Shungite has been used for medical treatment since the early 1700’s. It has a history of use in Russian sanatoriums for the prevention and treatment of allergies, anemia, arthritis, asthma, cardiovascular disease, chronic fatigue syndrome, colds, dyspepsia, diabetes, edema, gallbladder problems, gastritis, headaches, immune system problems, impotence, joint problems, kidney disease, liver disease and pancreatic disease.
Shungite has been successfully used for:
Water purification Shungite has an established reputation for purifying water. It has been used to clean organic compounds, heavy metals, chlorine, ammonia, nitrates, bacteria and harmful microorganisms from water. Shungite water is great for making tea and soups. It is beneficial for birds, animals and plants. Aquariums stay clean longer, with stabilized pH, when shungite stone is placed in water.
Skin & hair Shungite has wonderful properties for the skin. Washing face and body with shungite-infused water may improve skin elasticity, clear up acne, rashes and skin irritations. Shungite water restores shine to hair and helps prevent hair loss.
Systemic disorders Shungite has been venerated in Russian households and spas for 300 years because of its effectiveness for healing a broad range of maladies from simple wounds to digestive, muscular, circulatory, respiratory, dermal and neural disorders.
Radiation & electro-smog protection Shungite stone is used to counteract and neutralize electromagnetic, radioactive and geopathic emissions. In Russia, it is used in building materials as a shield from harmful radiations.
Energy healing Shungite stone is popular with practitioners of bio-energetic healing modalities for balancing and energizing the body and for harmonizing discordant environmental energies.
In Russia, the health-related benefits of shungite have been applied by various means, including:
Internal and external use of shungite-infused water
External application of shungite paste
Spending time in a shungite room (walls, floor and ceiling covered with shungite)
Benefits of shungite-infused water Shungite-infused water supports biological processes due to its natural antioxidant, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, catalytic, adsorbant, adaptogenic and immune supporting properties.
Shungite water contains fullerenes which are effective at mopping up free radicals that damage living tissue. This may explain why shungite-infused water has a history of improving skin conditions and helping to arrest neural damage in diseased conditions caused by radicals.
Shungite water appears to normalize cellular metabolism, increase enzyme activity and stimulate the body’s ability to regenerate healthy tissues. It has a soothing, anti-inflammatory effect while providing antihistamine relief and improving immunity.
Dermatological and allergic conditions seem to be particularly responsive to this water. Shungite-infused water may accelerate wound healing, relieve itching, rashes and skin irritations, restore hair shine. It is known to assist with eliminating kidney stones, liver toxicity and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.
Shungite water is used therapeutically. It is not meant to be used on a full time basis.
References Shungite Protection, Healing, and Detoxification book by Regina Martino, 2014
Water Treatment with a Shungite Sorbent and Biosorbents on its Base S. V. Efremova Russian Journal of Applied Chemistry March 2006, Volume 79, Issue 3, pp 397–402
A Giant Palaeoproterozoic Deposit of Shungite in NW Russia: genesis and practical applications V. A. Melezhik, M. M. Filippov, A. E. Romashkin http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S016913680300043X
In 2006, Russian researchers convened at a congress (in Petrozavodsk, Karelia) devoted to shungite. To date, most medical and scientific studies involving shungite are available in Russian only.
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