What are Bian Stones?
Bian stones are pointed stones that were historically used in traditional Chinese medicine.
Bian Stone Therapy
Bian stone therapy is one of humanity’s oldest medical practices. The Bian stone technique refers to the use of stone-based equipment to perform massaging, heating and other operations. Bian stone includes both the bian stone technique and the tool.
A Brief History
Before acupuncture and moxibustion appeared, ancient Chinese people selected certain kinds of stone and ground it into a therapeutic tool that featured a sharp tip or an edge. Such shapes allowed the stone to be applied to the human body in different ways.
This technique disappeared during the Han Dynasty. The source of the material for making Bian-stone has been identified as Sibin floating stone. Bian stone appliances have since been devised and developed and therapeutic techniques explored.
Researchers have also investigated traditional Chinese documents. Bian stone is the first technique of the five major ancient practices of the “Yellow Emperor.”
The therapy is usually started with a traditional Chinese massage to open up the body’s meridians, followed by a series of Bian stone treatments with pre-heated bian stone.