Headaches and migraines can occur for many reasons. They can be connected to lack of sleep, diet, stress or underlying health conditions.
And just as there are many causes, there are also many remedies to get rid of head pain – from over-the-counter medication to prescription treatments, relaxation methods and herbal remedies.
As someone who suffers not only with headaches, but with debilitating migraines from time to time, I’ve tried and tested everything to deal with the pain. You may be in a similar situation, but have you ever used crystals to help with head pain?
Hear me out as I look into this a little more and list the best crystals for headaches and migraines.
I have to start with Amethyst as this is one of the crystals I personally turn to if I’m suffering with a bad headache or a migraine.
I always keep two Amethyst massage wands in my fridge in case of an attack and use them to massage my temples if I’m in pain.
I’d never tried it before but, I was introduced to this by my Reiki teacher when I was suffering with the most disgusting migraine on my level 2 Reiki course. And it really helped.
Amethyst is one of the best crystals for headaches and migraines for a number of reasons.
Firstly, it connects with the crown and third eye chakras to provide healing – the exact location of the migraine or headache. By using Amethyst to heal your head pain, you are going straight to the source, regardless of the cause.
Another reason Amethyst is such a wonderful crystal for headaches and migraines is because of it’s relaxation properties.
Stress, anxiety and tension are huge factors in head pain, so treating this underlying cause with a gentle, but powerful healer like Amethyst can be extremely beneficial.
As mentioned, I’ve found the best way to benefit from Amethyst’s healing abilities is by using a massage wand (especially one kept in the fridge for extra relief), but you can just as easily use a tumble stone for the same effect.
Remember though that Amethyst can’t cleanse itself of negative energy, so it’s super important to cleanse and recharge your Amethyst after using it for treating severe head pain to remove those energies completely from the crystal.
Clear Quartz is a universal healer – meaning it can be used to heal so many different ailments and for so many different purposes. It’s a must-have for every crystal collection.
Hold Clear Quartz in your hand and focus your intention on what you intend to use the crystal for. Then place it on your third eye or crown chakra – wherever the pain is – and allow it to work its magic.
If you are going to bed with a headache or a migraine, you could place Clear Quartz under your pillow. It will help to heal your pain while you rest, but it will also help you sleep more peacefully.
Unlike Amethyst, your Clear Quartz crystal won’t require cleansing as it self-cleanses. However, I do think it’s helpful to give it a cleanse and charge every now and then when I’m doing the same for my other crystals.
Selenite is another example of a powerful, but gentle crystal for healing headache and migraine pain. And, like Clear Quartz, its also self-cleansing.
Selenite, or Satin Spar, is a peaceful, soothing stone, so it can be especially useful if your head pain is caused by stress as it can soothe the worries as well as dealing with the pain.
It also connects us to the angel realm and the Archangels, so you can use it to call on Archangel Raphael if you need powerful healing to shift a migraine.
As with Amethyst and Clear Quartz, Selenite connects with the crown chakra, but can be used on the third eye or crown areas where the pain is the worst.
Selenite can commonly be found in the shape of a wand or a palm stone, both of which can be very helpful for treating headaches and migraines.
I wouldn’t recommend sleeping with this one under your pillow though as it can be very fragile. And similarly, I wouldn’t recommend keeping it in the fridge.
Learn how to cleanse Selenite here.
Hematite has been used a crystal for headaches and migraines for eons – and it’s a great stone to use for head pain for a few reasons.
Hematite is linked to the bloodstream, and the pain experienced during a headache or migraine attack is as a result of the changes in the blood vessels. So, Hematite can be used to tackle this directly and return the blood vessels to their normal state.
This stone is also a great blocker of negative energy, so if your head pain is as a result of stress or anxiety, Hematite can help to block the negativity and help promote calm and grounding energy.
Hold a Hematite tumble stone to your forehead or temples for some much-needed relief. You can also place it inside a cloth bag under your pillow for relief while you sleep.
As with Selenite, Angelite is a gentle and powerful healer that connects us with the angel realm.
Use this crystal to call Archangel Raphael to heal your pain or, if your headache is as a result of emotional turmoil, use this crystal to connect with Archangel Michael to banish what is causing you stress.
As with Hematite, Angelite is great for circulation and flow (including a natural flow of emotions), making it a great crystal for headaches and migraine attacks.
Angelite is a calming crystal that also provides emotional upliftment. And, when placed under the pillow, it can help you sleep more peacefully.
And finally, if your migraine or headache is as a result of your period, then moonstone is a great crystal to turn to.
Many women suffer with head pain around their monthly cycle. Moonstone is a feminine crystal that, as the name suggests, connects us to the healing energies of the moon.
Not only can this stone support the healing of head pain by placing it on the third eye or crown chakra, but it can also be used to calm emotions, settle PMS and ease period pain.
If you’ve never tried crystal healing for head pain before, I really recommend you give it a go.
The crystal I turn to when I have a migraine is Amethyst, but all of the crystals for headaches listed above can really work wonders – tackling not only the pain, but helping to unpick the underlying cause too.
Please remember that crystal healing isn’t a replacement for modern medicine – I still always take painkillers and drink plenty of water, as well as using crystals for head pain.
If you’re in pain, it’s important to speak to a doctor. But holistic healing can work wonderfully alongside medical treatment.