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healing with crystals

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roey1948 Wed 23-Sep-20 14:01:46

not sure if this is the correct place to post this question but for those of you who have heard of/tried/use/believe in them, please can anyone recommend a crystal or crystals which help
1. diabetes.
2. heart failure.
thank you in advance

Whitewavemark2 Wed 23-Sep-20 14:07:49

None. Try your medical practitioner.

lilypollen Wed 23-Sep-20 14:12:44

I use crystals but it isn't a case of pick a crystal and it will work for the chosen ailment. There as to be intent set and a strong belief in their effectiveness. You can find a lot of information on the internet but will probably get bogged down with conflicting views. It would be best to consult a recognised Complementary Therapist.

Esspee Wed 23-Sep-20 14:26:38

Crystal therapy works as a placebo. In other words it is nonsense, much like homeopathy. If your problem is in your mind and you believe the crystals will help you then they may do just that.
Anyone who has diabetes or heart failure needs to see a medical practitioner who will prescribe medication which has been scientifically proven to work.

trustgone4sure Wed 23-Sep-20 14:38:40

It`s a bit like old wives tales,hang a dead toad around your neck for two weeks and your nose will stop bleeding ...REALLY ? shock horror.
It`s mind over matter.

Teetime Wed 23-Sep-20 14:40:23

Hello roey1948 I'm reading between the lines here and wondering if you are asking the question because conventional medicine is not giving the results you are looking for.
There is no doubt that many many people derive help in whatever form from complimentary therapies of all kinds. I would just say that if this is the issue dont give up completely on your GP and Consultant if you have one but rather use whatever complimentary therapies you choose as is your right whatever the rest of us may believe, as an adjunct as long as it does no harm or conflict with your current medication regime.

Elegran Wed 23-Sep-20 14:59:02

Crystals will be about as useful for those ailments as crossing your fingers and counting backwards from 100 to 1.

Crystals may help with a psychosomatic problem, where your perception of the disease and your attitude towards it are paramount, and can be changed by your belief in the efficacy of the treatment, but not with diabetes or with heart failute (where there is a specific malfunction of an organ, needing input either from medication or a change in diet) See your orthodox medical practitioner.

Sparklefizz Wed 23-Sep-20 16:40:00

esspee Homeopathy isn't nonsense! I have used it on my cats and even on plants - you can't claim that as a placebo effect. I use it a great deal myself, but wouldn't dream of using it for certain medical problems such as those mentioned in the OP.

Septimia Wed 23-Sep-20 16:58:49

Years ago I had chilblains and the conventional treatments were useless. The homeopathic tablets worked.

But for medical problems like the OP mentions I wouldn't rely on homeopathy or crystals. To use them alongside conventional medicine if they seem to help is understandable.

Anniebach Wed 23-Sep-20 17:17:18

I have used homeopathy since the 70’s, but not in place of
consulting a GP.

I use to drive from Wales to a village in the Cotswolds to see
a practicing GP who was also a homeopath.

I held rose quartz during grieving , the colour drained from them .

NannyC2 Wed 23-Sep-20 18:55:04

No, sorry. Your GP has the best advice I believe.

BlueBelle Wed 23-Sep-20 19:09:47

I m afraid I m a non believer in most of the alternatives although they can be gentle and not harmful and comforting if you believe in them
I have tried them and never felt a thing although I ve been ask can you feel the heat etc no I ve never noticed anything

Callistemon Wed 23-Sep-20 19:13:20

I have a couple of crystals by the side of my pc, but that is just because I like them.

You need to see your GP again, roey

Shrub Wed 23-Sep-20 20:02:50

I know plants need trace elements to grow well, but that's the first time I've heard it called Homeopathy.

Marydoll Wed 23-Sep-20 20:30:36

We have an NHS homeopathic hospital in Glasgow, it has now changed it's name to NHS Centre for Integrative Care.

If it's a lot of nonsense, why are the NHS funding it?

