The top 5 Chrysocolla healing properties allow you to calm your nervous system and mind. The stone also supports a healthy pregnancy and is a "go-to" stone during pregnancy.
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Feeling the Energy
When I first started learning ancient Chinese stone medicine, I looked for a gemstone that would quiet my mind and body. I had just moved home from Shanghai and was working long hours to launch Radiant Shenti.
It seemed like a perfect fit for the downward, calming movement of energy it facilitates. I had a lot on my mind and constantly ran on full steam as I started the business. Calming down definitely helped.
The top 5 chrysocolla healing properties also bolster the chest and lungs, something I needed since I struggled with feelings of loss and grief quite intensely at the time.
The Chinese name for the stone is Bian lu, “changing into the green stone."
Li Shizhen, a Chinese acupuncturist, herbalist, naturalist, pharmacologist, and physician during in the 1500s saw the stone as one of transformation. Chrysocolla is changing into a new stone, evolving as it is subjected to the forces of Heaven (rain) and Earth.
Top 5 Chrysocolla Healing Properties
When reading my other healing crystals articles, you'll notice some stones have more benefits than others. Very few stones have more healing properties than chrysocolla. Ancient health practitioners in China catalogued and refined its virtues, which enables you to learn about them today.
Defining characteristics of chrysocolla healing properties
Chrysocolla helps energy descend and consolidate. To understand consolidation, think about a static or distorted images when watching a video. The pieces of the image need to settle in order to see what's intended.
The resolution of the distortion is similar to what chrysocolla does in the body. The energy settles, allowing the body to function normally.
Additionally, you can understand the descending attributes of chrysocolla healing properties with this example. When you eat, your food needs to go down to the stomach. Eventually it also needs to travel down to the small and large intestines for nutrient absorption and elimination.
If you vomit, burp, or cough up food, the descending function has a problem. Chrysocolla helps ensure the downward movement you need in digestion and other body functions.
The top 5 Chrysocolla healing properties make up general categories that include multiple benefits in each category.
Chrysocolla Strengthens Immunity
One key benefit of chrysocolla rests in its ability to tonify lung qi.
Some ancient Chinese texts say that wei qi (protective qi) is a kind of qi regulated by the lungs. It flows between the skin and the muscles in order to guard against invasion by exogenous evils.
By tonifying the lungs, chrysocolla strengthens immunity, in addition to:
- Helping people struggling with asthma
- Reducing mental agitation, tension, and nervousness
- Encouraging a healthy pregnancy
Treats Digestive Disorders Due to Stress
One of the most common conditions people suffer from due to a western diet and lifestyle is Liver invading Spleen. A top 5 chrysocolla healing properties is its ability to resolve this condition. Specifically, it is indicated for
- Digestive disorders due to stress
- Abdominal fullness, distension, and flatulence
- Swollen liver or spleen
- Varicose veins
Top 5 Chrysocolla Healing Properties Include Treating Joint Pain & Swelling
Additionally, another common Chinese medicine diagnosis is dampness, especially related to heat. This condition causes symptoms such as heaviness in the head, red-swollen eyelids with oozing fluid, mouth ulcers, and feelings of fullness.
Furthermore, for the top 5 chryosoclla healing tips, heat dampness leads to a condition called "Bi" translated as "Painful Obstruction Syndrome." Symptoms include pain, soreness, or numbness of muscles, tendons, and joints. Additionally, "Bi" affects practically everyone at some time or another of their life in all parts of the globe.
Chrysocolla resolves any causes of "Bi" but especially damp related to heat.
Chrysocolla Eases PMS and Other Menstrual and Menopause Symptoms
In addition to benefiting the joints, chrysocolla nourishes your blood. Blood has an ideal viscosity, not too thick or too thin. Proper nourishment of the Liver Blood in particular ensures a "just right" viscosity.
Specifically, the top 5 chrysocolla healing properties include nourishing and invigorating Liver Blood. Further, the gemstone also clears heat in the Blood, especially when it stirs wind. To put it differently, blood heat stirring wind means you have problems with your blood and other body fluids.
Additionally, in Chinese medicine, problems during menstruation stem from weak and poorly nourished blood. Accordingly, because chrysocolla nourishes the blood, it's perfect to treat most menstrual conditions, including PMS, heavy bleeding, cramping, and more.
Chrysocolla nourishes body fluids
Analogous to the benefits to the blood, chrysocolla nourishes all body fluids and ensures strong yin functioning. Yin is the cooling energetic nature of the body. As a result, you can use it to find relief for menopause conditions such as hot flashes.
Nourishing the body's fluids has additional benefits as well, making it perfect for lactation and poor sperm production.
Finally, this deep yin connection also makes chrysocolla the ideal stone to encourage a healthy pregnancy and to reduce adverse symptoms during pregnancy. Using it toward the end of each trimester helps clear toxins and nourishes the womb and fetus.
All pregnant women must consult with their healthcare practitioner prior to using any healing gemstones.
Additional symptoms treated with chrysocolla
Here's a list of symptoms and conditions improved by the yin energetic qualities of the stone:
- Premenstrual syndrome
- Menstrual cramping
- Heavy bleeding
- Dysmenorrhea (Pain associated with menstruation)
- Early period with cramping
- Menopausal signs and symptoms, such as hot flashes or insomnia
- Fibrocystic breasts skin conditions, rashes, redness on the cheeks
- Restless leg syndrome
- Muscle spasms
- Radiating nerve pain, such as sciatica
- Neurological conditions, such as Parkinson’s disease and multiple sclerosis
- Wind signs and symptoms due to Blood deficiency, such as with high blood pressure
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Top 5 Chrysocolla Benefits - Harmonizing and Calming the Emotions
Firstly, to compliment the physical benefits, chrysocolla harmonizes the emotions in general. Specifically, you can find relief from the emotional upheaval caused by issues of separation, such as divorce, estrangement, death etc.
Secondly, if your emotions feel trapped in your chest, chrysocolla provides relief.
Methods of Topical Application
You can easily use chrysocolla for immediate relief in the following situations:
- Hold chrysocolla when you experience shakiness from hypoglycemia.
- Hold the stone while breastfeeding if your child has weak bone growth.
- Wave the stone over the wrist for carpal tunnel syndrome.
- Hold in the hands for fibroids, dysmenorrhea (pain during menstruation), or idiopathic infertility (infertility due to unknown causes).
- As part of an overall stone layout, you can bring toxins and illness from deep in the body out to the surface for release by placing chrysocolla under the feet or tailbone, using it as a grounding stone.
To reduce a fever, bend your elbow and massage the muscle around the crease, in line with the index finger/LI-11/“Pool at the Crook,” with a chrysocolla massage wand or gua sha stone to clear Heat.
Massage place, or tape chrysocolla:
- Around the eyes to clear Heat
- On the thyroid gland for hyperthyroidism
- On the pelvis, on the upper border of the pubic bone, for heavy bleeding or thick blood clots during menstruation
- On the paravertebral muscles (just below the shoulder blades) adjacent to the lower border T-9/Bladder-18/Liver Shu) point to build back Liver Blood
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Top 5 Chrysocolla Healing Properties
Franks, L.J. (2016). Stone Medicine: A Chinese Medical Guide to Healing with Gems and Minderal
Images from a Manual of Acupuncture