For as long as man has existed on earth he has been searching for the Fountain of Youth. The world has been searched over in the hunt for some secret, powerful, life-enhancing elixir that could make humans healthy and ageless.
Today there are areas of medicine and science devoted to studying and searching for the right chemicals, plant extracts, and other combinations that can enhance beauty, turn back the effects of aging, and cure us of any and all illnesses.
By now we should all know that chemicals are never the answer, they do nothing but harm the body. And although many people buy expensive creams, have plastic surgery or do dangerous crash diets it is important for people to realize that this is not healthy for the body.
And as it turns out, an ice cube and a few moments of your time do wonders! The ice cube methods stems from ancient Chinese medicine, our body is an energy system in which the energy (chi or qi) flows through special pathways called meridians.
The point where you place the ice is known as Feng Fu and acupuncturists believe the stimulation of this point promotes total well-being. Many people report feeling younger, energized, and full of life after doing this every day
How to Do it:
Either sit or rest on your stomach and put one cube of ice on the Feng Fu point. You will want to hold it there for twenty minutes, or secure it with a headband, scarf, or bandage. The cold will feel unpleasant for the first few moments, however, with 60 seconds, you should be able to feel the influx of heat to the point on your neck.
You can repeat this technique in the morning and before bed to stimulate the release of endorphin’s into the blood stream and create energy. This practice can bring back and maintain physiological balance, while invigorating, strengthening and stimulating the body.
Routine activation of the point is also thought to:
- Improve the quality of sleep
- Enhance the digestion system
- Stop frequent colds
- Reduction in headache, toothache, and joint discomfort
- Enhance breathing
- Treat gastrointestinal issues
- Manage thyroid disorders
- Assist with asthma
- Help in the relief of arthritis
- Manage menstrual conditions
- Assist handle tension, tiredness, and depression