17 Tricks About Health You Wish
Here are 17 tricks about your health you wish you knew before.
1. Scratch your ear whenever your throat tickles.
A reflex is created in the throat whenever the nerves in the ear are stimulated. This reflex can cause a spasm which in turn relieves the tickle. So the next time you feel such sensation, relieve yourself with reminiscences of your salad days –tickling the ears.
2. Experience supersonic hearing.
The right ear is better than your left at following the rapid rhythms of speech. If, on the other hand, you’re trying to identify that song playing softly in the elevator, turn your left ear toward the sound. The left ear is better at picking up music tones.
3. Overcome your most primal urge.
It erupts as an impulse an inevitable impulse and you feel pressed to the last muscle around your bladder- Think erotica. Thinking about sex preoccupies your brain, so you won’t feel as much discomfort.
4. Feel no pain.
Coughing during an injection can lessen the pain of the needle stick according to German researchers. The trick causes a sudden, temporary rise in pressure in the chest and spinal canal, inhibiting the pain-conducting structures of the spinal cord.
5. Clear your stuffy nose
Alternately thrusting your tongue against the roof of your mouth and then pressing between your eyebrows with one finger is an easier and cheaper way of reducing sinus pressure. It causes the vomer bone, which runs through the nasal passages to the mouth, to rock back and forth. The motion loosens congestion; after 20 seconds, you’ll feel your sinuses start to drain.
6. Acid reflux? Sleep on your left side.
It is safer to sleep on your left side. Studies have shown that patients who sleep on their left sides are less likely to suffer from acid reflux.
7. Cure your toothache without opening your mouth.
Rubbing ice on the back of your hand, on the V-shaped webbed area between your thumb and index finger reduces toothache pain by as much as 50 percent compared with using no ice. The nerve pathways at the base of that V stimulate an area of the brain that blocks pain signals from the face and hands.
8. Make burns disappear.
When you accidentally singe your finger on the stove, clean the skin and apply light pressure with the finger pads of your unmarred hand. Ice will relieve your pain more quickly but since the natural method brings the burned skin back to a normal temperature, the skin is less likely to blister.
9. Regain balance after losing equilibrium
Cerebellar inhibitions due to a large dose of alcohol and here you are so disoriented having lost equilibrium and balance this help you get a better posture. Put your hand on something stable. The part of your ear responsible for balance—the cupula—floats in a fluid of the same density as blood. As alcohol dilutes blood in the cupula, it becomes less dense and rises.
10. Strike with your left foot and unstitch.
Suppose most people are just culpable of this. When you run, you exhale as your right foot hits the ground. This puts downward pressure on your liver (which lives on your right side), which then tugs at the diaphragm and creates a side stitch. The fix: Exhale as your left foot strikes the ground.
11. Stanch blood with a single finger.
Pinching your nose and leaning back is a great way to stop your nose from bleeding. Most bleeds come from the front of the septum, the cartilage wall that divides the nose. Pressing here helps stop them.”
12. Make your heart stand still.
Imagine the deja-vu that comes with a first-date involving that Adonis you have always fantasized about? Blow on your thumb. The vagus nerve, which governs heart rate, can be controlled through breathing. It will get your heart rate back to normal.
13. Thaw your brain.
The more pressure you apply to the roof of your mouth, the faster your headache will subside.
Simply press your tongue flat against the roof of your mouth, covering as much as you can. “Since the nerves in the roof of your mouth get extremely cold, your body thinks your brain is freezing, too.
14. Prevent short-sightedness.
“Poor distance vision is usually caused by near-point stress. This surely includes nerds who spend over one-third of the day glued to their computer screens.
Tightening and releasing muscles such as the biceps and glutes can trick involuntary muscles—like the eyes—into relaxing as well.
15. Wake the dead.
If you suddenly feel numb in the hand while you’re driving or sitting in an odd position, rock your head from side to side and watch how it painlessly gets rid of the pins and needles in less than a minute.
16. Play the spine trick.
You may put up this fun but true experiment among your colleagues.
Have a person hold one arm straight out to the side, palm down, and instruct him to maintain this position. Then place two fingers on his wrist and push down. He’ll resist. Now have him put one foot on a surface that’s a half inch higher (a few magazines) and repeat. This time his arm will cave. By misaligning his hips, you’ve offset his spine. Your brain senses that the spine is vulnerable, so it shuts down the body’s ability to resist.
17. Breathe underwater.
If you’re dying to retrieve that quarter from the bottom of the pool, take several short breaths first—essentially, hyperventilate. When you’re underwater, it’s not a lack of oxygen that makes you desperate for a breath; it’s the buildup of carbon dioxide, which makes your blood acidic.