Apatite is an important natural source of environmental Phosphorus and Calcium. Apatite is the most common phosphate mineral, and is the main source of the phosphorus required by plants. The bones and teeth of most animals, including humans, are composed of calcium phosphate, which is the same material as Apatite. 

In Daoist Chinese Medicine (DCM), Apatite crystals are seen as an important source for energetic effect of Phosphorus, which contains a tremendous internal light power.

Apatite is seen in DCM to benefit the Jing (the core vital life essence which creates the physical body, and is energetically linked to RNA and DNA) and to help with reproductive issues through the storage of Chi, through its Phosphorus power.

DCM believes Apatite and Phosphorus-bearing stones in general give an energetic “glow” to the body. The bones of the body are thought in DCM to be the most dense expression of the Jing, and that Apatite energetically supports the bones in particular and the Jing vital power in general.