It is commonly known that Chinese people use specail tecniques in treating numerous diseases. Their traditional medicine is based on the belief that energy (chi or qi) flows through and around the body along pathways called meridians. According to their beliefs, ilness only occurs if something is blocking your chi or causes it to become unbalanced, so by helping the flow of chi throughout the body, the organs can function more efficiently.
This acupressure method works by pressing or massaging the points that meridians have, and because each meredian corresponds to a different internal organ, by massaging it can help release any blocked qi on the meredian. This results in releasing tension in the related organ. Pressing and holding the point draws qi into the channel to invigorate the organ.
Moreover, it si believed that if you place an ice cube on a certain point located on the neck, you can improve your health, mood and energize your body. This is a quick, easy and most of all, safe method to try the theory of Chinese medicine at home if you want.
You can find this point on the neck between the tendons in the back of the neck, at the base of the skull and the top of the neck, close to the base of the hairline. This point is known as Feng Fu or Wind Mansion in acupuncture. According to acupuncturists, massaging this point will promote overal well-being, and it is very simple method, you just need an ice cube.
In order to do this, you will need to sit or lie on your stomach, and then just put the ice cube on the Feng Fu point. Hold it for 20 minutes or secure it with bandage or with a scarf. At firts, the cold will feel unpleasant, but within 30-60 seconds you should be able to feel the influx of heat to the point on your neck.
In order to stimulate the release of endorphins into the bloodstream and create energy, repeat this method in the morning and before bed time. Chinese acupuncturist and others who practice this medicine, believe that acupressure can restore and maintain physiological balance, while strenghtening, rejuvenating and energizing the body. Regular stimulation of the Feng Fu point is also believed to:
- Manage thyroid disorders
- Improve breathing
- Help with asthma
- Help manage stress, fatique and depression
- Improve the quality of sleep
- Decrease headaches, tootaches and joint pain
- Improve the digestive system
- Cure gastrointestinal problems
- Manage menstrual disorders
- Eliminate frequent colds
- Aid in the relief of arthritis
However, people with pacemaker, pregnant women or those who have epilepsy or schizophrenia are not allowed to use this method.
Check out the video below to learn more about using the ice method to energize your body by stimulating the Feng Fu point.
This guy tries it out with an ice pack headband! Check it out!