Guest post by Ken McLeod

On 07 June 2022, we published an article warning readers of the planned visit to the UK of health crank Barbara O’Neill, ‘A residential health programme that poses “a risk to the health and safety of members of the public.” ‘ We referred to the Prohibition Order that the New South Wales Health Care Complaints Commission has imposed on her:

‘The Commission is satisfied that Mrs O’Neill poses a risk to the health and safety of members of the public and therefore makes the following prohibition order:

Mrs O’Neill is permanently prohibited from providing any health services, as defined in s4 Of the Health Care Complaints Act 1993, whether in a paid or voluntary capacity.’

We showed that O’Neill remains undaunted by such mere technicalities and continues to spruik her nostrums and misinformation, such as that planned for Manna House, Stoke-on-Trent.

One reader did a little bit of digging into O’Neill’s lectures and found something that should alarm anyone; her advocacy of asbestosform Yoni Stones for ‘Balancing Your Hormones.’

So what are ‘Yoni Stones?’ and ‘Why should we be worried?’ we hear you ask. Good questions, so here we go.


According to promoters in alternative health industries, ‘Yoni stones,’ also known as ‘Yoni Eggs’ are ‘semi – precious stones carved into the shape of eggs that can be inserted into a woman’s womb space for vaginal wall tightening and energetic cleansing. Yoni Eggs have been used for many decades by the most in-tuned women who know that keeping good vaginal wellness is keeping universal wellness. The more in-tuned a woman is in her femininity the better all her relations will be.’ 1


The following are examples of the promotion and sale of Yoni stones and showing how wrong and dangerous they are.

1.1 ‘La Loba’

A Google search found hundreds of retailers selling them, such as ‘La Loba’ 2 whose website does do not give an address, but are located on the Gold Coast Australia. La Loba sells nephrite jade eggs like this:

La Loba claim that ‘GIA certified means that it’s certified by the Gemological institute of America to be that specific stone. So you know it’s a real stone that is high quality.’ La Loba makes several claims of therapeutic benefit, like:

‘Yoni Eggs Physical Benefits Pelvic Floor Health Assists with incontinence Increases lubrication Builds sensitivity Helps improve Libido Can be used to prepare for childbirth and to heal post childbirth Helps to prevent and improve prolapse Balances hormones by increasing blood flow to the Yoni Increases orgasmic pleasure for yourself and your partner Spiritual Benefits Healing properties of the chosen crystal are absorbed Builds connection with your Yoni Helps one work through any trauma/stagnant energy held… ‘


Despite the claims of therapeutic benefits, ‘La Loba’ did not display any regulatory approval from the Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration or US Federal Drug Administration, so we can take it as read that Yoni Stones have not been assessed for safety.

1.2 Barbara O’Neill

The most prominent promoter of Yoni Stones is Barbara O’Neill, of Misty Mountain Lifestyle Retreat, of Bellbrook, New South Wales.

The internet, especially YouTube, is alive with hundreds of her videos promoting all sorts of quackery, but today we can limit ourselves to the dozens of videos in which she promotes Yoni Stones, such as the video of Barbara O’Neill conducting a lecture at Living Springs Alabama, USA. This video 5 ‘Balancing Your Hormones’ has been viewed 43,636 times since it was first published on 3 May 2022.

From the video:

In that video, Barbara O’Neill makes claims that are of concern. From the transcript,6 at 00:44:31, she recommends ‘Yoni Stones,’ and at 00:44:44 ‘… ideally, they’re made out of nephrite.’ (See the above screencap of her whiteboard presentation, bottom left-hand corner.) In the transcript she advises that women should insert them daily for several hours at a time over several months, even years. O’Neill describes Yoni Stones at 00:44:35 in the transcript: “The Chinese dynasty developed Yoni stones to help the young concubines be sexually toned for the emperor. But they’re very popular today, and ideally, they’re made out of nephrite. Jade nephrite. Jade is like a green marble. The nephrite jade is heavy and as you’ll see why that’s important in a minute. But it’s also a smooth marble, so there are no crevices.”

There are several falsehoods in this:

1.2.1 There were many dynasties in Imperial China, but none of them were named ‘The Chinese Dynasty.’

1.2.2 No Imperial Chinese dynasty developed Yoni Stones. It’s marketing hype designed to dupe the gullible. Obstetrician -Gynaecologist Dr Jennifer Gunter 7 and archaeologist Professor Sarah Parcak 8 researched that claim by conducting a search of the online databases of four major Chinese art and archaeology collections in the United States. They identified more than 5000 jade objects viewable in online databases. They found that no vaginal jade eggs were identified, and concluded that:

“No evidence was found to support the claim that vaginal jade eggs were used for any indication in ancient Chinese culture.” 9

1.2.3 As for O’Neill’s claim that there are no crevices and are therefore safe, O’Neill says in the transcript at 00:45:13 ‘….There are two holes in the bottom (of the Yoni Stone) so that a woman can insert dental floss for easy extraction….’ So crevices are out but holes are OK?

The Cleveland Health Clinic published an article 10 on July 30, 2021, by Obstetrician – Gynaecologist Dr Suchetha Kshettry, MD, ‘Think Twice Before Putting a Yoni Egg in Your Vagina. She says that ‘Gemstones like jade and onyx are semi-porous, which means there’s space for bacteria to take up residence within them. Semi-porous materials are difficult to fully clean, too, meaning that bacteria may stick around and fester.’ She listed the following hazards:

Ø Persistent bacterial infections;

Ø Irritation, scratches, tears;

Ø Damage to pelvic floor muscles; Ø toxic shock syndrome that can lead to serious health issues and even death.

Dr Kshettry makes it clear that there is no benefit.

That is supported by Obstetrician -Gynaecologist Dr Jennifer Gunter, who has written that Yoni stones do not balance hormones and have all the risks that Dr Kshettry listed above. 11

Further, California officials prosecuted Gwyneth Paltrow and her company Goop for making the same claims as O’Neill. In an out-of-court settlement, Paltrow’s company agreed to pay $US145,000 ($202,000) in civil penalties. 12

1.2.4. More concerning, nephrite jade is notorious as a dangerous asbestiform prismatic tremolite, a mineral composed of microcrystalline tremolite asbestos. Nephrite is a variety of the calcium, magnesium, and iron-rich amphibole minerals tremolite or actinolite, aggregates of which also make up one form of asbestos. The chemical formula for nephrite is Ca2(Mg, Fe)5Si8O22(OH)2. It is one of two different mineral species called jade. In layman’s terms it is ‘asbestos’ and we would think that it is therefore carcinogenic. Strangely enough, while there is plenty of research on the consequences of inhaling asbestos, there seems to be little or no research on the consequences of inserting it into vaginas.

That may be because scientists thought that it was not a productive area of research because they thought nobody would be stupid enough to do that. (How wrong they were.) Nevertheless, in the absence of definitive research showing that inserting asbestos into vaginas is perfectly safe, promoting that is incredibly irresponsible.

All we could find on the subject was the limited research which examined the dangers to people shaping nephrite jade asbestos: Yang HY, Shie RH, Chen PC. Carving of non-asbestiform tremolite and the risk of lung cancer: a follow-up mortality study in a historical nephrite processing cohort. Occup Environ Med. 2013 Dec;70(12):852-7. doi: 10.1136/oemed-2013-101404. Epub 2013 Sep 18. PMID: 24142973; PMCID: PMC3841744. 13 The researchers found that nephrite processing led to a significantly increased risk of lung cancer. Bailey et al, ‘The Asbestiform and Prismatic Mineral Growth Habit and Their Relationship to Cancer Studies – A Pictorial Presentation.’ 14

If anyone can find research on the effects of inserting asbestos-form Yoni Stones into vaginas, please let us know in the comments.


2.1 As if the risks of persistent bacterial infections, irritation, scratches, tears, damage to pelvic floor muscles, toxic shock syndrome, serious health issues and death were not bad enough, Barbara O’Neill’s and other health gurus’ and retailers’ recommendations to insert asbestos stones into vaginas for extended lengths of time is reckless and dangerous. And there is no therapeutic benefit in the use of Yoni Stones.

But that’s Standard Operating Procedure in Alt-Med, so that’s all right then.

So what would health regulators make of this? Should they issue a Public Warning to all users, processors, manufacturers, importers and retailers? Watch this space.





5 A backup copy is available on request.

6 Transcript is available at



9 “Vaginal Jade Eggs: Ancient Chinese Practice or Modern Marketing Myth?” Gunter, Jennifer MD*; Parcak, Sarah PhD, Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery: 1/2 2019 – Volume 25 – Issue 1 – p 1-2, published in Urogynecology – Official Journal of the American Urogynecologic Society.





14 Published 2006. Available on request.

16 Responses to INSERTING ASBESTOS INTO VAGINAS: Another Bright Idea From the Alt-Med Industry

  • ‘Strangely enough, while there is plenty of research on the consequences of inhaling asbestos, there seems to be little or no research on the consequences of inserting it into vaginas.’

    Howls and screams from ethics committees worldwide.

    • Well, there is a precedent – sort of:
      At some point in time, the myth entered the world that externally applied talcum powder (which can contain utterly minute traces of asbestos) somehow works its way to the inside of women’s reproductive organs, ultimately causing ovarian cancer.
      To the best of my knowledge, there is no scientific evidence at all that this indeed a viable mechanism – in fact, these organs function in such a way that the exact opposite happens: continuous production of mucus ensures that anything making it inside is promptly flushed out again. The only exceptions are certain microbes that can adhere to or invade the tissue, causing infections (e.g. yeast infection).
      Yet in spite of a total lack of scientific evidence, juries have awarded billions in damages to women with ovarian cancer:

  • Thanks for this Edzard

    I know of many charlatans promoting jade eggs but had no idea that nephrite jade is an asbestosform stone.

    Of course possibly the most influential and significant charaltan to promote the vaginal insertion of jade eggs is the notorious controversial businessman and self-proclaimed “Taoist master” Mantak Chia.

    It is important to understand the context of Chia’s promotion of jade eggs, which he advocates as a form of female empowerment. He claims that inserting jade eggs into the vagina is an anti-ageing practice that reduces facial wrinkles and that also tones and tightens the vagina especially after childbirth when he states that the vagina is often “too big” for male sexual fulfillment. Chia also teaches that jade eggs were used by in ancient times exclusively by royalty and concubines in China to prepare their vaginas for coitus.

    The evidence of Chia’s claims can be found via this video (warning – the video is not just lies and quackery, it is deeply misogynist)

    Jade egg pratices – Mantak Chia Part 5

    Many (possibly all) of Chia’s female students end up being “sexually empowered” to the extent that they become involved in jade egg MLM promoting / selling networks and also, usually, work as “sacred sexual healers”, “yoni massagers”, “tantric masseuses” and the like (new age sex workers).

    An example of one of Chia’s sex worker students who goes by the name of “Jade Lotus” can be found in this video

    in which Ms Lotus describes using the jade eggs to clear energy blockages in the yoni (vagina) that are caused by traumatic experiences. Unfortunately many women who become involved with networks promoting jade egg use “recover body memories” of forgotten sexual abuses (highly likely to be false memories) and becone alienated from their loved ones as a result. Vulnerable women can very easily become exploited in terrible ways by these networks.

    Astute readers will notice that Jade Lotus is interviewed by Harry Matadeen on Harry’s YouTube channel. This is the same Harry Matadeen who authored the charming book Aged Urine: Re-Discovery Of The Century.

