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I made this list of crystals for a friend of mine who is suffering the symptoms of menopause, and thus needs some helpful friends. I’m sharing it with all women in the world, as seemingly innocent crystals can be a healing aid! :
70% of women approaching menopause are affected by menopausal symptoms caused by changing hormonal levels in the female reproductive system. The most common symptoms of menopause are hot flashes, night sweats, irregular periods, loss of libido and vaginal dryness.
Most women notice early symptoms and signs while still having periods. Typically, in her early 40s, a woman experiences peri-menopause: a gradually falling and fluctuating hormone levels. The menopausal transition usually lasts until her mid 50s, and menopause symptoms may last for this entire period, or, sometimes for the rest of a woman’s life.
Crystals as Natural Remedy for Menopause
Menopause is a natural part of life and natural remedies for some of its symptoms are abundant. For example, beyond regular Reiki treatment tune-ups, you can also surround yourself with healing crystals, which each have play a different healing role.
Not every woman experiences menopause in the same way, and suffer some symptoms with more severity than others. Therefore, while some crystals are likely to be good for all, you should really intuitively pick the ones that suit you from the collection of stones recommended below. Menopause is meant to be a celebration of a new phase of life, and with the help of some crystals, you might be able to focus more on that aspect of the transition.
Use the crystals as is most befitting to your lifestyle. Either make a Menopause Crystals set-up for your altar, keep selected ones under your pillow, carry some in your purse or pocket, or create a few necklaces and bracelets that help you heal and stop suffering from specific or general unwanted menopause conditions, such as insomnia, depression, forgetfulness, or other hormonal imbalance.
Specifically Helpful Crystal Stones in Menopause
To develop a core set of crystals for menopause*, consider including the following stones:
Amethyst can be helpful to combat insomnia and as a stress relief. **
If you can find a crystal made of the combination of Citrine and Amethyst (i.e. an Ametrine), this crystal can both help balance your body as well as cool and sooth you.
Carnelian is said to be both energizing and giving relief from depression. Carnelian helps to balance the Sacral chakra, cleanse, clear and emit healing energy to the reproductive system as it goes through this transition.
Citrine can help to control hot flashes and balance the yin and yang. Working with the Sacral-, Solar-Plexus-, and Third-Eye Chakras, Citrine can enhance the energy flow between these chakras, ameliorating symptoms of menopause. Citrine is also credited with the benefit of aiding digestion.
Tip: keep a piece of Citrine in your pocket or under your pillow at night.
CLEAR QUARTZ helps with concentration and decision making. It would be wonderful if you can find a double terminated clear quartz crystal: This crystal simultaneously absorbs and emits energy in both directions, which can help you to flow with the transition/change.
SMOKY QUARTZ helps ground with Earth energies and the Root Chakra. Use Smokey Quartz to absorb and transmute the hot flash energy, which will help to cool the body.
For Insomnia. More generally, Lapis Lazuli smoothens mentally and physically transitions.
Lapis Jewelry allows you to always have your healing crystal with you.
Balances hormones. Actually, moonstone is a very soothing crystal stone that helps to relieve stress. Many women like Moonstone for its ability to balance hormonal and menstrual cycles.
ADDITIONAL CRYSTAL STONES FOR MENOPAUSE
Depending on your particular symptoms of menopause, also consider the following other helpful crystals:
- CHRYSOPRASE : Restless legs **
- FLUORITE : Helps with concentration
- LEPIDOLITE / LITHIUM: can help to cool and balance the body
- COPPER: for balance
- SNOWFLAKE OBSIDIAN: brings about a balance to body, mind and spirit.
* Note: consider that these crystals might also be suitable if you are approaching menopausal age or have gynecological problems.
** Note: while just one characteristic has been described for each healing crystal, most crystals have a list of healing properties.
Sources: sapphireportrush.com; Healing Crystals
Recommended books on Healing with Crystals can be found here in my online healing books list.
One of the most highly recommended books to be found there is this one, The Crystal Bible.
Further Wellness Ideas for Women in Menopause
How to combat weight gain during menopause: …. drinking more water, doing more exercise and pumping up on the potassium & calcium … ~ the full article soon to be released.