Why Are Chinese Hand Balls So Popular?

In January this year I published a self help product list. It was a list of some of the products I've used since I began my Chinese medicine studies in 1987.

A few months ago I mentioned the most popular item was Chinese hand balls (or Chinese health balls).

Today I looked at the stats for the year so far and...Chinese hand balls are still by far and away the most popular product on the list.

I'm not sure why (if you've got a set maybe you can tell me) but it's probably due to several things...

1. They are cheap - less than $10

2. They are beautiful

3. They are unusual - many people have never seen them.

4. They offer many health benefits, like better hand co-ordination and dexterity, stimulation of important hand pressure points and better overall hand, wrist and forearm health.

If you've never heard about them, Chinese health balls have been used in China for at least several hundred years. Basically you put two (or more) in the palm of your hand and use your fingers and thumb to rotate them one way for a few minutes or more, then the other way.

They are especially useful for people who use their hands a lot - writers, typists, musicians, surgeons, etc. They are also useful for people with arthritic hands.

See the full self help product list here.

News: The new Knee Exercises Program will be ready next week.

All the best and, as always, let me know if you have any questions about the Chinese way of health.


About the Author

Matthew Scott is a professionally trained Chinese medicine practitioner from Australia. In 2000, after ten years in professional practice, Matthew went to China to further his studies for a few months. He’s been there ever since, immersed in the culture, raising a family and showing people worldwide the Chinese way of health.


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