Shungite: An ancient stone with a modern function.
Shungite heals, relieves stress and anxiety, detoxifies and purifies the body and mind, protects from harmful EMFs, and increases physical and mental balance. Called "The Neutraliser" it equally balances the left and right side of the body, or your yin and yang. These fabulous stones will soothe insomnia and give your positivity and energy levels a huge boost!
This rare mineral is so amazing, it's hard to understand why so few people know about Shungite, considering it's history, and now, the science behind it. To understand Shungite better and to use it to its full advantage, here is what you need to know.
Shungite: History and Science
A natural mineral of unusual composition and structure, Shungite is an ancient rock formation that's about 2 billion years old. It comes from only one place on Earth - a Russian region of Karelia - near the small settlement of Shun'ga, on the shores of Lake Onega. Shungite has been used for centuries - its lore dates back to the reign of Ivan the Terrible. The locals knew about its mysterious "great powers" and used it to heal diseases and purify water. Peter I understood the powerful healing and antibacterial properties of this mineral - he even made all soldiers in his army carry a piece of it during military campaigns, to purify water and use it on their wounds. He also established the first Russian Healing Spa on Lake Onega, because, in his own words "These waters cure various cruel illnesses, in particular scurvy, morbid depression, gall, stomach weakness, vomiting, diarrhea, stones, kidneys, and have the great power against other illnesses..." This is actually one of the oldest historical evidences of Shungite's amazing properties. Scientists now know, that the healing effect of the water around Lake Onega is created by it passing through Shungite deposits.
Shungite has been studied extensively by Russian scientists for decades, but only within the last few years has information about this incredible mineral reached the Western world. No wonder that in Russia, this mineral has been successfully used in medicine, ecology, agriculture, water filtration, metallurgy, chemical and construction industries. Even though there are many scientific articles about Shungite there is still much misunderstanding about what it can actually do, and it does provide awesome benefits in so many different ways! In 1996 scientists Robert Curl and Richard Smalley discovered fullerenes, a special carbon-based molecular formation - which turned out to be a major component of Shungite - for which they won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry. The scientists discovered that Shungite receives its healing power from one of its elements, fullerenes, a crystalline form of carbon. With the exception of a few meteorites, Shungite is the only known natural source of fullerenes on Earth. To this day scientists remain mystified about how these unique molecules were able to form, and they are believed to be THE MOST POWERFUL ANTIOXIDANTS that can shield cells from the effects of free radicals. Now, scientists around the world are researching these molecules, which are being used in many technological applications in material science, electronics, and nanotechnology. Russian scientists confirm that in addition to being a natural antioxidant, it can improve immune system function. It also actively interacts with various electromagnetic fields and neutralises their negative impact. Research also shows that because of Shungite's unique structure, it grabs onto many different things including chemicals, volatile organic compounds, drugs, chlorine, fluoride, and radioactive particles. It also kills a wide variety of bacteria, viruses, phages and other pathogens.
Water cleansing and charging
For centuries this mineral has been used to purify and energise drinking and bathing water. Drinking Shungite water helps the body to function at its best. Shungite can neutralise a significant number of toxins, and is very effective for water purification. Beneficial qualities of Shungite infused water are well-documented in Russia. They are derived from its unique chemical compound and physical characteristics - carbons naturally porous structure - that result in extremely high filtering capacity. A quote from a respected scientific source, Science Direct claims that
"Shungite is an effective sorbent for removal of organic and inorganic substances, pathogenic bacteria and heavy metals from contaminated water."
Plainly speaking, it kills bacteria, and purifies water. Numerous studies confirm that adding Shungite fills water with oxygen, calcium, magnesium and other essential mineral components, while removing pesticides, chlorine and heavy metals. Shungite also charges your water with healing energy, helping to keep the body and mind healthy and balanced. Moreover, research shows that Shungite water:
offers protection from ionizing and non-ionizing radiation
is one of the most powerful antioxidants known today
is extremely effective at removing free radicals, making it beneficial to our cells and tissues
almost completely removes pathogenic bacteria including E.coli
has antiviral, anti-inflammatory and antihistamine qualities
stimulates immune system defenses
contains fullerenes which have been shown to improve a person's resistance to stress
Also, Shungite has been shown to improve the function of the gastrointestinal tract, reduce skin irritation, increase enzymatic activity, stimulate the ability of tissues to regenerate, improve the resistance of the body's cells, neutralise toxins and so much more! Because of its quality and purity, Shungite water is an excellent addition to any detox programme. Athletes and gym-goers can also drink this infused water after a workout to help revitalise fatigued muscles. Drinking one/two glasses a day will keep your body energised and in balance. It is totally safe to put Shungite directly in your glass, or carry in your water bottle, but water that has been infused for 24 hours or more will bring about the best benefits.
Electro-magnetic frequency (EMF) vulnerability appears to be an increasingly pressing issue nowadays and most people are exposed to the effects of EMF due to the fact that we surround themselves with gadgets and electronic devices. If you are unsure hoe EMF's can potentially affect your health, this list outlines possible effects on the human body.
Mood swings and mental instability. The nervous system is the part of the body most susceptible to the effects of EMF radiation. Memory loss, depression, and a reduced attention span can be signs of a damaged nervous system
Vulnerable immune system
Uncommon muscle pain and headaches or consistent migraines
Long term EMF exposure can create erratic hormone levels causing chronic fatigue, anxiousness and insomnia
Shungite has proven to be a phenomenal remedy in this regard. An extremely potent mineral, Shungite is often called "The Ultimate Bodyguard" for its ability to provide protection from EMF's as well as to absorb toxic energies. Shungite transforms harmful man-made EMF's into wave forms that are more compatible with our biology. And it does it not by eliminating, but by changing the properties of harmful radiation. This protective characteristic is present whether the Shungite is in direct contact with your body or just nearby. That makes it one of the simplest, most effective and inexpensive protection solutions - you can wear it as jewellery or carry a piece in your purse or a pocket.
It is a great idea to keep Shungite around the house, especially in places with lots of electricals. Put it next to your computer, TV, or electrical outlets. As research shows, this mineral modifies the harmful influence of electromagnetic radiation much better than other stones because it does not become saturated and does not take on a negative charge. AND, while blocking EMF, Shungite keeps signal intact.
Within the spiritual field, Shungite is considered to be a tool of transformation. It is often described as a "catalyst for positive changes and growth" for its ability to help heal lower Chakras while preparing the body for higher energy work. More than any other stone, Shungite is able to realign the Chakras and optimise the Auric Field. Aiding each Chakra individually and as a system, Shungite is powerfully grounding, centering and protective. The excess energy built up in the body is drained out due to grounding effect it provides. Shungite produces a healing effect on the mind as well as the body, and infuses you with joyous, positive energy. It is believed to support physical and emotional balance and increase mental clarity, dissipating destructive thoughts and spiritual imbalances. Shungite clears out mental and emotional pollutants so that fresh patterns imprint. At the same time, it encourages keeping the wisdom of the past and applying it to the present to create a new future. This beautiful stone can be used to clear the body of any dysfunctional patterns, which in turn can manifest as negativity, emotional difficulties or even certain diseases. Place a couple of Shungite stones on an affected area and you will see an accelerated resolution of the problem. If you are looking for full body healing, instead of focusing on a particular area, simply hold or meditate with the stone.
As Shungite is a rapid absorber of negative energy and pollutants, it needs to be cleansed frequently. Wash it thoroughly under running water then place it out in the sun to recharge its energies.