Crystals for healing pain and emotional pain have been used, harnessed and connected to for thousands of years.
Both ancient cultures and modern-day creatives, scientists and esoteric and spiritual teachers have been and are aware of the healing power of crystals.
In Ancient Egypt, Egyptians were using lapis lazuli as a ‘dream stone’ to enhance dreams, memory and aid in dream recall.
Today, quartz crystals are used to power watches due to the electromagnetic qualities which harmonize to the natural world.
Many people recognize crystals metaphysical and healing properties and wear crystal pendants, bracelets and carry gems to protect them from harmful energies.
Crystals have a very protective, cleansing and empowering effect.
In this article we will be looking at the gemstones available for emotional healing and healing physical pain.
There is also a small section at the end on how to cleanse, charge and care for your crystals- for their best possible effect- if you aren’t already aware on how to do so.
“The key to growth is the introducing of higher dimensions of consciousness into our awareness.” – Lao Tzu
Healing and Crystal Consciousness
When you think of the best crystals for healing pain and emotional healing, it is easy to assume that they are separate and that we should look at the body and emotions as separate to the mind and spirit.
Yet, the mind, body, spirit and emotions are all intrinsically connected, each having a profound effect on the others.
In terms of crystal healing this is very beneficial! It means that working on one area will have a positive effect on others.
For example, releasing emotional pain can help ease physical ailments; unblocking mental patterns can have a powerful effect on emotion, physical and spiritual wellbeing, and treating physical pain can allow for the releasing of blocks and negative energy from the mental and emotional bodies.
Crystals affect the whole being. This whole being is the Self, and the self is essentially consciousness.
The power of crystals comes from the subtle and energetic healing properties contained within, they are formed from the vibrations emitted from the planets, stars and natural forces of the earth.
In other words, just as we are influenced and affected by the subtle energy of the sun, moon and other planets, so are crystals.
It is important to recognize this fact when looking towards crystals and gemstones for healing, as when you connected with them- you are connecting to the subtle energy contained.
Each gemstone has unique properties based in its astral, energetic and planetary influences.
Best Crystals for Healing Pain
The two best crystals for pain relief are Malachite and Bloodstone.
Malachite is one of the best crystals for physical pain because it is a highly metaphysical stone.
This means that it is physically powerful and effective due to its influences from ‘meta’ or the mind. All astral, etheric and subtle energies arise from mind, from consciousness.
It is easy to confuse the ‘ego’ or the Self with the collective and universal mind, yet they are not one and the same.
The ego is a part of the mind just as we use mind to think, feel, perceive and create our identity known as the Self.
But mind in terms of metaphysics refers to something above and beyond the ego or the individual reality we perceive and experience from. Mind is essentially consciousness.
So, in terms of the healing properties of Malachite, this means that the stone is formed from energetic influences which further go on to shape and create the healing effects it has when connected to physically.
How do you connect to a crystal or gemstone physically, you may be wondering?
If you are not already familiar and experienced with using crystals for health and well being, it is very simple to understand. Everything has an aura or an electromagnetic energy field.
This energy field is in a continuous state of interaction with all other natural forces (other people’s, animal’s and natural entities’ energy fields). It transmits, receives and gives out energy through subtle vibrations- the thoughts, feelings, impressions, emotions and beliefs within.
For non human and animal living organisms like crystals, the subtle energy emitted is its astrological influences.
We know the sun and moon influence us, but what is often less accepted- particularly in western society- is the effect of the other planets.
Malachite is strongly influenced by the energies of Chiron, the ‘wounded healer.’ Chiron is not a planet, but an asteroid; however still holds great significance to life on earth.
Malachite is therefore great for pain relief because it helps alleviate pain on a soul or subtle level.
Anything which you still may be needing to heal from (linking to Chiron relating to the wound of the soul or the wounded healer) can be overcome with Malachite’s influence.
Its healing properties may seem to be a bit ‘out there,’ however it is important when working with crystals to remember that they have metaphysical health and well-being effects.
This brings us onto Bloodstone.
Bloodstone is also great for pain relief as it is literally what its name suggests; a blood purifier or cleanser. It purifies the bloodstream.
This is due to its connection to the Root or Base chakra, the energetic center relating to the reproductive organs and physical being.
Bloodstone is a strengthening, stimulating and calming gemstone.
It helps strengthen your body’s own self- healing mechanisms, stimulate your cells and body into action (healing and restoration), and calm and soothe strong emotions which may be leading to physical ailments and pain.
It also is known to have a positive effect on the heart, circulatory system and chi – the life force energy which flows through your veins and energy channels.
Physical pain in all its many manifestations may be a result of some emotional, mental or spiritual block or imbalance.
Bloodstone can help cleanse and purifier these emotional imbalances or mental blocks, reducing stress in the process and further eliminating pain.
Finally, another crystal which works well for pain relief is Amethyst.
This is because Amethyst relieves tensions and stress from the spiritual, psychic and emotional planes.
As you are aware, the physical body is closely related to the other ‘bodies,’ meaning that any crystal or gemstone which works on some other plane or aspect of being can help relieve pain in the body.
Amethyst is purple- indigo in color and is one of the most well known gemstones around for psychic and spiritual enhancement.
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It also works and has a profound effect on the mind, mental and cognitive abilities, memory, dream states and recall and intellect.
It can be used to remove psychic impurities (negative and harmful energy) when placed in water, and in your own body when connected to through meditation.
In terms of physical pain relief, a lot of what is stored as physical pain has some root or cause in the ether, aura, mind, emotions or spiritual body.
