Healing Crystals: Finding the Right Crystal For Your Ailment



First of all, what is a crystal?

Crystals are incredible rock formations that represent nature's organization. In Lamen's terms, a crystal is formed when atoms come together in an organized manner with a repeating pattern. They can be found in a number of different shapes & sizes - what they are made of determines how they are formed. For example, salt crystals form cube-shaped crystals. Some elements can even create more than one shape!
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Crystals have a wide variety of functions.

Many of the first radios ever invented used crystals to transmit radio waves. Some watches, such as quartz watches, still use crystals today. Their most common application is in jewelry. They have always been seen as something of beauty & are often placed with diamonds or other stones - even today! Another popular way to use crystals is in alternative medicine for physical & mental healing.

What is crystal healing?

Crystal healing has been used since ancient times & has seen an increase in popularity recently. Ancient Egyptian, Chinese, & Greek civilizations are only a few that have been recorded using crystals for healing.
Today crystals are used in alternative medicine - medical treatments that are used other than mainstream or traditional therapies. They are used for physical & emotional benefits, including disease prevention & the cure of ailments.

Crystal healing is energy based.

The practice of crystal healing is rooted in the belief that we are all made of energies & when they become stagnant, unbalanced, or blocked, it can cause illness. Crystals enable positive, healing energy to flow into the body, while negative, disease-causing energy flows out. The crystals themselves help to unlock, balance, & direct energy to where it is most needed, supporting the body to heal in a therapeutic way. Different crystals have different energies. You can choose which crystals best suit your ailment or use them as a preventative measure.

Wearing crystals is one way holistic therapists suggest to use crystals.

There are a number of different ways holistic therapists use crystals in healing sessions. The most common way for a therapist to use them is for the patient to lie down & place the crystals on or around the affected areas. They type of crystal & the way it is positioned on your body will have different affects. However, crystals are extremely powerful & merely touching them can allow you to feel their energies. Wearing crystals in the form of jewelry is an easy way to use them at home & keep them with you throughout the day.

This is not a scientifically based healing practice.

It is worth noting that this is not a scientifically based healing practice. There is not scientific evidence to support it. Here at Saul & Saul Designs we use crystal healing as a supportive method to modern practices, rather than a substitute.

So, which crystals have what powers?

When you look up Crystal Healing, most sites give you a list of crystals followed by their individual healing properties. We wanted to flip it & give you the emotional & physical ailments, followed by the crystals that can be used to heal them.
We are going to break this down by physical & psychological ailments to help you easily find the crystal best suited for your specific needs!

This is a running list. The practice of crystal healing, as well as the healing powers associated with each stone is extensive. We will add to this list as we continue to learn! If there is a specific condition you would like us to add to our list, message us through the chat feature of our site or contact us via email ☺︎ emily@saulandsauldesigns.com

Physical Ailments

Digestive & Stomach Pains

80% of your immune system is located in your digestive tract, making your gut a focal point if you want to achieve optimal health.

❧ Peridot

Peridot has several advantages. It stimulates your heat chakra & gives you the power that is needed for dealing with any difficult problem in life, including health issues. It helps relieve stomach pain or pain faced during bowel movements. It is recommended for people who have been facing long-time stomach issues.

❧ Carnelian

This gemstone ensures the healthy functioning of organs, including the kidneys, gallbladder, liver, & stomach. Keeping these organs healthy paves the way towards healthy digestion.

❧ Jasper

Constant stress can invite many unexpected problems for your body, as well as your mind. Stress leads to bad & fluctuating mood behaviors. It can disturb your blood pressure & is a main cause behind many heart diseases. Stress also affects your digestion. When you are tense, your digestive organs do not work smoothly. Using Jasper is a great way to keep stress away & achieve a healthy stomach. It is a brilliant stone that saves you from tension & ensures good digestion.

