headache disorder

  • Me: I have a migraine
  • Coworkers, family, friends, non-migraine sufferers in general: Oh, sweetie- drink some water and eat your vegetables! You're just unhealthy and need to take better care of yourself! Then those darn migraines will go away! :):):)
  • Me:
  • Me: That's not how it works. That's not how any of this works.

Whoever was in charge of laying out the cover of the Iranian sex manual “Marital And Sexual Problems In Men” clearly considers the Radiohead frontman to be the biggest weenie an internet image search could provide, because his picture now adorns this manual on not being great at doin’ it. Either that or the graphic designer accidentally typed in “OK, computer?” in after his search and went with the first image that popped up.

Though there’s further proof that this cover was designed by orangutan throwing darts at a 1997 Us Weekly: Famed author John Updike is also on there in the bottom left corner. Because who else to inspire you to fuck your wife better but a 75-year-old Pulitzer-Prize-winning novelist?

Bizarrely, this isn’t even the only place Yorke’s (very same) image was used illicitly. He also showed up on a Russian bus stop ad for a medication promising to “help you to forget about insomnia, fatigue, skin problems, cold, attention deficit disorder, and headaches." 

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DID Lavender Head Potion

Those with DID know how switching or co-fronting leads to headaches.
Some get bad ones, some get mild ones, either way they’re NOT fun.
So I designed this potion to help relieve that pain.


1. Enough water to fill a large sauce pan (moon water is really good for this)
2. A cup or two of lavender flowers or any tea with lavender in it (try about 4 bags)
3. Teaspoon Chamomile flower*
4. Teaspoon valerian root*
5. Pinch of cayenne pepper
6. Tablespoon of lemon juice
7. Sugar or substitute to taste

*The Chamomile and Valerian root are optional, but can help relieve excess tension.


1. Fill the saucepan with as much water to safely boil it
(Or as much moon water as you have)

2. Add all the ingredients except the sugar/substitute.
For each ingredient, ask it kindly to bless your head.
Example, “Lavender, please bless my head and relieve the pain”

3. Bring to a simmer for 5 minutes, but stand there and inhale the steam (safely).

4. Remove from heat and strain out the herbs.

5. With the remaining liquid, store in an air-tight container (like a jar).

To Use:

One serving is between 1 or 2 tall glasses (about 16oz).
Add half a cup (4oz) potion to the cup/class and fill the rest with water.
Then add however much sugar/substitute you need, if any.
WATER is an important part of this potion—it needs to be diluted,
plus water is great for headaches in general.
Also if there’s caffeine in your tea it will cause you to lose more water, so add that water!!

Drink 2-3 times a day until headache is gone! 

For Extra Power:

Draw a sigil for each important ingredient;
meaning all but the sugar and tap water.
“Lavender heals the pain”
“Cayenne strengthens blood flow”
“Chamomile eases the head”
“Valerian eases the pain”
“Lemon aids the herbs”
“Moon water powers up this potion”

anonymous asked:

On the topic of "being autistic without having a disorder," isn't that kind of the world the neurodiversity movement would want? A world that is so accommodating to ND people (autistic and other neurotypes) that no one would experience clinically significant impairment? Obviously, the world isn't there today, but wouldn't we hope that someday ND people have all the accommodations we need?

Exactly! That is precisely what the neurodiversity movement is fighting for; normalization. Which would take away all of the stigma and negative social aspects of autism.

Of course, we would still have sensory overload, we would still have meltdowns. Sometimes there is just no avoiding them.

But in an ideal world no one would care, just as no one really cares if you get a headache. In an ideal world, putting on ear defenders and sitting in a corner while rocking is no different than taking an ibuprofen for a headache.

No one thinks of a random headache as a disorder. It’s just… a thing that happens. And while it is true that an excessive number of headaches is worth seeking medical attention for, there still isn’t any stigma for having a headache.

That doesn’t mean that it isn’t a medical concern, and it doesn’t mean that many headaches isn’t disordered, but it really is just treated like a statistic. You are having more headaches than most people, see a doctor.

Well, I have more meltdowns than most people. I’d like to see a doctor, too, and I’d like to do it without the stigma. I want it to be treated like just another medical condition, because it is.

We shouldn’t be dehumanized any more for autism than we are for having headaches.

Doesn’t mean that both can’t be a serious medical concern.

Some Neurology HospitalGlam. My neurologist is brilliant. Treats me like an equal and partner, reasons out management and plans of action with me, takes my input at face value, never patronizes me or doubts my symptoms or reports. To top it all off, fantastically and brutally honest. From a previous appointment ‘well, there’s still a lot we don’t know about the brain, so the answer probably lies there somewhere.’ And from today 'it definitely sounds like another TIA but we’re already doing the treatment so there’s not much we’d change.’

I’ve worked damn hard to build my current medical team and they may be inexperienced with connective tissue patients, but they are pretty fine doctors.


AGATE:  Agate brings about calm and wellbeing as well as being known to bring about good luck and financial wealth. It is a good choice of stone for I.B.S., stomach upsets and digestive issues. It is also thought to be good for stress and anxiety due to its calming influence and helps with insomnia and prevention of nightmares. It is also good for depression and is thought to increase fertility.

AMAZONITE:  Amazonite is a green or blue-green stone and is known to dispel negative energies. It is thought to be good for calcium deficiency, pregnancy, eczema, infant colic, muscle cramps and makes an excellent worry stone. It opens both the heart and throat chakra’s to enhance communication on all levels. A gemstone of trust.  Amazonite teaches one how to trust oneself and others, especially for those who have suffered a betrayal or let down.  It soothes the nervous system strengthens the eyes, relieves stomach disorders and headaches.

AMBER:  Amber is a golden colour resin often with insects or vegetation trapped inside.  It absorbs negative energies and transmutes them into positive.  It is a natural antibiotic and so is a good stone for infections.  It is also good at absorbing pain, a powerful supporter during pregnancy, relieving arthritis, stress and anxiety.  It is also thought to be useful for I.B.S., stomach cramps and relieving the stress of ulcers.  Amber is also good for an overall cleansing of the chakras.

AMETHYST:  Amethyst is a violet to dark purple stone which helps develop your psychic abilities. A variety of Quartz, it is known as one of the master healers and would be a good choice for anyone with asthma, addictions, headaches, hearing problems, phobias, miscarriage, and menopause or pre-menstrual tension.  It promotes restful sleep and is also a good choice for stress and anxiety.  An excellent crystal for those suffering from grief.

AMETRINE:  Ametrine is a blend of Amethyst and Citrine which becomes a fast acting healing crystal.  This is a good choice of stone for psychic attack and is thought to protect during astral travel.  It is recommended for stress and chronic fatigue syndrome.  It is also useful for boosting the immune system and attracts money when carried with you.  It is a stone that calms the mind so is a good choice for meditation.

ANGELITE:  Angelite is a pale blue stone which helps you communicate with other people as well as your own guides and angels.  It is said to be good for throat infections, stress and anxiety as well as aiding with panic attacks.  This soothing stone repairs tissue and blood vessels and is very calming on the mind.  Angelite helps you to be more compassionate about others and accept what you cannot change with a good heart.

APACHE TEAR:  Apache Tear is a form of Black Obsidian, but is much gentler as it brings up negativity at a much slower rate, enabling it to be transmuted and released.  It is a highly protective stone and is known to strengthen the aura.  It is a good stone for grief and promotes forgiveness.  It is also thought to relieve leg cramps. It is a useful stone for emotional loss and is recommended for any kind of bereavement.

APATITE:  Apatite is the stone of inspiration & manifestation.  It helps to develop psychic abilities and deepens meditation.  It is a good choice of stone for motivation, raising energy levels, arthritis & helps calcium absorption.  It also helps to suppress hunger and raises metabolism so is thought to aid weight loss.  Blue Apatite encourages a strong spiritual awareness and facilitates communication on all levels.

