Although colds and flu can happen during anytime of the year, most often they can happen during the season changes and winter (but can happen in the summertime too).
If you’re like me, cold and flu medications can wreak havoc on your system especially if you already have an underlying medical condition or chronic illness.
Taking over-the-counter cold and flu medications can have interactions on daily prescribed medications and even medical conditions such as mental illness and heart conditions.
Finding alternatives can help to bring some relief, but even homeopathic treatments and alternative therapies can have precautions that need to be made aware of.
Essential oils, herbal remedies, spicy foods and tea can help in addition to usual treatments taken for the flu and cold.
As for treating any medical condition, it’s best to speak to your doctor and know as much as possible about your medical history and potential interactions before trying something new and especially if a new medication has been added to your daily regimen.
For this post, we’ll look at crystals that can be used to help alleviate symptoms of the common cold and flu.
Crystals, however, shouldn’t be used as the only treatment for any illness.
They can be used in addition to medication and other therapies to enhance progress or alleviate symptoms.
Some crystals work for some people better than others, and even crystals listed for some ailments or purposes may not work for you.
Working with crystals can be a little bit of trial and error and some crystals work best paired with other crystals to enhance their properties.
Crystals definitely have vibrations and energy unique to each of them.
However, it’s ultimately up to you to decide if they work for you or whether crystals have a placebo effect. (Benebell Wen explains placebo effect and magick in great detail.)
Crystals for any illness can help to get you through the day, between one dosage to the next of your medication or treatment.
If you find that crystals work for you, no matter how they may work, it’s probably worth it!
Here are 15 crystals for cold & flu season:
Excellent for the common cold and flu virus.
Good for sinus, congestion, mucus conditions, swelling of lymph nodes, post-nasal drip, lowering fevers.
Blue Lace Agate
Excellent for sore throats, laryngitis and tonsillitis. However, for illnesses such as tonsillitis, be sure to seek proper medical treatment such as antibiotics as no crystal will completely eliminate it. However, Blue Lace Agate can help alleviate some of the pain when held on the throat.
Used for headaches, lung and respiratory tract, insomnia and encourages reabsorption of water (to help avoid dehydration.)
Good for gastric disturbances, headaches, fatigue and lethargy.
Used for problems with adrenals, lungs, sinuses, heart and muscular ailments.
Treats migraines, headaches, vertigo, immune system, throat issues, insomnia.
Balances body temperature, lessens fever and chills, headaches, migraines, stomach and intestinal issues.
Treats bowel and intestinal issues (bathroom issues). Hold or tape to the lower abdomen for at least a few hours or until you feel the problem has gone away.
Alleviates cold and flu, strengthens immune system.
Energy cleanser, immune system stimulator for acute infections and flow of lymph and metabolic processes. Detoxifies the liver, particularly when processing medications that pass through the liver.
Strengthens the immune system and brings balance.
Strengthens the immune system, helps the body to absorb nutrients and eliminate waste products.
Treats chronic sore throat and benefits pulmonary and immune system. Use on throats, larynx, lungs, esophagus and eyes.
Helps treat mucus problems, bronchitis and boosts the immune system.
Although crystals can’t guarantee that you won’t get sick or treat all your symptoms, it can help in addition to your usual treatments for cold and flu.
Stay healthy everyone!
Stacey & the Tarot Pugs
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