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Crystals and Kombucha

Crystals and Kombucha

What are Crystals?

Crystals are solid materials whose constituents (such as ions, molecules or atoms) are arranged in an extremely ordered microscopic structure and form a crystal lattice extending in all directions. Also, macroscopic single crystals are often distinguishable by their geometrical shape, made up of flat faces and have specific, characteristic orientations.

How Do Crystals Heal?

Crystal healing dates back at least 6,000 years ago, to the era of Sumerians in Mesopotamia. Also, ancient Egyptians were among the first people to practice crystal healing.

Modern crystal healing is mainly based on traditional concepts that are borrowed from Asian cultures, the Chinese concept of chi or qi (life-energy). Also, the Buddhist or Hindu concept of chakras, the vortices of this life-energy, and connects the physical and supernatural body elements.

Crystal healing is a natural kind of medicine that draws its powers through various stones assigned different properties. Different healing crystals possess various properties. For instance, Amethyst is helpful for the intestine, yellow topaz is known to provide mental clarity and green aventurine is beneficial for the heart. Colours violet through red are associated with the seven chakra points on your body.

During a typical session, a crystal healer places crystals or various stones on your body, which are aligned with the chakra points, in the areas above the head, on the genital area, on the gut, on the stomach, on the chest, on the throat and on the forehead. The stones that are used and where they are positioned may be determined for the symptoms that the patient reports.

Crystals can help prevent or cure headaches. Depending on the kind of headache you are experiencing will determine the crystal that will be used to alleviate that headache. For instance, in tension headaches, turquoise, lapis lazuli, amber or amethyst can be placed around or on your head to relieve symptoms.

Also, crystals can be used to prevent nightmares, ease restlessness or calm the nerves while you are asleep which may cause sleepless nights.

One of the main uses of crystals is providing peace and tranquillity to your mind and body. The stones are kept near you or worn on a necklace at all the time to prevent any negative energy from affecting you. If you're experiencing depression, uncommon distress or other mental ailments, place them in a healing layout. For instance, blue lace agate, opal or rose quartz are used to create emotional stability and cleanse your emotions.

What is Kombucha?

It's a variety of fermented, mildly effervescent sweetened green or black tea. It contains sugar from various sources like honey, fruit or cane sugar. It's commonly used as a functional beverage for its health benefits. Kombucha consists a colony of yeast and bacteria responsible for initiating the process of fermentation once combined with sugar.

Then after fermentation, it becomes carbonated and contains probiotics, enzymes, B vitamins, vinegar plus a high acid concentration (lactic, gluconic and acetic). These bacteria are called cellulose-producing bacteria, meaning that they produce cellulose, acting as a shield to the cells in your body. The sugar-tea solution gets fermented by bacteria and yeast known as a symbiotic colony of bacteria and yeast (SCOBY).

How Can these Positive Products Be Combined to Promote Positive Well Being?

Kombucha and crystals can be used together to protect your mind. Kombucha contains the B vitamins: B vitamins, especially B12 is involved in the development and functions of your brain, blood cells, nerve cells and the myelin sheaths protecting nerves. Vitamin B12 can treat poor concentration, Alzheimer's disease, memory loss and increase energy levels.

Different healing crystals are used to improve the Brow/Third Eye Chakra balance. If you need help to recall something from memory or have trouble focusing, you can take a crystal and place it on your forehead, close to the chakra centre. Carnelian and Quartz help to clear extraneous thought and improve mental clarity. Amber and citrine help stimulate memory and lapis lazuli amplifies thoughts.

Using these two products together contributes to your overall mental well-being.

Editor Bio: Venessa Whitford writes content for Technical Writers. She is a blogger and media manager of online content, who loves to interact with engaging multimedia.