AQUA AURA:  Aqua Aura is a combination of Clear Quartz and Gold.  The two combine together to create this wonderful blue stone.  It is an excellent stone for activating the throat chakra, depression, anxiety, releasing anger, cools fevers and soothes stress.  It has a very high vibrational energy and is a very potent stone that can activate other crystals in healing layouts.  It also releases negative energies from the aura whilst promoting calm.

AQUAMARINE:  Aquamarine is a pale blue. It is thought to be good for oedema, pre-eclampsia, stomach upsets, and all disorders of the throat. It calms nervous tension so is a good choice for stress relief.  Enhances communication skills on all levels.  Aquamarine can be used as a tonic following any kind of illness and is said to improve eyesight.

ATLANTISITE:  Atlantisite is a great stone for the heart chakra promoting a secure and safe feeling within.  It establishes a feeling of peace and tranquillity removing all negative feelings and energies.  It is thought to be good for diabetes, kidney issues, cramps, mood swings and children with ADHD and the repair of hernias.  It is useful for those who wish to retrieve the ancient wisdom of past lives in Atlantis.

AVENTURINE:  Aventurine is a warm green gentle healing crystal that stimulates psychic perception. It is recommended for hypotension, allergies, eczema and all skin conditions, sinusitis, stammers, nausea, headaches and fevers.  Brings relief to tired gritty eyes.   Aventurine is very calming and is like a comfort blanket when you need to feel secure and loved.  It is positively a stone of financial wealth and also absorbs electromagnetic smog from mobile phones.

AZURITE:  Azurite is a beautiful deep blue stone that twinkles. Awakens your psychic abilities and intuition for one’s own spiritual growth. It is good for hypotension, cancer prevention, arthritis, allergies, pregnancy, eczema, sinusitis, nausea, headaches and fevers.  Azurite stimulates memory and aids communication with your spirit guides making it a good stone to retrieve information whilst journeying about past lives.  Enhances all musical gifts.


BLOODSTONE:  Bloodstone is a deep green stone with small red patches.  It grounds and protects and is associated with the root chakra.  It is good for poor circulation, Lupus Disease, colds, flu, M.E., throat and bladder infections.  It is said to be the stone of courage and is thought to be good for stress and anxiety.  It is a stone thought to be helpful in the treatment of leukaemia as it removes toxins from the blood.  Ancient times saw this stone as being one to banish evil.

BLUE CORAL: Blue coral is a lovely bubbly blue gemstone.  It will stimulate and activate the throat chakra so will be a good stone to enhance communication.  It is said to be good for the throat, thyroid, liver and reproductive systems.  It is also said to be useful for the spine and protects against depression and despondency. Blue coral encourages diplomatic behaviour and calms the mind so would be a good choice for meditation.

BLUE HOWLITE: Blue Howlite is an excellent stone for meditation as it is particularly calming.  It is thought to be good for insomnia, pregnancy, absorbing anger, stress, anxiety and nervous tension.  It is sometimes referred to as the stone of friendship as it is thought to both attract new friends and keep established friendships in harmony.  A good choice for dental care, oral hygiene and calcium absorption.

BLUE LACE AGATE:  Blue Lace Agate is a pale blue and white healing crystal which aids psychic communication and helps to reduce quarrels.  It is good for cooling throat infections, soothing skin irritations, calms eczema, reduces infant colic and is thought to relieve neck ache.  Blue Lace Agate brings calm and understanding to any emotional issue.  It is also thought to heal bone fractures and increase thyroid function.  An excellent choice for children.

BOJI STONES:  The Boji Stone is best used in pairs of one male and one femaile.  The Boji Stone is an alive living stone which balances and aligns the energy field.  They are good at moving the energy through the subtle boy into the physical body.  The Boji Stone recharges the aura filling it with positive energy and will also balance and re-align the chakras.  When placed on the body, they can remove pain from the physical body.  They are excellent for increasing both long and short term memory.  Boji stones are one of the most effective grounding stones and offer a high level of protection.  A pair of Boji Stones is an investment in your own physical and mental wellbeing.

BRECCIATED JASPER:  Brecciated Jasper is a mixture of Jasper and Hematite and is believed to be a very powerful balancing stone. It is good for vertigo, upset stomachs, hangovers, gall bladder and is a good grounding stone.  This is a stone to keep both your feet on the ground by improving concentration and mental clarity.  Brecciated Jasper draws stress away from the head so is a good stone for tension headaches.


CALCITE:  Calcite comes in a variety of colours – aqua, blue, honey, green, mangano, optical, orange and red.  Rich in calcium, Calcite brings balance to the nervous system, while strengthening bone structure and the immune system.  It is said to be helpful for the treatment of stress and anxiety, I.B.S., eczema and warts.  It also improves memory and concentration.  Calcite is thought to increase your intuition and encourages astral travel during meditation.  Calcite encourages growth in small children and is also recommended for hyperactivity (A.D.H.D.).

CALCITE:  Mangano Calcite is a pink stone and is often referred to as the ‘Reiki Stone’ as it has a gentle but powerful energy and is frequently used in energy healing. It is a calming stone that eases and heals the heart chakra.  It heals the inner child and past physical and emotional abuse. It is said to be good for insomnia, nightmares, anxiety, forgiveness and anger. This is a lovely stone for a child’s bedroom.

CARNELIAN:  Carnelian is an energising vibrant gem of courage, confidence and success.  It is thought to be good for arthritis, lifting depression, boosting fertility, giving energy boosts during the birth, alleviates period and back pains, M.E., rheumatism and fear.  It is said to remove the fear of death so is of use for anyone with a terminal illness.  It is also good for boosting your energy levels.  This stone also overcomes impotence and frigidity.

CATS EYE (CRYSOBERYL):  Cats Eye is a lovely stone which comes in a variety of colours.  It is said to be the bringer of good fortune and good luck promoting happiness to the wearer.  It also promotes optimism and forgiveness balancing emotional issues whilst at the same time boosting the self-esteem.  It is a natural protective stone and is good for the eyes, kidneys and leukaemia.  Cats Eye also increases energy levels and aids recovery following illness.

CAVANSITE:  Cavansite stimulates psychic awareness and develops your own intuition.  It is a good stone to connect with your guides so is particularly useful when linked to a pendulum and used during healing work.  It is thought to activate on the throat chakra and removes negative thought patterns.  Cavansite gives you courage to speak your truth and helps you de-clutter your life.  It is good for diabetes and stress related illnesses.

CELESTITE:  Celestite is a lovely pale blue stone.  It is said to connect you to all aspects of the celestial and angelic realms making it a good choice for angelic meditations.  Celestite removes fear and negative thought patterns bringing only peace and calm to the wearer.  It is an excellent stone for purifying the aura and balancing the chakras. It is useful in treatment of throat infections, emotional issues, eye conditions and depression.

CHALCEDONY:  Chalcedony attracts psychic connections, so is a great stone for healing and meditation. Chalcedony also absorbs negative thought patterns and then dissipates them. It is good for encouraging lactation in breast feeding mothers, aids baby bonding and promotes maternal instincts.  It is also thought to be helpful for the gall bladder, keeps nightmares at bay and improves circulation.  It also promotes self-belief through reflective thought.

CHERRY QUARTZ:  Cherry Quartz enhances psychic communication. It is a good choice for I.B.S. M.E., Lupus Syndrome, improving concentration, improving memory recall and encouraging decision making.  It is thought to keep colds and flu away during the cooler months. It is a stone that can heal emotional hurt and dissipates anger held within.  It works on balancing the immune system for optimum protection.

CHIASTOLITE:  Chiastolite is a very powerful protective stone which dispels negative thought patterns. This stone removes fear giving you strength to face reality.  It is a good choice for problem solving and encouraging change.  It is thought to remove guilt, lower fevers and help with rheumatism.  It is said to stimulate lactation in breast feeding mothers.  It is also a good stone to reduce acidity in the body and is thought to alleviate heartburn.

