No one likes the discomfort felt when you have aches and pains. However, there are simple tricks to help you gain relief from that stuffy nose or itchy throat. It is believed that by applying pressure to certain points in the body you can deal with the discomfort of aches and pains. You can check out these simple tips for dealing with various health conditions.
Dealing With An Itching Throat
According to the president of the ear, nose and throat specialist centre Dr. Scott Schaffer, you can gain relief from an itchy throat when you stimulate the nerves of your ears. What happens is that by stimulating your ears, there is an involuntary reflex in your throat resulting in muscle spasms that will curb the itching in the throat.
Relieve Stress With Cold Water
You can get instant relief from a stressful day by splashing cold water on your face and holding your breath in the process. By so doing, the ice water on your skin makes your body send a reflex signal to your brain, telling it to make use of oxygen judiciously, this will calm your body and help you relax.
Give A Light Cough When Taking A Needle
When you are giving blood, but can’t stand the sight of a hypodermic needle, just give a slight cough before the needle penetrates your skin. You should however, let the nurse be aware of your way of combating the fear of needles to avoid any unfortunate circumstance.
Relief From Stuffy Nose
To get relief from a stuffy nose, you can press your tongue hard on your palate and also press a finger to the space between your eyebrows. When you do this, it causes the mucus buildup in your sinuses to flow out and your breathing will improve tremendously.
Use Your Fingers To Soothe Minor Burns
You can soothe the discomfort caused by minor burns and reduce the appearance of burn scars just by applying pressure with the tips of your fingers to the site of the burn.
Get Rid Of A Toothache
Just gently rub an ice cube to the back of your hand, particularly on the webbed skin between the thumb and index finger. When you do this the cooling feeling of the ice will inhibit the pain signals that are sent to the brain from the nerves located in the region which are connected to the hand and face.
Stop That Nervous Feeling
You can blow on your thumb to stop that uneasy and nervous feeling. When you do, it will help to calm your breathing and also to regulate the vagus nerve that is responsible for regulating your heart rate and that nervous feeling before a job interview or a presentation for example, will be gone!
Stop The Migraine Quickly
To stop a nagging migraine all you need to do is to apply pressure to the webbed skin between your thumb and index finger using the index finger and thumb of your other hand. Keep the pressure on for a period of 120 seconds, you can make circular movements as you apply the pressure. This boosts blood circulation in your head and neck area, while freeing any inhibited energy flow.
Watch this video below and learn other ways to relieve your migraine with these important pressure points!
Source: Life Aspire