Elderly Chinese Women Are Lying on Hot Rocks

Posted By Staff

Date: July 4th, 2016

rocksChina – It turns out lying on large stone boulders in the hot sun is this year’s summer health trend among the women of Xi’an.

Elderly and middle-aged women can be seen hugging rocks or simply lying on them with towels on their faces all around the city, from parks to squares and pretty much wherever else large, sun-heated rocks can be found.

At first, people thought the women were engaging in some mysterious artistic performance, but local reporters approached them, they said it was a traditional medical treatment to help them cure various illnesses.

One woman, identified only by her surname, Lo, said that she started lying on hot rocks to treat her synovitis and stiff muscles, after a relative suffering from similar ailments did it for an extended period of time and got cured.  More

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