CHRYSOCOLLA:  Chrysocolla is the stone of harmony.  It can be used to purify an environment or remove negativity from a person.  It helps ease fear, anxiety and removes guilt. It can help to reduce inflammation, of the joints, muscles and organs. It is good for asthma, T.B., arthritis, muscle cramps, general infection, tonsillitis, hypertension, pneumonia and tension headaches. It is also a good protective stone to use during pregnancy as well as helping with symptoms of pre-eclampsia.  A superb stone that links into the consciousness of Gaia - Earth healing energy.

CHRYSANTHEMUM STONE:  The Chrysanthemum Stone helps you to enjoy the here and now facilitating change in a gentle way.  This stone encourages you to bloom becoming more self-confident and self-sufficient. Chrysanthemum is thought to be good for self-esteem, emotional hurt, stability and self-development. It is a stone which eliminates resentment and animosity allowing you to once again love those around you, and in return will attract love in your direction.  It is a stone which exudes calm and confidence and is a very gentle stone to carry around with you.

CHRYSOPRASE:   Chrysoprase is a green healing crystal that encourages free speech.  It is an excellent fertility booster.  It is also good for restless leg syndrome, endometriosis, claustrophobia, nightmares and O.C.D.  Chrysoprase is the stone of hope bringing new levels of optimism to the wearer.  It is also said to increase the absorbing of Vitamin C which in turn encourages the absorption of iron into the body, making it helpful in the treatment of anaemia.

CITRINE:  Citrine is a form of Quartz and is a lovely golden yellow colour.  Rich in iron and golden healing light.  Citrine is energising and invigorating, and is known as the “Sunshine or Happy Stone”.  Citrine aids with all disorders of the pancreas and digestive system, thyroid issues, bladder infections, diabetes and the female menopause.  Promotes courage, confidence, moderation, joy, fun and hope.  Citrine has the ability to absorb, transmute, dissipate and ground negative energy making it an excellent choice to protect your environment.

CLEAR QUARTZ:  Clear Quartz is known as the Master Healer and can really be used for any condition.  It is a good crystal for meditation and strengthening spiritual connection.  It is especially good for avoiding colds and flu during those winter months.  It is also thought to be good for Lupus disease, M.E., concentration and decision making so would make a great study aid.  Clear Quartz is an energy amplifier and raises your spiritual connection and attunes you to your spiritual purpose.

CRAZY LACE AGATE:  Crazy Lace Agate is a delightful stone which is thought to absorb emotional heartache and pain.  It is also thought to improve stamina and energy levels.  It is thought to attract abundance into your life by allowing you to let go of old thought patterns of unworthiness.  Wear or carry this stone following an emotional loss of any kind.  This stone should be cleansed frequently and re-charged in the sun or moonlight.


DALMATIAN JASPER:  Dalmatian Jasper encourages loyalty and so is beneficial for long term relationships.  It aids in psychic development and is a supreme nurturer.  It is good for depression, protection from nightmares, I.B.S., thrush, cystitis, stomach issues, constipation and gall bladder problems.  It is a stone thought to produce tissue regeneration and so would be a good choice for anti-aging.  Dalmatian Jasper also provides a calming effect on animals.

DANBURITE:  Danburite is a gentle pink coloured crystal which is a highly charged healing stone which is thought to be good for allergies and all chronic conditions.  It detoxifies the body and is useful to treat the gallbladder and the liver.  Danburite enhances dreams and facilitates deep change when required allowing you to leave the past behind.  It is a stone to aid the transition between the physical and spirit world providing healing at the level of the soul.

DUMORTIERITE:  Dumortierite encourages clairvoyance and clairaudience.  It is good for concentration, sinusitis, kidney infections, back pain, asthma, colds and flu.  Dumortierite is a good stone for study as it helps you retain large volumes of information in a short time span. This stone is a good choice for those working or studying mathematics, linguistics or art, connecting the intuitive aspect of life to the physical mental ability.  A superb stone for patience.

DIOPTASE:  Dioptase is a beautiful deep emerald green stone.  A very powerful and supportive heart stone, it increases spirituality and inner strength.  If one has suffered pain and betrayal in the past it stimulates forgiveness and helps in the process of healing the emotional wounds.  It helps those who suffer from migraines and headaches, regulates blood-pressure, overcomes addictions and stress, and calms the central nervous system. It keeps muscles strong and controls the blood circulation.  It makes the reproductive system smooth and firm and controls the pre-menstrual syndrome symptoms.


EMERALD:  Emerald is the stone of recovery.  It is said to aid recovery after illnesses and promote self-belief.  Good for sinusitis, pneumonia, spinal issues such as disc protrusions. Also good for diabetes, epilepsy, heart conditions, malignant cancers and rheumatism. Emerald is also thought to be useful in the treatment of fertility; however it is best not to wear it on a regular basis as it can stimulate negative thought patterns.


FIRE AGATE:  Fire Agate is a good grounding stone which will support and comfort you during troubled times. It builds a protective shield around the aura and reflects harmful energy back to its source.  It is thought to enhance sexual drive and removes fears and insecurities.  Good choice for addictive tendencies as it removes destructive desires.  Good stone for the menopause as it reduces hot flushes and is also good for treating stomach tension and eye issues.

FLUORITE:  Fluorite comes in a variety of colours – golden, indigo, lavender/green.  Fluorite aids communication with the higher realms.  Strengthens bones and teeth.  It helps with concentration so makes a great study aid.  Boosts the immune system - it is good for sinusitis, kidney infections, back pain, asthma, colds and flu. It is a good stone for cleansing the aura and stops mindless chatter during meditation.  This is a good stone to combat confusion, dizziness and can alleviate symptoms of vertigo.  This is a good stone to have when you need courage to face the future.

FUCHSITE:  Fuchsite is a beautiful green soothing stone.  A gem of self-reflection and compassion.  It promotes flexibility, calms nervous energy, anger and tantrums.  Aid with disorders of the heart, immune system and circulation, promotes restful sleep.

FULGARITE:  Fulgarite is formed when lightning strikes sand.  This gem promotes massive shifts in attitude and awareness.  Ideal for those who feel stuck in a rut or who are aware of repeating the same mistake over and over again.  Highly energising and inspiring.


GARNET:  Garnet is an excellent grounding stone.  Rich in iron and magnesium, this crystal aids with disorders of the blood and relieves muscle cramps whilst promoting regeneration at the cellular level.  It is also good for thyroid, poor circulation, infertility, lactose intolerance, depression and IBS.  It is said to boost energy levels and is a good stone for manifestation and cosmic ordering.  It provides a stable connection between the physical and etheric nervous systems.  Garnet stimulates the movement of one’s Kundalini.  It is also the stone of love and romance.

GOLDSTONE:  Goldstone promotes optimism and personal growth and is sometimes thought of as The Stone of Ambition.  It reduces stomach tension, and is good for reducing anxiety and stress.  Goldstone attracts good business practice and is thought to attract financial wealth.  It is a stone recommended for easing constipation; it is also thought to be good for arthritis and for increasing energy levels.

GOLDEN HEALER: Golden Healers are one of the master healing crystals.  They promote healing on all levels bringing pure love and joy to the holder.  This stone helps you access the golden rays which are the highest vibrational light the body can receive and sustain.  It is an excellent stone for the treatment of cancers, IBS and stomach issues.  It is also recommended for the release of blockages in the body and removing negativity from the aura.

GYPSUM SATIN SPAR:  Gypsum is an excellent tool for cutting cords and cleanser of one’s own auric field and home environment.  A soft, serene healing energy of empathy, understanding and spiritual growth.  Links one with Grandmother Moon and teaches one how to receive with ease.


HEMATITE:  Hematite is a powerful grounding and protective energy – this gem provides a good deflective shield against negativity.  It is exceptionally good for anaemia as it stimulates the absorption of iron.  Hematite purifies the bloodstream and increases one’s resistance to stress.  It is also thought to be good for O.C.D., anxiety, leg cramps, Reynaud’s Disease and poor circulation.  It helps you organise the mind so is good for anyone who has to do mathematics. Hematite is also thought to be good for insomnia and spinal alignment and can be used to cool fevers when given as an elixir.

