Chinese Healthy Balls date all the way back to the Ming Dynasty. The balls have been said to stimulate the various acupuncture points on the hand.
It is believed that exercising with the health balls can assist with healing and improve many ailments:
• Prevent & Cure Hypertension-By the repetitiveness
• Relieve fatigue, by improved circulation of Chi/Qi energy
• Tendonitis-By using prior to activities using the hands
• Carpal Tunnel Syndrome-By improving the wrist and hands
• Memory Loss-By improving the circulation of Chi energy
• Arthritis-By keeping the joints limber and movement of Chi
• Stress Reduction-By improving Chi flow and repetitiveness
• Improve general health and circulation through Chi movement.
We think they are really cool, both to look at and to use. Each ball has a sounding plate inside, that chimes when it is shaken. If you are using the balls "properly", the balls are supposed to make a sort of whirring sound, smooth and melodious. This has never happened for me ( I must not be doing it right), but I like to use them, love the sound, and feel it could be of some help to people with dexterity or motor coordination problems as well as arthritis. We have sold many sets to people that use them for relaxation and stress relief, arthritis, and carpal tunnel syndrome.
As always, check with your physician or practioner before starting any new kind of therapy. Some things can aggravate, rather than help :)
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~ Chinese Iron Baoding Ball ~
~ Oriental Health Balls ~
Chinese Therapy Balls~Iron Direction Balls~Healthy Balls
These iron balls go by so many names, it is hard to keep track.
Our Chinese therapy balls come in 3 styles:
• Yin Yang Health Balls-With 6 yin/yang symbols on each ball.
• Sun & Moon Health Balls-With a red Sun & pink Moon.
• Dragon & Phoenix Balls-With colorful Dragon & Phoenix.
Base colors may vary, in deep blue, black or green.
The individual balls measure approximately 1 1/2" in diameter.
Each set of excercise balls comes with 2 balls. Each set has a ball with a high tone and a ball with a low tone. They say this is a Yin/Yang thing and part of how the balls have such a relaxing effect on people.
Each set of balls comes in a silk brocade box. Each therapy ball box comes in assorted colors. Each set of chiming therapy balls comes with basic instructions for use and brief history of the Chinese Iron Direction Baoding Balls.
These health balls make an excellent gift for your favorite hippy, the lover of oriental history or culture, the martial arts fan, anyone who has interest in improving health in a natural way, and the lover of the "unique".
Set of 2 Chiming Iron Baoding Balls $10.95 Set
Choking Hazard-Not for children under 6 years old.
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Baoding Iron Ball, famed as one of the "three treasures" of Baoding, China, is a traditional product renowned at home and abroad. The production of Baoding Iron Ball dates back to the Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644). and it has been made meticulously by Baoding handicraftsmen through the ages.
Originally, the Baoding Iron Ball was a solid ball, and afterwards it is designed hollow with a sounding plate in it. Of a pair of balls, one sounds high and one low. It is a treasure necessary for the aged to build up physical strength and remove diseases.
Function: According to the Chinese traditional medical theory of "Jingluo" (jingluo refers to the main and collateral channels, regarded as a network of passages, through which vital energy circulates and along which the acupuncture points are distributed). the ten fingers are connected with the heart, that is to say, by means of jingluo the ten fingers are connected with the cranial nerve and vital organs of the human body, including heart, liver, spleen, lungs, kidneys, gallbladder, stomach and intestine, etc. On plucking the iron balls with fingers, the balls can stimulate the various acupuncture points on the hand, resulting in the unimpeded ness of circulation vital energy and blood in the body. It can cause the jingluo (channels) unblocked and through, the vital energy and blood to function in harmony, the muscles nimble, the bones strong, the mind sober, can invigorate the circulation of blood, and can prevent and cure hypertension and various chronic diseases. If you keep on talking exercise everyday for months and years, you can get the fine results of keeping your brain in good health with high intelligence and good memory, relieving your fatigue, drowning your worries, and , moreover, prolonging your life.
Usage: When talking exercise, put two iron balls on your palm, and crook and stretch the five fingers in sequence to cause the balls to rotate and revolve, either clockwise or counter-clockwise. in so doing, all the joints of the hand are always in motion; and with the crooking and stretching of the fingers, the forearm muscles are contracted and relaxed harmonically. at first, you may select balls of small size for exercise; and when skilled, you can select balls larger and larger in size. Your two hands may practice in alternation, and three or four balls may be put on the palm at the same time for showing a variety of figures.
Maintenance: The ball is made of metal, and should be prevented from violent collision. The balls should be kept dry and clean, and waxed or greased if they will be stored unused for a long period of time.
Our Chinese therapy balls come in 3 styles: Yin Yang balls, with 6 yin/yang symbols on each ball, Sun & Moon balls, with a red Sun & pink Moon, Phoenix & Dragon Balls.
Base colors may vary, in deep blue, black or green. Each set of balls comes in a silk brocade box. Each therapy ball box comes in assorted colors.
Health Balls & Feng Shui
Dragon & Phoenix
The Dragon brings wealth and prosperity. The Phoenix brings opportunity and recognition.
Represented in the south, the phoenix is the bringer of great opportunity, it is the mate of the Celestial Dragon. Together the Phoenix and the Celestial Dragon symbolize conjugal happiness. Placed in the southwest to activate marriage luck.
The Phoenix without the Celestial Dragon is also well displayed in the south sector of the office or study to promote new opportunities, success and prosperity.