The Mystics created weighted amulets incorporating simplified spiral elements. These spiral structures expressed both order and bringing it about. These amulets were designed to assist in ceremonies of healing, by imposing an internal harmony on the disease (or disorder, as the older generation of physicians called it). They also served as weights in the favorite Mystic treatment for minor ailments, which are cured by spending several days in the hot mineral springs that abound in the valley. The weights prevented the Mystics from floating away as they sleep in the water.