The ancient Chinese medicine has different ways of treating the body by using methods like acupressure and acupuncture which involves stimulating a certain point. The body is consisted of points that correspond to a certain organ, and if we stimulate a particular point we shall treat the organ as well.
The practitioners of this medicine believe that the body energy (chi or qi) travels through the body along pathways named as meridians, which have pressure points. If there is some blockage or imbalance of chi in the body, then ailments occur.
Once the flow of the chi energy is being restored and as well as boosted that will significantly improve the function of the organs in that area.
As mentioned before each meridian in the body is related to a different internal organ, and by applying acupuncture or massaging their pressure points it will release the blockage of qi thereby relaxing the tension, by drawing it into the channel.
The method of acupuncture involves the use of needles which stimulate these pressure points, but there is easier and much better solution, and that is placing ice cubes on your neck. You can perform this Chinese medicine method at home and thus boosting your overall health. Placing these ice cubes on certain neck areas will also offer better mood and higher energy levels.
The Feng Fu or Wind Mansion Point
The stimulation of this point will boost your overall health and well-being. It 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.
Here it is how to properly stimulate it:
Lie or sit on the stomach, and then put an ice cube on this particular point. Keep it there for 20 minutes, and secure it with a bandage, or a scarf. In the beginning you will experience the cold feeling rather unpleasant, but very soon, in just a minute; you will feel an influx of heat on that particular spot.
Do this treatment two times a day, the first time in the morning and the second one in the evening. By doing it you will stimulate the release of endorphins into the bloodstream and thus energize the whole body.
According to the Chinese medicine this regular stimulation of this point will restore and keep the physiological balance, and as well as strengthen and rejuvenate the body.
Here are the health benefits it can offer:
- Arthritis relief
- Asthma relief
- Better breathing
- Gastrointestinal issues relief
- Improved sleep quality
- Enhanced digestion
- Headache, joint pain, and toothache relief
- Frequent colds treatment
- Menstrual disorders treatment
- Treatment of depression, fatigue, and stress
- Thyroid disorders treatment
Have in mind that this technique is not recommended for pregnant ladies, or if dealing with epilepsy or schizophrenia, or in the case of implanted pacemaker.
In the video below you will see a detailed explanation of how to stimulate the Feng Fu point: