How is this even a thing? We know that applying pressure on certain parts of your body can have a reaction, but really? Blowing on your thumb?
Anyway, doing these things that have no obvious connection to what’s bothering you can work wonders.
You can start feeling amazed any minute now:
Soothe A Scratchy Throat
It can be irritating and there’s no way you can insert a back scratcher in there, let’s be honest. But, why don’t you try scratching your ear? Scott Schaffer, M.D. says: “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.”
“Cool” Your Nerves
If you’re too stressed, throw some cold water on your face. This fools the brain into triggering its mammalian diving reflex, which will force the body to use oxygen better and calm you.
Be Brave While Giving Blood
Cough when you see the needle is close! It’s a little distraction that will divert your mind away from the pain. Just make sure you inform your nurse about this.
Drain Even The Most Stuffy Of Noses
Take turns pressing your tongue to the roof of your mouth and then one finger against each of your eyebrows as the vomer bone force will rock it back and forth and actually loosen up the mucus! After only 20 seconds you should be able to breathe deeply.