HERKIMER DIAMOND:  Herkimer Diamond is a powerful psychic stimulant promoting clairvoyance and telepathy.  It is said to promote dream recall and is a good stone for past life regression.  It is said to bring people back together when both people carry a crystal each.  It is good for electromagnetic smog, stress, insomnia and strengthening the spine.  It is also good for chronic fatigue and a major stone for encouraging spiritual growth.

HOWLITE:  White Howlite is a good choice for meditation.  It is also good for infant colic, alleviating insomnia, promoting a healthy pregnancy, absorbing anger, relieving stress, anxiety and nervous tension.  White Howlite teaches us to be patient and is also thought to be useful for stimulating memory.  It is said to help one achieve one’s goals promoting optimism for the future and helps you to develop a positive attitude to life.


INFINITE:  Infinite is sometimes called 'The stone of Miracles’ due to its miraculous healing properties.  It is said to be one of the main healer’s stones activating healing on a maximum level.  It is good for any type of chronic pain or joint pain.  It is known as one of the premier healing stones.  It is able to repair holes and splits in the human aura and promotes self-belief. Infinite is also thought to be good for electromagnetic smog.

IOLITE:  Iolite is one of the best stones to use in psychic work and healing.  It is sometimes known as the Vikings stone.  It opens the 3rd Eye and is good for astral travel and psychic development.  It is said to be good for addictions, fear, memory, insomnia, sore throats and varicose veins.  It is also thought to be a good choice for healing of the eyes.  This is an excellent stone to use for Shamanic Journeying and past life regression.


JADE:  Green Jade a gem of harmony, comfort and support – especially through hormonal changes, i.e. adolescence and menopause (for both sexes).  Aids with muscle function and nervous disorders, while promoting balance within the kidneys and heart.  Gem of manifestation, teaches one how to create the future one desires.  Smooth, loving, comfortable, supportive healing energy.

JASPER:  Golden/Yellow Jasper aids with digestion and disorders of the stomach, pancreas and bowel issues.  It is a very positive stone, making you 'feel better’.  Yellow Jasper stimulates the solar plexus and expels any build up of negative emotions so would be a good stone for nervous tension.  A warm energising stone, promoting friendship, happiness and quiet confidence.  

JASPER: Red Jasper highly protective and energising, Red Jasper is the supreme nurturer and encourages spiritual development at a gentle rate.  Lifts depression while promoting physical strength, excellent choice for those feeling tired or lethargic.  It is also a good grounding stone and can alleviate stress when placed inside your pillow case at night.  It is said to be good for bronchitis, cancer, cystitis, stomach upsets and gall stones. Rich in iron, this gemstone aids with all disorders of the blood and brings balance to the adrenal glands.    Red Jasper helps you to de-clutter your mind and your life allowing you to become more organised in your thoughts and daily life.  Powerful, warm physical healing energy.

JASPER:  Leopard Skin Jasper is a great stone for Shamanic journeying to meet your animal guides and offers protection when travelling between worlds during journeying.  It is thought to be good for protection and will boost energy levels when required.  It is said to be good for activating the self-healing process, protect during childbirth, relieve nervous tension, protect against insect and snake bites.

JASPER:  Snakeskin Jasper was thought to be the stone of invisibility in ancient times offering protection at all times.  It is thought to be good for protection and will boost energy levels when required.  It is said to be good for activating the self-healing process, protect during childbirth, relieve nervous tension, protect against insect and snake bites.  It is a good choice for cleansing a home as it rids the area of negative energies.

JASPER:  Zebra Jasper is a white and black stone which resembles the Zebra.  It is a lovely gemstone and has all the properties of the nurturing Jasper crystal with the added energy of being able to motivate and energize you allowing you to overcome the feeling of apathy.  It is said to provide you with the courage you need to transform your ideas into reality, getting to grips with your problems and allowing you to overcome them to see your idea’s through to completion.

JET:  Jet is a good stone to choose to alleviate menstrual cramps.  It is also thought to be useful for treating migraines, epilepsy and general colds.  Mood swings can be diminished with the help of Jet as well as lifting depression and promoting renewed optimism.  It is thought to bring financial gain and protect business premises.  Jet can also help to develop your psychic awareness and give protection during astral travel.


KUNZITE:  Kunzite is said to help heal broken hearts.  It relieves stress and anger, bringing about peace and harmony.  It removes obstacles to attract new love.  It is a good stone for asthma, chest infections, stress, neuralgia, pneumonia and T.B.  It has a very gentle energy to bring about understanding of others.  This stone also strengthens the physical heart so is good to use following a heart attack.

KYANITE:  Blue – Serves as a bridge between our inner and outer selves, or between two people, enhancing telepathy. Kyanite takes away anger and confusion to bring about tranquillity, loyalty and honesty.  Kyanite does not retain negative energy and can balance all the chakra’s and removes energy blockages.  Kyanite gives protection during meditation and visualization work.  Aids with all disorders of the throat, mouth and lungs.

KYANITE:  Black - Kyanite is a very protective stone and deflects negative energies.  It is associated with the root chakra and makes a wonderful grounding stone.  It is thought to be good for settling the mind and enhances meditative states so would be a good calming stone for stress and anxiety.  Kyanite instantly aligns the chakra system and makes the transition easier between life and the spirit world so is a suitable crystal for birth and death.


LABRADORITE:  Labradorite is considered to be the stone of transformation.  It is good for protecting the aura and spiritual growth as it strengthens the spiritual connection and psychic awareness encouraging you to connect with your intuition.  Promotes balance on all levels, it is good for P.M.T., digestion and gall bladder problems, pre-eclampsia, stress, vertigo, hypertension and gout.  It is also said to be helpful for eye issues, rheumatism and is good for regulating metabolism.  Gifts one an understanding of all things magical.

LAPIS LAZULI:  Lapis Lazuli is a blue healing crystal that promotes psychic ability and protects during astral travel.  Rich in the energies of change, this gem is a powerful aid to all who feel ready to advance.  It is good for asthma, pain relief, migraines, insomnia, hypertension, vertigo, depression, thyroid and Lupus Syndrome.  It is a stone that is said to bond people together so would be a good choice for relationships or wedding gifts.  It is a crystal also said to be good for hearing loss and helps you to utilize your listening skills.

LARIMAR:  Larimar is described as 'The Jewel of the Caribbean’ and originates in the Dominican Republic.  Larimar is the colour of the sea and promotes calm by removing excess energies.  It is a good stone for all throat and lung issues such as asthma, throat and chest infections.  It brings answers from the sea of consciousness and allows us to gain insight into problems.  It is favoured by therapists for strengthening the physical heart following injury or heart attacks.  Very powerful, loving, advanced healing teacher – ideal for Earth healing work.

LEPIDOLITE:  Lepidolite promotes self-love, patience and a knowing that all will turn out for the best in the end.  It greatly decreases stress, anxiety, depression, manic depression, sciatica, despondency, anger, panic attacks and addictions.  It is a good stone for business as it attracts success.  Lepidolite absorbs electromagnetic pollution and is a good choice to place close to computers.  It is also said to be good for absorbing negativity and increasing psychic awareness.

LODESTONE / MAGNATITE:  Lodestone is also known as Magnetite.  It has powerful magnetic qualities and works with the body’s own bio magnetic field.  This is a good stone to aid recovery following illness and is also beneficial for asthma, inflammation and nose bleeds.  It is a good choice for sports people as it relieves muscular aches and pains and heals muscle injuries.  It is also good for fear, anger, grief and develops your intuition.


