For thousands of years, many cultures have recognized that all human beings have an energy field surrounding their body that is directly connected to their physical, mental, and spiritual well-being. The earliest records of crystal healing come from ancient Egypt. The Ebers papyrus states the medicinal uses of many different gems. Healing with crystals is also recorded in India's Ayurvedic records and in traditional Chinese medicine from around five thousand years ago.
It was also believed that crystals, gemstones, and energetic healing rituals could help restore balance to this system. It works because everything is energy and vibrates at various frequencies and that crystals work via these vibrations. Every living thing has a vibrational energy system, which includes chakras, subtle bodies and meridians. By using the appropriate crystals one can allegedly retune an energy system or rebalance a body's energies, thus improving well-being. Gemstone and Crystal healing balances the chakras, relieves headaches, and clears the body of stagnant energy. Pendulums may also be used during a treatment.