Nothing ruins a picture perfect day more than having a headache.
Anyone who experiences migraines or tension headaches on a regular basis knows just how awful you can feel. Think nauseous, pain around the eyes, constant throbbing in your head and an inability to concentrate or function at full capacity.
During the summer months, these headaches can become a daily fixture in your life. Preventing you from, not only enjoying the weather but also from showing up in life as the best version of you and on your A-game. Thankfully, Mother Earth has gifted us with crystals. Offering us a more natural alternative for pain relief.
Crystals have been on the earth for millions of years, with almost every civilisation reaping the benefits of incorporating crystals into their daily lives. They have been used for protection, adornment, beautifying, love talismans, rituals and, of course, healing.
Today, many of the beliefs, rituals and practices of these civilisations have been revived for the ‘Now Age’. So, everyone from the girl next door to your local Modern Mystic and celebs like Victoria Beckham count crystals as essentials for modern living.
When it comes to healing and pain relief crystals are placed on or around the body, focusing on the area where the pain is being experienced. The energy of the crystal works to move energy that has become stagnant or blocked in your body, which is what headaches are: Blocked energy.
Working with crystals when you have a headache will not take away the pain. However, it can be used to alleviate that pain, relax you and facilitate the positive flow of energy around your body.
Amethyst crystals are particularly good for tension headaches or those times when a headache is brought upon by a lack of sleep. So, an Amethyst will be great to work with if the hot summer nights have left you feeling fatigued and tired. This purple gemstone promotes an energy of calm and relaxation, supporting you in being able to de-stress and feel more relaxed. Placing this crystal on your head or on the pulse point in your wrist can be especially effective in relaxing you.
Selenite is a great all-rounder crystal. One of the key properties of this crystal is moving stuck, blocked and stagnant energy. Which is exactly what you want to do when you have a headache: Get that energy moving. The simplest way to work with Selenite when you have a headache is to lie on the floor, couch or your bed, hold the crystal in your hand or place it on your forehead. Then simply allow the crystal to do the work.
Everyone knows Rose Quartz as being the stone of love. Yet it is also a healing stone which promotes a soothing and calming vibration. Once again, it is great to work with when you are experiencing a headache due to lack of sleep due to the heat at night. You can use this crystal in the same way that you would use the Amethyst crystal, which is particularly useful if you find the energy of Amethyst too stimulating as some people do. Who knows you may even open the heart to attracting the love of your life too!
Clear Quartz is known amongst crystal healers as the Healer’s Stone. This is because it has an abundance of uses and properties that can support you in healing, as well as manifesting. Yet, as a healing crystal for alleviating pain relief, you will find that Clear Quartz works to direct negative or heavy energy away from the body. Although it can be best to work with a Clear Quartz Crystal Point so that energy is released through the point, it is possible to place a small tumbled stone on your forehead too. When working with a tumbled stone the headache energy will move out of your head and absorbed by the crystal.
It’s worth remembering that each person will have their own unique relationship with different crystals. This is something that can also change over a time. For example, you may find that at one stage in your life Amethyst is too stimulating for you, then somewhere down the line, you feel a real connection to it. This is perfectly normal. With this in mind, it’s recommended that you select the crystal that you are most drawn to when a headache kicks and explore what works for you.
If the crystals alone don’t offer enough pain relief, then try massaging Peppermint Oil into temples and directly onto your forehead. Another alternative is to inhale either Peppermint or Olbas oil, whilst relaxing on the sofa with a cooling eye mask over your eyes and listen to some binaural beats.
NB: I must share the standard disclaimer that I am not a doctor 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. Always seek advice from medical and health professionals.
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