Allergies & Asthma

❧ Carnelian

Carnelian is a therapeutic stone that aids in the treatment of lung conditions, such as asthma & allergies. More specifically, Carnelian is believed to assist with hay fever. By wearing Carnelian you can assist in alleviating your allergies, as they are associated with the solar plexus chakra & this crystal is a SPC stone.

❧ Clear Quartz

Clear Quartz can aid with allergies & other ailments. Adding this stone to an existing treatment will also aid to improve its therapeutic efficiency. Not only does it provide a generalized cleansing, it also amplifies allergy healing benefits of other crystals.

❧ Amethyst

This light purple crystal produces small, yet detectable, levels of magnetic field energy, which is though to interact with the body's magnetic field. In this way, Amethyst is a natural anti-bacterial & detoxifying agent, perfect for treating bacterial infections, skin conditions acne, & Asthma. It is powerfully healing & cleansing, acting as a pain reliever, especially targeted at headaches often caused by sinus & allergies, while simultaneously strengthening the immune system. It is a great aid to people suffering from Asthma, as its detoxifying effects provide respiratory support by removing particles from lungs.

❧ Sapphire

Sapphire restores balance within the body. It has had success when used to treat eczema & allergic dermatitis. Sapphire works well with the throat Chakra, calming the physical symptoms of allergies related to throat & sinus conditions.

Headaches

❧ Agate

Agate is cool & calm, perfect for clearing out tension headaches. It neutralizes negative energy & can reduce the effect of EMF's (electromagnetic fields).

❧ Amethyst

Amethyst is a soothing & serene crown Chakra healer. This gem can easily cut through headaches thanks to its ability to help you unwind & get rid of stress. It is powerful at shifting energy blocks & negative vibrations, which contribute to painful headaches. The color purple comes from the stones iron content, which connects with the health of the brain. Wear Amethyst when you feel a tension headache coming on.

❧ Carnelian

Carnelian is a highly energetic stone, perfect for cleaning lower Chakras. If your energy becomes blocked you will feel sick & unhealthy. Carnelian has detoxifying powers, assisting in the spread of oxygen to where it is needed in the body. All of this can reduce the likelihood of a headache. Wear when you feel a headache coming on that makes you feel sluggish, slow, or like your body is struggling. Allow Carnelian bring its radiant red energy to clear you out & lift you up.

❧ Lapis Lazuli

Lapis is the perfect healing crystal for those who suffer from nausea, vertigo, & other side effects from headaches. This powerful stone assists by balancing your mind, body, & soul. Any imbalance in these categories can lead to physical ailments. Wear Lapis when you feel a migraine coming on. It will help to bring you into balance, heal your nervous system, & bring a calming energy.

❧ Hematite

Hematite has a long history of healing headaches & has been a natural soother for sore heads for centuries. This stone is known for its grounding energy. Additionally, Hematite will bring healthy circulation to the body, keeping your blood flowing, & ensuring your tissues are in good shape. It can naturally soothe the head & reduce signs of pain & inflammation. Hematite is perfect for people who have anaemic related headaches. It is awesome for keeping your body strong.

❧ Moonstone

Moonstone is awesome at healing headaches & brain fog associated with your monthly cycle. Moonstone can help heal headaches that come from hormonal imbalances & from being burnt out. Wear Moonstone whenever you feel a headache coming around your cycle, as well as when you are stressed about the idea of change.

PMS & Menstrual Cramps

❧ Moonstone

Moonstone is linked to the Goddess energy & the divine feminine. It helps with PMS & hormonal balance. It powerfully affects the reproductive organs & brings your body into its own cycle.

Fertility Issues

❧ Moonstone

Moonstone is linked to the Goddess energy & the divine feminine. It can help bring fertility issues into a healthier fruition. Parents to be will find strength & power in Moonstone as it helps to ease all kinds of physical discomforts often associated with pregnancy & childbearing.

❧ Aventurine

Aventurine is a potent fertility & pregnancy stone. It is exploding with lively energy, peace, precious harmony, & good luck.

