In this article, we’re going to talk about sunstroke, its causes, effects, treatments, and the best crystals for healing sunstroke.
Sunstroke, or more commonly known as heat stroke, is the irritation of the membrane surrounding the brain, arising from long, intense exposure to the rays of the sun on the unprotected neck or head, usually in combination with dehydration. These results in the failure of the temperature control system of the body.
This is the most serious kind of heat injury and is always considered a medical emergency. So, if you ever suspect someone has sunstroke, you need to immediately call emergency medical services right away.
Sunstroke can cause damage to your brain and other internal organs. Although sunstroke mainly affects adults over the age of 50, it can also take a toll on healthy young athletes.
Sunstroke often manifests as an advancement from the milder heat-related conditions such as heat syncope or fainting, heat cramps, or heat exhaustion. It can strike, however, even if you don’t have any previous signs or symptoms of heat injury.
The main symptom of a heat stroke is a body temperature of above 104 degrees Fahrenheit. However, fainting is usually the first sign. Other signs and symptoms include:
- Light-headedness and dizziness
- Throbbing headache
- Red, hot, and dry skin
- Lack of sweating despite the heat
- Cramps or muscle weakness
- Nausea and vomiting
- Disorientation, staggering, and confusion
- Loss of consciousness or coma
- Rapid, shallow breathing
- A rapid heartbeat that may be either weak or strong
This is why you need to always call a doctor immediately. Any delay in seeking medical help can prove fatal.
However, you can apply immediate first aid while waiting for emergency medical services. You need to move the person to an airconditioned environment or at least in a shady, cool area, lay them down with their torso raised.
You also need to lower the core body temperature of the patient.
The clothing should be opened or loosened in order to cool the patient. Fan air over the patient as you apply a moist towel on the patient’s skin, neck, and forehead. If you have an ice pack, you can place it in the patient’s groin, armpits, back, and neck. These are areas that are rich with blood vessels that are close to the skin, so cooling them can help reduce body temperature.
If the patient is healthy and young who suffered while exercising vigorously, you can use an ice bath or immerse the patient in a tub or shower of cool water to cool the body. Take note, that you should not use ice for young children, older people, patients with chronic illness, or those whose heat stroke manifested without doing a vigorous workout.
In addition, and/or until the doctor arrives, and after the patient has been attended to, healing crystals can be applied to bring further relief and faster healing.
Here are some of the best crystals for healing sunstroke.
Crystals For Healing Sunstroke
Aventurine is a potent crystal that helps relieve sunstroke immediately when the affected person is able to lie down.
To use this healing crystal, you need to arrange 5 – 9 tumbled tones in an arc around the patient’s head for some time or until an initial improvement is noticed. Then, you can move the stones gradually further and further away from the head, so that the arc becomes even larger. You can carry on with this procedure until the headache has decreased significantly or if emergency medical services arrived.
After medical services, you can repeat the process to further quicken healing. You can repeat this treatment every hour as needed. Other than that, aventurine can also be worn in the form of a necklace, bracelet, or pendant. Alternatively, you can take 5 – 7 drops of aventurine essence for 5 – 7 times a day or prepare a 200 – 300ml aventurine water to be taken in small sips throughout the day.
Prase is a potent stone that can heal problems that manifest because of the sun or heat. Thus, it is an excellent crystal that helps with sunstroke. This stone offers a cooling effect on the body, complementing other cooling strategies mentioned above.
You simply need to place a slice or a tumbled stone on the head. Also, you can wear it as a necklace, bracelet, or pendant with direct skin contact. Another way to use prase is to place a crystal in the mouth. But, you only need to do so if the patent is conscious.
After medical care, you can take 5 – 7 drops of prase gem essence or prepare 200 – 300ml of gem water that you can take in small sips throughout the day for further healing of the body.
This potent crystal is another suitable tool for healing sunstroke. Smoky quartz can amplify the healing energies of the above-mentioned crystals and even have a cooling effect on its own. Thus, making it suitable as a first-aid tool for sunstroke.
You can hold Smoky quartz in your hand or place in the head in cases of sunstroke to facilitate cooling of the body. It is also possible to wear it as a pendant, necklace, or bracelet after medical care to strengthen the body and further the healing process.
Remember, when you suspect someone suffers from heatstroke, your best option is to call emergency medical services right away. And while waiting, you can help cool down the patient by applying first aid techniques and in a combination with the crystals mentioned above.
After medical services are provided, healing crystals can further enhance the healing process and allow you to recover faster.
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