MAGNASITE:  Magnasite aids channelling of your spirit guides and encourages mediumship development.  It is a stone that brings peace and calm so is a wonderful choice for meditation.  It brings out our imagination and aids visualisation.   Good choice for anxiety, stress, eczema, IBS, A.D.H.D. and is thought to help strengthen bones and teeth so would be recommended for osteoporosis and arthritis.

MALACHITE:  Malachite is a beautiful rich green colour and teaches us humility.  It is known as 'The Midwives Stone’ as it is said to facilitate birth.  It is good for depression, birth, diabetes, epilepsy, cramp and nausea.  This is a good choice for menstrual cramps, fractures, vertigo and lowers blood pressure when worn around the wrist as a bracelet.  It calms inflammation so reducing painful conditions like rheumatism and arthritis.

MERLINITE:  Merlinite is a truly magical stone which is said to hold the secrets of shamans, magicians and other magic workers to attract magical occurrences into your life. Merlinite can also be used to heal past lives bringing harmony and peace to this lifetime.  It is a good stone for those wanting to develop their intuition and helps to balance the yin yang energies.  Good stone for journeying either in the physical or meditative sense.  It promotes self-love, self-belief and self-forgiveness.

MIDNIGHT LEMURIAN JADE:  This is an amazing stone that links this world to the spiritual realms whilst keeping you grounded at the same time.  This stone is thought to assist in any life transition especially those on their spiritual path as well as accompanying the dying on their journey across to spirit.  It is thought to help people who have had difficulties in the past and draws those towards you with whom you have unfinished business.  It aids recovery from illness and aids in manifesting your desires.

MOLDAVITE:  Moldavite is the ”Star Seed of Transformation”.  This high vibrational, transformational gemstone promotes accelerated change for the better in all who work with it.  An advanced healing teacher.  Moldavite is said to have arrived on our planet from outer space.  It is said to aid learning, communication and bring about new ideas.  There have been reporting’s of wonderful things happening to those who start wearing it.  It is an excellent stone for dream recall and meditation.  It is highly recommend for use by mediums as it allows you to communicate with other dimensions and the spirit world.

MOOKITE:  Mookite is the stone of the here and now.  It can help you accept change as it occurs.  Mookite protects and guards your emotions so is good for anyone who has been emotionally hurt.  It stabilizes health and boosts the immune system.  Mookite is a good stone for depression, building your self-esteem as well as removing fear of the future.  It provides a positive outlook promoting optimism at its highest level.

MOONSTONE:  Moonstone is a milky coloured stone and is the essential female stone.  An emotional balancer, it balances hormones, thus helping P.M.T., menopausal symptoms, birth, oedema, pre-eclampsia and is also useful in preparation for a new pregnancy following miscarriage.  Moonstone will also develop your psychic perception and clairvoyance skills.  It is thought to be useful for mastitis and lactation in breast feeding mothers.

MOSS AGATE:  Moss Agate is a great stone for meditation.  It is also good for birth, colds, flu, thrush, fungal infections, dehydration and cystitis.

MYSTIC TOPAZ:  Mystic Topaz is a very spiritual stone and helps speed up the process between clarifying one’s intent and connecting it with the divine will to manifest your dreams at a much faster rate.  It allows a direct flow of energy opening the inner senses up to healing. It helps one to tell the truth and is frequently known as the 'Stone of Truth’. It also gives confidence to the wearer enabling them to speak their mind more freely.


NEW JADE: New Jade is well known for its pale green colour and is thought to be a very lucky stone.  It not only attracts good luck but also financial wealth.  It is said to be good for childbirth, kidney infections, fertility, hip pain, colic and regulates the physical heart.  It is a good choice to bring harmony back to dysfunctional relationships.  It is a good stone to have following an operation as it is thought to aid the healing process where stitches have been placed in the skin.


OBSIDIAN:  Black Obsidian is known as the wizards’ stone as its shiny surface makes it a good choice for scrying. It is also well known for its fast acting protective energies.  It is good for grief, depression, stress and anxiety. An excellent choice to protect your home from unwanted intruders.  It allows the release of emotional ties of old loves to facilitate moving forward.

OCEAN JASPER:  Ocean Jasper is protective stone which also encourages spiritual development at a gentle rate.  It is also a good grounding stone and can alleviate stress when placed inside your pillow case at night.  It is said to be good for bronchitis, cancer, cystitis, stomach upsets and gall stones.  Ocean Jasper helps you to get the job done with calm enthusiasm.

ONYX:  Black Onyx balances, grounds and protects and is associated with the root chakra.  It is said to be good for grief, gout, stress and anxiety, anaemia, poor circulation, depression and it is thought to reduce sexual desires.  Black Onyx takes away the fear of death and so is a good stone for terminal illness. Black Onyx promotes the ability to make wise decisions and encourages self-control to the wearer.

OPAL:  Opal aids with clairvoyance.  It is good for mood swings, infections and is a good stone for anyone who is diabetic as it balances insulin production.

OPALITE:  Opalite is a white stone with a blue tinge to it when turned to the light.  It is known as 'The Stone of Angels’ and encourages angelic connections.  It is also good for diabetes, mood swings and fights fatigue and infection.  Opalite is also thought to be beneficial for business growth and financial wealth.  It is thought to protect the new-born infant so would be a good choice of gift to welcome a new baby.


PEACOCK ORE:  Peacock ore is known as the stone of joyfulness due to its ability to bring joy and happiness to any moment and allow you to pass these feelings onto others.  It is a potent healing stone which cleanses and balances the chakras.  It is thought to be good for removing negative energy and will remove doubts and fears from the mind.  It increases alkaline in the body and so would be good for stomach issues, ulcers, and stabilises cancers.

PERIDOT:  Peridot teaches us to love each other.  It is good for reducing anger, improving eyesight, asthma, gall bladder, stomach ulcers, I.B.S. and wards of jealousy and resentment towards the wearer.  Peridot is also said to aid birthing by strengthening the labour contractions but alleviating the pain.  It is thought to overcome hypochondria when worn around the neck as a pendant.  Peridot is also useful for dysfunctional relationships.

PHANTOM QUARTZ:   A phantom crystal is when there is a ghost like appearance within the body of a crystal.  It appears as if there is a crystal within a crystal.  Phantom quartz stimulates healing on a higher level.  It is said to connect us with our spirit guides and bring a deeper level of understanding during meditation.  It helps us to recall past life information and raise buried memories to the surface enabling us to deal with them in a positive way.  It encourages clairaudience and is useful for treating hearing loss.

PICASSO JASPER:  Picasso Jasper helps us to find the child within us again.  It reminds us to have a good balance between work and play and helps us to enjoy life.  Picasso Jasper is thought to be a protective stone and is good for absorbing negative energy.  It is good for boosting the immune system and general healing of the body but especially the eyes.

PICTURE JASPER:   Picture Jasper aids psychic development.  It is good for I.B.S., thrush, cystitis, stomach issues and gall bladder.  It is thought to bring up past feelings of hurt, guilt, love, anger and hatred to the surface to enable you to deal with them.  Picture Jasper is a comforting stone which alleviates fear and promotes security.  It is a good stone for children as it boosts the immune system and provides energy boosts as necessary.

PIETERSITE:  Pietersite is a stone that activated a unification of the solar plexus and the third eye.  This combination brings about strength of will power thus increasing the likelihood of achievement.  This is sometimes called the tempest stone as its energy feels like the electricity of a thunder storm.  Good for concentration, decision making and strengthening the aura.  It is a good choice for growth, hypertension, asthma and chronic fatigue.

PINK OPAL:  Pink Opal brings joy and uplifts the mood.  It is an exceptional stone for relieving stress and anxiety.  It encourages you to forget your worries, inhibitions and removes feelings of shame or guilt.  Good for diabetes and skin irritations.  Pink Opal is a good choice for past life regression and dream recall.  It also teaches us to be compassionate to ourselves and others. It is thought to be good for stress and an excellent stone for children who have trouble sleeping.

