VIA| If you’re like me, your primary use for ice cubs is to chill your alcohol but we’ve all been using them wrong. Sure, they’ll still effectively cool your drink but a lot of people don’t know about the hidden health benefits they can have too.
This secret has been pretty well kept and escaped most of us but putting an ice cube on a certain point of your neck can, quite unbelievably, make you look younger and feel more energised.
Feel the nape of your neck; the point in which the base of your skull meets the top of your neck. This is called the Feng Fu and that’s the point you want to be putting an ice cube on.
By placing ice on your neck on a regular basis, your body rejuvenates itself which in turn allows you to feel full of life. Here’s some of the things it can do.
1. Improve the quality of your sleep
2. Improve your mood
3. Heal your digestive system
4. Help relieve colds
5. Help relieve headaches, toothaches and pain
6. Aids in healing respiratory diseases and cardiovascular disease
7. Helps with thyroid issues
8. Helps PMS
9. Aids mental health
As a tip on how to properly target the Feng Fu pressure point it’s suggested that you lie on your stomach, place the ice cube right at the point indicated and hold it there for 20 minutes. If you don’t have the time to just lie there, secure it with a scarf or something similar and go about your day. For most effective results do this regularly in the morning before breakfast and at night before bed with breaks of 2-3 days. Don’t be alarmed if after 30-40 seconds you feel some heat on the Feng Fu spot as that’s natural.
According to Chinese traditional medicine, the Feng Fu Point method does not treat. In fact, it brings the entire body back to its natural physiological balance, provides strong life impulse and rejuvenates the entire body.