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21 Health Tricks to Teach Your Body

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The human body is a very complex machine made up of thousands of cells that are unique and very sophisticated. To fully understand any aspect of the human body, we need to understand everything that works underneath.  Your thoughts are influenced by minuscule processes involving billions of neurons that give off chemicals to biologically interact with their environment.

Below are the 21 epic health tricks to teach the human body.

21.Mind over Bladder

Mind over Bladder

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When the urge to go to the toilet suddenly strikes and immediate relief is not an option, distract your mind by focusing on a complex task that will need all your mental energy. Researchers actually suggest thinking about sex as an effective mental distraction.

20.Stop a Nose Bleed

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The easiest first aid you can apply to yourself during a nose bleed is, sit up straight and bend your head slightly forward. Do not tilt your head backwards as the blood will run back into your throat. Using your thumb and forefinger, firmly pinch the soft part (cartilage) of your nose for five to ten minutes. Sit quietly and keep your head higher than the level of your and avoid lying down.

19.Clean a Stuffy Nose

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By placing pressure on certain points of your body, you can stimulate the flow of energy. To get breathing clearly through your nose, push your tongue flat against the roof of your mouth, while pushing your finger on the skin between your eyebrows for about 20 seconds.

18.Treat a Tickling Throat

Treat a tickling throat

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Another trick for the human body is next time your throat starts to tickle, don’t cough it out. Try scratching your ear instead.  Scott Schaffer, M.D. explained, “When the nerves in the ear are stimulated, it creates a reflex in the throat that can cause a muscle spasm. This spasm relieves the tickle in your throat.”

17.Swallow Horse-Sized Supplements Easily

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Here’s a trick for the human body to help you swallow a big pill or more than one pill at a time. Take a sip of water and tip your head forward. This causes the pills to float to the back of your throat, making it easier to swallow.

16.Give Blood without Pain

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Giving blood is a very honorable thing to do and most of us willingly participate as blood donors, even if the needle and potential pain scare us. However, German researchers have found a way to reduce any associated pain by coughing during a needle prick.

15.The Right Sleeping Position to Fight Acid Reflux

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Nausea is a symptom of acid reflux, so if you wake up feeling queasy from it, try sleeping on your left side. the human body is integrated in complex and amazing ways. The esophagus and stomach connect at an angle, sleeping on your left puts the stomach in a lower position than the esophagus, so fluids can’t travel up into your throat

14.Cure Toothache

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To relieve a toothache, try rubbing ice on the back of your hand, on the area between the thumb and the index finger. The nerves in this part of your hand stimulate the part of your brain that blocks pain signals from the face and hands.

13.Cure Burns

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We usually reach for an ice compress the moment we’ve burnt or singed a finger. Although it will relieve the pain quickly, try this simple trick to avoid getting blisters. Clean the skin and apply light pressure with the finger pads of your other hand.

12.Instant Migraine Relief

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If you suffering from a migraine or a really bad headache, use your thumb and forefinger to pinch on the muscle web in your hand. Apply the pressure for at least two minutes and repeat. You should feel relief within four minutes as this pressure point stimulates blocked energy in the human body.

11.Unstitch Your Side Stitch

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Studies showed that when we run, most people exhale as the right foot touches the ground. This applies pressure to your liver (located on your right side), and it pulls at the diaphragm, causing a side stitch. It may require some concentration, but try exhaling when your left foot hits the ground.

10.Prevent Nearsightedness

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Most people blame genetics and aging for eyesight conditions but the human body is affected by lifestyle habits that also affect eye health, such as working on a computer for prolonged periods. During your breaks, close your eyes, tense the body, and take a deep breath. Hold for a few seconds before releasing and relaxing your muscles.

9.Improve Your Hearing

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If you are struggling to hear a conversation, lean in towards the speaker with your right ear. Researchers say it is better than your left ear at following speech. But, if you are trying to hear music, turn your left ear towards the sound as it picks up music tones better than the right.

8.Encode Long-Term Memory

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Some experts claim that memory consolidation happens overnight while you are in a deep sleep. So if you’re battling to remember information for a test or the words to your speech, try revising the information at night before you go to sleep.

7.Thaw Your Brain Freeze

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Brain freeze is a short, but intense head pain, but here’s a simple trick to relieve it instantly. Press your tongue against the roof and sides of your mouth to warm up the nerves situated here.  When the nerves get cold, the human body thinks the brain is freezing too.

6.Cold Water Will Calm You

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If you are anxious and nervous, take a deep breath and splash your face with cold water. This activates the mammalian diving reflex, which tricks the human body into thinking it is diving into water, and compensates by using oxygen more efficiently.

5.Breathe Underwater

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Stay underwater longer by hyperventilating first. It isn’t the lack of oxygen that makes you want air underwater, it is the carbon dioxide that builds up and makes your blood acidic. But, when you hyperventilate, the influx of oxygen lowers blood acidity tricking your brain into thinking it has more oxygen.

4.Stop The World From Spinning

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It is an unpleasant and disorienting when we feel dizzy, so next time your world spins, lie down to encourage blood flow to the brain. You should feel better after a few minutes. Sit up slowly and remain still for a bit before standing up.

3.Calm Your Heart

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If your heart starts to race and flutter because you are excited, nervous, or scared, simply try blowing on your thumb to calm your heart down. The human body can be tricked to control the vagus nerve partially responsible for the heart rate.

2.Wake Up Sleeping Hands

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If your hand goes numb with pins and needles, simply rock your head from side to side to banish the numb tingling sensation. The nerves in your neck often cause a lame hand or arm so by loosening your neck muscles, the pressure is released.

1.Impress Your Friends

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Get someone to hold out one arm straight with palm down. Place two fingers on their wrist and push down. They will be able to resist but then have them put one foot on a surface, about half an inch higher and do the same thing with your fingers. This time, their arm will cave in.

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