When something unexpected happens, panicking is the worst thing you can do. We are lucky to know there is a solution for those unexpected health-related problems. See the simple tricks that would help you control your body, neutralize the pain, or react with confidence and quickly.
Partying all night, and although you are standing still (or you think you are) the world is spinning? Here is what you need to do.
There is an effective remedy against dizziness, that is, after too many drinks. All you need to do is to put your hand on something stable. There is a part of your ear responsible for balance, called the cupula. This part of the ear floats in the fluid that has the same density as blood. As alcohol dilutes blood in the cupula, it becomes less dense and it rises. This is one of the greatest confusions for your brain. You will feel more stable after you offer your brain a second opinion. The tactile input from a stable object feel you more in balance because the nerves in the hand are very sensitive. You have to admit that this is far better than “foot on the floor” trick.
Do you need to stop a nosebleed effectively? There is a great trick for that.
An approach that is more convenient is to put some cotton on your upper gums – and to press it hard. Specialists say that most bleeds come from the front of the septum, the cartilage wall that divides the nose. The common trick, pinching your nose and leaning back, will be doing the work also, however, it is somewhat more unpleasant, and sometimes you can make a real mess out of it.
How can you stop your heart from beating so fast?
Whatever the reason for fast heart beating is, heart rate is controlled through breathing. Although this is not new, most of us knew that already, but what is new is the approach. It is not easy to control the heart and the breading when one is in a delicate situation – giving a presentation, first date chills, driving tests and so on. Blowing on your thumb is what you need to do.
Tickling throat is very annoying – how to get rid of that?
We are not aware of so many secrets that our body hides, thus we are often surprised. That is why we have to learn more. To stop a tickling throat you need to consult your ear – scratch it. When you scratch your ear, the nerves in the ear are stimulated, and those nerves create a reflex in the throat that can cause a muscle spasm. The spasm will relieve the pain. It is as simple as that.
You forgot something in your office, and you are so tired, but you need to drive? Do not worry; there is a trick to awake your hands and legs.
If you were sitting in an odd position for a while and your hands and feet are numb, you need to banish those pins very fast. The trick is to rock your head from side to side. When the bundle of nerves in the neck is compressed, our hands, arms, and feet are under pressure. If you loosen your neck muscles, the pressure is released.
Is there a trick that could make burns disappear?
When burned, we usually use ice. Although ice is effective, another trick can also help. When you accidentally burn yourself, let us say a finger, remove the skin, and apply light pressure with the finger pads of your unmarred hand. This trick will bring the burned skin to normal temperature and there are small chances that the skin will blister.
How can you enhance your memory and be sure you will not forget that important speech you are giving the next day?
The solution is simple; review your speech before falling asleep. Memory consolidation happens during sleep, and anything you read before sleep is likely to become a long-lasting memory. I find this very handy if you are a language student or if you want to improve your vocabulary.
How can we neutralize the pain?
Nobody likes the pain, especially the pain of the needle stick. Studies showed that coughing during an injection could lessen the pain. Coughing causes a sudden rise in pressure in the chest and spinal canal. When the pressure is on the rise, it inhibits the pain in the spinal cord.
Is there a fast and easy way to cure toothache?
We have heard of different natural remedies that can stop the tooth pain, garlic being the most interesting one. Although all those natural ways can help us, we need something fast and, in a strange way, something that does not involve putting anything in our mouth. Ice is the answer. If you rub the ice on your hand, precisely in the V-shaped area between the thumb and index finger, you can reduce the pain by 50 percent. In that area, we can find certain nerve pathways that stimulate particular pain-related area in the brain. By stimulating this V-shaped part of the hand, you block the pain signals from the face and hands.
Are you having problems with poor distance vision? Here is what you can do.
It is a common misconception that poor distance vision is genetic. It has a particular cause: near point stress. What causes near point stress, on the other hand? Staring at your computer for too long, for instance. In order to improve your vision, you should close your eyes every few hours during the day. When you close your eyes, take a deep breath, tense your body, and after a few seconds release your breath and muscles at the same time. Releasing your muscles (biceps and gluteal muscles) will help involuntary muscles as well. That way your eyes are going to relax naturally.
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