A sore throat or a headache, no matter what your ailment, you can put these to use which actually fool your body into achieving your desired pain-free, urge-free, annoyance-free outcome! Check these out.
Do you need to overcome the urge to urinate? Perhaps you need to stop that nasty ice cream induced brain freeze? Whatever the case these solutions can work wonders for immediate relief.
1. Cure a Tickling Throat
Instead of trying to scratch your throat, try scratching your ear. “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,” says Scott Schaffer, M.D., president of an ear, nose, and throat specialty center in Gibbsboro, New Jerse
2. Experience Supersonic Hearing
If you’ve ever been chatting someone up and they are they are the type with a soft spoken voice, you know how frustrating it is to hear what they are saying. Turns out if you lean in with your right ear, you’ll hear more than if you chose your left. The right is better for picking up voices, while the left can actually be more effective for picking up musical tones. So if it’s a person, lean right. If you’re trying to identify a song, lean left!
3. Calm Yourself With Cold Water
If you feel nervous, give yourself a deep breath then splash cold water on your face. This mimics the effect of diving into the water. It allows you to use oxygen more efficiently. The colder the water and you holding your breath gives the body more of a simulation of diving into cold water.
4. Overcome Your Most Primal Urge To Pee
If you need to piss and there is no bathroom to be found, then it’s time to get turned on. That is, think about sex or any fantasies you have that will arouse you. This in turn arouses the brain and will preoccupy it from the discomfort of having the urge to pee.
5. Feel No Pain While Giving Blood
Donating blood is a good thing. The pain that goes along with it, not so good. Turns out some German researches realized that coughing during the needle prick can lessen pain. It causes a sudden, yet temporary rise in chest pressure and in the spinal canal which inhibits the painconducting structures of the spinal cord.
6. Swallow Your Horse-Sized Supplements
You have a lot of supplements to take and you don’t feel like going through each single one and popping in your mouth. For taking more than one at a time, apparently you take a drink of water, tilt the head forward, not back, and then the capsules should float and will naturally sit at the back of your throat, all ready and in position to swallow.
7. Clear Your Stuffed NoseSkip the cold pills and nasty tasting potions. Thrust your tongue against the roof of your mouth, then press between your eyebrows with one finger. The vomer bone runs through the nasal passages to the mouth and it will rock back and forth, loosening congestion. About 20 seconds of this, you begin to feel your sinuses draining.
8. Fight Acid Reflux By Sleeping Position
Sleeping on your left side has shown a less likely occurrence of acid reflux suffering. What happens is the esophagus and stomach connect at an angle, and when you sleep on the right, your stomach sits higher than the esophagus, which then allows food and stomach acid to slide up your throat. When on the left, the stomach will be lower than the esophagus and you won’t experience this.
9. Cure Your Toothache
Ice on the back of your hand, between your thumb and index finger (the Vshaped webbed part). Canada did a study that found this technique to be effective for reducing toothache pain by as much as 50 percent, compared to using no ice. It seems the nerve pathways that are at the base of the “V” will stimulate the area of the brain that blocks pain signals from the face and the hands.
10. Make Burns Disappear
We’ve all had those finger burns. Apply light pressure with the pads of your finger of the other hand. While ice will relieve the pain quicker, this technique brings burned skin to normal temps, thus making it less likely that your skin will blister
11. Stop the World from Spinning
If you feel dizzy, then here’s a remedy. Place your hand on something stable. The cupula is a part of the ear which is responsible for balance. It floats in a fluid which has the same density as blood. Dr. Schaffer states: “As alcohol dilutes blood in the cupula, the cupula becomes less dense and rises.” Basically, this will confuse the brain, by giving it a second opinion once you find stability. The nerves in the hand are sensitive, thus it works better grabbing or placing your hand on something rather than foot on floor technique
12. Unstitch Your Side
While running most people will exhale when their right foot hits the ground. This in turn puts pressure on your liver which is on the right side and the diaphragm gets tugged creating a side stitch. So exhaling when your left foot comes down is more ideal.