    There is so much more to write but this will do for now

  • apologies

    The second video with Jade Lotus was on her friend Harry Matadeen’s YouTube channel but I don’t know the name of the woman interviewing her.

    Materdeen and Ms Lotus appear together in several videos on the channel that promote the insane theories of Mantak Chia.

    Matadden’s YouTube channel is a comedy goldmine of quackey but only for those with very strong stomachs given his enthusiam for the internal and topical application of aged human urine. Matterdeen also has some very interesting network connections.

    link here

  • This article is bullshit.
    Barbara o Neil is no quack. Shes a stellar teacher and helps so many of us where allopathic medicine fails. Anyone whose live has been changed by her work(so many of us) know that your info is false and hers is reliable. You also do not know your chemistry sir. Jade stones are in fact safe, effective and life changing. Nowhere in her talk does she say the Yoni stones balance your hormones. It’s specifically to tone and draw up the pelvic floor muscles and uterus/bladder And mantak chia is also a wonderful teacher. not misogynist.
    Here’s an article to debunk your claims as you may be the worst fraud industry puppet exposed yet. The evidence of her healing are real people. Not studied subjects.,asbestosis%2C%20lung%20cancer%20and%20mesothelioma.
    Educate yourself. Definitely watch more O’Neil videos. She’s the one to trust.

  • Yoni (Sanskrit for “Womb) eggs/stones is a Taoist tradition over 1,000 years old. Barbara O’Neill did not create but shared the concept for better health. Taoism holds that humans and animals should live in balance with the TAO (universe). Taoist believe in spiritual (energy) immortality, where the spirit of the body joins the universe after death. Energy can neither be created or destroyed – only converted from one form to another – This is a science law not scientism (Neil degrasse)

    Based on the above Taoism description, we know yoni stones are NON-Invasive when compared to western medicine’s MESH surgery with a high failure rate along with other body parts being maimed in the process of installation or removal considering doctors are a PRACTICE, which is why they serve an inTERN-SHIP with another doctor/Group. What if that doctor is an abysmal failure as a surgeon teaching another doctor to be an abysmal failure? Western doctors treat the human body as separate components like a car but if you know anyone who works on a car, all components work together just like the human body. If you have a foot problem (all body meridians pass through the feet), it may actually be a problem in the shoulder area but a podiatrist needs his rent paid so he/she will tell you its a problem in your foot.

    Same thing with (Dent)istry. All teeth are connected to an organ (Traditional Chinese Medicine) but dentist (corporate lackeys) drill and destroy your teeth with root canals (dead material), fillings (mercury toxins) etc.

    This website is a corporate lackey, as detailed by the numerous title abbreviations following the name. Chances are this is not even a “real” entity, wearing a “Mask” (psychological standpoint – old men are seen as trusting) and probably a masonic website (occult) Mason’s like to use repeating letters (Example (E)dzard (E)rnst. Some of these abbreviations tell you exactly who this “fellow” is FRSB (Fellow of the Royal Society of Biology), FMedSci (Fellow of the medical academy of sciences) just to name a few. Etymology of Fellow (there are several, this meaning seems to support this website)= “one of the corporation who constitute a college” and who are paid from its revenues.

    This website is nothing but misdirection and misinformation on a grand scale along with some of the commenters such as Richard Rasker (Masonic rule).

    Western medicine is the 3rd leading cause of deaths in the United States behind cancer/heart disease (See google) and if you factor the #1 cause is misdiagnosis by corporate doctors, then you inner stand the #1 cause of deaths of cancer/heart disease is also largely a misdiagnosis after being poisoned daily by corporate food, drinks (water bottles), air (chem trails) then you inner stand #1 cause reverts back to corporate doctors misdiagnosis. The etymology of pharmacy is pharmakeia= healing or harmful medicine, a healing or poisonous herb; a drug, poisonous potion; magic (potion), dye, raw material for physical or chemical processing.”