PREHNITE:  Prehnite is thought to be the crystal to heal the healer and is also the stone of preparation.  Prehnite calms the environment bringing peace and protection.  It is thought to be helpful for decluttering your mind and your life.  Prehnite alleviates nightmares, phobias and deep fears, uncovering and healing the issues that creates them.  Beneficial for hyperactive children, healing the kidneys, shoulders, chest and lungs and is also a good stone to stabilise cancers.

PYRITE:  Iron Pyrite is an excellent choice for blocking unwanted negative energy and pollutants.  This is a very positive stone and gives you a feeling of self-worth stimulating a steady flow of ideas.  It is thought to be good for anxiety, and for those who need to be more assertive in their everyday life.  It improves memory and boosts energy levels helping you to overcome fatigue.  It is thought to be good for asthma, bronchitis and lung infections.


RAINBOW MOONSTONE:  Rainbow Moonstone is said to have the power to grant your wishes so is an excellent stone for manifestation.  It enhances psychic ability and intuition and brings harmony to the wearer.  It is a very calming stone so is good for anyone who is a little stressed.  This stone is also known for its ability to enhance fertility and balance hormones so makes it a good choice for P.M.T. It is also helpful for insomnia and childbirth.

RAINBOW OBSIDIAN: Rainbow Obsidian is a gentle form of obsidian which is just as protective as the Black Obsidian.  It teaches us about our spiritual nature and can cut spiritual cords and connections with past loves or relationships.  Rainbow obsidian will absorb any kind of negative energy and is a great stone for stress relief as it gently releases it from the aura..!!

RED JADE:  Red Jade is considered to be an extremely lucky stone.  It is also the stone of passion and romance.  Red Jade also relieves tension and a gently dissolves to anger.  It is a stone that will create assertiveness in quieter souls diminishing fear and promoting self-belief.  It is a stone for stimulating you into action giving energy boosts as required.  This is also a good choice for anyone with addictions so would be good choice for will power when giving up smoking or during dieting.

RHODOCROSITE:  Rhodochrosite is a lovely pink and white stone and is said to be the stone of love and balance.  Its name comes from the Greek word meaning 'Red Rose’.  It works best on the heart chakra and is said to attract your soul mate into your life.  It is very good at healing emotional, sexual abuse and provides healing for the inner child.  It is also good for eczema and depression and it is said to enhance dreaming.

RHODONITE:  Rhodonite is known as 'The First Aider’.  It is good for emotional and physical shock.  It is also good for IBS, circulation, cystitis, stomach upsets, streptococcal throat infections.  It is good for joint inflammation so would be good for arthritis.  Rhodonite is a good choice for both kidney and gall stones as it helps dissolve them.  It is also recommended for weight loss as it detoxifies the body’s organs so they perform more efficiently.

ROSE QUARTZ:  Rose Quartz is a beautiful pink healing stone and is known as the stone of unconditional love.  It both attracts love to those who carry or wear it and teaches self-love. It is said to be good for asthma, infertility, reducing swelling, hypertension, bruises and sciatica.  Rose Quartz calms and heals the mind, allowing you to let go of worry and fear.  It is good for healing old emotional wounds and prepares you for future love.

RUBY IN FUSCHITE:  Ruby in Fuschite is useful for treating the spleen, adrenal glands and blood circulation and can help to treat carpal tunnel syndrome.  It can assist in aligning the spine and increase the flexibility of muscles. It is said to enhance romance, marriage, integrity, devotion and passion.  It helps in all things related to Love. It also stimulates the mind and emotions.  It can help you “bounce back” after particularly tense or stressful physical or emotional situations.

RUTILATED QUARTZ:  Rutilated Quartz is said to capture the hair of the angels. It attracts inspiration and is good for concentration, boosting the immune system, lifting depression and alleviating symptoms of asthma.  Rutilated Quartz is thought to prevent hair loss and stimulate hair growth so would be a good choice for alopecia.  It is also thought to be good for the healing of wounds following surgery. Rutilated Quartz also enhances the intuition giving you a sense of knowing.


SAPPHIRES:  Gentle yet strong crystal, reliable and dependable.  Sapphires aid with all disorders of the throat, lungs and mouth.  Rich in deep ancient knowledge, Sapphires are powerful teachers for those who are ready to go deep within The Divine, one’s soul, to travel into galactic consciousness.

SELENITE:  Selenite is a pure white stone which brings clarity of mind and opens the crown chakra.  It is a very calming stone instilling a deep sense of peace and can be used to detach entities from the body.  Selenite heals the spinal column and realigns the spine.  It is a good choice for epilepsy as it guards against fits.  It is also said to be good for enhancing concentration, encouraging study, P.E.T., S.A.D., and reduces stress levels.

SERAPHINITE:  These sacred crystals have been blessed with “Rivers of Light” running through their matrix, giving the appearance of wings.  Opens one to new ways of being.  Deeply joyous and playful, it also awakens one’s inner vision and serves as a gateway to Angelic consciousness.

SERPENTINE:  Serpentine is a powerful healing tool and is known to have the ability to raise the Kundalini energy.  Serpentine is a stone of optimism and positivity.  It allows you to release fears from the past making it easier to look forward to the future.  Serpentine is thought to eliminate parasites and is helpful at balancing blood sugars and diabetes.  It is a good stone for helping with the absorption of calcium making it a good choice for children.

SMOKEY QUARTZ:   Smokey Quartz is a brownish tinged healing crystal and is a fantastic grounding stone.  It is also good for relieving stress, lifting depression, reducing nightmares, preventing headaches, enhancing fertility and absorbs pain.  Smokey Quartz is said to dissolve muscle cramps and strengthen the back muscles.  It is a very positive stone and will promote optimism when worn or placed in an environment in which you live or work.  A very cleansing crystal but it will do it by balancing.

SNOWY QUARTZ:  The feminine form of Rock Crystal – The Master Healer – and possessing all of its qualities and more.  A much softer healing energy.  It is a very calming and soothing stone so is good for stress and anxiety.  It is also good for boosting the immune system so would be good for M.E., Lupus Disease and for keeping colds and flu at bay during the winter months.  Excellent for pregnant women, children and all those seeking a gentle disposition.  Containing the full light spectrum energies, this gem activates all levels of consciousness.  It stills the mind and soothes the emotions.

SNOWFLAKE OBSIDIAN:  Snowflake Obsidian wards off negative energies and protects the environment in which it resides.  It is good for stress, poor circulation, depression and fear.  A gem of balance which teaches us how to bring more light into darkness, enhancing our higher self while clearing subconscious blocks from all levels of being.

SODALITE:  Sodalite is a dark blue stone with lighter blue and white markings.  It is said to open the 3rd eye and is an excellent choice of stone for meditation.  It is also good for phobias, panic attacks, M.S., leukaemia, M.E., throat infections, fever and hypertension.  It is thought to be a good stone for removing guilt and fears and blends the logic with the intuition making it a good choice for psychic development.

SPHALERITE:  Rich in zinc, this crystal strengthens the immune system and aids with the absorption of vital nutrients, while restoring balance within the skin.  Highly protective Sphalerite also increases one’s gifts of intuition and discernment.

STRAWBERRY QUARTZ:  Strawberry Quartz is a lovely pink stone which is said to produce a quiet restful energy which makes this a great stone for anyone who has difficulty relaxing or is a workaholic.  The stone is also said to help heal emotional wounds of the past.  Strawberry Quartz is also good for promoting the artistic and creative tendencies within us so is a good choice for designers and those involved with or studying art.

SUGALITE:  Sugalite is often known as the healer’s stone, this is because of its great ability to enhance healing and promote spiritual love.  It is good for removing disappointment and lessons the effects of shock.  It lowers hostility, anger and jealousy.  Sugalite is a good stone for headaches or migraines as it diminishes discomfort.  Sugalite is suggested for the treatment of schizophrenia and paranoia as well as being highly recommended for autism.