❧ Clear Quartz

Quartz is a master healer. It heals the soul, neutralizes negativity in all aspects of your life, & guides you down the right path to achieving your dreams. This crystal is good at amplifying your intentions, as well as manifestation.

❧ Amethyst

Amethyst will help you manage the heavy load that comes with fertility & parenthood, such as ovulation cycles to morning sickness to sleepless nights. This crystal will fill you with the healing energy you need to overcome these stresses.

❧ Garnet

Garnet is the "Stone of Hope & Light." It is highly energetic stone that helps rid your body of blockages. It can invigorate your libido & help keep a balanced head on your shoulders through the obstacles of life.

❧ Unakite

Unakite is known as the "Doula Stone." It is used by midwives as it helps guide mothers forward towards a healthy pregnancy. It is heavy with uplifting energy. This crystal will give you the patience & calm that you need.
❧ Jade
Those who are trying to conceive should consider Jade as a healing stone. It can help you battle the stresses & pressures that go along with it. Jade is a lucky stone of good fortune & is known for helping you remain calm during times of high stress.

Alzheimer's & Dementia

Any form of degeneration within the brain is termed as demential. When you use healing crystals, you utilize the potency of its crystal lattices to reverse aging & introduce cell renewal.

❧ Carnelian

Carnelian is considered exceptionally helpful to control & stabilize the minds of agitated dementia patients. Wearing Carnelian releases anger or fear, which further relaxes the patent & fills them with overwhelming positivity.

❧ Moss Agate

Moss Agate has incredible healing powers, assisting to release painful memories & emotions without hurting fragile mental stability. Wearing moss agate treats diseases by energizing the body. This crystal is known for quickly curing dehydration to depression & memory loss in adults.

❧ Emerald

Emerald is a soothing green crystal that emulates calming energies of growth & healing. It relaxes the wearer & fills them with contentment & happiness. Wearing Emerald will help bring back memories & can be used for a sharp memory. It will help elderly people undergoing short & long term memory loss, including malignant dementia.

❧ Clear Quartz

Known as the "Master Healer," clear quartz absorbs negative energy & calms down the wearer. Wearing crystal quartz as jewelry is a smart way to transmute your negativity into positive opportunities that bring drastic changes.

Psychological Ailments

Anxiety & Stress

❧ Amethyst

you will see this stone under many different ailments, as this is a popular stone used in crystal healing. Amethyst promotes calmness, clarity, & relaxation. It is said to release negative energy, stress, & irritability. It is also effective for children who are afraid of the dark or suffer nightmares. Many people find it helpful to counter anxiety-ridden insomnia.

❧ Hematite

Hematite is known for soaking up negative energy. It keeps you aligned & balanced. One of the darker stones, Hematite keeps you grounded & in check with the Earth's natural frequencies. This alone will ensure you feel aligned, balanced, & free.

❧ Moonstone

Moonstone harnesses divine feminine energy. It helps clear anxiety, comforting the wearer in times of change & encouraging harmony & balance. Moonstone helps shine a light through the darkness & elevate positive feelings. It reminds you how important it is to embrace the cyclical nature of the seasons - not to fear the turning of the page & the potential of new chapters. Moonstone helps you process & accept through the harmony of its natural healing powers.

❧ Kyanite

Kyanite will help keep you soothed & can instantly calm. It is a symbol of spiritual wellness - almost a quick fix for the soul. Known for aligning your chakras, the baby blue coloring will instantly calm a quick heart & leave you soft, soothed, & ready for whatever the world has to say.

❧ Lapis Lazuli

Lapis helps you rely on your intuition & eases anxious thoughts. This stone can help connect you to your higher truth. Its regal shades of blue & brilliant heavenly energy are a remedy against anxiety. Lapis will help you look beyond the periphery, granting a soothing space & ensuring you don't get lost in the little details.

❧ Tiger's Eye

With its warm, golden bands Tiger's Eye is grounding - always there to lend a helping hand with anxiety. A consciously connected stone, it keep you moving forward & ensures that choices don't come clouded by emotions.

