The basis of the traditional Chinese medicine is the belief that energy, (chi or qi) flows throughout the body along pathways, known as meridians.
Therefore, acupuncturists and acupressurists believe that the imbalance or blockage of chi leads to illnesses. In this way, the function of the body organs can be dramatically improved if the energy flow throughout the body is improved.
Each meridian is linked to a different internal body organ and contains pressure points.
The stimulation of these points, either through acupressure or acupuncture, releases the blocked qi, and thus the tension in the corresponding organ. Through pressure, qi is drawn into the channel and invigorates the organ.
Similarly, it is believed that by placing an ice cube on a specific point on the neck, you can improve your overall health, mood, and provide lots of energy.
The following trick is a completely safe, simple, and easy way to enjoy the benefits of the Chinese traditional medicine.
This point is known as Feng Fu or Wind Mansion and 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. I
According to acupuncturists, its stimulation promotes general wellbeing.
Lie on the stomach or sit, and place an ice cube on this point. You can hold it or secure it with a bandage for 20 minutes. Initially, you may feel a slight discomfort due to the cold, but within 30—60 seconds, you will feel the influx of heat to the point.
Repeat this twice daily, in the morning and at bedtime, in order to stimulate the release of endorphins into the bloodstream and create energy.