to treat a wide range of mental and physical conditions. This approach is based on the belief that the body has an energy field that can be influenced by the placement of crystals on specific body points.
  • Electrocrystal therapy was developed by the British inventor Harry Oldfield in the 1980s. This technique involves the use of an electromagnetic generator attached to conducting tubes filled with specific types of crystals. These tubes are applied to the body, and energy is transmitted through them. It is proposed that various types of crystals in these tubes have different effects on the body. An electronic device may also be used that is said to be able to detect areas of energy imbalance of the body. These areas may then be treated with electrocrystal therapy.
  • There is currently insufficient available evidence in humans to support the use of crystal therapy for any indication.

Dosing/Toxicology

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Interactions

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Mechanism of Action

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History

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References

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