The Huangdi Neijing records four complementary medical techniques – needle, Bian Stone (bian), Moxibustion and Herbal medicine. Bian Stone (also referred to as “bian”) first emerged during the Neolithic period, eventually become therapy techniques tools like massage therapy tool and “gua sha” tool.
Folk medicine practitioners continue to turn to “gua sha” due to its effectiveness. Recent Japanese studies have confirmed that scraping one’s back activates dormant immune cells, yielding noticeable results. Unfortunately, however, this form of treatment also comes with drawbacks including tool materials (copper, composite materials or uninspected jade), scraping oil, when directly applied onto skin may introduce harmful substances causing side effects.
Why use Bian Stone therapy
Bian Stone therapy using tools made of Bian, has proven more potency than its Chinese counterpart gua sha. Si Bin Fu Shi was mentioned in ancient texts as material to create Bian Stone tools.
Magical properties of Bian Stones:
Unique energy field with infrared heat generation, following meridians.
Friction or tapping produces rich ultrasonic pulses.
Non-radioactive, posing no harm to the human body.
Contains over thirty trace elements, with high strontium content.
Contact with the skin reveals improved blood flow in small vessels under a monitor.
Drinking water soaked with Si Bin Fu Shi reduces triglycerides and cholesterol, enhancing lipid regulation.
Tapping or patting the body with Bian Stones produces a distinct acupuncture-like sensation.
Mechanism of Bian Stone Therapy:
Bian Stone therapy is known for their inherent heating properties that facilitate smooth blood and energy flow along meridians – particularly effective for treating cold or deficiency conditions of Yang and Cold Qi (if appropriate). Bian Stone Therapy warms and assists yang qi while opening meridians, dispelling cold, dampness and stagnant energy and alleviating pain as it removes stasis.
Comparable with massage, its unique use relies not just mechanical force but its inherent warming properties as it facilitates smooth flowing energy/blood along meridians while subduing Yang and subdues its inherent warming qualities!
Clinical Application of Bian Stone therapy:
Bian Stone therapy employs many treatments based on traditional Chinese Medicine meridians and acupoints: pressing, rolling, rubbing, needling, tapping scraping warming. Bian Therapy sessions aim to unclog meridians by clearing away obstructions that inhibit circulation of Qi and blood; also eliminating pathological substances found deep skin meridians.
Bian Stone therapy offers rapid relief of clinical symptoms within days and strives for full recovery of their entirety. Bian Stone has demonstrated remarkable efficacy against cardiovascular conditions, muscular issues and suboptimal health states alike. Bian also can stimulate key head acupoints to effectively prevent, improve and ease stroke and post-stroke sequelae effects. When combined with other Bian Stone techniques, results become even more impressive.
Effects of Bian Stone Therapy on Human Head:
Human heads contain 48 acupuncture points organized along 6 meridians. Utilizing a Bian stone comb for head massage has therapeutic effects in treating insomnia, excessive dreaming and nervous exhaustion; at the same time it promotes hair growth while encouraging its transition from blonde to black coloration.
Bian Stone Comb, known for its portability, ease-of-use, and effectiveness is easy to take anywhere you go – its portability means it can even fit easily in a pocket! When used on acupuncture points it produces immediate effects in terms of improving circulation while simultaneously adjusting Qi flow, supplementing Yang levels, and stimulating healing response.
Friction and tapping provide a distinct healthy sensation, relieving pain while rejuvenating spirits naturally without harmful side effects of pharmaceutical medicines, saving on medical costs and expenses. Clinical applications for friction/tapping techniques include improving cerebral hypoxia, increasing blood circulation, treating congestive cerebrovascular diseases such as hypertension or headaches and relieving pain associated with congestive cerebrovascular conditions like hypertension.
Bian Stone Therapy and Its Health Advantages:
Ultrasonic waves generated by Bian Stones exert pressure on cells, inducing micromovements that alter diseased cell states for therapeutic outcomes.
Thermal Effect: Absorption of ultrasonic energy accelerates skin blood circulation, producing heat with analgesic properties to relieve muscle spasms and enhance tissue microcirculation.
Biological Effect: Ultrasonic waves have the power to influence various chemical or biological processes within the body, altering enzyme activity and shifting metabolism towards healthier outcomes.
Bian Stones have an impactful analgesic and nerve conduction slowing effect that makes Bian Stones ideal for pain reduction and noticeable analgesia relief.
Other Effects: Ultrasonic waves have many other beneficial impacts; for instance they increase intestinal peristalsis and secretion, dilate coronary arteries to improve their supply, expand renal blood vessels increasing renal blood flow.
How to use Bian Stones:
In evaluating any medical solution, Bian Stone therapy stands out in preventive healthcare applications.