SUNSTONE:  Sunstone is the stone of joy and good fortune.  This stone allows the real self to shine through and allows you to say NO when required to do so.  Good for depression, self-empowerment, stimulates the self-healing process, SAD, sore throats, stomach ulcers as well as treating general aches and pains.  Increases self-worth and confidence.  Encourages optimism and enthusiasm.  Creates vitality & positive energy.


TANZANITE:  Tanzanite is one of the most valuable and powerful stimulates that forms a connection between the brow and heart chakra making it a potent stone for psychic perception.  Tanzanite promotes happiness and a relief from worry.  It is a stone that helps you communicate well with others and is recommended for all workaholics as it calms the mind.  It is useful for A.D.H.D. and for people who find it hard to relax.

TIGER EYE:  Tiger Eye is said to have the warmth and strength of the sun inside of it.  It is good for the treatment of stomach ulcers, alleviating indigestion, osteoporosis and hypochondria.  Tiger Eye was traditionally carried as a protective talisman in ancient times against ill-wishers.  It is thought to be good for treatment of tired and itchy eyes and has been found to be useful for the treatment of hayfever.

TIGER EYE:  Blue Tiger Eye is also known as Hawks Eye and is a good choice of stone for issues relating to the eyes.  It is one of the major stones that will activate the 3rd eye during meditation and chakra balancing.  It is thought to be a lucky stone to carry as well as bringing protection against harm.  Blue Tiger Eye is good for stress, temper and anxiety and is thought to slow the metabolism so is a good stone for weight gain.

TIGER EYE:  Red Tiger Eye is a red and brown healing crystal and is said to boost energy levels and speed up metabolism, therefore it is a great stone for anyone who want to lose weight.  Tiger Eye is a great stone for depression and lifting the mood.   Red Tiger Eye is also good for fractures and for improving eye sight.  It is thought to enhance psychic perception and raises the Kundalini energy as well as protecting the aura from negative energies.

TOPAZ:  Blue Topaz is a stone to uplift your emotions.  It directs energy to where it is needed and so aids self-healing.  It is a good stone for anorexia as it can stabilise metabolism. Improves eyesight and promotes confidence.  This stone promotes truth and understanding as well as promoting forgiveness of others.  Helps you to understand your problems and brings about inspiration to enable you to highlight and achieve your goals.

TOURMALINE:  Black Tourmaline protects against electromagnetic smog, radiation and psychic attack.  It disperses tension and anxiety and is good for clearing negative thought patterns, encouraging positive attitudes.  It boosts the immune system and is good for arthritis, dyslexia and provides pain relief.  Black Tourmaline forms a protective shield around the aura so is a good stone for healers or anyone feeling at risk of negative thought patterns.

TOURMALINE QUARTZ:  Tourmaline Quartz protects during astral travel and also attracts good luck.  It is thought to be good for dyslexia, anxiety, arthritis, fear and is a great confidence booster.  Tourmaline Quartz changes negative energy into positive and strengthens the aura against psychic attack.  It is a very good grounding stone and promotes a feeling of self-belief and helps alleviate the need to self-harm.

TOURMALINE: Watermelon Tourmaline is a lovely gentle stone which is green colour which envelopes pink and is known to activate the heart chakra.  It is said to be good for teaching us patience and tactfulness so is a good stone for dysfunctional relationships.  It is thought to be good ford expression, M.S. and stress promoting both love and tenderness to the wearer.

TREE AGATE:  Tree agate is a very calming stone and is thought to be good for IBS, gastric wind, shock and trauma.  It is a good choice for strengthening the aura and repairing faithfulness within a relationship.  Tree Agate is a good choice to place in your garden and is said to aid those with green fingers.

TURQUOISE:  Turquoise is one of the love gems, promoting peace of mind, relaxation, courage, positivity and friendship.  An emotional balancer, it aids with expression of one’s own creativity while enhancing one’s channelling and spiritual energies.  Revitalises the entire body, promoting tissue regeneration.  Aids with all disorders of the lungs, respiratory system and circulation.  It is good for boosting the immune system, absorbing pain, alleviating panic attacks, balancing mood swings, treating M.E. and reducing the likelihood of heartburn.  A soft, gentle yet deep healing energy.


UNAKITE:  Unakite is a green and pink healing stone which is said to assist with psychic development.  It is good for insomnia, pregnancy, absorbing anger, stress, anxiety and nervous tension.  It is also thought to stimulate weight gain so would be useful for anorexia. Meditating with Unakite is useful for past life recall and for calming the mind.  It is said to be good for absorbing electromagnetic smog from electrical equipment.


VERDITE:  Verdite cleanses the blood, removing toxins, and genital disorders.  Increases resistance to infection, soothes allergic conditions.  Can be used to access and assimilate ancient knowledge.  It is an excellent stone to stimulate the movement of the Kundalini.

VESUVIANITE:  Vesuvianite can aid in assimilation of nutrients from intake of food and strengthen enamel on teeth.  It has been used in treatment of diverticulosis.  The perfect stone for newlyweds, business colleagues, friends and acquaintances.  Helps inventors, creativity and intuition.  It stabilises mental thought and helps one to advance on the spiritual path.

VANADANITE:  Vanadanite aids with meditation and aligns the chakras.  Useful in treating breathing difficulties, in particular asthma and congested lung.  Relieves lung cancer symptoms.


WULFENITE:  Wulfenite invigorates and harmonises emotions, passions and appetite. Warming and grounding, this mineral helps us to get in touch with our feelings.  It is also good for warming and healing female reproduction.


ZINCITE:  Zincite instils confidence in your own abilities and strengthens.  It helps one to overcome trauma or shock and is useful in the treatment of phobias.  Improves skin and hair Beneficial for the prostate gland and menopausal symptoms.

ZIRCON:  Zircon is useful to combat insomnia and to deal with self-esteem issues.  It brings emotional stability.  Fights against allergies and poisoning, strengthens the liver, gives strength when one is infected with the HIV virus.  Emotionally protective and brings spiritual knowledge.  Aids during astral projection.  Can break spells and protects against all negative spiritual influences.  Helps one to remember dreams.

ZOISCITE:  Stimulates the root chakra and increases fertility.  It helps to release fears and strengthens the heart and reproductive chakras.

Medicinal Herbs & Uses: Bee Balm - Bergamot

Bee Balm is edible and medicinal, the entire plant above ground is edible used as a pot herb, and it is also used as a flavoring in cooked foods. The flowers make an attractive edible garnish in salads. The plant is noted for its fragrance, and is a source of oil of thyme. The fresh or dried leaves are brewed into a refreshing aromatic and medicinal tea. An infusion of young Bee Balm leaves used to form a common beverage in many parts of the United States.

Monarda didyma, (red)  (purple)  Monarda fistulosa,  (pink)

Other Names:  Eastern Beebalm, Bergamot, Wild Oswego Tea, Horsemint, Monarda


Bee Balm leaves and flowers and stems are used in alternative medicine as an antiseptic, carminative, diaphoretic, diuretic and stimulant. An infusion is medicinal used internally in the treatment of colds, catarrh, headaches, and gastric disorders, to reduce low fevers and soothe sore throat, to relieve flatulence, nausea, menstrual pain, and insomnia. Steam inhalation of the plant can be used for sore throats, and bronchial catarrh (inflammation of the mucus membrane, causing an increased flow of mucus). Externally, it is a medicinal application for skin eruptions and infections. Bergamot’s distinctive aroma, found in both the leaf and flower is wonderful for use in potpourri. While a fragrant herb in its own right, Wild Bergamot is not the source of the commonly used Bergamot Essential oil.

Habitat and Description

Bee Balm is a perennial herb native to Eastern North America. It grows in dry thickets, clearings and woodland edges from Ontario and British Columbia to Georgia and Mexico. Bee Balm has showy, red, pink, or lilac flowers in large heads or whorls of about 20-50 flowers at the top of the branching stem, supported by leafy bracts, the leaflets are a pale-green color. The stem of Bee Balm is square, grooved and hard; and about 3 feet high. The leaves occur in opposite pairs, are rough on both surfaces, are distinctly toothed, and lance-shaped. Fine dense hairs cover much of the stem and leaves. Bee Balm roots are short, slender, creeping rhizomes.

