In our modern age, doctors prescribe hormones for birth control, to control acne, and to manage menopause. In essence this throws a woman’s natural cycles and hormonal balances out of equilibrium. I have known quite a few women who were placed on hormone replacement therapy (HRT), one of whom has used HRT patches for the last 30 years, meaning that she has had her menopause prolonged and never completed the process.
So this week, I am providing a list of the best crystals to help with menopausal symptoms to assist one to cope with menopause naturally.
Dark blue aluminosilicate of sodium with chlorine. Useful for relieving menopausal symptoms. Women should wear this stone to come to terms with ageing issues such as a loss of fertility and the empty nest syndrome.
Sodalite is the crystal of wise women and is used with rituals and empowerments for post-menopausal women to enter a new phase of life.
Selenite is the transparent, gem-quality variety of the common mineral gypsum. It forms long, blade-like crystals made up of parallel sheets of rock. Gypsum is incredibly soft and is easily scratched. It is formed from the evaporation of saltwater lakes and ancient seas.
Useful for blood cell regeneration, vitality, youthfulness, fertility, pregnancy, fluid retention, bloating, menstrual and menopausal problems.
Chrysocolla is a hydrated copper silicate. Chrysocolla helps older women to cope with dignity and resilience with the societal emphasis on youthful beauty, and the trend of replacing older women in the media or publicity-related areas of life with younger, less experienced women.
Chrysocolla is the stone of wise women everywhere, worn or carried in a charm bag to help older women express their knowledge and experience, through writing, painting, music, crafts or acting; give chrysocolla to first-time grandmothers and great-grandmothers to help them balance their new caring role with their own need for freedom and independence; good for all older people living alone, who may feel nervous at night.
4. LILAC KUNZITE
Lilac kunzite is a spodumene variety of silicate. It helps relieve menopausal symptoms of all kinds and for older women to resolve gynaecological problems that reduce libido.
5. BLOODSTONE / HELIOTROPE
Green jasper with red jasper inclusions. Bloodstone is good for blood pressure and circulation problems, PMS, menstrual problems and PMS, also for women who are giving birth to keep up their strength during labour.
6. YELLOW / PEACH MOONSTONE
Variety of the feldspar with pale orange or yellow colouring. Helps with hormonal cycles, connected with fertility, menstruation, menopause, PMS, fibroids, IVF and surrogate mothering.
A consoling crystal for anyone who feels helpless because of weight problems, wear to love and value yourself as you are now and separate food from emotional needs.
7. ROSE QUARTZ
Pale pink coloured quartz, coloured by trace amounts of Titanium. Helps with circulation, healing mothers after a complicated birth, headaches, fertility, female reproductive system, PMS and period pain, as well as the flow of fluids in the body.
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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.