The traditional Chinese medicine is based on the belief that energy, (chi or qi), flows throughout the body along pathways known as meridians.
Hence, acupressurists and acupuncturists believe that the blockage or imbalance of chi causes diseases. In this way, the function of your body organs can be substantially enhanced if the energy flow all through the body is improved.
Every meridian is linked to a different body organ and contains pressure points.
Stimulating these pressure points, either through acupressure or acupuncture, leads to the release of the blocked qi, and hence the tension in the corresponding organ. By means of pressure, qi is drawn into the channel, invigorating the organ.
Likewise, it’s believed that by placing an ice cube on a given point on your neck, you can improve your general health, mood, and provide plenty of energy.
The following technique is a completely safe and simple way to enjoy the positive effects of the Chinese traditional medicine.
This point is called Feng Fu or Wind Mansion.It’s found between the tendons, at the back of your neck, near the hairline base.
Acupuncturists say that its stimulation promotes general wellbeing.
Sit or lie on your stomach and then place an ice cube on this point. Secure it with a bandage for about 20 minutes. You may feel some discomfort at first due to the cold. However, within 30-60 seconds, you’ll feel the influx of heat to the point.
Do this twice a day – in the morning and evening – in order to stimulate the release of endorphins into your bloodstream and create energy.
According to the Chinese medicine, this method can energize and strengthen your body, as well as provide physiological balance.
Moreover, the stimulation of the Feng Fu point offers numerous other health benefits, including:
- Alleviated asthma symptoms
- Arthritis relief
- Improved sleep quality
- Treated gastrointestinal issues
- Improved breathing
- Relieved headaches, toothaches, and joint pain
- Reduced stress, fatigue, and depression
- Treated menstrual disorders
- Improved digestion
- Treats frequent colds
- Manage thyroid disorders
You should not do this practice if you are pregnant, epileptic, schizophrenic, of if you have a pacemaker.
This video explains the stimulation of the Fung Fu point with an ice cube in details:
The video below will provide more information on this point: