The place that you are supposed to place the ice cube is located between the tendons in the neck, specifically at the nape where there is a hole that connects the head and the neck. This is a pressure point at the base of the skull which, in Chinese acupuncture, is referred to as Feng Fu, or Refuge of Wind.
You need to lie on your stomach and put one ice cube at the point of Feng Fu (the space at the back of the head) and hold it for twenty minutes. The ice cube can be fixed with a bandage or a scarf so you don’t have to remain in the prone position.
Try to do this twice a day, in the morning and before going to bed.
Benefits of Feng Fu
When you first try this you might find the cold feeling to be very unpleasant, but after around thirty seconds you will get used to it. During the first few days you may experience a feeling of slight euphoria. This is due to the release of endorphins from your body caused by the cold temperature of the ice cube. This method has also been used as a treatment for depression.
Regularly placing the ice cubes on the back of your neck will improve your sleep,which will make sure you’re constantly in a good mood and have lots of energy.
Putting an ice on this spot on your neck will also help with respiratory and cardiovascular diseases. This is because the cold temperature of the ice cube assists in opening up the airways in your body.
It can also help with a variety of other health problems such as neurological diseases with degenerative changes of the spine, acute gastrointestinal and sexually transmitted diseases, disorders of the thyroid gland, arthritis, hypertension and hypotension, asthma, obesity and malnutrition, cellulite (especially in the prevention and early stage), disorders of the menstrual cycle and endocrine infertility, psycho-emotional disorders, stress, chronic fatigue, depression, insomnia.