INSIDE: Vertigo affects the nervous system, causing lightheadedness, dizziness, headaches, nausea, and vomiting. It isn’t easy to remedy it, but these 9 healing crystals for vertigo can help reduce symptoms and balance your energy.
You feel dizzy like you are spinning in constant motion, even when you remain still. Like sitting through an infinite loop of an amusement park ride of whirling tea cups, you start to feel nauseous or experience vomiting.
Do you know the opening verse of U2’s hit song, “Vertigo”?
If you haven’t heard the song, it’s catchy. That lead in is a great way to describe the physical sensation of vertigo if you have a mild case, but suffering from vertigo is nothing to dance about.
Read on to learn more about vertigo, its serious symptoms, and how to use crystals for vertigo.
What is Vertigo?
There are several medical terms that refer to vertigo. To try to simply explain this affliction, vertigo affects the nervous system, targeting nerves and certain small organs.
It might spring from inflammation of certain nerves often agitated from a virus or bacterial infection. It can also happen because of small cysts growing on tiny parts of the inner ear (the inner ear is especially sensitive to conditions that induce vertigo).
Doctors also consider conditions caused by psychological stress, addictions, or chronic illnesses as possible triggers for vertigo.
For many people, it sets in as a dizzy sensation and headache, but there can be varying degrees of vertigo symptoms – from momentary dizzy spells when you stand up quickly to fainting and vomiting when you try to move.
It turns out, more often than not, dizzy spells correspond to vertigo – 54 percent of cases reporting dizziness to physicians end up stemming from a bout of vertigo.
It is hard to “cure” vertigo. Sometimes it just takes time for the body to regain its balance.
While you might find physical relief through medical prescriptions and remedies, it’s also possible to implement other forms of healing to make sure your mind occupies a healthy space for full body healing.
It’s not a replacement for medical treatment, but methods that use healing crystals for vertigo can offer stability and balance to help ease your mind and relax you to let your body heal.
These stones often target the root chakra, which offers us balance and sure-footing. They also can focus in on higher chakras, like the third eye and crown chakra, which often the areas where the physical sensations of vertigo feel most severe.
You don’t need a diagnosis to use crystals to alleviate light-headedness, dizziness, ear ringing, and other symptoms. It’s not always vertigo, but it is important to seek medical advice in case of a more serious infection or condition.
9 Best Healing Crystals for Vertigo
Crystals for vertigo are especially good at drawing in grounding energy while detoxifying and releasing negativity that might be causing stress. There are many grounding stones to choose from, but these are 9 of our favorites...
This protective crystal works hard on the root chakra. Black Tourmaline is a great crystal to turn to when you suffer from light-headedness.
Its grounding properties help to bring you back in balance. Even if your head feels like it is floating away from the rest of your body, Black Tourmaline will plant you firmly on the ground as it works to detoxify negative energy.
Black Tourmaline is considered one of the most powerful crystals – ancient healers thought the stone shielded them from demon spirits as they performed exorcisms and other rituals. It can definitely handle vertigo.
Black Jasper offers us strength to overcome the physical and mental weakness that arises when we feel out of sorts.
This crystal for vertigo protects us as we try to heal and helps fuel the body to fight infection, stress, or other causes.
Especially suited for the root chakra, it can also work with the higher chakras to try to cleanse our thoughts for better healing.
This crystal is intense – but then again, so is a case of vertigo! Black Obsidian is a volcanic glass that forms quickly from lava, giving it a jet black color and razor sharp edges.
While it’s a great stone to ground you, be prepared for the root energy to really dig into your physical, mental, and spiritual auras.
Black Obsidian can maintain your balance while pummeling through energy blockages that cause negative energy to pool in certain chakras. No wonder you’ve felt off balance!
Hematite detoxes our thoughts and emotions and absorbs negative energy. Its appearance when polished is like a shiny black mirror, but deep inside you’ll probably find a rusty red color like blood.
As a crystal for vertigo, Hematite works steadily to protect us and bring us to equilibrium so that we find balance and a clear mind from dizzy ruminations.
