Applying pressure to certain areas of your body, can not only divert attention away from an ailment, but it will provide useful cures that can help your body overcome pains, worries or illnesses.
Check out these helpful hacks that can relieve you of pain and worry:
1. Soothe A Scratchy Throat
When you feel that tickle in your throat come on, try scratching your ear! Scott Schaffer, M.D. is the president of an ear, nose, and throat specialty center and he actually recommends this. He says the following about this treatment: “When the nerves in the ear are stimulated, it creates a reflex in the throat that can cause a muscle spasm. This spasm relieves the tickle.”
2. “Cool” Your Nerves
If you become overly stressed and need to relax and calm your mind, then throw some cold water on your face. You will naturally hold your breath while feeling that ice-cold sensation hit your skin, which actually fools the brain into triggering its “mammalian diving reflex.” This will force the body to use oxygen better and will calm you. This is a well documented trick that mentally, and literally, chills you out.
3. Be Brave While Giving Blood
If you need to give blood but can’t stand the needle prick, then try to cough just a little right before the needle goes in. This little distraction is enough to divert your mind away from any pain. Make sure you tell your nurse you are going to give off a little cough right before the needle prick so she knows whats up!
4. Drain Even The Most Stuffy Of Noses
Take turns pressing your tongue to the roof of your mouth and then one finger against each of your eyebrows as this vomer bone force will rock it back and forth and actually loosen up mucus! After only 20 seconds you should be able to breath deeply.
5. Lessen The Chance Of Burn Scars
Press the pads of your fingers against the affected burn area gently. This brings skin back to body temperature, while reducing risk of blisters. Natural healing and no burn scar are the result!
6. Make A Toothache Disappear In Seconds
Sensitive teeth can be very annoying. This will help out a lot. Put an ice pack on the back of your hand, once you begin to feel that pain build up. Rub it back and forth on the webbed area between the index finger and thumb, as this is a nerve pathway filled area. The area runs pain signals all the way from the hands and face to the brain. The coolness blocks messages that are trying to be sent out so the pain is relieved.
7. Zap Nervousness For Good
Butterflies in the stomach? About to present a big speech? This can be very difficult to handle, but this should definitely help. Blow on your thumb. Yes, that’s correct. May sound too simple, and certainly weird, but it works. It regulates breathing and controls the vagus nerve, slowing down your heart rate and eliminating the nervousness.
8. Get Rid Of That Migraine Right Now
Migraines are a serious pain to live with. No medications needed to treat as you can use an ancient technique that involves using pressure points. Take your thumb and forefinger of one hand and apply pressure to that webbed area between thumb and forefinger, of the other hand. Hold and press for 2 minutes each side. Rotate fingers gently in a circle motion. This allows for blood to flow out of your head and neck, unlocking all that blocked up energy.
Now you have the tools to drastically improve your quality of life – the only thing left to do is share them with your friends and loved ones! Everyone can benefit from these important lifehacks.