Collection: Chinese Health Balls | Baoding balls

Health Balls | Baoding Balls

Baoding or Health Balls are small balls made of metal.  They are thought to exercise hand muscles, improve brain function and reduce stress when used as alternative medicine to stimulate the acupuncture points on the hand. Baoding balls are often used in physical therapy to exercise the soft tissues of the hand, wrist, and arm.

The first Baoding balls were likely created in China during the Ming Dynasty. They are also known as Chinese exercise balls, Chinese health balls, Chinese meditation balls, and Chinese medicine balls. Baoding balls are used by rotating two or more balls repeatedly in the hand and work similarly to western stress balls.

Hippie Buddha offers a wide range of high quality, ornate Baoding Balls.  Each set comes in a lovely decorated box with an instruction sheet.