All traditional Chinese methods are based on the belief that the energy flows throughout the whole body with the help of pathways called meridians.
That is why those who practice acupuncture and acupressure believe that when this energy is blocked or imbalanced that is when disease sets in the body.
Therefore these Chinese methods work to improve the flow of this energy and reduce its blockage. With that they believe that they can solve many issues and illnesses in the human body. These methods have actually proved to be very effective.
Each pathway or meridian is linked to different body function and diseases, so by stimulating different points you can treat different ailments.
Acupuncture and acupressure work to release the pathways and the energy so that it flows smoothly and thus the corresponding organ works properly and balanced. Other than with these techniques you can stimulate these points with a simple ice cube.
There is one point that can stimulate the whole body and be very beneficial for the general health, energy and mood. The point is called Feng Fu and it is located between the tendons, at the base of the skull and near the base of the hairline.
The way to access it and stimulate it is the following:
Lie on your stomach or sit back normally and place an ice cube on this point. The easiest access is at the base of the skull on the neck. Apply an ice cube on this point and hold it for about 20 minutes.
The best way is to secure it with a cloth or bandage. At first you will feel uncomfortable and very cold due to the ice but after 60 seconds you will start to notice a difference and a certain heat going from that place through the body.
This will help create energy and elevate your mood. The overall health will be influenced and endorphins will help create new energy. This can also bring some mental benefits and:
- Improved sleep
- Alleviation of asthma symptoms
- Treatment of menstrual disorders
- Improved breathing
- Treats frequent colds
- Arthritis relief
- Treated gastrointestinal issues
- Manage thyroid imbalances
- Reduced stress, fatigue and anxiety
- Relieves headaches and tooth pain
- Improved mood