The Feng Fu Acupressure Point: 9 Health Benefits

An ancient healing method that energizes your body and soothes your mind.

Written by Jyotsana Rao
Edited by Madhumati Chowdhury
Fact-checked by Himanshi Mahajan, Certified Health & Nutrition Life Coach  • 

You might find the subject of this article intriguing, but keep reading, and I am sure you will get to know some pleasantly surprising facts!

One simple ice cube is the secret to making you look younger and feel energized! Feng Fu acupressure point is used in traditional Chinese medicine and it can benefit your health and wellness in several ways while strengthening the mind-body connection.

Who doesn’t want to live a longer, healthier, and more energetic life? Of course, eating right, getting proper sleep, and working out can help you with that. In addition to all these, a simple ice cube can do you oodles of good and help you be healthy. Let us see how!

Have you ever heard of Feng Fu?

Touch the nape of your neck; you will find a point where the base of your skull meets the top of your neck (I hope you have located it by now!). That very point is called Feng Fu and all you need to do is place the ice cube on that pressure point.

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If you repeat this procedure regularly, your body rejuvenates itself and soon you’ll start feeling fresh, healthy and full of life. In short and simple words – you will start feeling euphoric!

You might be thinking, how’s it possible? Rubbing an ice cube on this pressure point releases the endorphin hormone in your blood; this hormone is responsible for rejuvenating your body cells and making you feel fresh.

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Feng fu translates to ‘wind mansion’ and was used to treat disorders caused due to wind. It was used for treating the common cold, neck pain, mania, foot issues, headaches, and epilepsy.

How To Target The Feng Fu Pressure Point Correctly?

Lie on your stomach (upside down). Place the ice cube on the correct point and hold it there for around 20 minutes.

If you don’t have enough time to hold it there and lie on the bed, then you can simply tie the ice cube with a scarf and continue with your other activities. Repeat this regularly before breakfast (empty stomach) and see the results. Once you get comfortable with this, you can also do this before going to bed at night, keeping an interval of 2-3 days in between.

First 20 – 30 seconds, you’ll feel a bit uneasy and cold, but soon you’ll start feeling the warmth as the body start releasing its hormones. What’s more, you’ll soon start feeling happy!

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According to ancient Chinese medical texts, acupuncture needles were placed perpendicularly at 0.5-0.8 cun depth into the skin. The patients were advised to flex their necks when placing the needles.

Here are some of its health benefits

1. Boosts Your Mood:

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No more insomnia or other emotional disorders. Starting your day with an ice cube treatment boosts your mood and will keep you energetic whole day long.

2. Good Sleep:

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After a few days of treatment, you’ll find an improvement in your sleep patterns and gradually you’ll start experiencing quality sleep.

3. Helps PMS:

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Are you suffering from an abnormal menstrual cycle? Then you should definitely start this and stop worrying about those deadly days every month!

4. Helps With Thyroid Issues:

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Thyroid is one of the most common health issues in ladies. Stay away from getting affected by any of the thyroid issues by following this procedure regularly. A well said fact- Prevention is better than cure!

5. Helps To Cure Respiratory Diseases:

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It doesn’t strictly have healing powers, but it can help you fight against bronchial asthma and other respiratory diseases.

6. Helps in Relieving Cold:

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You will notice all your mild illnesses going away. It also works for relieving cold. No more runny nose!

7. Promotes Digestion:

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Regularly performing this Feng Fu task can cure all your digestion problems and will start promoting easy digestion.

8. Reduces Stress:

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It relaxes you from hypotension and hypertension syndromes and guides you towards a stress-free life.

9. Helps To Relieve Headaches And Tooth Pain:

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No need to run for a balm or other pain killers to kill your headache. Ice cube will do its magic and provide pain relief.

Nicole Kisslinger, a blogger, tried feng fu acupressure ice therapy as a part of holistic self-care practices. She applied the ice to her feng fu acupressure point for 30 minutes for 5 days. She shared that though the therapy relaxed her and alleviated her headache, she did not experience any feeling of euphoria on using it. In her blog, she writes, “I didn’t necessarily feel any feelings of euphoria. I just felt a sense of calmness and coolness in my body (i).”

Infographic: Top 5 Benefits Of The Feng Fu Acupressure Point

The Chinese healing method that engages the Feng Fu point has elaborate therapeutic benefits for the entire body and is an effective self-care treatment and natural remedy. If acupressure with needles is not your thing, simply rub an ice cube over the point located at the back of your neck for effective treatment of common pains. Check out the infographic below to know more.

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Placing an ice cube on the Feng Fu point helps rejuvenate your body by releasing endorphins into the blood. This alternative therapy helps uplift your mood by keeping you energized the whole day, improves energy flow, promotes sleep quality and relaxation, improves PMS symptoms and digestive problems, and eases headaches. However, it is important to get the location of this pressure point right for achieving the desired results. Once you zero in on the exact location, place the ice cube on the point for 20 minutes on an empty stomach once every 2-3 days. Do not follow the technique if you are pregnant or have schizophreniai  XA severe mental disorder that affects the ability to feel, think and behave clearly, resulting in hallucinations and delusions. or epilepsyi  XA neurological disorder that causes abnormal brain activity, seizures, weird sensations, and loss of physical control. .

Frequently Asked Questions

What pressure point relieves migraines?

The right pressure point to relieve a migraine is the space between the index finger and the base of the thumb. It is also known as L14 or Hegu.

Can acupressure reduce wrinkles?

Practicing holistic healing techniques like an acupressure massage on certain areas of the face like the forehead, chin to the ears, and nose to the ears may help reduce wrinkles.

Does stimulating the Feng Fu acupressure point have any side effects?

Practising Feng Fu acupressure point may cause temporary numbness on the spot or discomfort. However, it generally possesses no side effects when done correctly.

Is there any scientific evidence supporting the benefits of the Feng Fu acupressure point?

There is limited scientific evidence supporting the benefits of Feng Fu pressure points. More research is needed to confirm its health benefits.

Are there any precautions or contraindications for stimulating the Feng Fu acupressure point?

Stimulating Feng Fu is generally safe. However, if you are pregnant, have a fever, or have a pacemaker or other medical implants, it is better to be cautious.

Can stimulating the Feng Fu acupressure point to enhance mental clarity, and focus and improve overall well-being?

Some people believe that the Feng Fu acupressure point can enhance mental clarity, focus, and overall wellness and find it effective. However, there is limited research available to support this claim.

Please Note: If you are pregnant or suffering from epilepsy or schizophrenia, then please don’t try it!

Key Takeaways

  • The Feng Fu point is at the lower back of your head and is said to boost your physical and mental health.
  • Keeping an ice cube on the Feng Fu point for 20 minutes may improve blood circulation.
  • Regular practice may help with headache and stress reduction and improve your sleep.
  • It may also improve your PMS symptoms.

Ever wondered what happens when an ice cube touches different pressure points of the body? Find out in this intriguing video showing ways to use an ice cube for pain relief.

Personal Experience: Source

i. Trying 5 Holistic Self-Care Practices in One Week

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