The basis of the traditional Chinese medicine is the belief that energy, (chi or qi) flows throughout the body along pathways, known as meridians.
Therefore, acupuncturists and acupressurists believe that the imbalance or blockage of chi leads to illnesses. In this way, the function of the body organs can be dramatically improved if the energy flow throughout the body is improved.
Each meridian is linked to a different internal body organ and contains pressure points.
The stimulation of these points, either through acupressure or acupuncture, releases the blocked qi, and thus the tension in the corresponding organ. Through pressure, qi is drawn into the channel and invigorates the organ.
Similarly, it is believed that by placing an ice cube on a specific point on the neck, you can improve your overall health, mood, and provide lots of energy.
The following trick is a completely safe, simple, and easy way to enjoy the benefits of the Chinese traditional medicine.
This point is known as Feng Fu or Wind Mansion and is located between the tendons, in the back of the neck, at the base of the skull and the top of the neck, near the base of the hairline. I
According to acupuncturists, its stimulation promotes general wellbeing.
Lie on the stomach or sit, and place an ice cube on this point. You can hold it or secure it with a bandage for 20 minutes. Initially, you may feel a slight discomfort due to the cold, but within 30—60 seconds, you will feel the influx of heat to the point.
Repeat this twice daily, in the morning and at bedtime, in order to stimulate the release of endorphins into the bloodstream and create energy.
The Chinese medicine believes that this method can strengthen, energize the body, and provide physiological balance.
Furthermore, the stimulation of the Feng Fu point offers various other health benefits, including:
- Arthritis relief
- Treated gastrointestinal issues
- Relieved headaches, toothaches, and joint pain
- Alleviated asthma symptoms
- Improved sleep quality
- Improved breathing
- Treats frequent colds
- Improved digestion
- Reduced stress, fatigue, and depression
- Manage thyroid disorders
- Treated menstrual disorders
Note that this practice should not be done in the case of pregnancy, epilepsy, schizophrenia, or if you have a pacemaker.
The following video will explain the stimulation of the Fung Fu point using an ice cube in details:
This guy tries this using an ice pack headband! Check it out!
The video below will provide additional info on his point: