According to the practitioners of acupressure and acupuncture, the world around us is linked by lines of energy that flow through and harmonize individuals with the surrounding environment. Using the same concept, lines of energy flow through the human body passing through meridians within the body.
It is the goal of acupressure and acupuncture to clear blockages within these meridians, restoring balance to the body in the process. Feng fu is just one of the 400 pressure points found throughout the human body. As a matter of fact, using an ice cube on the feng fu point can have a variety of beneficial effects.
An important thing to keep in mind is that if you are pregnant, have a pacemaker, or suffer from schizophrenia or epilepsy, you should avoid using this method.
Read on to find out more about this remarkable wellness method.
How to Use an Ice Cube to Stimulate the Feng Fu Point
To use the feng fu point, you must first find it. The feng fu point is located at the nape of the neck where the skull and the neck meet. Once you have found it, you need to simulate the point by placing an ice cube on the pressure point for 20 minutes.
You can either lie down on your stomach and hold the ice cube in place, or tie a scarf around your neck to hold the ice cube in place. Either way, you should wait two to three days in between sessions for the best effect.
The cold temperatures stimulate the pressure point, causing the body to release beneficial hormones. But what exactly does this hormone do?
Boosts Your Mood
First off, it can boost your mood. This is due mainly to the many other beneficial side effects of the ice cube treatment. As you get more rest or relief from pain, you should find yourself in a much better mood over time.
Improves Your Sleep
As you complete more and more treatments, you should find that your sleep patterns improve. Eventually, you’ll get better quality sleep and wake up feeling more rested. But that is just the beginning.
Helps With PMS Symptoms
According to acupuncturists, the base of the skull is linked with pain and symptoms associated with PMS, including inflammation, cramping, and abdominal pain. So, it stands to reason that applying ice to this point can play a part in reducing these symptoms in women.
In the same way that the base of the skull is linked to PMS pain, so is the feng fu spot linked to numerous areas on the scalp, many of them strongly associated with headaches. By applying ice to the feng fu spot every few days, you might be able to greatly reduce or eliminate headaches altogether.
Helps With Digestion
If used regularly, icing your feng fu spot helps to relieve bloating, indigestion, and gas. This helps improve the overall digestion process in your body and helps to relieve a variety of stomach issues.
Just like acupuncturists apply pressure to the feng fu spot at the base of your neck to relieve stress, fatigue, and other physical and psychological symptoms, you can get the same effect by applying ice. And while the jury is still out on the effectiveness of such methods, early results are promising.
Other Benefits of Icing the Feng Fu Point
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In addition to helping with the above conditions, placing ice on the feng fu point is also said to help with the following:
- Improves thyroid health
- Reduces the symptoms of colds
- Helps with arthritis pain
- Helps with asthma
As you can see, placing ice on the feng fu spot at the base of your skull for 20 minutes every two to three days has many beneficial side effects. You should try this method if you want to improve your overall health in a variety of ways and see how it works for you.