7 ailments that healing crystals can treat

Crystal Stone macro mineral surface, purple rough amethyst quartz crystals

Crystals are more than just an aesthetic decoration. These gems are believed to bring healing in a variety of ways, for all sorts of ailments. You can use crystals for mental clarity, focus, concentration, and just about any other general ailment.

But how exactly does one 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 specific 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!

Crystals for Mental Clarity

Quartz is the crystal you’re looking for if concentration is what you’re aiming to improve, as it’s properties are thought to be ideal for mental clarity. Carnelian which also belongs to the quartz family, is a great alternative as it’s thought to enhance concentration, while clearing lethargic energy and extraneous thought.

Other crystals can do wonders for the mind. For example, citrine and amber are believed to stimulate memory, Lapis lazuli is a powerful amplifier of thoughts, and Amethyst can promote mental clarity, helping you to focus on realistic goals and visualize clearly. It’s also believed to sooth the nervous system and aid neural transmission. Fluorite is also believed to balance the functioning of the brain hemispheres, and deep blue stones like Sodalite can aid communication, allowing others around you to better understand your ideas.

 

Sodalite – stone of the throat chakra

 

Crystals for Focus and Concentration

Is your energy flagging throughout the day? You’ll want to search out some red, orange, and yellow crystals to increase 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, pointed upward in each hand, and place a Citrine on the solar plexus chakra just above your diaphragm. You’ll quickly feel a sharp boost of energy to the whole system, perfect for those long work days!

Crystals for Anxiety

In this day and age there are so many stressors in our lives that can lead to worry and anxiety. Anxiety about the future, society, family, and friends. And while there are plenty of ways to mitigate that anxiety, there’s nothing better than a natural solution.

Rose quartz is a great crystal for quelling that anxiety when you find it coming on in your day-to-day. Rose quartz is thought to attract love, compassion, kindness, and harmony. Accordingly, you should wear it near the heart chakra.

Rose Quartz

 

If you feel like you’re experiencing a significant amount of negative energy around you that’s contributing to your anxiety, Black Tourmaline is another great stone to keep around as it’s believed to block electromagnetic frequencies (EMF), which could unknowingly be causing your anxiety. Wearing the stone or placing it around your home can provide a clear aura wherever you go.

Crystals for Depression

If you’re feeling depressed, we recommend seeing a doctor before trying to implement crystals as a solution. However, crystals can certainly supplement other forms of treatment for depression and serve as a reminder to yourself that you are actively working on forms of self-help and happiness.

Orange crystals are typically recommended for dealing with sadness and depression, as their believed to bring joy, happiness, and friendship into your life. Carnelian is one that falls into this category and also serves as an energy booster, because sadness and depression can sap your energy.

Orange Spessartine, sometimes referred to as the Garnet of the Sun is a mood booster and will promote happiness and joy. It strengthens the heart and mind encouraging an overall sense of wellbeing.

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 Dr. Divi Chandna’s chakra layout found here.

Stomach, Liver and Throat Issues

Acquire some Aquamarine for any of these problems. It’s held to help you get in touch with your spiritual being, and 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 to keep it close to these areas. It’s a solution that has been used for centuries, as the Romans used Aquamarine for diseases of the stomach, and believed it could cure liver and throat troubles.

Headaches

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 debilitating headaches. Amethyst can also be placed in a healing layout on and around the head to help relieve symptoms.

Amethyst

 

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.

Black Tourmaline

Mind Healing

Have you noticed 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, 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 use both for cleansing and detoxifying emotions. Opal promotes emotional balance and stability, and Amethyst works on hormone production, balancing emotional highs and lows, and to help you feel less ‘scattered’ and more in control. Amethyst can also relieve stress by reducing mental burdens and help focus on realistic goals. 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!

 

Want to learn more about our biological connection with crystals? Check out this video on Magnetite – the crystal in our brain:



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What Are Astral Stones and How to Find Yours

Your astrological sign indicates more about you then just your birthday – and so does your astral stone. Astral stones are the crystals and gemstones that correspond to the constellation under which you were born. They represent the unity of the universe and serve as a link between the earth and the stars. Just as you have a unique essential oil, you also have a unique astral stone that complements your astrological sign.

Your astral stone is more than just a symbol, however – It is a physical object that carries the harmony of all things throughout it. According to ancient philosophers, wearing, holding, or carrying your stone strengthens your fortune in life as it amplifies the vibrations of the constellation and bolsters zodiac influence. In other words, it is a conduit for the heavens on Earth.

However, you’ll notice that each zodiac sign has multiple astral stones listed. While your zodiac sign can tell you the guiding core principles of your being – there are still a wide range of personalities born under each constellation. Therefore, astral stones also cover a wide range of traits within each zodiac sign. It is up to you to discover the astral stone to which you feel the deepest connection.

Astral stones vary from culture to culture and religion-to-religion – There is no central authority that dictates which stones belong to which months. The following is your guide to the most widely accepted connections.

ARIES

March 22 – April 20

ANCIENT BIRTHSTONES:

Bloodstone, Amethyst

TRADITIONAL BIRTHSTONES:

Diamond

MODERN STONES:

Amber, Carnelian, Emeralds, Fire Agate, Green Chrysoprase, Moss Agate, Pink Tourmaline, Rainbow Moonstone, Rhodonite, Ruby

TAURUS

April 21 – May 21

ANCIENT BIRTHSTONES:

Sapphire

TRADITIONAL BIRTHSTONES:

Emerald

MODERN STONES:

Rose Quartz, Aquamarine Stones, Amber, Carnelian Stones, Kyanite, Azurite Stone, Kunzite Crystal, Lapis Lazuli, Rhodonite, Tigers Eye, Selenite, Variscite

GEMINI

May 22 – June 21

ANCIENT BIRTHSTONES:

Agate

TRADITIONAL BIRTHSTONES:

Agate

MODERN STONES:

Aquamarine, Chrysoprase, Anyolite, Citrine, Green Tourmaline, Serpentine, Tigers Eye, Ulexite, Thulite, Rainbow Moonstone, Variscite

CANCER

June 22 – July 22

ANCIENT BIRTHSTONES:

Emerald

TRADITIONAL BIRTHSTONES:

Ruby, Emerald

MODERN STONES:

Amber, Carnelian, Chrysoprase, Rhodonite, Rainbow Moonstone, Moss Agate, Fire Agate, Pink Tourmaline, Ruby Stone

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