Headaches are an annoying aspect of life and living. And they can be debilitating.
There are all kinds of headaches from a dull nagging headache to a splitting headache, a stress-related headache, insomnia or a PMS headache. And of course the dreaded mother of headaches- migraines!
While your obvious reaction upon developing a headache is to reach directly into your medicine cabinet, you might want to rethink.
It’s time to wave goodbye to those debilitating, lasting headaches that can really ruin your day. All that you need to do is reach out for the ice tray in your refrigerator.
Not only is this the most effective method of ridding yourself of those horrific aches, but best of all, the solution is already sitting in your kitchen right now.
Recent research shows that when suffering from a debilitating headache, if you apply an ice cube to this exact point on the base of your neck, something miraculous happens.
The point at the base of the neck is called ‘Feng Fu’ in Chinese medicine. When an ice cube is applied to this pressure point, the body releases endorphins as a response to the extreme cold. You can see the exact placement on the model below.
Here’s how this amazing method works: the cold feeling of the ice cube on the back of your neck helps to activate the neural cells in your body. In turn, this gets the blood flowing to aching parts of your head and improves the pain
Here’s how you do it. Lie down on your stomach and place an ice cube on the ‘Feng Fu’ point. Keep it there for 20 minutes. Try this once in the morning on an empty stomach and once at night, every two to three days.
If you’re worried about the cold feeling of an ice cube on the back of your neck, don’t worry. It’s perfectly fine to place a napkin or even a dish towel around the cube. Just be sure that you can at least feel the cold touch on your skin.
As an alternative to lying down, you can use a scarf to hold the ice cube in place, allowing you to sit up or walk around.
Besides curing headaches, an ice cube on the ‘Feng Fu’ point has a lot of other health benefits. It almost seems like a magic bullet. Scroll down to see its wide-ranging benefits. Try them. You have nothing to lose.
According to Chinese medicine, the ‘Feng Fu’ point is helpful in improving the quality and amount of your sleep.
Whether using acupuncture or an ice cube, the spot at the base of the skull seems to have a direct connection with a woman’s menstrual cycle. For easing the symptoms associated with PMS, the ice cube method is also an easy and natural way to relieve some of the pain.
The ‘Feng Fu’ point is said to help with thyroid issues, which often account for a whole host of health problems for those who have them.
Chinese medicine says that you can improve digestion and combat stomach issues by accessing the power of the “Feng Fu” point. Benefits can include a reduction in gas and improved digestive regularity.
Placing an ice cube at the base of the neck can help to fight current colds and stave off future ones.
The ‘Feng Fu’ point is said to be connected to the relief of the aches and pains that come from arthritis.
In addition to helping with arthritis, the ice cube method is reported to also aid with hypertension and hypotension.
While it might seem strange, those who regularly focus on the “Feng Fu” point report a reduction in the amount of cellulite in their bodies. This could just be a cheap and easy way to shed some of those extra fat cells.
This at-home traditional Chinese medicine method is so simple to do and can have a large positive impact on your life! You could share it with your family and friends.
Courtesy: boredomtherapy.com, littlethings.com, noonecare.com,