Chinese alternative medicine as many of you know is based on the belief that Chi or Qi energy flows through the body through so-called meridians. Blocked meridians and interrupted energy flow leads to various ailments and diseases which can be relieved with acupressure or acupuncture, the techniques which should expand the energy and restore proper organ function.
Every organ in the body is connected to a certain meridian. They also have pressure points, and it is believed that if you stimulate them with massage or acupuncture, it will release the blocked energy in the meridian, effectively resolving any problem with a certain organ. Applying pressure on such a point should restore the qi flow to the organ.
It is also believed that placing an ice cube on the same spots improves the energy flow and your overall health, too. If you always wanted to try acupuncture or massage, we’ll now present you a quick way of exploring the wonders of Traditional Chinese medicine at home. The point on the neck where you should apply the ice cube on is located between the tendons in the neck, at the base of the skull and top of the neck, close to the hairline base. Acupuncture calls it Feng Fu or Wind Mansion, and stimulating this point with an ice cube can improve your well-being.
Sit or lie on your stomach and put an ice cube on the Feng Fu point. Then hold it in position for 20 minutes, securing it with a bandage or scarf. It will feel icy at first, but you should be able to feel the influx of heat within a minute. Repeat the method twice a day (in the morning and evening) to stimulate endorphin release into the bloodstream and stimulate the energy. Traditional Chinese medicine says that stimulating the Feng Fu point will re-energize your body and improve your health, while also providing the following benefits:
- Improves the quality of your sleep;
- Improves the work of your digestive system;
- Eliminates colds;
- Reduces toothache, headaches and joint pain;
- Help treat asthma;
- Treats thyroid disorders;
- Improves your breathing;
- Treat gastrointestinal problems;
- Treats menstrual disorders;
- Manages stress, anxiety, fatigue and depression.
Note: In case you have a pacemaker, the treatment is not recommended. Also, you shouldn’t do it if you’re pregnant, or suffering from epilepsy or schizophrenia. Take a look at the video below to learn hot to stimulate this point properly:
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