After you feel healed, it’s a good idea to keep Hematite around so it can continue to infuse subtle healing and grounding energy to hopefully prevent more episodes.
Pivoting from dark, black crystals, Lapis Lazuli’s rich deep blue color corresponds with the third eye chakra. It directly targets vertigo’s favorite region of the nervous system and inner ear.
Lapis Lazuli eases headaches and lightheadedness. Its healing energy helps clear the cobwebs of your mind so that you can better communicate your symptoms and find the likely cause of vertigo.
Using Lapis Lazuli as a crystal for vertigo can reduce the severity of migraines so that your body can take a break from suffering and regenerate energy to fight back the toxic negativity.
Rose Quartz is a nurturing crystal that gently heals by circulating positive energy through your body to brush away pain and sickness.
This milky pink stone is connected to feminine energy and love. When you are suffering from vertigo, you often just want to be alone and quiet. Rose Quartz can offer a sense of comfort to ease the tension.
It also can invite care and compassion so that you don’t have to suffer alone. After meditating with this crystal for vertigo, don’t be surprised if a friend offers to deliver you a hot, home-cooked meal to help fortify your strength to get better. Or at least you might get a quick get well text message.
Some vertigo episodes leave you hopeless, feeling like you may never make it through the pain and nausea. Emerald, an ancient symbol of eternal life, just might be what you need.
This stone aims to cleanse your body and empower you to stay calm while proactively working to get better.
The Super Seven stone is like a military platoon against vertigo! Super Seven clears all of the negative junk in the body and mind and balances it with positive feelings and thoughts to keep us grounded.
Super Seven is actually a cluster of seven different stones: Amethyst, Clear Quartz, Lepidocrocite, Smoky Quartz, Rutile, Geothite, and Cacoxenite.
With all of the unique properties of each stone, it's no wonder Super Seven is a great healing crystal for vertigo.
Another combination crystal, Tourmalinated Quartz combines the properties of Black Tourmaline and Clear Quartz.
Black Tourmaline grounds and protects you to let Clear Quartz work its healing to clean out negative energy. Tourmalinated Quartz restores your balance so you can overcome vertigo and get moving forward, instead of spinning in dizzy circles.
How to Use These Crystals for Vertigo
Because vertigo can keep you in bed and in pain, use the crystals above in healing, soothing ways to release tension and rest your body.
Crystal Steam Bath
Choose healing, grounding crystals for vertigo and run hot, steaming water over them in a bathtub. Let them steep in the water as you light candles, bring tea, and place warm fluffy towels nearby.
You can place the crystals in the water or remove them and set them on the rim of the tub where you will rest your aching head. Submerge yourself into the bathtub.
The crystals will have released some of their elemental healing properties into the water for your body to soak in, and you can breathe in the steam from the hot water as you rest to circulate nourishing energy through your system.
Do a chakra cleansing and balancing mediation with particular focus on the root and third eye chakras.
Prepare your space as comfortably as possible with a soft mat, plush pillows, and warm blankets – you might even want to meditate in bed.
Encircle your space with crystals in a pattern that follows the spinal chakra column. Take your crystals for vertigo and place them directly on or next to your chakras.
Lie like this breathing deeply, visualizing healing light and breath passing through your body.
Sleep With Crystals
Similar to your chakra meditation, keep your crystals for vertigo near you while you rest and heal.
Build a sort of healing shrine on your bedside table, and tuck a crystal for your third eye chakra under your pillow (probably best for them to be tumbled with no sharp edges).
If you can comfortably wear a bracelet while you sleep, you can even put on a crystal for the root chakra. As you sleep, your arm might rest by your side, pulsating to the root chakra.
Vertigo is an unlikely time to find joy in what you're experiencing, but hopefully by using crystals for vertigo, their colors and energy will radiate grounding perspective for a more positive healing experience.
* Crystals and stones should not be used as a substitute for medical advice or treatment. Please read our full disclosure notice here.