Qi Gong balls (also called Baoding balls): Our balls Chinese health Qigongare solid and carved from wood, metal, or stone. They will be perfect for use for medical and therapeutic purposes, or simply as decorative objects. The use of Qi Gong balls dates back to the Northern Song Dynasty in the 20th century. At this time, the health balls are full and mostly used in martial arts. Chinese balls began to be used during the Ming Dynasty (14th century) as musical instruments. It was from this time that Baoding balls were used as therapeutic balls in traditional Chinese medicine, based on an acupressure system linked to the theory of energies (Qi) and meridians of the body.