Seemingly little things can bring forth great happiness
You can live longer, look younger, have more energy and lead a fuller life with this simple Feng Fu trick!
Putting an ice pack on the back of the neck helps with an array of bothersome conditions. Illness also seems to disappear and you find yourself more energetic and plain happy.
Actually, this point is a pressure point found at the base of the skull, just below the bottom ridge of the skull cap at the top of the neck.
Brown fat is a heat-generating type of fat that burns energy instead of storing it. Newborns have a supply of brown fat to keep them warm, but by adulthood they lose most of their stores of it.
Brown fat has been located in the neck area, around blood vessels (helping to warm your blood), and “marbled” in with white fat in fat tissue.
In a new study, scientists found that they were able to activate the brown fat still present by cooling this area twice a day. Study patients burned more calories and lost white fat-the fat that causes obesity.
So, there is no doubt that this iced activation of the brown fat will rev up your metabolism along with your natural energy.
What does it do for you?
If you put ice on this point regularly, it triggers many beneficial processes in your body. Just do it once in the morning on an empty stomach and then again once before going to bed.
These are the benefits:
- It rejuvenates your body.
- It improves your sleep quality.
- It improves your mood.
- It helps regulate your gut.
- It relieves colds.
- It relieves toothaches and headaches.
- It may help relieve lung and cardiovascular diseases.
- It may help thyroid issues.
- It may relieve PMS.
- It may improve mental health.
- It also helps with weight loss.
How to do this ice down cool treatment?
You should lie on your stomach and put an ice cube at the Feng Fu point shown in the picture with the red circle.
Leave it there for 20 minutes. You can also use a bandage to fix it in place if you’re on the go.
So, I think this is well worth a try. Many a time you have seen boxers and sport athletes ice downing their necks, not only to cool off, but to re-energize, sooth sore muscles, relieve back pain, knee pain, migraines or stop nose bleeding. So who can say it can’t do all the above mentioned goodness too?
Practical tip: You can put the ice cube in a zip-lock freezer bag, so it melts in the bag. Then you just put the bag in the freezer (on an angle so the water gathers in one corner), and you can keep reusing the same ice cube.