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"Hi, I would like some help in getting some crystals to help with the symptoms for Hiatal Hernia. Thank you!"



Good Morning,

Thank you so much for a great question! Did you know that GERDS (Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease AKA acid reflux) may be hereditary? "Specialists have concluded that genetically speaking the chances of getting this disease by inheritance may account for 50% of the sufferers. They have also concluded so far that the other 50% is due to diet."

I found this fascinating because three of my family members on my fathers side have this issue (grandfather, father, and two of my father's children).

I decided to first go to Louise Hay's book, You Can Heal Your Life, and look up hernia. Louise Hay states that the probable cause for any type of hernia (including Hiatal Hernias) includes ruptured relationships, strain, burdens, and incorrect creative expression. I always find her spiritual assessment interesting and quite helpful.

I know other factors such as stress and anxiety, eating acidic foods and even pregnancy can cause increased symptoms. So, let me recommend some crystals that I think will be helpful for stress/anxiety, cooling/healing esophageal tissues and easing the backwash of acid into the esophagus that occurs with this condition:

  • Blue Lace Agate enhances communication and expression, infuses the body with calming energy, and enhances a state of overall peacefulness.
  • Lithium in Quartz brings emotional peace, stress release, and relaxation. Lithium Quartz balances, soothes and heals.
  • Danburite can help to ease stress and anxiety. This is important for someone with GERD because stress/anxiety can "set off" an increase in acid production and backwash.
  • Angelite helps to relieve fear and anxiety, replacing this chaotic energy with peace and tranquility. Angelite assists in healing by regenerating and rejuvenating ill areas of the body.

Here are some articles in the Healing Crystals archives that offer other crystals and suggestions that may assist in your condition:

Crystal of the Week: Apophyllite and Crystals for Anxiety

There are a number of ways you can use your chosen crystals. A lovely pendant that can be worn about mid-sternum can help the esophagus heal. You can carry stones in your pocket or in a pouch around your neck. You can charge water or make an elixir to help ease the acid production. You should check the crystal cautions page first:

I have even known people who have taped a crystal directly over the esophagus :)

You may find that you want to try a variety of methods to see what works best for you. Going back to Louise Hay — she has an affirmation for hernias that you may want to incorporate into your healing process. It says, "My mind is gentle and harmonious. I love and approve of myself. I am free to be me."

I wish you much success on your healing journey.

With love and crystal blessings,


DISCLAIMER: We feel that crystals can complement other therapies and support energetic well being. Crystals should not be used as a replacement for medical treatment. For medical advice, please consult a licensed healthcare specialist.

Posted on July 07, 2010
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