How to Heal Your Throat Chakra (heal thyroid, neck & shoulder pain, improve communication, and boost confidence and inspiration)


Do you frequently have sore throats or bronchitis? Do you have trouble communicating? Do you have problems with your thyroid? If so, you probably need to heal your throat chakra. 

This post is the fifth post in a series I'm writing all about healing your chakras. Before you read this post please make sure you've checked out the overview post about your 7 chakras that you can read here: The 7 Chakras: An Overview and How to Heal Your Root Chakra , How to Heal Your Sacral ChakraHow to Heal Your Navel Chakra, and How to Heal Your Heart Chakra

As I mentioned in that overview post, it is important to work on clearing, activating, and healing your chakras from the bottom up so be sure to heal your root chakra and then your sacral chakra and then your navel chakra then your heart chakra before healing your throat chakra, and do not heal the others until these five have been worked on.  

Also, I am selling healing kits that include everything you need to work on your chakras! You can find that here! I’ll also link it at the bottom of this post.

How to tell if you need to heal your throat chakra

Your throat chakra is located in your throat in the area of the neck. You will know that your throat chakra is off balanced or turned off if you have problems with tonsillitis, throat inflammation, neck and/or shoulder pain, speech defects, jaw/teeth problems, thyroid problems, or lack of energy. 

You will also find it difficult to express yourself and/or communicate, you might feel uncomfortable or shy around other people, if you do not feel creative or find inspiration easily, and/or if you often manipulate. 

Ailments due to a blocked throat chakra:

  • Dental and periodontal problems

  • Neck and shoulder pain/stiffness

  • Neck vertebrae problems

  • Speech defects

  • Thyroid issues (under-active/hyperactive)

  • Tonsillitis

A Healthy Throat Chakra

You'll know your throat chakra is healthy when you can easily communicate with others and rarely have sore throat/throat inflammation, you'll be confident in social situations, you'll feel inspired by your work and/or projects, you won't lie or manipulate, you'll have a healthy thyroid and be free of shoulder/neck pain. 


There are many ways to heal each chakra. I will go through the common ones that usually don't need a professional. Using a professional is, however, always better. It is the difference between seeing a therapist and venting to a friend. You also might not go see a doctor for a cold and can nurse yourself back to health, but you would see a doctor for a broken arm. Same logic works for energy healing. If you have serious energy blockages that are resulting in severe depression, mood disorders, and other serious illnesses you should see a professional. Healing yourself is more for upkeep and tune-ups of your energy, not complete energy shifts. 

Use the following therapies in combination for the best effect. 

To activate your throat chakra visualize it moving. Your throat chakra is the third fastest moving chakra (root is the slowest, sacral moves a bit faster, etc), it spins clockwise, and each chakra moves a bit faster as you move upward. Your crown chakra moves so fast you can't tell its moving whereas your heart chakra is just a tad faster than the navel. You can watching videos/gifs of the speed to help you visualize.  

Gemstone therapy

Wearing a rough or tumbled stone against your skin is the best way to ensure the energy will be absorbed. Gemstones work by shifting the energy that passes through it or around it, similar to how sunscreen blocks UV light or how crystals are used in watches and radios. Each crystal shifts the energy differently so use these with purpose. 

Blue gemstones are going to be used for your throat chakra (since it's blue...). For healing your throat chakra you can use lapis lazuli, aquamarine, and topaz for optimum benefit. There are many other stones that heal your throat chakra as well, but these are the most powerful for it. 

For the best result, place the gemstone directly on your skin on the chakra, in this case, your throat chakra is located in your throat in the neck area.  


The best essential oils to use for your throat chakra are eucalyptus, camphor, and peppermint. The important thing is that you smell it, the how isn't that important. You can diffuse it, put it in an oil burner, use it in a spray (mix witch hazel, water, and a few drops of essential oil), use it as an oil on your body (essential oil is very strong so you need to put it in a base of grape-seed, olive oil, etc.), put a few drops onto lava stones on a bracelet, the options are really endless. Throat chakra oils are very strong, however, so trust me and do not use them in your bath (ouch). 

For effectiveness, use these oils while you also use the other therapies. Combining all of the therapies will be the most effective. 


Affirmations harness the power of positive thinking. You're essentially telling yourself over and over what you want to happen in a positive manner. Your unconscious mind is programmed to think how it does, and it can be reprogrammed just as a computer can. If right now your mind is programmed to promote illness, positive affirmations are how you reprogram your mind to promote healing. It's really that simple. Despite the simplicity, however, I've found positive affirmations to be the most powerful method of healing. 

Affirmations to repeat right after you wake up and before you go to sleep:

  • I speak from the heart and let the truth be my guide.

  • I use the power of words to make the world a better place.

  • Every day it becomes easier to express what I think and feel.

You can find others online, Pintrest, or just repeat what you need to hear! I write them on my mirror, use them as my phone background, whatever I can to make sure I see them everyday. 

Energy Massage

Energy massage is a delicate-touch massage that you can do to yourself or a partner. You intertwine your fingers, laying on your back, and place your hands over the chakra you're working on. Your left hand is on the chakra (energy comes in through the left) and your right hand should be on top of the left. Energy flows through your hand chakras to your chakra. While gently massaging, breathe deeply and visualize the color of the chakra as healing light. For your throat chakra visualize a blue, healing light illuminating your throat chakra.  

Rubbing your hands before you begin stimulates energy. Your throat chakra is located in the center throat, so this is where your hands should be placed. As you breathe... breathe in healing energy and breathe out negative energy. I visualize negative energy as smoke, but everyone's different so do what works for you. 

Using Plants

The type of plant will determine how you use it. I usually use tea. For healing the throat chakra drink a large cup of peppermint tea twice per day. Try to use sage and coltsfoot as well, either in tea, trough everyday cooking, or in warm milk. 

Use these healing methods together

As I stated, using all of these methods together will be the most effective. While receiving your energy massage, repeat affirmations, have your stones on your chakra, have the oil in a diffuser, visualize the healing light, and then have a cup of throat chakra tea afterward. 

Your throat chakra in your routine

To keep your chakra balanced make sure that you:

  • Focus on using the right words to express your thoughts and feelings

  • Write daily in a journal

  • Wear blue, keep blue around your house

  • Spend time by the beach or under a blue sky

  • Use mantras, sing, hum, do anything that helps your find your voice

  • Discover your truth: your own opinions and boundaries and stick to them while always being respectful of others of course

  • Work on your throat chakra when moon is waning


Make sure you protect yourself before you start any healing work. I wrote a post on how to smudge that you can read here. Make sure you ask your guides/angels for protection as well. 

If you have any questions about any of this please let me know!

Recommended books where I learned most of this information from:

A Handbook of Chakra Healing: Kalashatra Govinda

The Book of Chakra Healing: Liz Simpson

The Chakra Bible: Patricia Mercier

throat chakra.png