Got an ailment or emotional problem you can’t cure? Step inside Fate & Fortune’s soothing 'Crystal Clinic,' where expert Philip Permutt is on hand to offer reassuring advice on which stones can be used to banish a variety of illnesses. From anaemia and asthma to bloating and tiredness, each month, Philip answers readers’ letters and shows how to harness the power of crystals to improve health and well-being. 'Crystals can help the body speed up its ability to repair itself. The simplest thing to do is carry the relevant crystals with you or wear them as jewellery,’ says 48-year-old Philip, author of the best-selling book, The Crystal Healer. ‘You can also meditate with them in your hand, or keep larger stones near you in your home, such as next to your bed or even in your kitchen. Whatever you do, they’ll be working with you the entire time they are around you.’ Based in St Albans, Hertfordshire, Philip discovered crystals 15 years ago after a severe illness, and has worked as a crystal healer and teacher ever since. 'In my experience everyone who works with crystals sees an improvement in their quality of life,’ says Philip.