I tried a $10,000 crystal treatment. Here’s what I learned.

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From “BrainCraft”. ( YouTube / Nebula )

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Crystal healing, where you meditate, sit or otherwise use crystals to fix some ailment, is insanely popular. But when it has no scientific or medical basis — why do people believe in it? I came to Sedona Arizona to find a collection of 40+ crystals in my Airbnb. So, this is my journey to understand *why*. I think that we are often quick to dismiss people who turn to pseudoscience, when there is more to be understood about human nature in why this happens. In making this video, I wanted to learn and talk to people with different beliefs to my own. Please be nice to each other 🔮🙏

Thank you to Prof. Timothy Caulfield for his time. His new book Your Day, Your Way: https://amzn.to/2NzpN4G
Thank you to Shannon from Reiki Gem Wellness for speaking with me. Her channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSShjWIgWHd0bIlK63TNvmQ

This video was produced and edited by Vanessa Hill and Dominique Taylor.

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REFERENCES AND FURTHER READING 📚

https://www.discovermagazine.com/mind/can-crystals-cure-you-belief-in-the-power-of-healing-stones-is-as-old-as

https://www.fastcompany.com/40410406/is-there-a-crystal-bubble-inside-the-billion-dollar-healing-gemstone-industry

Micke, O., Schönekaes, K., Mücke, R., Kisters, K., & Büntzel, J. (2010). Mystical stones in oncology: crystal healing power or perfect nonsense?. Trace Elements & Electrolytes, 27(2).

McClean, S. (2013). The role of performance in enhancing the effectiveness of crystal and spiritual healing. Medical anthropology, 32(1), 61-74.

Sarris, J., Robins Wahlin, T. B., Goncalves, D. C., & Byrne, G. J. (2010). Comparative use of complementary medicine, allied health, and manual therapies by middle-aged and older Australian women. Journal of women & aging, 22(4), 273-282.

Klafke, N., Eliott, J. A., Wittert, G. A., & Olver, I. N. (2012). Prevalence and predictors of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use by men in Australian cancer outpatient services. Annals of Oncology, 23(6), 1571-1578.

Insall, R. (1999). Cynicism and credulity. Current Biology, 9(7), R231.

#psychology #humannature #crystals #crystalhealing #health #anxiety #psuedoscience

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