The traditional Chinese medicine is based on the belief that the body energy (chi or qi) travels around the body along pathways known as meridians, which have pressure points. According to acupuncturists and others practitioners of this medicine, illnesses are a result of the blockage or imbalance of chi in the body. Therefore, the improvement of the flow of this energy in the body will efficiently improve the function of the organs in that area.
Each meridian in the body is linked to a different internal organ, and the acupuncture or massage of their pressure points will release the blockage of qi and thus relax the tension, by drawing it into the channel. Moreover, the use of ice cubes on certain neck areas also provides mood, health, and energy improvements.
Therefore, you should definitely try this easy, safe and fast Chinese medicine method to boost your health at home!
The Feng Fu or Wind Mansion point 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. Its stimulation promotes overall health.
You should lie or sit on the stomach, and place an ice cube on this point, and hold it there for 20 minutes. You can use a bandage, or a scarf to secure it. Initially, the cold feeling will be slightly unpleasant, but after a minute, you will experience an influx of heat on the place.
Repeat this twice daily, in the morning and in the evening to stimulate the release of endorphins into the bloodstream and energize the body.
The Chinese medicine maintains that this will restore and maintain physiological balance, and strengthen and rejuvenate the body.
The regular stimulation of this point offers numerous health benefits, including:
- Improved breathing
- Asthma relief
- Improved sleep quality
- Improved digestion
- Headache, toothache and joint pain relief
- Frequent colds treatment
- Thyroid disorders treatment
- Arthritis relief
- Menstrual disorders treatment
- Gastrointestinal issues relief
- Treatment of stress, fatigue, and depression
Note that this technique is not recommended in the case of pregnancy, epilepsy or schizophrenia, or in the case you have a pacemaker.
The video below will provide a detailed explanation of the stimulation of the Feng Fu point: