The human body can miraculously heal itself from cuts and wounds without our intervention. However, sometimes you may want to give your body a little help if you’re in a hurry for a cure. Try these cool “body tricks” to quickly heal everything from a hiccup to a scratchy throat!
This is a brilliant but simple trick! Try to keep one eye closed while going to the bathroom in the middle of the night. According to Dr.
Mercola, exposure to bright light on the retina of the eye tricks our brains into thinking it’s daytime, making it hard to fall asleep.
So by keeping one eye closed for those midnight bathroom breaks, you can quickly readjust to the the darkness and fall asleep like a baby once the lights go out.
- Roll Your Neck
If you’ve ever leaned your body weight up against your arm or hand for too long, you know what it feels like when those limbs become numb and “fall asleep.”
Dr. Oz says that you go numb because you’ve been compressing the nerves and they aren’t getting enough oxygen.
Instead of flailing your arm or hand around like a crazy chicken, try to wake up those frozen limbs by rolling your head to the back of your neck.
This works because the nerves in your neck head straight down your arm to your hand, and are the root cause of the numbness. This won’t work with your foot, so you’ll just have to keeping doing the floor stomping dance to wake up your toes!
- Hiccups, Hiccups And More Hiccups
There’s never just one round of hiccups! When your diaphragm spasms, the air you are normally breathing in and out is halted by the vocal cords, causing the hiccup sound.
Hiccups themselves can be caused by eating too quickly, swallowing too much air, sudden temperature changes in the stomach, or just being too excited!
If you find yourself the unfortunate victim of this annoying condition, try opening your mouth and reflexively swallow.
Continue to swallow for a few moments with your mouth open. This may help to calm the spasms in the diaphragm, making the hiccups disappear for good!