Hematite is one of the heaviest stones used in Chinese medicine so it’s ideal for helping us to ground, as well as anchoring blood and Qi downward into the pelvis and lower body. This improves circulation to the reproductive organs, genitals, bladder, large intestine, hips, legs, and feet. For this purpose you can use hematite anywhere on the lower abdomen, low back, sacrum, or lower extremities. It's especially lovely when used on the soles of the feet.
A very metallic stone, hematite is made up mostly of iron, so it’s also used to improve iron absorption in the body. Especially during pregnancy or other times of high metabolic activity, hematite can be used in addition to diet and/or supplementation to prevent anemia. For this purpose you can keep the stone in your pocket, hold it in your hand during meditation, or even use as a worry stone - if you’re feeling anxious just rub it with your thumb to relieve some tension.
Each stone is uniquely shaped and sized, approximately 1.5 inch x 1 inch x 0.5 inch.