You’ve probably always yearned for an easy way to relieve yourself of headaches, common cold symptoms or a natural way to boost energy levels. Well, today you’re in luck! By using the following method of acupuncture, you’re about to feel better in no time.
In ancient Chinese medicine, acupuncture is commonly used to heal medical problems through specific points on the body; ‘Practiced for more than 2,000 years, it is traditionally based on the regulation of energy’. But don’t worry we aren’t going to get you to stick needles in yourself, we are going to use ice instead!
Where is your Feng Fu Point
Your Feng Fut point is positioned ‘on the midline at the nape of the neck, in the depression‘ between where the skull meets the neck. According to traditional Chinese medicine it “is where the Governing vessel penetrates the brain” , and it has been used to help heal many problems with the brain and body. I’ll explain how you can find your Feng Fu Point below!
Find Your Feng Fu Point
- While lying down or sitting up with your head leaning forward, use your hands to touch the back of your neck.
- Feel the point where the bottom of your skull meets your neck.
- You should be able to feel an “indent” in your neck between your two neck muscles.
- If you’re having trouble finding it, try tilting your head back so you can feel your neck muscles better. In the middle of them, you will find your Feng Fu Point!
While lying down, place an ice cube on your Feng Fu Point. If you are sitting up, then you can wrap a bandage around the ice cube placed on your point, and you will still have the desired effects within 20 minutes of application. In the first 30 seconds, you might feel a particular heat sensation go throughout your body- don’t worry! It’s totally normal, and it shows that the ice cube is working.
Watch this video to see the method in practice and to find out more!
What does the Feng Fu Point Help With?
When you place an ice cube on your Feng Fu Point, it can help you heal many different bodily ailments, according to long-tested Chinese Medicine practices.
Headaches- Be Gone!
We all know the feeling when we get that annoying, nagging headache that just won’t disappear, no matter how much water we drink or sleep we get. Well, by placing an ice cube on your Feng Fu Point for 20 minutes, 1-2 times a day, you should feel a headache disappear and prevent any more reoccurring symptoms.
Common Cold Symptoms Reversed
Feel your cold evaporate out of your body through using this ice-cube technique. Your chest should be cleared, headaches gone and any cold shivering or sweating thoroughly reduced.
Digestive System Rejuvenized
Let your digestive system reap the rewards by using ice on your Feng Fu Point. You should feel as good as new in no time!
Improve Your Sleep
By applying ice on your Feng Fu Point just before bed and when you wake up for 20 minutes each time, you are sure to experience improved sleeping patterns and better quality sleep. Insomnia will no longer be a problem, and all you need is some ice!
This excellent trick will help you stop vomiting. Say you ate something bad or are suffering from a virus, then place an ice cube on the nape of you neck in the point pictured above and you should start to feel the symptoms lessen as the hours/days continue.
Finally, a small list of other ailments your Feng Fu Point is also used to help with:
- General happiness /helps with depression.
- Help prevent dizziness
- Improves appearance of jaundice
- Improves cardiovascular system
- Reduce asthma symptoms
- Manages thyroid problems
So why not find your Feng Fu point and give it a go, you’ll feel so good in just 20 minutes!