6 Best Crystals for Chronic Pain

Ancient medicine practices often understood pain to occur as a result of an imbalance in the energy of the body. Crystals have powerful, invisible energetic resonances that can help clear the energetic blocks in each chakra and raise our frequency so we can experience less pain. Crystals can be used in conjunction with reiki, healing herbs, meditation and breathwork, incense, and healing essential oils.

Here are some crystals that are commonly used for symptoms of chronic pain disorders and the properties they have that can help you shift your energy and harmonize your body. That said, your intuition is your best guide to pick which crystal will help your pain so pay attention to which crystal you’re drawn to instinctually.

Our 6 Favourite Crystals for Chronic Pain:

Black Tourmaline

Black tourmaline helps remove energetic blocks by absorbing the negativity in our own and the surrounding energy fields. This crystal is like a sponge for negativity and leaves us feeling lighter and more optimistic. Black tourmaline has been used specifically to reduce muscular and spine-related pain. Plus, if your exposure to electronics is particularly high due to your work or lifestyle, black tourmaline also helps clear electromagnetic frequencies that can cause muscular pain.


The malachite crystal helps transform your energy and elevates your frequency. Many crystal healers advise people to use this who suffer from chronic ailments because it’s said to remove impurities and toxins. It helps you build life force energy (prana) and can help you see more clearly what is not needed in your life that may be causing chronic pain. Malachite is also known to help your immune system, reduce PMS symptoms, and lower blood pressure. It’s good for arthritis and many other diseases.

Blue Kyanite

Blue kyanite helps to protect your energetic aura from negative energies that may be affecting your physical health. This beautiful light blue crystal is probably best known for conducting healing energy and it can be placed on the area that is in pain during meditation to ease energetic knots creating discomfort; this is why many refer to blue kyanite as ‘the healer’s stone.’ It works to balance your energy so that if chakra is blocked, your energy can begin to flow and your pain can dissipate. This powerful balancing crystal does not absorb negative energy, so it doesn’t need to be cleansed.

Rose Quartz

Rose quartz can help your thyroid (associated also with the heart chakra), which regulates hormones. This pretty pink crystal improves heart health and can help loosen knots of anger that may be causing physical pain in the body. Often if anger doesn’t have an outlet or isn’t recognized, it will be translated subconsciously into physical pain in a weak point of the body, such as in a former injury. The healing of rose quartz starts on an emotional and energetic level, but can certainly help reduce symptoms of chronic pain because of its ability to help us overcome trauma.


Known for having the highest energetic frequency of all the crystals, selenite is another self-cleansing crystal that doesn’t absorb negative energy. It’s frequently used to keep the spine in alignment after back injuries. Selenite purifies its surrounding environment of electromagnetic frequencies that can strain your physical health by generating negative ions that balance your energy field. This crystal is great for removing energetic blockages in your body, thereby reducing muscle soreness or pain.


If you have hypertension, high stress, or anxiety that could be the source of your chronic pain, howlite is known to have almost sedative effects, calming the mind and the body. Howlite soothes your nerves by removing energetic toxins from your environment and allows for deeper, more restorative sleep. If you feel pain in your neck, shoulders, and back from muscle tension, howlite can loosen your muscles up and help your connective tissue relax.

Concluding Thoughts…

Incorporating healing crystals into your daily life is a great way to approach your chronic pain. Some gentle daily exercise, adequate water, and healthy food along with enough sleep, a low-stress job that you’re proud to do, a relationship that’s good for you and even daily sunshine are all elements that can contribute to easing your chronic pain. That said, crystals are not a replacement for medical attention from your doctor and you should always use crystals in conjunction with, not instead of, prescribed treatments.

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About The Author

Shannon Yrizarry

Shannon Yrizarry has taught metaphysical subjects since 2013 including the deeply esoteric lineage of kundalini yoga. She has worked as a healer, clairvoyant and card reader and been featured as a dream interpreter on Viceland’s Nuts + Bolts show as well as for Mercedes Benz and Refinery29. She has read Tarot for The Zoe Report, done readings for stars and aims to bring the empowering wisdom of astrology mainstream.With a bold voice, she wants to uplift consciousness to help us evolve to a healthier more spiritual society. Her classes can be found online at www.HOI.TV/authors/shannon and you can follow her daily inspirations on Instagram @shannonyrizarry. She also teaches kundalini yoga in Portland, Oregon. What gets her out of bed is helping people align with their soul purpose.Shannon is the author of two books published by Llewellyn Worldwide, Psychic Yoga and Modern Guide to Meditation Beads.
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