Both acupuncture and ice therapy have been proven to help with various conditions, ranging from mental illnesses to physical conditions, and the combination of both has been shown to yield preferable results.
According to acupuncture practice, the Feng Fu point, which is located between the base of the skull and the top of the spine, is believed to be of crucial importance in the communication between the head and the rest of the body.
Also known as the Warehouse of Change and the Ghost Pillow point, traditional interpretation considers it the place where ‘evil spirits’ enter the mind and start taking control of it.
When the energy flow in this point is disrupted, the most common indications are throat swelling and laryngitis, headaches, pain and stiffness in the neck and face region, earache, eye pain, nosebleeds, dizziness, and aphasia.
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU PLACE ICE ON THE FENG FU POINT
Placing an ice cube at this point on the neck relieves the tension that is caused by inflammation, swelling, or blood accumulation. This, in turn, helps the energy to reestablish its natural and uninterrupted flow.
Best done on an empty stomach, this technique is done by lying down on your belly and placing an ice cube at the Feng Fu point for no more than 20 minutes.
To avoid skin injury, you can wrap the ice cube in a thin washcloth. Hold it on the point for as long as you feel comfortable and remove it if you start feeling pain. While the recommended time is 20 minutes, there is nothing wrong if you leave it for a shorter period of time and build up the habit.
The process needs to be repeated with breaks of 2 or 3 days between each treatment and should never exceed the 20-minutes maximum. It’s best done in the morning, or before going to bed.
THE BENEFITS OF PLACING ICE ON THE FENG FU POINT
Acupuncture practice has shown that this method will help you with:
– Headaches and migraines
– Numbness and dizziness
– Chronic neck or shoulder pain
– Tooth pain
– Eye pain
– Spinal cord problems
– Throat swelling
– Tremors and twitching
– Aphasia (trouble speaking, as in laryngitis)
Treating this point with ice is also reported to help with mental health conditions such as fear, manic behavior, or suicidal thoughts. However, you should not resort solely to this method in such cases and it’s highly recommended that you contact a licensed psychologist.
Energy-wise, stimulating this point with ice will increase your energy and improve your mood. This method is thought to be one of the secrets to a healthier and longer life.
Whatever your reason for trying this method out, as long as you act within the safe boundaries, this treatment is easy, cheap, and won’t consume a lot of your time. The results are satisfactory and it’s definitely worth giving it a try.
EDITOR’S NOTE: We do not recommend replacing any ongoing medical treatment with this technique, and we only report it as a means to aiding in an already-existing treatment. We do not promote any treatments in the first place, but only report using appropriate sources which are cited at the end of the article.