How to Grow Bee Balm

Bee Balm is easily grown in ordinary garden soil. It also grows well in heavy clay soils, requires a part shade to sunny place to grow. This species thrives when grown in a dry soil and prefers alkaline soil conditions. Bee Balm is best started from plants which spread like crazy, but will grow from seed as well. Unfortunately, it often gets spotted with a mold like affliction.

How to Harvest and Use Bee Balm

Wild Bergamot flowers bloom from June to July. Gather edible leaves and flowers in bloom, dry on small bundles in paper bags in a dry, well ventilated area. Bee Balm can be used as tea, or as an aromatic suitable for sachets and potpourri.

Herbal Tea Recipe

“Medicinal” tea: To 1 tsp. dried herb, add 1 cup boiling water, steep 10 min. sweeten to taste, take at bedtime.

Folklore and History

The red variety is commonly known as Oswego Tea. It was used by colonists in place of English Tea after the Boston Tea Party, when they threw the English tea in the harbor to protest the high taxes imposed on it by the British. Read More about Oswego Tea

Bee Balm was used as a medicinal plant extensively by Native Americans who recognized four varieties that had different odors. Wild Bergamot was used also as an active diaphoretic (sweat inducer) for ceremonial sweat lodges. A decoction of the herb was made into hair pomade. 


Uplifting, refreshing and relaxing. Encourages cheerful emotions and ideal for depression. Its delicate, sweet aroma can also be used to freshen and uplift a room. Citrus Bergamia is a small tree about 4.5m high with smooth oval leaves. It belongs to the same family as the orange tree. The essential oil comes from the small round fruits which ripen from green to yellow, similar to oranges in appearance.

Native to Morocco and tropical Asia it is grown commercially in the Ivory Coast and is extensively cultivated in Southern Italy. It was first cultivated around Bergamo, from where it takes its name.

History / Traditions

The fruit has been used for hundreds of years in Italian folk medicine. However the fruit was unknown outside Italy and wasn’t exported until recent times. The oil was primarily used for the treatment of fever and intestinal worms.


The essential oil is produced by cold expression of the peel of the nearly ripe fruit. Although many oils are produced by mechanical processes, the best quality oil is produced by hand.

General Description

The oil is a light greenish yellow liquid with an uplifting citrus aroma and balsamic overtones. On aging the oil turns to a brownish olive color. The oil is known to have about 300 components the main being linalyl acetate 30-60%; linalol 11-22% and other alcohols, sesquiterpenes, terpenes, alkanes, and furocoumarins 0.3-0.39%


Bergamot oil has a strong affinity for the urinary tract and is valuable in the treatment of cystitis and urethritis. It should be used in the bath or as a local wash at a 1% dilution. In helping with mental and psychological states, Bergamot is most valuable for its uplifting effects. For tension anxiety or depression, bergamot should be used in a massage oil or in a dally bath. The fragrance blends well with lavender, neroli, jasmine, geranium, chamomile, lemon, cypress and juniper. bergamot can be used in the treatment of tensions causing dietary problems such as over and under eating. The antiseptic qualities of Bergamot make it ideal for the treatment of skin complaints such as acne, oily skin and all infections of the skin. Bergamot is cooling in feverish conditions and has effective insect repellent properties. Bergamot has an inhibiting effect on certain viruses, in particular Herpes simplex 1 which causes cold sores. Bergamot will also reduce the pain of shingles and ease chicken pox in small children. Bergamot is used extensively as a fragrance and is also found in toiletries and cologne.

Safety data

Certain furocumarins (including bergapten found in Bergamot) are photo toxic on human skin. This causes sensitivity and skin pigmentation when exposed to sunlight. Therefore exercise caution when using Bergamot in sunny weather. Bergamot should never be used undiluted on the skin. Severe burning may result.

Magical Properties: 

Money, prosperity, protection from evil and illness, improving memory, stopping interference, and promoting restful sleep. Carry in a sachet while gambling to draw luck and money. Very powerful for attracting success. Burn at any ritual to increase its power.

Also Called: Orange Mint


Seriously debated still getting out of bed and driving to Montclair for class, but then I really thought about it and was like

So yeah.

I stayed home today. E-mailed my professor to let her know. Thankfully, we’re still just reviewing anatomical structures, so hopefully I’ll be able to get any additional info from classmates and review the rest of the lecture on my own.


I knew the conscience thing was way too good to be true.

Be Well. x


So it’s another one of those nights where I’m just feeling miserable.

I started to feel a headache coming on earlier this evening. I immediately popped a Relpax and hopped in the shower. After about two hours, my pain wasn’t awful, but it wasn’t getting better, so I moved on to my Fiorinal.

I’m now not feeling horrible, but I’m not great either.

I’m tired, but i wasn’t able to fall asleep. I took a sleeping pill, so hopefully that will help me sleep. My feet are cold, even though I have thick socks on (as per usual when I have a migraine).

Tomorrow (well, later today) I start my Grad School classes, so this is SO not the time for a migraine. I wanted to pull my hair back in a French Braid tonight so that I’d have less work to do in the morning when it came to making myself look presentable, for my first day & orientation, but I know that pulling on my scalp wouldn’t have been the best life plan.

However, I think we’ve all learned that migraines will just come and go as they please. They really don’t care about what we all have planned in our lives.

Sorry migraines, I refuse to let my life revolve around you. I may get pretty depressed about the state of my life when it comes to migraines every once in awhile, but now is not one of those times.

I’m gonna go to sleep and wake up for school in the morning. I have Phonological & Articulation Disorders in the morning! I’m excited to start Grad School, and refuse to let a migraine stand in my way.

Hello world!!

So I’ve been MIA for awhile, but I promise I have a good reason.

I’m up at camp, and it’s not the easiest of things to get time to sit down and blog. Especially because you can only get wifi in certain places! I’m able to get it in my room in the staff cabin, but I’m barely in there.

In any case, I’ve been having a blast at camp. I started to lose my voice and put myself on self imposed vocal rest for a day. It made a world of difference. My voice isn’t 100% back, but it’s pretty darn close.

Tomorrow I start another leg of my journey. I’m driving down to Pittsburgh again (three weekends in a row! - BT over Memorial Day Weekend, Picked up Daniel from the airport LAST weekend, and now…) to drop Alex off at the Greyhound station, and then meet up with my friend Jeff to go with him to his cousin’s wedding.

Then tomorrow night I’ll drive over to Johnstown and stay with my friends Nick & Stacey. Then to Harrisburg for Bill & Amy’s wedding… (Which reminds me… I still need to get a card!). After their ceremony, I’ll be heading home and then catching a train into the city, as my Musical Theatre Intensive in NYC starts on Monday morning! I’m really excited for this and can’t wait to get started!

So far at camp, I’ve only had one debilitating migraine. My head hurts at some point everyday, but not enough to knock me out. On Wednesday though, I was down for the count for a few hours. Between the pain and my medication, I ended up crawling back into bed for a few hours after pricing in the gift shop proved too taxing for me.

Later that day, the migraine waned enough that I was able to join the living. Though I did keep my sunglasses on for almost the whole day.

I’m thankful to have a boss and friends who understand my migraine situation and are concerned about my health. It makes everything much easier here.

I do have to work on my hydration though. I’m fairly certain that it contributed to that migraine on Wednesday. I’ve been carrying my Nalgene filled with either water or Gatorade all the time, but I’m not always as diligent about being hydrated as I should be.

I’ve got my bottle filled up with Gatorade now though, and have the aim of finishing two bottles of Gatorade or water today. At least. And that’ll be my goal everyday for the rest of the summer.

It’s just about time for breakfast, so I have some time after that where I can finally start catching up on those migraine prompts that I’ve been missing out on!

Hope you’re all well!