    Barbara O’Neill has to, “Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of darkness in this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. (Ephesians 6:11-13)

    Revelation 18:4 KJV
    And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.

    Babylon in the bible was the FIRST corporate city. We (anybody who has a birth certificate) live in BABYLON! – Come out of her my people!

    • Congratulations Ann

      Rarely have I seen so many unhinged, unevidenced batshit assertions in one post. Quite an achievement.

    • Yoni (Sanskrit for “Womb) eggs/stones is a Taoist tradition over 1,000 years old.

      I’d go one further and say that the general principle is in fact hundreds of millions years old. Where do you think your breakfast eggs came from?

      … if you know anyone who works on a car, all components work together just like the human body. If you have a foot problem (all body meridians pass through the feet), it may actually be a problem in the shoulder area but a podiatrist needs his rent paid so he/she will tell you its a problem in your foot.

      I have worked on cars. Yet I have NEVER fixed e.g. a problem with the ignition by looking at the windshield wipers or the rear fender or the door lock. I DID, however, reliably fix ignition problems by examining and repairing the ignition circuit.

      This website is a corporate lackey, as detailed by the numerous title abbreviations following the name. [EE’s titles] ….

      OK, so people with official titles and honorifics are not to be trusted …?

      This website is nothing but misdirection and misinformation on a grand scale along with some of the commenters such as Richard Rasker (Masonic rule).

      Well, I can reassure you on this count: I have no titles whatsoever. From the introduction of my book:

      First off, I want to get one thing straight: I am not a scientist. I am not a doctor. I do not even have any academic credentials. I am, in other words, not a recognized authority in any field.

      So people without any titles are also untrustworthy? Also note that I run my own small business, without any ties to any corporate entity whatsoever.

      Western medicine is the 3rd leading cause of deaths in the United States behind cancer/heart disease

      If this were true, then about 60% of hospital deaths in the US would be preventable deaths, caused by medicine. Which is obviously complete nonsense.

      For all the rest, I agree with Lenny’s assessment that your comment is, um ‘special’, to be preserved for posterity – mostly to serve as a warning how alternative medicine can turn a human brain into porridge.

      • Lmaooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo…

        NOT sure which is more ridiculous – a book plug from an unknown author with NO previous works published, chapters of this book inaccessible without permission (biased) from the author (RR) on another biased site located in Berlin (TY so much – I NOW know that Researchgate (Edgar CIK00014977119 Notice of Exempt Offering of Securities) is another “sketchy” site, NOR reviews on Amazon and supposedly 4 “men” (EE (55), RR (77), LennyLaw (33+(dent)ist) & PA (71) commenting on a reproductive body part that they do not possess but wait…Revelation 2.9 Club members are mostly transgender, which PA has masonically symbolically spotlighted in he/she name A(tt)kins…

        Pete Attkins also seems to be using a play out of Transgender, AshkeNAAASEE Saul Alinky’s Rules for Radicals playbook – demoralizing attempt in one paragragh (bastardization) and repeating the law concept in another paragraph (double Speak). Typical 2.9 Freemasonry, Revelation Club member tactic…

        No numbers were set in the comment – as we know, numbers are skewed and the books are always cooked (Blackrock, Vanguard, Lehman Brothers, Enron, all universities including McGill, all hospitals are banks & Foundling institutions (Purpose to steal children 4 nefarious purposes such as HGH removal – Epstein comes to mind – Also a member of the 2.9 Revelation Club), and all Masonic BABYLON corporations)

        NO truth can be found in a biased article “Medical error is not the 3rd Leading Cause of Death” by Masonic McGill University ( In Domino Confido (“I trust in the Lord” – the “LORD” depicted in the Vatican’s basement/amphitheater would be more accurate) as the founder was a real “standup” gentlemen whose family were metalworkers (masons). He himself a fur trader (hurt animals intentionally) and slavetrader (human beings) and whose spouse anatomically a man hiding in female clothing of early 1700’s, which makes Masonic McGill University part of the Revelation 2.9 Club and the date of this article 08/27/2021=22 – confirms membership and is also a favorite number! I would not be so quick to promote any University without checking out it’s founder’s history or wikipedia page(Masonic fictitious corporation)…lol

        The Poisonous Mushroom is a very good read exposing the 2.9 Revelation Club members and their despicable behavior currently and throughout history, which mostly has been written by these vile creatures.

