It's Flu season and the wintery blast is in full swing. Let's take a look at some crystals that help to fight the flu and protect you and family against it.
Since working with crystals I've realised that I haven't had a serious dose of the Flu for a number of years. I have had a very mild cold or two but nothing that is disruptive to my daily life. Not to say that it won't happen, but it does make me appreciate the beauty and power of crystals even more. (Just a quick background note: I've never had a Flu vaccination either so lets cross that one off the list of explanations!) This blog post isn't about avoiding the Flu altogether though; it's about helping you feel better, faster once you have been struck down. And, what better time to be reading this than smack-bang in the middle of winter! So get your hands on some of these goodies and get started on making yourself feel well again.
Note: Make sure that you are drinking plenty of filtered water when working to heal yourself internally with crystals. Even if you aren't using crystals, the water will do your Flu good. Water will help to 'carry' the energy of the crystals around your body.
To Strengthen the Immune System
Any quartz crystal will work wonders on your immune system. Quartz crystals are great all-rounder crystals that can assist in any healing you may need. Holding onto a Clear Quartz crystal while you sleep or nap will boost any sluggish chakras in your body (See a chart of your chakras and their placing in the body here).
Another crystal that helps to boost one's immunity is Green Aventurine (another one of my favourite crystals!). Green Aventurine is a zesty crystal that has the power to make any energy upbeat, therefore strengthening a troubled immune system.
To Relieve Fever
Azumar and Larimar are very cooling crystals. They even look cooling with their dreamy mix of blue/green/and milky white colours. These crystals can be held during a fever, placed on the back of the neck, on the heart chakra or even just having them close by, such as on your bedside table, will help to cool a fever.
To Combat Headaches
Almost any blue crystal will help to fight headaches. I use Blue Lace Agate to help people that suffer from migraines, although it works just as well when using it on a headache caused by the flu. Blue Apatite is also a great crystal to utilise for headaches. These two crystals will calm the aura and the energies that are focused around the head.
I like to place these around the bath tub while I'm relaxing and also place them on my forehead while I'm lying down on the couch. Any blue stone placed on the forehead will help to relieve a nasty headache.
To Fight Body Aches
Amethyst can be used for almost any ailment. It is a power crystal, just like Clear Quartz, that has many functions and benefits. It naturally purifies the body and relieves pain in a gentle but rapid manner. When I've used Amethyst in the past for physical ailments I've found that the problem will become worse quite quickly and then disappear just as fast. So be aware that your body aches and pains may get worse for a moment and then they'll start to subside from there.
I'd suggest using Amethyst in a warm bath for body aches or placing an Amethyst cluster on your bedside table or quite close by when you're aching all over.
To Warm You Up/ Relieve Chills
Most other crystal healers will disagree with me on this one but nothing heats the body up like Moldavite! Moldavite is an extremely special crystal. It is also extremely powerful and should not be used by the faint hearted. If you haven't worked with Moldavite before then I'd suggest that you only use it in small doses. I couldn't wear it for more than an hour when I first started using Moldavite as it would make my chest feel heavy. It will definitely warm you up if you have the chills though! As a first time Moldavite user only carry it around with you for a few minutes at a time when your chills are especially bad. Some people even find that it is hot when they first touch it.
Sore Throat/ Congested Nose
Blue Chalcedony is a beautiful milky stone that has a soft, gentle energy. It is connected to the throat chakra and therefore helps to dispel any inflammation around that area. As the throat and sinuses are all connected it also is a great crystal to use to decongest the sinuses. I usually use three Blue Chalcedony crystals to help a stuffy nose and sore throat: I place one on the throat chakra and one on either side of the nose. Meditation with this crystal can be extremely powerful and healing physically, emotionally and spiritually.
To Pick Up Energy Levels/ Fight Fatigue
The best crystals to fight fatigue caused by the flu are crystals that are yellow or orange in colour. My favourite three for this are Carnelian, Citrine and Red Jasper. These three crystals work on your lower chakras. They are grounding stones, meaning that they bring your body and mind back down to Earth. They are stones that are full of 'fast' energy so they'll pick your energy levels up in no time. Because they have such quick energy I wouldn't recommend that you sleep with them if you need a long, peaceful nights sleep. Instead hold onto them when you are napping or carry them in your pockets when you are out and about for the day. I use these crystals in the morning since I'm not a morning person and it takes me a wee while to wake up properly.
Of course there are hundreds of crystals that can help you heal when you are fighting the flu. The ones I've mentioned above are my favourites and the ones that have worked for me or others that I have helped in the past. Research and practice is key. What works for you may not work for somebody else. It's a process of trial and error for each individual. Enjoy your crystal healing and I hope you all manage to avoid the flu this winter!
Love, light and healing to you all
*Important: The advice above is not a substitute for professional medical advice. If you have ongoing flu symptoms please contact a registered healthcare professional for help.