Depression

❧ Carnelian

Carnelian is useful for overcoming any kind of abuse & negative conditioning. It calms rage, anger, & helps transform negative energy & emotions into joy. This crystal has a vibrant orange-red color, which restores vitality & motivation, promoting positive life choices, & helps to dispel depression, mental lethargy, & apathy.

❧ Smoky Quartz

This crystal is known as one of the most powerful purifying & grounding stones. It soothes fear, apathy, & anxiety, thus keeping our energy uplifted. The Smoky Quartz crystal is used to dissipate repetitive suicidal thoughts. It can be an excellent aid to compliment the treatment of depression.

❧ Jasper

Jasper is known as the "Supreme Nurturer." It can be an excellent support through difficult times. The stone promotes courage, dynamism, & self confidence. It will dispel any feelings of negativity, while uplifting & bringing joy into the life of the wearer. It is an excellent stone for people who are dealing with depression, as it helps them learn to accept, appreciate, & enjoy the present moment.

❧ Clear Quartz

Clear Quartz is known as the "Master Healer." It is often paired with other crystals & stones to enhance their properties. Clear Quartz balances & regenerates our being on all levels - physical, emotional, mental, & spiritual. It is a powerful cleansing & balancing crystal & can be used to pair with other stones to help those who are coping with depression.

❧ Tiger's Eye

This stone is used to release anxiety. When we feel down & need a power boost, this stone is the best choice. It can help release anxiety, self-doubt, & insecurity. Tiger's Eye awakens self-confidence, dynamism, & optimism.

Addiction

❧ Amethyst

Known as the "Stone of Sobriety," Amethyst has been used throughout history to ward off temptation. It is known for its ability to help people through withdrawals, as well as maintaining sobriety by distracting us from our urges or unhealthy habits. It is a deeply cleansing crystal that purifies negative energies.

❧ Blue Tiger's Eye

This stone is often used as a tranquil & soothing energy that helps melt away stress. It helps us to overcome addiction by aiding our ability to stay sober. It helps you go with the flow, rather than allowing our addictions to run our lives. Used as an inspirational stone, especially in the area of self-confidence. When we feel more confident, we are less likely to let addiction take over. It will also bring mental focus. Blue Tiger's Eye is excellent for overall grounding & protection, which gives use that extra boost of confidence.

❧ Black Onyx

Black Onyx is known as an extremely supportive stone. It helps us effectively deal with severe withdrawal symptoms, so we can endure the process of recovery. It has a calming effect, grounding & centering its wearer.

❧ Hematite

Hematite has the ability to clear negative energy that builds up along your chakras, which can be a heavy burden on your body & mind. When this purification takes place you will feel a noticeable difference in your overall healing process. It will help balance your meridians, providing support & courage when you are feeling vulnerable & tempted.

❧ Carnelian

Carnelian is a favorite crystal for maintaining sobriety. It gives us the power to break our bad habits. It is a very powerful tool for getting rid of addictions & remaining sober. It is also an excellent healing stone for courage & creativity, as well as overcoming confidence & self worth issues, both of which can be a cause of addiction.

❧ Ametrine

Healers use Ametrine to sooth the female & male energies, reinstating balance & calm in the physical, as well as all the subtle bodies. This sobriety crystal calms anger & resentments. It helps us release negative patterns & old baggage from our past, such as guilt, burdens, or obsessions, all of which facilitates recovery. Ametrine aids the analytical higher chakras to communicate with the sacral base & solar plexus chakras. It is uplifting & positive to have around you. When you wear Ametrine it brings more joy in your life.

Eating Disorder

❧ Apatite

❧ Amethyst

❧ Tourmaline

❧ Clear Quartz

❧ Garnet


Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

❧ Garnet

Garnet is a balancing stone that restores & revitalizes our energies. It alleviates emotional friction by strengthening survival & instinct, as well as promoting hope. The word "Garnet" means higher thinking & one of strength & security. It is the ultimate stone for bringing our emotions & thoughts into harmony.

