Over thousands of years, Chinese people have used a special kind of stone to treat diseases, by applying them to specific body parts. These small stones, for therapeutic purposes, is called Bianshi (Bian Stone). They are generally used as an instrument similar to acupuncture needles.
"Bian stone is really a unique tool to treat back & neck pain of white collar workers" said Dr. Xie from the Acupuncture Department of Beijing Chaoyang Hospital. Bian Stone therapy used to be an original form of acupuncture, which utilize "Bian Stone" to perform treatment, instead of using needles. These stones are made of precious materials found in the coast of Shan Dong, China.
How can a stone help alleviate pain? Bian Stone can generate infra-red effect and ultrasound pulsation (3698 times per rubbing on human skin), and thus has been applied in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Hospital for various soft tissue injuries, especially, cervical spondylosis, acute or chronic lower back pain, as well as skin disorders. As far as traditional Chinese medicine is concerned, any disease can be caused by the imbalance of human body. Bian Stone therapy is effective in regulating Qi, blood, Yin and Yang; opening collateral channels; dispelling rheumatism and clearing away heat and thus tranquilizing the mind.
This therapy can be applied with other traditional Chinese Medicine therapy, such as Acupuncture, or Cupping to achieve the optimal effect on cervical vertebra disease. At the beginning, apply the stone therapy once a day. After alleviating the pain, apply 2-3 times a week or even 1-2 times a week. The stone therapy does help treat back & neck pain to improve life quality.
Dr. Xie pointed out that back & neck pain is the external manifestation of internal imbalances. According to the TCM theory, stone therapy aims at treating the root cause and thus achieving both internal and external balance. It is good for the overall body health, not only treating the back & neck pain.
Other than back and neck, Bian Stone therapy is also beneficial for relieving muscular aches and stiffness, detoxifying and stimulating circulation of blood and lymph, correcting digestive disorders and inducing a deep feeling of relaxation. In short, Bian Sone therapy is a totally safe, non-invasive therapy, which can improve our circulation effectively and therefore, accelerate healing and rehabilitation.
Bianstone is very effective for office works who need to sit for a long time using the computer, and using the mobile phone. Most people will experience some kind of pain or ache in the neck, back or hand. To alleviate or eliminate the pain, simply use a bian stone to rub on the painful / aching area. You can feel the difference.
Or you can heat the bianstone under the sun or with hot water, and wrap round the painful area with a piece of cloth... For back pain, you can buy a bianstone block. Heat the bianstone block under the sun or with hot water and place under your back. You will feel very comfortable lying on a bianstone block. You can even place a bianstone under your back when you sleep to benefit from its natural far infrared ,etc...
Or you can warm the bianstone in hot water or warm it under the sun for better effect. If you feel very dry, especially during cold winter, you can use pure hot water as a lubricator before rubbing on the skin. Otherwsie, it is not necessary as the stone is silky smooth enough. It is advised not to use oil with the stone. Use only pure water so you can pass the stone from generation to generation. As the stones are scarce, it may not be available again in another two generation from now..
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