By applying pressure to certain places, keeping the mind distracted and employing a number of other useful tactics, your body can overcome even the most frustrating illnesses, worries and pains.
Zap nervousness for good
Does this sounds familiar? You’re all dressed and ready for your big date, but the butterflies in your stomach are all you can think about! Now you can calm your nerves in seconds by blowing on your thumb. It may sound strange, but doing so will regulate your breathing and will control your vagus nerve, which helps slow your heart rate.
Get rid of that migraine right now
Use your thumb and forefinger on one hand to apply pressure to the same webbed area (between your other thumb and forefinger) on your other hand. Press and hold for two minutes on each side, while rotating your fingers in a gentle, circular motion – this will allow blood to flow out of your head and neck, and will loosen any Ki, or “blocked energy.”
Make a toothache disappear in second
If you have sensitive teeth, this helpful trick will change your life! When you start to feel the pain build, place an ice on the back of your hand. You’ll want to rub it back and forth on the webbed area between your index finger and your thumb. This area is filled with nerve pathways that run pain signals from the face and hands to the brain, and the cool temperatures will block the messages they’re trying to send!
Soothe a scratchy throat
All you have to do is scratch 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. Everyone in your home will thank you this upcoming cold and flu season!
“Cool” your nerves
When you don’t know how to relax, just splash a little cold water on your face! The combination of holding your breath and feeling the ice-cold water on your skin tricks your brain into employing the “mammalian diving reflex.” This reflex forces your body to use oxygen more efficiently, which in turn, calms you down.
Drain even the most stuffy of noses
When sinus pressure has you down, alternate pressing your tongue to the roof of your mouth and one finger against each of your eyebrows. This force against your vomer bone with cause it rock back and forth, and will loosen any mucus. You’ll be able to enjoy a deep breath after about 20 seconds! Phlegm is a now thing of the past.