        Alternative medicine is natural (God’s law) as the human body (Divinely created) was designed to heal itself. (Heal)thy self!

        We’ll see if this unaccountable/double speak website posts this comment response….lmaoooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

        • o

          I’m afraid you missed an ‘o’!

        • @Ann Armour
          I can’t quite follow most of your comment, but there is one small part that I not only understand, but actually agree with:

          the human body … was designed to heal itself.

          Now of course the human body is not designed as there most likely is no god, but it has indeed evolved to heal itself – and that is also one of the core messages in my book(*): in the vast majority of health problems, the body simply heals itself. This is one of the main reasons why alternative medicine often appears to work, even though in most cases, it doesn’t do anything at all.
          Talking about the body healing itself: your rather prominent symptom of ‘lmaooo …’ indicates that your posterior is no longer attached to your body. I sincerely hope that it will indeed heal itself and grow back, as you seem quite clueless without it.

          *: My contract with Springer does not allow me to post the contents of my book online, but if you are interested, I could send you a copy. I offered free copies for the first 10 respondents, and this offer explicitly included people who disagree with me. So far, only 7 people claimed their copy, so I still have a few left. I will then of course need a postal address, which you can mail to rasker(at)linetec(dot)nl.

        • QUOTE Extraterrestrial life, Wikipedia

          Extraterrestrial life or alien life is life which may occur outside of Earth and which did not originate on Earth. No extraterrestrial life has yet been conclusively detected, although efforts are underway. Such life might range from simple forms such as prokaryotes to intelligent beings, possibly bringing forth civilisations that might be far more advanced than humanity.
          END OF QUOTE

          Clearly, that Wikipedia article needs updating.

        • Dana needs to up his game in the Prime Loony competition. Ann has got him beaten on all fronts.

          I can’t remember the last time I read something quite so unhinged. Well, apart from Ann’s previous post, obviously.

          Strange how Ann hasn’t worked out the links between the church and the masons..

    • “Energy can neither be created or destroyed – only converted from one form to another – This is a science law not scientism (Neil degrasse)”

      That is a bastardization of the subject matter, which is well summarized thusly:

      Scientific law
      Conservation of energy, momentum and angular momentum for isolated systems can be found to be symmetries in time, translation, and rotation.

      Conservation of energy
      In physics and chemistry, the law of conservation of energy</b states that the total energy of an isolated system remains constant; it is said to be conserved over time.[1] Energy can neither be created nor destroyed; rather, it can only be transformed or transferred from one form to another.

      [1] Richard Feynman (1970). The Feynman Lectures on Physics Vol I.

      Note well the specific conditions [my bolding]: “the total energy of an isolated system remains constant; it is said to be conserved over time“. Feynman elucidated:

      First, when we are calculating the energy, sometimes some of it leaves the system and goes away, or sometimes some comes in. In order to verify the conservation of energy, we must be careful that we have not put any in or taken any out. Second, the energy has a large number of different forms, and there is a formula for each one. These are: gravitational energy, kinetic energy, heat energy, elastic energy, electrical energy, chemical energy, radiant energy, nuclear energy, mass energy. If we total up the formulas for each of these contributions, it will not change except for energy going in and out.

      Planet Earth is not an isolated system.

  • Barbara O’Neill tours the world, (except Australia) lecturing at Seventh Day Adventist Church facilities. It seems that they are becoming wary of her. See

    And their Facebook discussion at

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