Putting an ice cube on the back of your neck can have great health benefits, including a rapid increase in energy, improving your digestion and lifting your spirits, these are just a few of its many benefits.

Benefits of placing an ice cube on the back of your neck

People almost always turn to the use of medications when they have joint and muscle pain. But there is a technique that consists of placing an ice cube on the neck . Here are some of the enormous benefits of using this technique to relieve pain.

1. Improve sleep

Since severe pain in the neck prevents you from sleeping peacefully, placing an ice cube under your head will be very useful because it relaxes the area, making the muscles and tendons soften and deflate. In addition, it allows you to gradually release accumulated tension, either due to stress or any other cause.

2. Relieves headache

This is achieved thanks to the fact that, both the ice cube and any other type of therapy that uses cold, will make the blood vessels contract little by little, and also the inflammation is calming down. In addition to the aforementioned, the cold has an anesthetic effect in a natural way, making the headache go away gradually.

3. Provides body relaxation

The nape area is a place where blood travels to the brain, which is why many nerves and a large amount of blood pass through. That is why by placing an ice cube in this area, the blood can cool as it passes, thus providing a feeling of relaxation for those who apply such treatment. In fact, you can feel the brain resting and the rest of the body relaxing the muscles.

4. Helps to have more energy

Thanks to the fact that the body is subjected to a deep relaxation as well as the possibility of sleeping better, the energies are recovered quickly. This achieves that the individual has much more vitality and there is an exponential increase in strength.

This treatment is recommended for those people who work a lot and have a very large accumulation of work stress. Similarly, it is also appropriate for young people who engage in physical activities, such as sports or athletics.

5. It will improve the digestion process

Those people who have difficulties to perform a good digestion can also use this treatment. After eating, a large amount of blood is needed for the digestion of food.

As it passes through the nape area, the blood circulates faster and more lightly thanks to the inflammation of the nerves and arteries caused by the ice cube. This helps the heart pump more blood to the stomach to speed up the digestive process.

It is worth mentioning that this remedy must also be accompanied by the use of natural or pharmacological medicines so that the effect is much more lasting and noticeable.

6. Relieves toothache

It is known that the entire area and organs of the head are internally connected; both the eyes, the ears and the mouth. That is why by relaxing the neck and increasing the flow of blood in the head, toothaches tend to decrease a bit.

It should be noted that this is a treatment originating in China and the pressure point on the nape is known as Feng Fu. To be able to perform this treatment properly, you just have to lie on your belly and place an ice cube on the nape or on the Feng Fu point , as it is also known. Then it should be held in that space for approximately 20 minutes and for them it is convenient to hold it with a scarf, bandages, or anything else that may be useful.

This procedure should be repeated 2 times a day, that is, once in the morning before eating any food or drink and a second time at night before going to sleep. This treatment must be carried out leaving a time of 2 days between treatment and treatment.

You may feel a bit cold at first, but after about 30 to 40 seconds, you can feel the heat slowly seeping into the area. As endorphins begin to be released throughout the bloodstream, an unexpected euphoria may be experienced during the first few days of treatment.

It is important to keep in mind that placing an ice cube on the neck does not cure any disease as such, it helps to increase the body’s energy and relieve tension due to its anti-inflammatory characteristics.

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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