7 Common Ailments Crystals Can Treat

Crystals do way more than just look pretty. It’s thought that these gems can bring healing in a variety of ways, for all sorts of ailments.

How do you use crystals for healing? Practitioners advise placing them on specific points of the body to bring relief, sweeping a crystal pendulum or wand over the body in a healing technique, and carrying or wearing a crystal that resonates with a physical condition.

All of these are suggestions to go about healing; because everyone’s bodies are different, you can try what works best for yourself and your loved ones to gently improve the condition.

The kinds of crystals to use for each ailment are listed below; be sure to care for the stones properly!

Chakra Healing

It’s thought that specifically-colored crystals can be used for chakra healing, corresponding to different chakras of the body. Place them accordingly on the body according to the chakra layout.

Stomach, Liver and Throat Issues

Acquire some aquamarine for any of these problems. It’s held to help you be in touch with your spiritual being, and is also used in deep meditations. Aquamarine is often associated with the thymus gland, as well as the throat chakra. You can wear it as a necklace in order to keep it close to these areas. It’s a solution that has been used for centuries, as the Romans used the aquamarine for diseases of the stomach, and believed it could cure liver and throat troubles.


Crystals can help alleviate headaches, but first you must figure out what is causing the headache in the first place in order to properly address the issue.

For a tension headache, place amethyst, amber or turquoise on or around the head.

For a migraine headache, use lapis lazuli in the same way; it’s been used for centuries to help treat these debilitating headaches. Amethyst can also be placed in a healing layout on and around the head to help relieve symptoms.

For headaches caused by an imbalance between head energy and the solar plexus chakra, use solar plexus-balancing stones like citrine or moonstones. It’s important to note that these headaches are usually brought about by stress or unsuitable food, so to prevent the issue from becoming a repeating one, eat and relax accordingly.

Sleep Issues

This is a particular issue that may vary from person to person, as one crystal isn’t a treat all for everyone. Feel free to experiment and try again and again, as everyone’s sleeplessness roots vary.

If your sleeplessness could be because of tension and worry, chrysoprase, rose quartz, citrine or amethyst placed by the bed or under the pillow are great tools to calm and sooth. Let your thoughts drift away as the crystals do their work.

Have digestive issues? Iron pyrite or moonstone can be used to calm the stomach.

Even nightmares are strong contenders for sleep-deprivation! Combat them with protective stones such as tourmaline or smoky quartz. These gems can promote peaceful sleep; place them at the foot of the bed. You can also try labradorite, as it has a reputation for chasing away any unwelcome feelings and thoughts.

Lack of Energy

Is your energy flagging throughout the day? You’ll want to search out some red, orange and yellow crystals in order to promote an increase in energy. The most stimulating and dynamic crystals are those with radiant, strong colors. Look for deep red garnet, golden amber or golden-yellow topaz.

If it’s motivation you’re looking for, use deeper tones like tiger's eye, dark citrine and jasper.

For the crystal equivalent of an energy drink, hold a clear quartz crystal, point upwards in each hand, and place a citrine on the solar plexus. You’ll quickly feel a sharp boost of energy to the whole system, perfect for those long work days!

Lack of Focus and Concentration

Quartz is your stone is you’re looking for concentration aid. Its held properties are thought to be mental clarity. Carnelian, which clears extraneous thought, is also a good choice.

Other crystals can do wonders for the mind. For example, citrine and amber are thought to stimulate memory, lapis lazuli is a powerful amplifier of thoughts, and amethyst can promote mental clarity, helping to you focus on realistic goals and to visualize clearly. It is also believed to sooth the nervous system and to aid neural transmission. Others like fluorite are believed to balance the functioning of the brain hemispheres, and deep blue stones like sodalite can aid communication, thus giving better understanding of concepts and ideas to those around you.

Mind Healing

You’ve probably noticed that you experience blockages to emotional expression if you don’t take care of it. Luckily, special crystals can help; wear them or keep them close to you. You can also use them in a healing session by placing them in a specific layout.

Find stones that are green; green is a common healing color, and many green crystals can be used to help reduce mental and nervous stress. In the East, green jade is prized for its ability to calm the nervous system and to focus the mind.

Other stones to use include rose quartz and blue lace agate; you can both be used for cleansing and detoxifying the emotions. Opal promotes emotional balance and stability, and amethyst works on hormone production, balancing emotional highs and lows and helping you to feel less 'scattered' and more in control. Amethyst can also relieve stress by reducing mental burdens and helping you to focus on realistic goals and amber can be used to neutralize a negative state of mind and to balance any underlying emotional and endocrine imbalance.

Is everything crystal clear? You can check out this article for more crystal information!

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