I met my sister for coffee earlier this week and on my way out the house to meet her, was compelled to put an amethyst tumblestone in my bag to give her, so she would be able to carry a crystal for headache relief with her. This got me thinking, maybe it is time for me to put together some healing lists. I have decided to kick that off with this week’s blog, essentially this is a list of the best crystals to use for headaches.
In most cases you can lie down and place the crystal in the centre of your forehead. You will not need more than 10- 15 minutes before the symptoms abate. As with all crystal healing sessions remove the crystal after 20 minutes. Give yourself a few minutes to re-ground and drink a class of water, before you return to your daily tasks.
Quartz variety that is Violet / purple in colour. The trace mineral iron is responsible for the colour. Believed to benefit migraines and headaches, if you rub an amethyst that has been dipped in running water anti-clockwise on your forehead. Best to use a large polished tumblestone for this purpose.Natural all-round pain reliever. Works for all headaches.
2. Lapis Lazuli
Conglomerate made up of the mineral Lazurite with associated minerals of calcite and pyrite. Simply touching the body with this stone improves your mental, physical, spiritual, psychic and emotional condition. Especially effective for sinus headaches as it works on issues of eyes, ears and nasal passages, reduces pain and inflammation.
Moonstone is a feldspar with a chemical structure of KAlSi3O8 making it a member of the alkali feldspar group which are mainly light in colour.This is a water element stone and is an extremely powerful feminine crystal very effective at balancing hormonal issues, which makes it the best choice for headaches brought on by hormonal imbalances during PMS and menstruation.
4. Clear Quartz
Clear Quartz is a master healer. An elixir made from a clear quartz crystal can be drank to subtly improve your health.Quartz crystals can be worn to relieve headaches (especially if you are prone to headaches) and a small crystal is placed against the gum to give relief from toothache until dental treatment can be obtained.
5. Rose Quartz
Pink variety of quartz. The colour is the result of trace amounts of Titanium (Ti). Local pain and inflammation responds well to the placement of rose quartz on the affected area, as it calms and restores life-force energy (or prana) to the area. The addition of clear quartz points around the rose quartz, with the points facing away from the area will help draw away the negative energy causing the imbalance. Like moonstone, rose quartz works well with hormonal imbalances and headaches that result from these.
6. Blue Lace Agate
Blue Lace Agate is a light blue, banded microcrystalline quartz. The rich blue bands are created by larger quartz crystals inter-growing through chalcedony which originally seeped as solution into cavities within volcanic rock.Blue Lace Agate is a cooling calming stone, so is most effective for treating tension headaches.
7. Blue Sapphire
Blue sapphire is a corundum (aluminium oxide), an extremely hard mineral (hardness of 9, being harder than quartz and just softer than diamond).It links strongly to both the brow and throat chakras can be used to help headaches, eye problems, inner-ear imbalances and vertigo.
Elongated, flattened and bladed crystals which are often twisted and bent. Composition Al2SiO5. Kyanite works on healing the brain from head trauma, seizure and stroke. It can aid in creating new neural pathways around damaged areas.
Lepidolite is a lithium rich mica (sheet mineral). Being rich in lithium it is calming for all nerve-related disorders. This stone works strongly on both the brow and throat chakras.I find this one to be especially effective in relieving stress and tension headaches.
There are many other stones that will also assist with headaches, but this list, like most others that I publish, incorporates the stones that are common and easy to find.
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Crystal healing and other types of energy work are not to be considered as a substitute for conventional medicine. If you have a serious health issue, you should consult your doctor and make complementary healing part of a complete health care programme.