B9exchange Wed 23-Sep-20 20:37:22

Our local hospice provides complementary therapies for those patients who would like to try them alongside conventional medicine. But not as treatment, more for relaxation and stress relief. However they do use Reiki, and during the pandemic have been doing this over Zoom - how does that work? confused

lemongrove Wed 23-Sep-20 20:40:13

Esspee

Crystal therapy works as a placebo. In other words it is nonsense, much like homeopathy. If your problem is in your mind and you believe the crystals will help you then they may do just that.
Anyone who has diabetes or heart failure needs to see a medical practitioner who will prescribe medication which has been scientifically proven to work.

Exactly.

Alegrias Wed 23-Sep-20 20:53:57

I'm really surprised that the NHS in Scotland are still funding homeopathy, they don't fund it down south.

I have a good friend who is a homeopath. She's a very nice person and spends a lot of time chatting to her clients, listening to their problems and letting them know that she can help them. Then they take whatever potion she advises them to take, and sometimes they feel better afterwards. But I think its more to do with the chatting and empathy than with any actual physical healing. Or, that they might have felt better anyway.

Esspee Wed 23-Sep-20 22:33:24

Regarding homeopathy, it has repeatedly been shown to be no better than a placebo in true scientific trials. I refer those of you who believe in this form of magic to the NHS page on the subject and the NICE guidelines.

Callistemon Wed 23-Sep-20 22:37:14

I do believe that reflexology and acupuncture can promote wellbeing.
A cure? Perhaps not but used alongside conventional medicine, some practices do have a part to play.

Esspee Wed 23-Sep-20 22:41:59

Marydoll People with psychosomatic illnesses can respond very well to homeopathy, crystals, and other forms of placebo.
That may be why the homeopathic hospital is still funded (if indeed it is) through the NHS.

Fuchsiarose Wed 23-Sep-20 22:47:23

Hello rory. I believe Obsidian is meant to be for health. Its black with whitish speckles. I only know that because I once lived in Glastonbury, Somerset. Where there are crystal shops all along the high street. Burley in Hampshire also has crystal shops in the village. I think Burley had something to do with witches in the past. Good luck

Chewbacca Wed 23-Sep-20 22:51:01

Well...... I was always in the "homeopathy is bunkum" camp until I hit the menopause in my 30s. My GP would not accept that I was menopausal because I was "too young to even be thinking of it", but the hot flushes and night sweats were real enough. I was recommended to see a homeopath who took copious amounts of information from me, some that I recall seemed irrelevant. She prescribed just 2 tiny little sepia tablets and charged me £25, which, 35 years ago was a lot of money. I remember feeling that I'd been had. But from the day I took that 2nd sepia tablet, the night sweats and hot flushes reduced dramatically. I still had the odd one, but nothing at all like before. Maybe it was a placebo, who knows, but it did work for me. As for crystals... they're just woo.

Hetty58 Wed 23-Sep-20 22:52:56

roey1948, I just have to think that you must be joking!

Yes, I do know that having faith or firm belief in something (anything really) can have remarkable benefits. Mind and body work closely together.

Therefore, I see no harm in complementary therapies for minor ailments. Diabetes and heart failure though? Life threatening conditions needing a specialist consultant!

Marydoll Wed 23-Sep-20 22:56:55

Esspee

Marydoll People with psychosomatic illnesses can respond very well to homeopathy, crystals, and other forms of placebo.
That may be why the homeopathic hospital is still funded (if indeed it is) through the NHS.

Esspee, this may clarify things for you. As far as I can remember, it was originally a homeopathic hospital, but now offers a range of holistic services.

www.nhsggc.org.uk/patients-and-visitors/main-hospital-sites/gartnavel-campus/nhs-centre-for-integrative-care/nhs-centre-for-integrative-care-therapies/homeopathy/

I didn't offer an opinion on the efficacy or not of homepathic medication. I was providing a piece of information, that such a hospital existed.