1. itchy in your throat
If you’ve got an itch in your throat, scratch your ear. When the nerves in the ear get stimulated, they create a reflex in the throat that causes a muscle spasm, which cures the itch.
2. Having trouble hearing someone
Having trouble hearing someone at a party or on the phone? Use your right ear it’s better at picking up rapid speech. But, the left is better at picking up music tones.
3. Cough while injection
Next time the doctor’s going to give you an injection, cough as the needle is going in. The cough raises the level of pressure in your spinal canal, which limits the pain sensation as it tries to travel to your brain.
4. Clearing a stuffed nose
Clear a stuffed nose or relieve sinus pressure by pushing your tongue against the roof of your mouth then pressing a finger between your eyebrows. Repeat that for 20 seconds it causes the vomer bone to rock, which loosens your congestion and clears you up.
5. Rubbing ice on the back of your hand
You can stop a toothache by rubbing ice on the back of your hand, on the webbed area between your thumb and index finger. The nerve pathways there stimulate a part of the brain that blocks pain signals from your mouth.
6. Messed up on liquor
If you get all messed up on liquor, and the room starts spinning, put your hand on something stable. The reason: Alcohol dilutes the blood in the part of your ear called the cupula, which regulates balance. Putting your hand on something stable gives your brain another reference point, which will help make the world stop spinning.
7. Stop a nose bleeding
Stop a nose bleed by putting some cotton on your upper gums right behind the small dent below your nose and press against it hard. Most of the bleeding comes from the cartilage wall that divides the nose, so pressing there helps get it to stop.
8. Nervous? blowing on your thumb.
Nervous? Slow your heart rate down by blowing on your thumb. The vagus nerve controls your heart rate, and you can calm it down by breathing.
9. breathe underwater
Need to breathe underwater for a while? Instead of taking a huge breath, hyperventilate before you go under, by taking a bunch of short breaths. That’ll trick your brain into thinking it has more oxygen, and buy you about 10 extra seconds.
10. Brain Freeze ? Press your tongue flat against the roof of your mouth
You can prevent brain freeze by pressing your tongue flat against the roof of your mouth, covering as much surface area as possible. Brain freeze happens because the nerves in the roof of your mouth get extremely cold, so your brain thinks your whole body is cold. It compensates by overheating which causes your head to hurt. By warming up the roof of your mouth, you’ll chill your brain and feel better.
11. Waking up a sleeping hand
If your hand falls asleep, rock your head from side to side. That’ll wake your hand or arm up in less than a minute. Your hand falls asleep because of the nerves in your neck compressing so loosening your neck is the cure. If your foot falls asleep, that’s governed by nerves lower in the body, so you need to stand up and walk around.
12. Hiccups? Press thumb and second finger over your eyebrows
Got the hiccups? Press thumb and second finger over your eyebrows until the hiccups are over – usually, in a short while.