therapy balls have long been famed as one of the "there treasures
" of Baoding China. First produced during the Ming Dynasty
(1368- 1644) , therapy balls have often been improved through the
ages by skilled Chinese handicraftsmen.
Baoding Iron Ball, famed as one of the "three treasures" of Baoding, China, is a traditional product renowned worldover. 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.
Popularly known now as the Health Balls, their insides are hollow and each ball has a sounding plate inside. One emits a high tone, the other a low tone. The musical tones contribute to the relaxation process that results from exercising with them. The tones correspond to the tones of the five elements.
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 unimpededness of circulation of 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, it can make 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 taking 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 taking exercise, put the 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.