Removing blocks and tension in any of these- amethyst’s effect- simultaneously helps ease tension, stress and strain in the body.
The best way to see this is like a cleanser and detoxifier– Amethyst cleanses impurities in emotions, mind or thought (or aura/ the energetic body) and therefore relieves pain in the process.
Any pain is the body being at dis-ease with itself.
Best Crystal for Pain and Arthritis
One of the best crystals to use for arthritis is Chrysocolla.
Chrysocolla is known to help with pain relating to arthritis due to its high copper content.
It is essentially a mineral, however, is often referred to as a crystal or gemstone due to its other metaphysical and spiritual/ subtle healing properties.
This gemstone can help heal pain through oxygenating the blood, strengthening the muscles and reducing muscle tension, stimulating healing, reducing mental and emotional tension and enhancing inner- balance. It has a cleansing effect.
Healing Stones and Crystals for Emotional Balance and Harmony
Because crystal healing operates on a subtle and ‘unseen’ level, gemstones which work on emotional well being, balance and harmony are some of the most powerful types of crystals.
This is due to us being primarily empathic and emotional creatures, even in those of us who don’t show it.
“I think we all have empathy. We may not have enough courage to display it.” – Maya Angelou
We are ruled by emotions and connection defines us.
The best crystals for emotions, therefore, are Moonstone, Carnelian, Citrine, Amber, Topaz, Pearl and Tiger’s Eye.
Moonstone is one of the most powerful stones around to heal and cleanse emotions. It is calming and brings great levels of intuition due to its feminine energy and qualities.
Moonstone can quickly release tensions and bring stability to any intense or overactive emotion.
On a physical level, moonstone can aid in digestion and digestive upsets and balance fluids in the body.
Moonstone is also great for developing creativity, empathy and high levels of intuition. It also has a centering effect.
Carnelian is an orangey- red crystal that brings a gentle yet powerful healing energy.
It soothes emotions, release imbalances, and calms stresses and trauma in the sacral chakra.
It brings feelings of warmth and connection which aid in emotional unrest or imbalance and can also be used to enhance creativity.
It is especially effective for releasing wounds, traumas and stored emotional pains buried deep within, plus also increasing happiness and optimism in the process.
Interesting fact: certain extracts from ‘The Book of the Dead’ were carved from carnelian and ancient Egyptians recognized the creative and healing energy of this special gemstone.
Also, in Greece and Rome, Carnelian was a popular choice for making magical amulets!
Citrine helps soothe and ease emotions by bringing feelings of warmth, connection and friendship. It is a very comforting stone and can balance subtle energy in the different bodies.
Citrine is a transparent yellow crystal with elements of golden brown or orange-brown.
In addition to the effect it has on emotions, this gem also aids confidence through its link to the solar plexus.
Personal power, intuition, and higher wisdom can all be developed by working with this gemstone, as can any emotional issues in the sacral.
Disruptive and negative emotions, wounds, and traumas can all be gently released and healed.
Amber carries the energy of sunlight and brings feelings of warmth, relaxation, and comfort. This crystal also stimulates the mind and is great to connect to for intellectual or educational pursuits.
This is why it is powerful at harmonizing and balancing emotions- it redirects your energy and focus towards positive and happier thoughts.
Amber reflects the beginnings and origin of the earth. It is fossilized resin which formed from pine trees over 50 million years ago.
Furthermore, it stimulates and enhances the nervous system, releases anxiety and calms the mind.
It can also be used to alleviate depression, induce feelings of deep peace, and calm an overactive brain.
Topaz is a golden yellow crystal relating to the solar plexus. It has stabilizing, balancing, and energizing qualities that can be used to direct and focus energy.
It helps cleanse emotions or negative energy holding you down. It also inspires confidence and has a stimulating effect!
Topaz can spark personal power, leadership, and confidence whilst simultaneously balancing and clearing any negative emotions or imbalances.
Pearl is a gemstone which enhances feelings of tolerance, flexibility, and acceptance.
Due to its link to the sea and water, it is very effective for balancing and gently healing emotions.
Pearl can stabilize, bring feelings of relaxation, and regulate all bodily functions involving water.
Tiger’s Eye is a yellow and golden-brown gemstone formed in between different minerals. It is very powerful for bringing confidence, practicality, and grounding and can be connected to achieve success.
It can serve as a great manifestation crystal and can also be used to balance the lower chakras, aiding in feeling connected to the world.
Due to its colors and energetic association with tigers, this crystal can also stimulate joy, lightness of spirit, and feelings of beauty and love for the natural world; which all help on an emotional level.
In truth, there are so many crystals available that not all may resonate with you, or specific ones will.
Crystals are conscious- they carry unique information and blueprints of frequency. Just like with anything in life you may find that certain ones are drawn to you.
Best Crystal for the Heart
One of the best ‘all-rounders’ for healing pain and bringing emotional well being is Rose Quartz.
Rose quartz develops and increases kindness, empathy, compassion, feelings of love, warmth, and affection. It can be connected to aid in friendships, love relationships, and strengthen bonds with family members.
It can also be used to heal plants and objects in the natural world due to its universal energy vibration.
It is essentially an emotion amplifier and magnetizer.
Rose quartz is also one of the most powerful gemstones for emotional healing due to its link to both Venus and feminine energy.
It can be used to counter and balance any excessive Martian (Mars related) or masculine tendencies such as aggression, dominance, and a lack of love, emotion, or intimacy.
Many people in the modern world wear Rose Quartz pendants or jewelry and many meditate with this special gemstone.
The key to remember with all crystals is that pain is not just purely a physical symptom; the root cause may be somewhere else.