How often do you find yourself in a situation where you need to go to a place urgent but you have a headache? Or when you are on the dentist’s chair but then your stomach seems to rebel against you by throwing up? These and many other such small problems can actually ruin our day especially if a person does not have any kind of medicine on them.
Fortunately for all our readers, we have suffered some of these problems too and we know of this plight well. This is why we have come up with a few useful simple tricks which have surprising effects on the human body.
Blowing on the thumb calm downs nerves
This trick works because the Vagus nerve is directly impacted upon by thumb which actually controls the heart rate. When a person blows on their thumb, it causes their heart rate to slow down and this, in turn, lowers their blood pressure and helps a person calm down rather quickly.
Holding a pencil between teeth actually brightens up the mood
This trick works because holding a pencil firmly in your mouth causes the smile muscles to be in activated condition. This causes the brain to be deceived that the mood is great and this causes the overall mood to brighten up.
A throat tickle can be soothed by scratching the backside of the ear
This works because scratching the ear actually stimulates the nerves which in turn causes reflux in the throat. This reflux causes a muscle spasm in the throat and this relieves a person from a tickled throat.
Squeeze the thumb to turn off the gag reflex
While the basis of this trick is not known, some people speculate that it works either by taking the attention of a person from the gag reflux or by the action of specific nerves in the thumb and hands. Still, there is proof that this neat little trick works like a charm.
In case of nosebleed press the upper gums
This trick works as the arteries that supply blood to the nose are actually located in the upper gums and blocking that inhibits that supply.
Sleepy arms can be woken up by moving the head on sides
Arms tend to be sleepy due to the compression of the nerves in the neck. So if a person experiences sleepy arms they should loosen up their neck muscles with this trick and this will reduce the extra pressure over their arms.
Place your hands under cold water to have instant relief from headaches
This trick works by causing the blood circulation to be increased by the cold temperature. As for why it works best for hands is because the hands in the human body have lots of nerves that are connected directly to the brain.
Hiccups can be stopped by raising the arms above the head straight up
Standing up and stretching results in the muscles of the diaphragm to be reset effectively which in turn stops the involuntary contraction or also known as hiccups.