What Are the Health Benefits of Hematite?

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The gemstone hematite is said to bring inner peace and dissolve negative energy into love, according to Wishgiving.com. This powerful grayish black stone has been used for centuries as an alternative form of healing. It's history dates back to ancient Egypt when the stone was used to stop blood flow and remove poisons from the body. As with any alternative health method, please consult your doctor first.

Magnetic Hematite

The iron content in magnetic hematite will cure blood pressure disorders and kidney problems, according to Semi-precious-stone.com. It is said to be effective in healing pain because it maintains the charge of nerve cells. Magnetic hematite will also regulate the blood flow in the body. It is also used to cure and relieve headaches and anemia. Additional physical benefits include relief from cramps, spinal problems and fractured bones.

Chakra Balancing

According to "The Handbook of Chakra Healing," hematite will balance and activate the root chakra. A healthy root chakra is important in maintaining life energy, endurance, rhythm and connection to nature. Signs of an imbalanced root chakra are lack of self control and self-centered behavior. Place the hematite on your tailbone while laying face down. Place the stone directly on the skin for maximum benefits.

Emotional Health

Hematite is known as the "stress stone," according to crystal energy therapist, Karen Ryan. Ryan says to carry your hematite stone in your pocket or leave it under your pillow at night. You can also use the stone as a decorative object at home or at the office. The stone will help your thoughts to be more focused, balanced and clear, aiding in communication and self esteem.

Metaphysical Properties

According to Gemstonegifts.com, hematite has the power to offer support for your hopes, dreams, wishes, and desires. Hematite encourages you to "reach for the sun" and will remind you that the only thing standing in your way is yourself. It is associated with astrological signs, Aries and Aquarius. It is also said to have the ability to balance the energies that exist between the mind, body and spirit, creating harmony within yourself and all around you.

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