We call them baoding balls
because they originated from Boading, China. Some call them Chinese stress balls
. While others say, Chinese health balls, Chinese exercise balls, or even Chinese therapy balls. Whichever name you call them, they will certainly help your health. By rotating two baoding balls
around your palm, it stimulates the circulation of blood and energy throughout the body.
While rotating them, you must ensure that the two balls stay in even and constant contact with each other. According to traditional Chinese beliefs, the vital organs of the human body are all connected to the fingers and feet.
Originally made of iron, most modern baoding balls are made from hollow stainless steel coated with chrome. They are outfitted with sounding plates to produce jingling sounds when they are moved. Many come with colorful, painted designs, such as dragons or pandas, and many more. Baoding balls also come in many sizes because hand sizes vary greatly.
We recommended that you start with a size that can be handled easily, and then work up to the larger sizes. The most common sizes range from a diameter of 1.25 to 2.00 inches. The 1.25 inches size is small and is usually used by children or petite adults. The 2.0 inches size is best reserved for the experienced or someone who is an x-large size.
Among our broad selection of Chinese gifts and Japanese gifts, we have a well chosen selection of baoding balls. Their designs range from chrome plated, to dragons, to ying-yang, and more.
Baoding balls are generally used for exercise. It can also be used for meditation and can also be also be utilized for medical and therapy purposes. There are many possible forms of exercise that may employ the use of Baoding balls. A user may also design his own routine using his Baoding ball, depending on his preference.
Baoding balls are good at relieving Arthritis, and may benefit individuals suffering from Carpal Tunnel syndrome (CTS) and other manual diseases. Baoding balls are also good at restoring or improving manual dexterity. At some extent, it can even be used in therapy against hand paralysis.
Scientifically, the effects of Baoding balls are yet to be proven, but alternative medicine advocates ascertain that the Baoding balls can really help, health wise, by touching pressure points during their rotation in the palm. By touching pressure points, the Baoding balls can improve blood circulation and at the same time, helps muscles, nerves, and tissues relax.
Baoding balls are usually used in pairs. For exercises, the Baoding balls are placed in the palm and are rotated clockwise or counterclockwise through hand motion. Advance exercises using the Baoding balls may employ additional balls, aside from the two Baoding balls employed in the basic exercises. Some Baoding ball users may use up to three Baoding balls at a time.