Although it has been an object of science since the dawn of civilization, the human body still hides many mysteries. You’d think modern medicine would have it all figured out, but many times the body responds better to traditional treatments than to medical intervention or pharmaceuticals.
Sometimes the strangest tricks hold the key to curing your common ailments. For example, some people are more prone to butterflies in the stomach than others, but there are tricks that keep them calm and keep them going. For one, blowing your thumb is a great way to relax. This simple exercise will help you focus on your breath, relax your vagus nerve, and slow your heart rate.
Check out some more such tips:
- Soothes sore throat
Sore throats require plenty of hot tea and honey, but there are many other things you can do to get long-lasting results. One is to rinse with a saline solution (one teaspoon of sea salt in half a cup of hot water) every few hours to kill harmful bacteria. Just scratch your ears if it itches that won’t go away!
- Calm your nerves
During severe stress, splash ice-cold water on your face while holding your breath. The cold triggers the “mammal dive reflex,” which means your body optimizes oxygen consumption and energizes you. Plus, getting cold makes your muscles contract; As they warm up again, your muscles will relax and you’ll instantly feel more relaxed.
- Fight your fear of needles
For the next blood test, the nurse should cough while inserting the needle. Let him know ahead of time that you’re going to do this so he doesn’t miss the mark! Coughing will distract you from the needle sensation, so you’ll never have to panic again.
- Relieves toothache immediately
If you have sensitive teeth and a little pain, take an ice pack and place it on the back of your hand. Rub the pack back and forth between your thumb and thumb. Your body prefers the feeling of your hand to the pain of the tooth, and you no longer feel the pain.