❧ Amethyst

Amethyst is one of the best crystals for OCD & anxiety. It is a natural mood enhancer & provides soothing energies. Amethyst encourages the flow of positivity, while reducing tension, stress, & irritability. It resonates with the Crown Chakra, so it is ideal for those suffering from overthinking & intrusive thoughts. It will promote inner peace, spiritual awareness, as well as repelling negativity.

❧ Smoky Quartz

Smoky Quartz will reduce fear, negativity, & depression, & replaces these feelings with calming energies. Consider this crystal for OCD healing as it relieves stress & anxiety, while simultaneously promoting positive thoughts & actions. Even more, it will help alleviate suicidal thoughts & tendencies. Smoky Quartz. is great for manifesting, especially for positive change & achieving goals. Wearing this stone will bring you incredible grounding & calming energies.

❧ Ametrine

Ametrine is a combination of Amethyst & Citrine, which makes it one of the most powerful crystals for OCD. Not only does it provide a soothing environment, it promotes inner peace & stability. It eases intense obsessions & compulsions with its calming effects. Additionally, Ametrine encourages personal strength & increases wisdom.

Panic Attacks & Disorders

❧ Kyanite

Kyanite is an excellent calming stone. Kyanite dispels all kinds of fears, phobias, stress, anger, fear, & frustration.

❧ Flourite

Fluorite is an excellent crystal to help you deal with all sorts of different stresses. It eases mental disorders & balances emotions. Fluorite can also offer protection against psychological pressure.

❧ Clear Quartz

Clear Quartz is known as a "Master Healer" & is often said to be the "most powerful" type of crystal. Of its many powers, Clear Quartz has been known to help those who suffer from panic attacks & general anxiety.When you feel any type of social anxiety coming on, hold this crystal close to you & it will use its energy field to protect you from any stresses.

❧ Emerald

The Emerald crystal has been found to be particularly effective for halting "episodes of anxiety." They are used to enhance mental clarity & alertness. It has also been used to balance any emotional instability & attract calming energy to prevent anxiety attacks from happening. This crystal is able to stimulate compassion & is known for attracting positivity.

❧ Lapis Lazuli

Lapis is one of the best stones to use as an aid for mental clarity. The blue & gold crystal helps to "reduce feelings of apathy" & is considered to be one of the most natural tools to help relieve any stress. It will undoubtedly help those who suffer from panic attacks or anxiety.

❧ Amethyst

Amethyst has many uses, including the treatment of panic attacks, stress, & depression. It is one of the top crystals to use for crystal therapy & healing due to its ability to reconnect your mind & spirit in times of stress & attracts positive energy.

❧ Turquoise

Turquoise is a popular stone that has been used by people all over the world for centuries. It is often recommended for people suffering from panic attacks & anxiety for its ability to block this type of negative energy. Wear these crystals on a daily basis to heal your mind, body, & soul, blocking any mood swings or panic attacks. It is associated with the sea & its gently energy that can flow into your body at any time.

❧ Amazonite

This type of stone is used by those who want a clear mind, especially in order to enhance their creativity. Amazonite helps balance energy, both within the body & in the universe. It is known for its ability to treat panic attacks & to ease feelings of hurt & anger. Amazonite is also used to treat any trauma & help with emotional healing. It helps bring harmony & balance into your life, as well as boost your overall nervous system.

❧ Sapphire

Sapphire is famous for its ability to enhance mental clarity & focus as well as protect the wearer form negative energy. Sapphire is often said to help with addiction & can even help improve memory issues because of its power to release mental tension & help with stress management. The healing power of Sapphire is considered unmatched compared to others in this category & should be used to help with mental strength & personal power.

❧ Hematite

Hematite is known for its grounding properties. It will help the wearer to feel more connected to the earth, avoiding overwhelming feelings, as well as those of negativity & stress.

Social Anxiety Disorder