The traditional Chinese medicine is based on the belief that the energy, (qi or chi) flows through the body along the pathways called meridians.
Thus, acupressurists and acupuncturists believe that blockage and imbalance of the chi causes illnesses.
This way, the function of the organs can be significantly improved if you improve the energy flow through the body.
Every meridian is connected to a different organ and has pressure points.
By stimulating these points, either with acupuncture or acupressure, they release blocked qi, and therefore the tension in that corresponding organ.
By applying pressure, qi is drawn out from the channel and this energizes the organ.
Also, it’s considered that by putting an ice cube on a certain point on your neck, you can improve your general mood and health and provide a lot of energy.
This trick is completely safe, easy and simple way to use the benefits of the tratidional Chinese medicine.
This point is called Feng Fu (Wind Mansion) and is found between the tendons, on the back of your neck, at the base of your skull and the top point of your neck, near the beginning of the hairline.
Acupuncturists claim that stimulation of this point improves the general wellbeing.
Sit down or lie on your stomach, and put an ice cube on the point. Hold it or secure it using a bandage for about twenty minutes.
At first you may feel slight discomfort because of the cold, but n 30 to 60 seconds you will feel an influx of heat at this point.
Do this two times a day, in the morning and before bed, to stimulate endorphin release in your bloodstream and have more energy.
Chinese medicine believes that this process can energize, strengthen your body, and reach physiological balance.
Moreover, stimulation of the this point has numerous other healthy benefits, such as:
• Arthritis relief
• Relieved joint pain, headaches and toothaches
• Treated gastrointestinal problems
• Alleviated symptoms of asthma
• Improved quality of sleep
• Improved breathing
• Improved digestion
• Treats colds
• Reduced depression, stress and fatigue
• Management of thyroid disorders
• Treated numerous menstrual disorders
Keep in mind that this practice shouldn’t be done in case of pregnancy, schizoprhrenia, epilepsy or if you are having a pacemaker.
This video will explain how to stimulate the Fung Fu point with an ice cube in more detail:
This guy does this with an ice pack headband! Take a look!
The following video will offer additional information on this point.