The traditional Chinese medicine is based on the belief that the Chi or Qi energy flows through the body via pathways called meridians. Furthermore, it is believed that imbalanced or blocked flow of these energies can cause some health issues and diseases.
In order to improve the flow of Chi or Qi and cure diseases, the Chinese medicine practices acupuncture and acupressure. Namely, each meridian in the body is connected to a certain organ. They also have pressure points, which when massaged or treated with acupuncture or acupressure, release the blocked energy, and thus cure any disease related to that certain organ.
Ice Cube Treatment
However, in order to improve the energy flow and boost overall health, an ice cube should be placed on a certain part of the neck. By doing so, the mood also improves and energy levels increase.
This treatment is completely harmless, safe, and easy to do at home. Thus, you can enjoy the benefits of the traditional Chinese medicine without going to the acupuncturist or acupressurist.
This neck point is placed at the back of the neck between the two tendons, right under the skull base which is near the hairline. This powerful point is called Feng Fu, but it is also known as Wind Mansion.
How to Do this Treatment?
It is very simple. Just lie on your stomach and place an ice cube on the Feng Fu point. In order to prevent the ice cube from slipping away, you may either hold it or place a bandage over it. Keep it for 20 minutes and do the treatment twice a day, once in the morning and once before you go to bed.
Note that, you might not feel as comfortable during the first minute due to the cold, however, as the time passes by you will start to feel the influx of heat at the Feng Fu point.
By doing this treatment you will stimulate the production of endorphin and its release into the blood vessels. Also, you will improve and strengthen the body, as well as provide energy and psychological stability. Therefore, the treatment is beneficial for both body and mind.
Ice Cube Treatment Health Benefits
Regular stimulation of the Feng Fu neck point provides the following health benefits:
- Reduces depression, anxiety, and stress;
- Alleviates aches/pains (a headache, toothache, back pain, joint pain)
- Treats thyroid issues
- Treats menstrual issues
- Enhances breathing and relieves asthma symptoms
- Treats gastrointestinal problems, including indigestion
- Fights against common colds
- Alleviates arthritis symptoms
Note that people suffer from epilepsy, schizophrenia, have a pacemaker, or pregnant woman should not do this treatment.
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:
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