Despite all the evidence we have on how the human body works, it can still surprise us in the most mysterious ways. A problem can occur out of nowhere, but it can also disappear in the flick of the time.
Here we give you some useful tricks how to control your body and get rid of different health issues or discomforts.
✓ Calm nerves
One of the easiest ways to calm down in a rush of nervousness is to wash yourself with cold water. This will cause you to hold your breath for a while thus calming the nerve receptors. What happens is your body starts to get oxygen, which relaxes your nervous system. For the same effect, drink a glass of cold water.
✓ Fear of injections
Interestingly, fear of shots is not only common among children; adults have it too. The next time you’re getting a shot, cough a little – this will keep you distracted from the unpleasant procedure.
✓ Throat discomfort
The most common ways to deal with the unpleasant feeling in your throat is to drink a cup of hot tea or rinse with salt water. However, there’s a less familiar, yet equally effective way to get rid of the discomfort in your throat – scratching your ear! According to otorhinolaryngologists, scratching your ear stimulates the ear endings and triggers a muscle spasm in the throat.
This trick is extremely beneficial for people with sensitive teeth. In case of a toothache, place a bag of ice in your hand, moving it between the thumb and indexfinger. As the nerve endings of the hand and face are located here, the movement of the ice will stimulate the nerves to send the appropriate signal to the brain. This will eventually reduce the pain.
We’ve all experienced an intense feeling of nervousness in the stomach along with heart palpitations before an exam, a job interview or a business meeting.
This may sound completely unbelievable, but you can easily calm yourself down by blowing your thumb. What makes this trick effective is the fact that it relaxes the so-called vagus nerve, the link between your mind and body responsible for the “gut feeling”.
✓ Stuffy nose
Place your tongue on the palate, while using your fingers to press the area above your eyebrows. Hold like this for 20 seconds. You’ll feel immediate relief.
✓ Prevent scars from burns
Aside from using a bag of ice, you can also relieve a burn by gently pressing it with your fingertips. This will make the temperature of that part of your body return to normal in a more natural way.