Hazelwood products help to create an alkaline environment in your body, which may help alleviate many of the symptoms caused by being too acidic. Hazelwood, being an alkaline wood, has the natural property of absorbing and neutralizing the body’s acidity through contact with the skin. By doing so, the necklaces can also help with digestion, constipation/diarrhea, eczema, migraines, acid reflux, heart burn, nausea, arthritis, skin problems, etc. If you suffer from one or more of these issues, it is highly possible that you are suffering from an acidity imbalance, and Hazelwood may be able to help you reduce or eliminate these symptoms in a natural way. Most people who suffer from an unbalanced pH are unbalanced towards the acidic. This condition forces the body to borrow minerals- including calcium, sodium, potassium and magnesium- from vital organs and bones to buffer (neutralize) the acid and safely remove it from the body.
The life span of the hazelwood will depend on the level of acidity of the body. In general, a necklace will maintain its medicinal benefits for 6 months to 1 year. Higher acidity may mean a shorter lifespan of the necklace. Indicators that a necklace is losing effectiveness are: the ends of the wood beads (the flesh) will darken and/or symptoms return. Don't be alarmed if/when the bark comes off the hazelwood beads; the wood beads will change over time as they cannot be coated with anything in order to perform their function (absorbing acidity).