In this topic, you will learn 13 healthy tips and tricks on how to deceive your body and manage to relieve yourself of pain.
13 Healthy Tips And Tricks
1. Experience supersonic hearing
If you have difficulties understanding a rapidly speaking person, lean in with your right ear. Your 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.
2. Calm yourself with cold water
Take a deep breath and splash some cold water on your face. This method triggers the mammalian diving reflex that is genetically encoded in all mammals. The lower temperature of the water and you holding your breath also causes your body to think it’s diving into cold water. This reflex allows you to use oxygen more efficiently.
3. Overcome your most primal urge to pee
Thinking about your s3xual phantasies preoccupies your brain, so you won’t feel as much discomfort says Dr. Larry Lipshultz.
4. Clear your stuffed nose
Here’s a quick, easy and cheap remedy to relieve sinus pressure: Alternate thrusting your tongue against the roof of your mouth, then pressing between your eyebrows with one finger. This causes the vomer bone to rock back and forth says Dr. Lisa DeStefano. The motion loosens congestion and after 20 seconds you’ll feel your sinuses starting to drain.
5. Fight acid reflux by sleeping position
According to Dr. Anthony A. Starpoli, people who sleep on their left sides are less likely to suffer from acid reflux. The esophagus and stomach connect at an angle, meaning the stomach is lower than the esophagus and that doesn’t allow the food to slip back in your throat.
6. Cure your toothache
Rub ice on the V-shaped webbed area between your thumb and index finger on the back of your hand. A Canadian study found that this technique can reduce toothache pain by 50%. The nerve pathways at this are stimulating an area of the brain that blocks pain signals from the face and hands.
7. Stop the dizziness
The method is known as “put your hand on something stable”. Cupula, the part of your ear that is responsible for balance floats in a fluid of the same density as blood. “As alcohol dilutes blood in the cupula, the cupula becomes less dense and rises,” says Dr. Schaffer. The moment you touch something stable, it gives the brain a second opinion, and you will feel more in balance. Because the nerves in the hand are more sensitive, this works much better than the conventional foot-on-the-floor wisdom.
8. Stop a nose bleed
Put some cotton on your upper gums–just behind that small dent below your nose–and press against it, hard. Most nosebleeds come from the cartilage wall that divides the nose. Pressing at that point helps stop them.
9. Prevent near-sightedness
This problem can easily develop by staring at your computer screen for a long time. To prevent that, every few hours close your eyes and tense your body, take a deep breath, and, after a few seconds, release your breath and muscles at the same time. Tightening and releasing muscles such as the biceps and glutes can trick involuntary muscles–like the eyes–into relaxing as well.
10. Wake up a limb that fell asleep
If your hand falls asleep while you’re driving or sitting in an odd position, rock your head from side to side. A tingly hand or arm is the result of compression in the bundle of nerves in your neck. Loosening your neck muscles will release the pressure.
11. Breathe underwater
The trick here is to take several short breaths first or to hyperventilate. The buildup of carbon dioxide makes your blood acidic, which tells your brain that something isn’t right. “When you hyperventilate, the influx of oxygen lowers blood acidity,” says Dr. Jonathan Armbruster “This tricks your brain into thinking it has more oxygen.” This trick will buy you an extra 10 seconds.
12. Encode Long-Term Memory
If you have to memorize a longer speech or prepare yourself for an upcoming test, you should do it before going to sleep. Since most memory consolidation happens during sleep, anything you read right before going to bed is more likely to be encoded as long-term memory.
13. Relieve a Migraine Headaches Instantly
The next time you are about to reach for some pills to get rid of your headache, try this trick to relief the pain instead. Use your thumb and forefinger and pinch down on the muscle on the web of your hand between the thumb and forefinger and press for 2 minutes. Most headaches and migraines will ease down after 4 minutes. This shiatsu point reduces headaches by dispersing stagnant Ki (i.e. blocked energy) and moving blood in the head, neck, and other parts of the body.