When my daughter was 7 years old, we changed her bedroom to a bigger one. This room is in the northern part of our house. Her bed lied in north to south direction and she used to sleep head to north. In this way, her head was close to the window, around 1.5 meters away.
After some time moving into the bigger bedroom, occasionally my daughter was complaining about headache. I did not pay attention too much and wondered whether she knew what headache really meant. Later except complaining about headache, she began to say her neck was in pain.
When she complained more and more, we took her to family doctor. Doctor did check and did not find anything wrong. Based on that my daughter was having glasses, doctor suggested having her eyes checked just in case something is wrong with eyes, which could cause headache and neck discomfort as well.
We also did that. There was nothing new that was found wrong with her eyes. I was not so worried about her. But later I noticed that she always moved around her neck while she was playing or do something else. One day while seeing her moving her head around, I asked her why she did that. She said that she felt comfortable to do so. To help her, I did some massage on her head and neck to reduce the pain just like what I did to my horrible headache. After that, she did not complain about her headache and neck pain much anymore
Then one night, around 2 clock in the morning, she came to me and said she wanted me to sleep with her. So I slept in the outside of her bed and she slept in inside of her bed. While sleeping outside of her bed, I began to feel the cold wind blow on my head from the window. In the beginning, I tried to ignore that cold wind, but very soon this cold wind made my head feel so cold so I had to stand up to rearrange curtain to cover the windy area. Windows are sealed but obviously not perfectly sealed, there is still little wind coming into room. I could feel it while my head was close to the window, especially when the temperature outside is around minus 10 or even lower degrees.
At that time, I did not connect this cold wind with my daughter’s headache and neck pain. It was after quite a few years learning TCM, then I realized that why my daughter had headache and neck pain while she was sleeping in that room. The cold wind is the only cause to her headache and neck pain. I did something again to her head and neck even though she had not complained about her headache for long. While I was pushing these points connected to wind attacking on her head, she was screaming because of the pain caused by massaging, which is the sign to show that a lot of cold wind stayed in her head still.
Cold vs. Warm
According to TCM, the cold wind is very bad to human body. The worst is that you have cold wind blowing on you while you are sleeping, which could interfere body’s function very much. Because during sleeping time, our body energy is dealing with internal maintaining, there is no external protection available, which is why our body is so easy to get hurt from the cold wind even though it is mild.
With this experience, once one of my friends P talked to me about her son’s headache. She took him to family doctor and doctor did not find anything that they could explain why the boy had headache. When P told me this, the first thing I asked her was the arrangement of her boy’s bed room. Knowing that her boy’s headache was caused by the cold wind from the window, I just let P do something on her boy’s head. Her boy’s headache will be gone soon, which I am very sure about it as I know the bottom reason of her boy’s headache.
According to TCM, the five natural phenomena in the universe can cause health problems. These five natural phenomena are wind, cold, wet, dry and heat. Cold wind is the worst one to human body. The great part is that in some of meridians, there are points to deal with different health problems, such as wind, cold attacking to our body. When massaging relevant points of meridians, we can help our body to get better.