I sincerely hope that you enjoy this coming series for crystal therapists. It has taken seven years to get this far, and I consider it my magnum opus on the subject. If those of you who are brighter than me find any little mistakes, then please, please forgive me – I promise to do better next time. Actually, I’ve checked and rechecked my info so many times I’m practically beyond caring right now. Tonight’s post, “CRYSTAL MINERALS AND THE BODY” is the first of a six parter, where we identify the crystal minerals and explain how their energetic signatures may be used with intent to influence their counterparts in the human body.

Minerals have three functions in the body:




Electrolytes are the conductors of electrical impulses. They maintain heart rate, nerves, muscle impulses, and acid balance.

Builders make bones and teeth.

Reactors regulate cell-life.

The electrolytes are Sodium, Potassium, Magnesium and Calcium.

The Builders are Silicon, Carbon, fluorine and Nitrogen.

The Reactors are Iron, Copper, Manganese, Phosphorus, Sulphur,  Zinc, Hydrogen, Iodine, Chlorine and Chromium.

It is not necessary for the crystal therapist to possess the physicians knowledge, but it is essential to have an appreciation for some of the subtle correspondences that exist between crystals and our bodies.

The following list contains symptoms of both mineral excesses and deficiencies. It is neither comprehensive or authoritative, and in no possible way should be used against a physicians directions. Its purpose is simply to give a general sense of how symptoms may correspond with mineral imbalances in the body. It is intended for insight only.

Calcium:     Traits of excess can be hearing and eyesight problems, slow reactions, hardening of the tendons and ligaments.

Deficiency can present cramps, tingling sensations, brittle bones, palpitations, numbness insomnia and eczema.

Magnesium:   Excess can create diarrhea, nausea, appetite and weight loss, weakness and breathing difficulties..

Deficiency brings cramps, back pain, headaches, neck pain, chest tightness..

Potassium:   Excess symptoms may include tiredness, weakness, confusion, heart attack .

Deficiency can bring fatigue, vomiting, bowel distention, weakness, low BP heart problems.

Sodium:       Excess symptoms may include unquenchable thirst, fevers, fluid elimination problems, spasms, confusion and seizures.

Deficiency may result in weakness and fatigue.

Carbon :       Excess can cause restlessness, and tissue starvation.

Deficiency can cause a wasted appearance.

Nitrogen:       Excess causes a dreamy and sensitive person, a night owl, poor immunity, easily bruised and slow to heal.

Deficiency symptoms may include rashes, diarrhea, fatigue, poor immunity, localised swelling.

Silicon:        Excess may be involved in CFS and fibromyalgia.

Deficiency symptoms can include aging skin, hair loss, brittle nails, and osteoporosis.

Fluorine:       Excess can bring abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, tremors and heart problems; and it seriously affects psychic vision through pineal coating.

Deficiency can cause tooth decay and brittle bones.

Chromium:   Excess symptoms include asthma, allergies, other mineral deficiencies, diarrhea, ulcers, and kidney damage.

Deficiency causes high cholesterol, fatigue, diabetes, hardening of arteries, and low blood sugar.

Chlorine:         Excess symptoms may include breathing difficulty, increase of acid levels in blood, skin, heart, and elimination difficulties.

Deficiency can cause water retention, diarrhea, and vomiting.

Hydrogen:      Excess causes greying hair.

Deficiency creates raised BP, chronic digestive difficulties, and overheating.

Iodine:         Excess may cause abdominal pain, metallic taste in mouth, and vomiting.

Deficiency can cause thyroid disease.

Iron and Copper: Excess may cause depression, headaches, nausea, kidney problems.

Deficiency can bring anemia, osteoporosis, and arthritis.

Manganese:     Excess can cause headaches, tremors, and hallucinations.

Deficiency may bring infertility, bone problems, and weakness.

Phosphorus:    Excess may be caused by kidney malfunction and may lead to calcification of the heart muscle.

Deficiency can cause loss of appetite, stiff joints, over sensitivity to noise, fatigue.

Sulphur:   Excess can cause digestive disturbances, and suppress potassium and calcium absorption.

Deficiency (very rare) may bring skin problems, poor circulation arthritis.

Zinc:     Excess is believed to create anaemia through engendering copper deficiency, also headaches and digestive difficulties.

Deficiency may lead to male infertility, fatigue, tinnitus, and poor growth.

For further information please refer to


For the following five posts in this series we have compiled a list of crystals, their systems, and their mineral contents.  We have set them out in a way that is both easy and fun to use.  All minerals found in the body are represented with the exception of trace mineral cadmium. We sincerely hope you will find these lists useful.

We are Crystals at the Centre of Our Being

Copyright © Amanda and Francis Moloney: 2012.


Needless it should be to say, but said it must be: Nothing written on this website should be considered before professional medical advice in the case of any medical condition whatsoever. And, only an idiot, or a complete curmudgeon would believe otherwise!


Author: amras888

Francis Moloney @Amras888 Composer, instrumentalist and Logic 8 software user. Bereavement Counselor retired. A Philosopher now disabled, bedbound but happy. Love my wife, son, and dog.


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