While I was doing some research about grill food digestion and how our body work, I was redirected for some interesting information about Reflexology.
Don’t you find it weird?
Well, I thought it was a little but I spent some time trying to find something to help me for my research and could not resist writing this post with some tips I believe will make the delight of my blog readers, even if not directly related with the main theme of my Blog.
Reflexology, or zone therapy, is an alternative medicine involving the physical act of applying pressure to the feet, hands, or ears with specific thumb, finger, and hand techniques without the use of oil or lotion. It is based on what reflexologists claim to be a system of zones and reflex areas that they say reflect an image of the body on the feet and hands, with the premise that such work effects a physical change to the body.(1)
1. If you’re having a sore throat, press your ear: Pressing the nerves of the ear, it will generate an immediate reflex spasms in the throat and relieve the discomfort
2. To hear better use only one side of the ear: If you’re in a club and not hear well what people are saying, turn your head and use only the right ear, since it distinguishes better the talks, while the left identifies songs sound.
3. To resist the temptation to go to the bathroom think about sex: When not resist the urge to urinate and do not have a bathroom close by, think about sex. This will entertain your brain and reduce stress.
4. Tease coughs to reduce pain: A group of German scientists discovered that when you sneeze, increases the pressure in the chest and spine, thus inhibiting back pain.
5. If you are a stuffy nose: Press the roof of the mouth and nose. Touch the roof of the mouth with a finger firmly holding the nose below the eyebrows. This will allow the secretions and you can move back to breathe.
6. When you have heartburn, sleep on your left: This creates an angle between the esophagus and stomach, so that acid can not pass into the throat.
7. When a tooth ache rub an ice-cube in your hand: You must pass a piece of ice in the area in a “v” that is between the thumb and index finger against the palm. This reduces the pain in 50% because this section is linked to pain receptors of the face.
8. When you get burned, press the wound with a finger: After cleaning the affected area, with a hand press on the burn, so it returns the initial temperature and prevent blisters. (For minor burns only)
9. When you’re drunk: Rest your hand on a table or flat surface. If you do, your brain will regain its sense of balance and prevent all turn around.
10. When running, breathe when the left foot stepping on the floor: This will prevent itching feeling in the chest, because if you breathe when you put your right foot, will put pressure on the liver.
11. If the nose bleed, push with your finger: If you lie down with blood oozing may suffocate, so it is best to press your finger on the side of the nose when you’re bleeding.
12. To control the heartbeat when you are nervous: Place your thumb in your mouth and blow, it will help your heart stops beating so fast from the breath.
13. To relieve a headache when you drink cold water: When you drink something frozen, cools the palate and the brain interprets it. Then you should put your tongue on the roof of the mouth to return to normal temperature.
14. Prevent the lack of vision when you’re in front of the PC: When you set your eyes o
15. Wake up your hands and feet asleep moving your head: When you sleep, one arm or one hand, turn his head from side to side and you will feel the numbness go within 1 minute. The upper limbs fall asleep by pressure on the neck. Also for legs and feet, takes a few seconds.
16. An easy way to hold his breath under water: Before diving, make breathing a lot faster and stronger to make the blood acid disappear because that is what causes shortness of breath.
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1 – Kunz, Kevin; Kunz, Barbara (1993). The Complete Guide to Foot Reflexology. Reflexology Research Project.