The Baoding ball is also known as a Chinese health ball, Chinese exercise ball, Chinese stress ball and Chinese stress ball. History states that the Chinese health ball originated from Baoding, China- a remote village in the Heibei province, during the error of Ming dynasty.
In Baoding, these balls were once referred to as Chinese iron balls since the original balls were manufactured from iron. Today, Baoding ball are made from different types of materials and are decorated with brass wire and cloisonné, but still retain the same original properties,. They can be made from agate, solid jade, marble and other kinds of stones.
Baoding ball is used for meditation and exercise, but is also effective when used for medical purposes.