If you live anywhere near a China-town or a shop with lots of good Chinese trinkets, try getting a hulu gourd bottle. Here's a picture of one; http://colinjong.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/bottled_water_02.jpg
They are a very potent healing symbol in traditional Chinese lore. I've used them, my boyfriend has used them, and both of my parents have undergone surgery and it's helped them too, and they think this kind of stuff is silly.
Of particular interest is that my mom very specifically reports the magnificent lack of pain. She broke her foot, needed surgery to put screws into the bone, and she's been walking around on it (even though she isn't supposed to) with not pain in the slightest.
The gourds are bright yellow when dried and I got one the size of my fist for around $5. You can also get "fakes" made from wood or metal that will work, but I suggest sticking with natural or wood since that element is more conducive to healing.