Important Note Crystal healing and other holistic healing should not replace a counsellor, psychotherapist or other standard medicine, when it comes to your mental health, they are an aid to healing.
Crystals can help relieve some common metal distress that tend to affect everyone at one point or another in their lives. If your mental condition is unusual or temporary then the crystals will help rebalance your emotional and physical being. If the condition has become long term then a professional needs to be consulted as well as continuing your crystal therapy.
Not everyone has gone through these types of mental distress, but the crystals in this section might help you or someone else that is currently be experiencing these mental states.
Mental conditions whether temporary or permanent can affect you both physically and mentally. Physically speaking, stress can cause disturbances in your sleep, back, shoulder or neck pain, migraine headaches, fatigue, high blood pressure, shortness or breath, irregular heartbeats, etc. Mentally, it can cause insomnia, memory loss, frustration, anxiety, depression, substance abuse, phobias, overreactions, and lack of concentration.
There are a number of ways that crystals can be used to help deal with the mental stress that you are experiencing. You can wear them as jewellery, crystal water or essence, use a grid pattern while relaxing or meditating or even holding a crystal close to you could help.
Always remember that the colour of the crystal can also play an important role in the healing process.
Contra-Indications and Cautions
Avoid Iron Pyrite if you are prone to aggression
Ruby may overstimulate delicate people
Don' t use Onyx or Obsidian if you have Depression
Don't use Moonstone at the time of the full moon
Don't use Opal if your energy is scattered
Galena is poisonous use as a polished stone, make crystal water by indirect method
Don't use Fluorite if you have a Goitre
If Malachite causes heart palpitations remove and replace with Rose Quartz
Use Moonstone with caution if someone is hysterical
Moonstone may induce illusions in some people
If inflammation is present don't use Hematite
If you have insomnia or uncontrolled psychic abilities don't wear Herkimer Diamond for long periods.
Ruby may overstimulate irritability
Obsidian and Opal can bring negative emotions and unpleasant truths to light very quickly.
Emerald can heighten negative energy if worn continuously.
Don't use Onyx if you are prone to night terrors
Obsidian brings underlying emotions to the surface forcefully. Limit to 10 minutes a day.
Psychiatric Condition, Paranoia or Schizophrenia by be aggravated by Amethyst
Avoid prolonged use of Magnetite, Sapphire and Diamond if you are inclined to sleep walking.
Use Sulphur only as a polished or crystalline stone and make crystal water only with indirect method.
Malachite is poisonous use only as a polished stone and make crystal water by indirect method.