Science is not always the first answer to curing ailments. Sometimes treating certain health conditions can be very simple. See the following natural methods that will definitely help you to relieve your aching throat, clear stuffy nose and treat other illnesses.
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.
Soothe a scratchy throat
Hot tea is nice, and a salt water gargle can provide temporary relief – but when we have a tickle in our throat, there’s nothing that seems to really quiet the urge to itch. Scott Schaffer, M.D., president of an ear, nose, and throat specialty center, told Men’s Health the secret behind lasting throat relief. Doctor Schaffer says all you have to do is scratch your ear! He explained, “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!
Reduce stress and relax
You will reduce stress in no time with this simple technique. Just splash cold water in your face and hold your breath while doing that. It provides your body with more oxygen and you are perfectly calm after that. This is not strange, because cold water has been proven that is related to stress relief. A glass of cold water or a cold shower will also help, since they have similar effect.
Deal with needles
You just need to think on something else when the nurse is about to put the needle in your muscle. You will not even have the time to think about the pain if in that moment you just cough. Of course, you should tell this trick to your nurse, because your cough may cause undesirable consequences.
Clear your stuffy nose
You will solve this irritating condition by pressing your tongue against the roof of your mouth, and pushing your index fingers against your eyebrows. The phlegm will be gone in a no time. The pressing will trigger a back and forth motion. Make sure you take a deep breath every 20 seconds.
Prevent burn scars
You will no longer need ice bags for treating this condition. Just press the pads of your fingers against the burnt skin area. In this way, your skin will be soon revitalized and you will not be dealing with blisters and scars later on.
This time you will need ice. When you feel that a toothache is threatening you, put an ice pack on the back of your hand. You should rub it back and forth, against the part between your index finger and thumb. This area of the hand is filled with nerve paths that transmit pain signals from the face and hands to the brain. The cold temperature will obstruct these signals.
If you feeling nervous, panicking or you have a chest pressure, we have a solution for you. Act immediately and blow on your thumb to relax yourself. In this way, you will be able to control your breathing. The heart rate will slow down and you will be bring back your good mood in a second.
Say goodbye to your headache
Are you one of those people who are suffering from recurring splitting headaches? Don’t worry, this ancient skill will help you get rid of the unbearable pain. As we said before, the hand is filled with nerve paths that carry pain signals from the face and hands to the brain. The instructions are the following: Stimulate the same spot between your thumb and index finger by using the thumb and forefinger of your other hand. Make a slight pressure, and hold it for 2 minutes on each side. You can try with circular movements. They even function better. This traditional method will stimulate the blood flow to your neck and head.
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