Crystals for Headaches & Pain Relief
From small nuisance pains to full-blown migraines, headaches can affect your life in a variety of negative ways. Headaches are often grouped in the “silent epidemics” of health problems – those rarely-discussed, overlooked, often ignored issues that deserve greater attention and awareness. How bad is the headache problem? And what about the various painkillers used to lessen the pain and discomfort? Headaches are one of the most widespread medical conditions in the United States. Nearly one-fifth of all Americans complain about headaches each year, and the pain is fierce enough to send nearly 10 million people to the doctor’s office.
Typical headache medicine usually involves ibuprofen, Advil, aspirin, caffeine or a combination of these substances. And while they can be effective in relieving pain, they are not a natural pain killer. Have you ever thought of using crystals for headaches? Often times, our headaches can be stress or tension related, coming on at the most inconvenient times–when we have big deadlines or a huge “to do” list. When you feel a beginnings of a headache, step away from the computer and take a few minutes to just lay down, placing crystals for pain relief on and around your head.
One of the most powerful crystals for headaches is Selenite. Selenite crystals can be used for many different things, but healing headaches is one that may not often be thought of. Selenite healing properties have the ability to very quickly unblock any stuck or stagnant energy, to promote a smooth flow of positive energy. You can think of a headache like an energy blockage, and selenite facilitates the removal of this block and any negative energy. Energy Muse co-founder, Heather Askinosie, personally uses a Selenite stone as her go to crystal to alleviate pain from headaches. Laying flat on the ground, place Selenite crystals directly on your forehead and on the ground, around your head. Along with the selenite, you can also use Amethyst crystals for pain relief. Amethyst helps to relieve your headache, as well as fatigue and exhaustion–which can often be the cause of your headache. These healing stones are also said to heal the brain while aiding in relaxation and relieving stress.
Many healers also use clear quartz stones and quartz crystal points for headache relief. Using a quartz point is particularly powerful in that it directs the negative energy and pain away from your body, releasing it through its point. If you find yourself with a headache, try sitting in a quiet space with the lights dimmed and hold a quartz crystal point to your forehead. You want the flat side to be touching your forehead and the point directing away.
The best healing stones for headache relief will differ from person to person, and you will have to experiment to see which ones work best for you! Although we feel that Selenite, Amethyst and Quartz work best for us, here are some other crystals for headaches as well: Aquamarine, Lapis Lazuli (migraines specifically), Angelite, Rose Quartz, Blue Lace Agate, Hematite, Citrine and Moonstone.
Note: We must share the standard disclaimer that we are not a doctors and cannot give out medical advice. Healing crystals for headaches should be used as a compliment to other therapies and not as a replacement for regular medical care.
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Heather Askinosie is a crystal expert and leading influencer on the power of crystals, Feng Shui and holistic healing. For nearly 30 years, she has been researching the scientific and spiritual aspects of energy. After studying with the best healers from all over the world, she has used the past three decades of her career to translate ancient wisdom into simple tools that anyone can use to transform their life. In 2000, she co-founded Energy Muse with business partner, Timmi Jandro. Energy Muse provides tools of empowerment and inspiration in the tangible form of jewelry and crystals. Her crystal teachings can be found in her book Crystal Muse: Everyday Rituals to Tune into the Real You as well as mindbodygreen, Well+Good, The Chalkboard Mag, and more. Learn more about Heather at energymuse.com.