Blue sodalite is a versatile stone for nourishing the body and clearing the soul. If you buy just one stone, blue sodalite is a great choice.
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Blue sodalite uses in ancient China
The Chinese name for sodalite is qing ling shi “clear soul stone.” Ling refers to the soul. Sodalite helps clear the soul of guilt and remorse. This cleansing makes room for renewal and new beginnings. It also increases clarity about your purpose and path in life.
Furthermore, a famous Chinese medicine doctor, Li Shizhen, wrote that sodalite was helpful to get rid of stuck spirits (gui or ghosts). It was also used to remove parasites, both physical and emotional. The emotional parasites are things you cannot let go of. It also treats conditions that make you susceptible to being controlled by others.
Finally, sodalite was often carved into a sculpture of a calm woman. The purpose of the sculpture was to ease extreme anger and resentment.
Sodalite comes in royal blue, denim. blue, white, light yellow, green, gray, pink violet, and colorless. White veining is common. A molecular relationship exists between aluminum and oxygen or silica, which contributes to the color.
It is a rock-forming mineral, usually in a large form, ranging from opaque to translucent with vitreous, greasy luster. Crystals are rare.
Blue sodalite specifically
Blue sodalite is sometimes confused with lapis lazuli, which is heavier and is usually a more vibrant blue with flecks of gold in the stone.
The deep blue color represents a reflection from your past, something or someone you need to let go of in order to move on.
Blue sodalite healing properties
Blue sodalite’s main healing properties come from its affinity for the lung and liver connection to wei qi (defensive qi). It also nourishes stomach fluids and regulates other body fluids.
Finally, sodalite interacts with the liver energy to remove toxins held in the body, such as from vaccinations.
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Functions and uses of blue sodalite
Chinese medicine emphasizes healing from the inside out. Regardless of whether you suffer from emotional or physical problems, addictions, or more, healing your internal organs will cure the root of the problem.
Therefore, you will learn two things in this article: 1) which organ system problems blue sodalite can help treat, and 2) how to apply blue sodalite for the best effect. You can also read our articles on other healing gemstones.
Sodalite has a powerful effect on body fluids. It can generate and regulate fluids in order to drain and rid the body of excess accumulated fluids. It also nourishes fluids to reduce barrenness.
Another general effect of blue sodalite is to tonify or strengthen wei qi (defensive qi). This means it boosts your immune system's ability to fight external pathogens, including electromagnetic radiation
Additionally, if you have too much phlegm or have a phlegm damp body type, blue sodalite will help clear and eliminate excess phlegm.
If you don't know your body type, you can take the body type quiz.
Sodalite generates and regulates fluids to drain dampness and flush the lymphatic system in order to relieve:
- Constipation, diarrhea, edema, phlegm
- Dry throat
- Muscular tension, tremors, spasms, cramping that are due to a lack of moisture going to the muscles
- Renal hypertension
- Allow for proper hormone levels to cool the body
Expels phlegm, especially phlegm that is difficult to expectorate. Softens hardness in the body to treat:
- Yin stasis
- Swollen glands
- Sluggish lymphatic system
Resolves phlegm misting the mind (foggy headedness) which helps with:
- Alzheimer’s disease, dementia, feeblemindedness, forgetfulness
- Mental distraction, attention deficit disorder
- Guilt over past events
Regulates qi by helping it to descend as needed to ease:
- High blood pressure
- Anger in general or from a hot body constitution
- Running Piglet Qi (when qi is out of control, as with panic attacks)
- Hyperthyroidism due to stomach fire (stomach microbiome that is to acidic and hot)
- Plum pit throat, the sensation of something stuck in the throat, the inability to speak what needs to be said
Clears internal heat in order to relieve:
- High blood pressure
- High fevers
- Dermatological outbreaks from stress (as opposed to an allergic outbreak)
- Helping recover from the loss of will (your drive to live a fulfilling life and accomplish your goals)
- Letting go of an attachment, for example a loved one who died
- Feeling comfort by letting go of the need to accumulate
- Helping express emotions or sense of self
- Improving your ability to communicate with others and build social rapport
How to use blue sodalite gua sha stones
Chinese medicine doctors use both topical (on the skin) and, very rarely, internal (drinking elixirs) methods of application for blue sodalite. You will see below topical applications that are easy for you to do on your own.
Before getting into the topical applications, please note the following cautions.
Sodalite is contraindicated for people with low blood pressure and for diabetics with high blood pressure.
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Topical applications for blue sodalite
Massage or place your blue sodalite gua sha stone on the following acupressure points as needed.
Promote faith, trust, and self-acceptance
Hold blue sodalite at the Kidney 8, KI-8, Jiaoxin point on the inside of the leg, just above the ankle bone.
Manifest your artistic vision with sodalite
Tape your blue sodalite stone to the bottom of the foot and walk for 10 minutes to manifest your artistic vision
Treat high blood pressure, insomnia, or panic attacks
Place blue sodalite on the center of the sternum, in line with the nipples, Conception Vessel 17, REN-17, Shanzhong.
Break up fluid or phlegm stagnation
In TCM, there are a large number of Luo connecting points in the body. Depending on where you have fluid or phlegm stagnation, place your blue sodalite stone on one of these points. A Luo point that's beneficial for most people is Stomach 40, ST-40, Fenglong.
Additional applications for blue sodalite
- Use with pets who have been subjected to abuse for post-traumatic stress disorder
- Place a stone in the southeast corner of the home to attract abundance (wealth palace).
Cleansing and charging your stone
Cleanse sodalite in running water for 30 minutes, once a week. You can place with a quartz crystal to recharge its energy. Sodalite is best kept in a dark area, as it will fade in the sun. Store it in a box or pouch. Radiant Shenti blue sodalite gua sha stones come in a beautiful white box with a magnetic clasp.
Blue Sodalite References
Franks, L.J. (2016). Stone Medicine: A Chinese Medical Guide to Healing with Gems and Minerals
Images from a Manual of Acupuncture