I handcraft self-use healing tools called: Teishins
A Teishin is a small, therapeutic instrument used to stimulate, on the skin's surface, acupuncture points; they do not penetrate the skin. This tool is one of the 'Nine Needles' described in the Huangdi Neijing Ling Shu. These tools can be safely used by you to gain relief from pain, anxiety and promote healing and wellness.
Myrrh Medicine Teishins are crafted from silver, bronze and soon, gold. Silver is a Yin metal, used for Sedating. Bronze is a Yang metal, used for Tonifying. I use bronze for it's beauty, durability, and usage throughout history. My bronze is 90% copper and 10% tin.
I've handmade these heirloom quality tools using particular dimensions associated with the number '3' and sacred geometry. Each needle has hand-marked tiny grooves where I've spun the needle to imbue it with good Qi and create a unique texture and handmade appearance in deference to Wabi-Sabi, the Japanese concept of appreciation for the art of imperfection.
Myrrh Medicine Teishins are the first and only stone-set Teishins. Either tip of the instrument can be used to stimulate the Acupuncture points. Stone Medicine is part of the ancient lineage of Traditional East Asian Medicine. "In addition to herbalism and acupuncture, Chinese medicine has a rich tradition of using stones as medicine, passed from generation to generation for thousand of years" -from Stone Medicine' by Jeffrey Yuen.
"Stones are viewed as living, evolving entities that can take thousands or more years to grow. The use of stones provide the most profound and permanent effects of Chinese treatment modalities and their noted use was specific to treat the most difficult of diseases. The classics contend that the density and solidity of stones represents this permanence in healing and their stabilizing effect. Stones can serve as valuable chelating agents to draw out toxins from the physical body, as well as critical support for emotional and spiritual evolution. Despite the existence of these ancient writings, the use of gems and stones has been notably left out of contemporary teachings and practice of Chinese Medicine. This was due to the Chinese Cultural Revolution which started in the 1960’s." -from Dr. Rebecca Welling