• Kathy Unger


In an age of constant stress and dependence on pharmaceutical drugs to relieve pain and other ailments, there is a simple, effective and holistic way to restore the body back to its original state of homeostasis -- The Feng Fu point.

The Feng Fu point (also known as the Wind Mansion) is located at the base of the brain where the brain stem and cerebellum meet. You can find the point by tracing your fingers along the base of your skull where it joins the top of your neck. After placing your fingers at the base of the skull, gently tilt the head forward and back. When you feel that crease in the neck, is the Feng Fu point. This part of the brain is where all of the nerves branch out for all functions.

Acupuncturists suggest icing the Feng Fu point twice a day -- early in the morning (on an empty stomach) and in the evening before bed for 20 minutes to activate this acupressure point. Place an ice cube (2 cm x 2 cm) at the Feng Fu point by lying on your stomach or in a seated position. The ice cube can be secured with a scarf or held in place by hand. The ice cube will provide consistent pressure and temperature as opposed to using an ice pack that eventually becomes warm. It might be uncomfortable for the first few minutes, in which case, take the ice cube off and then put back on and alternate until you are able to keep it on continuously for 20 minutes. Repeat this procedure regularly, with taking a break every 2 to 3 days.

This method is not recommended for women who are pregnant, people with pacemakers or if you suffer from epilepsy or schizophrenia.

Icing this point decreases inflammation and allows the blood to easily flow from your brain to other extremities in the body. It is a crucial communication point between the mind and body.

Numerous benefits include:

  • Sleep quality enhancement

  • Aid in digestion

  • Prevention of frequent colds

  • Reduction of headaches, joint pain and toothaches

  • Improved cardiovascular system

  • Improved symptoms of arthritis, hypertension and hypotension

  • Beneficial in treating sexually transmitted disease

  • Improved gastrointestinal issues and thyroid disorders

  • Aid in asthma

  • Relief of menstrual issues

  • Release of tension, tiredness and depression

  • Overall sense of well-being

Why It Works:

Acupuncture has been a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for over 2,500 years and traced back over 5,000 – 7,000 years in Chinese history. It started to emerge in the United States in the 1960’s and became recognized as a legal medical practice by the state of California in 1976. Over the past 20 years more insurance companies have legitimized the practice by covering their services for treatments and in the past few years the World Health Organization has published an official report listing controlled trials to treat over 31 symptoms, conditions and diseases using acupuncture.

From a Western medical perspective the point is located at the C1 and C2 nerve root in the spine. These nerves control: blood supply to the head, pituitary gland, eyes, sinuses and the sympathetic nervous system. The pituitary gland most importantly regulates a lot of the hormones and functions in your body and is a critical part of your Endocrine System.

Endorphin Rush

The biggest benefit is the release of endorphins from the pituitary gland. Endorphins are not only the “feel good” hormone that is released into the blood stream but are also pain blockers. Endorphins are a natural morphine that helps to suppress pain. They work by blocking the transmission of pain impulses from one neuron to another.

The rush of endorphins and regulation of the Endocrine System helps put the body back to its original physiological state. It’s not an actual healing pressure point but induces healing through the recalibration of the body and its functions.

Icing the Feng Fu point for 20 minutes a day in the morning and evening is a quick and easy way to feel a sense of vitality, exhilaration and wholeness.

It can be a complete game changer in your overall health and well-being.

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