The properties of magnetism were known to be used by the ancient Egyptians and Greeks. For centuries the natural magnetism occurring in Hematite has been used to relieve pain, reduce inflammation and promote the healing process. Magnetic therapy has been credited with beneficial effects for a whole range of ailments but predominantly in the easing of pain and for encouraging healing. Artefacts and jewellery were created primarily in the belief that the mineral would enhance one’s energy. It is believed that a gentle but penetrating magnetic flux can aid blood circulation, removing toxins whilst disturbing proteins and minerals around the body to promote healthy new cell growth. Stimulating the blood flow is thought to also increase the amount of oxygen delivered to the organs. Another suggested beneficial effect is that magnets generate heat in the body, allowing joints to become more flexible.