Head Bianstone health care method
(1) Forehead induction
[Method] Place the surface of the Bianstone board on your forehead to do the feeling method. During the induction process, you can also press the Bianstone board with your hands to press the Bianstone board against your forehead, and perform the sensing method and the pressure method at the same time.
[Efficacy] Promote the smooth flow of Qi and blood in the head. Prevent and treat headaches, dizziness, memory loss, Alzheimer’s disease, colds, high blood pressure and other diseases, and slow down the development of forehead wrinkles.
(2) Scratching Hall
[Method] Use the outer arc-shaped edge of the Bianstone board to alternately scrape left and right from Yintang as the starting point.
[Efficacy] Prevent and treat dizziness, headaches, eye diseases, rhinitis, colds, high blood pressure and other diseases.
(3) Eyebrow grooming
[Method] Use the outer arc-shaped edge of the Bianstone board starting from between the two eyebrows, and comb the eyebrows to the left and right respectively.
[Efficacy] Prevent and treat headaches, eye diseases, ear diseases, rhinitis and facial nerve paralysis.
(4) Test items
[Method] Close your eyes and gently scrape your eyes with the outer arc-shaped edge of the Bianstone board. The scraping direction is from the inside to the outside.
[Efficacy] Prevent and treat migraines, eye diseases and facial nerve paralysis. Slows down the development of forehead wrinkles.
(5) Comb your hair
[Method] Use the outer curved blade of the meteorite as a comb to comb the long hair on your head like a comb.
[Efficacy] Promote the smooth flow of Qi and blood in the head. Prevent and treat colds, dizziness, headaches, high blood pressure, cerebrovascular diseases, memory loss, and Alzheimer’s disease. Delay gray hair and hair loss.
Neck and shoulder stone health care method
(1) Scrape the back of the neck
[Method] Use the outer arc-shaped edge of the Bianstone board to scrape the back of the neck from top to bottom.
[Efficacy] Prevent and treat colds, fever, bronchitis, asthma, nape and cervical spondylosis, etc.
(2) Scrape both sides of the neck
[Method] Use the back of the Bianstone board to scrape both sides of the neck from top to bottom.
[Efficacy] Prevent and treat tinnitus, sore throat, tonsillitis, nephritis, etc.
(3) Scrape the front of the neck
[Method] Use the surface of the Bianstone board to scrape the front of the neck from top to bottom.
[Efficacy] Prevent and treat high blood pressure, sore throat, asthma, bronchitis, goiter and other diseases.
(4) Tap on the shoulder
[Method] Hold the tail of the Bianstone board and use the front surface of the Bianstone board to tap the upper parts of the left and right shoulders from the inside out.
Bianstone health care method for limbs
(1) Scrape the inside of the upper limbs
[Method] Use the back of the Bianstone to scrape the inside of the upper limbs from top to bottom.
[Efficacy] Promote the smoothness of the three Yin meridians of the hand (the lung meridian of the hand Taiyin, the pericardial meridian of the hand Jueyin and the heart meridian of the hand Shaoyin). Prevent and treat heart and lung diseases, arm pain and numbness.
(2) Scrape the outside of the upper limbs
[Method] Use the outer arc-shaped edge of the meteorite to scrape the outside of the upper limb from top to bottom.
[Efficacy] Promote the smoothness of the three yang meridians of the hand (the large intestine meridian of the hand Yangming, the triple burner meridian of the hand Shaoyang, and the small intestine meridian of the hand Dayang). Prevent and treat constipation, diarrhea, inability to lift arms, and pain.
(3) Scrape the inside of the lower limbs
[Method] Use the back of the meteorite to scrape the inside of the lower limbs from top to bottom.
[Efficacy] Promote the smooth flow of the three Yin meridians of Foot (Spleen Meridian of Foot Taiyin, Liver Meridian of Foot Jueyin, and Kidney Meridian of Foot Shaoyin), Yin Qiao Meridian, and Yinwei Meridian. Prevent and treat liver and kidney diseases, leg pain and numbness, and difficulty in mobility.
(4) Slap the limbs
[Method] Relax your limbs and tap the muscles of your limbs with the surface of the Bianstone board.
[Efficacy] Eliminate fatigue, clear away heat and detoxify.
Bian Stone therapy, with roots in ancient Chinese medical traditions, shows impressive effects on health and wellbeing. Utilizing stone combs to massage acupuncture points on the head, this therapeutic practice offers relief for conditions such as insomnia or nervous exhaustion.
Ultrasonic waves generated by Bian Stones offer massage-like therapy effects, which encourage cell movement for disease mitigation; in addition, its thermal effect improves blood circulation with analgesic properties and an improvement in microcirculation of tissues.
Bian Stone therapy not only successfully treats various conditions but is also an invaluable preventive method. Following in line with ancient wisdom of “prevent illness before it arises”. Bian Stone therapy serves as an all-inclusive and beneficial approach that blends traditional Chinese medical principles and modern healthcare practices into one comprehensive solution.