人人都应该知道的身体小窍门!

  • 1、如果你的喉咙痒,挠你的耳朵!
    当耳朵里的神经被刺激,会造成咽喉的反射作用,引起肌肉痉挛,这种痉挛会缓解发痒。
  • 2、体验超声波听觉!
    右耳比左耳更善于听快节奏的谈话,而左耳更善于听取音乐的曲调。
  • 3、克服你原始的冲动!
    想嘘嘘?附近没有洗手间?那么请想象一下杰西卡·辛普森。满脑子性幻想会让你好过点。为了达到最佳效果,试试辛普森的“These Boots Are Made for Walking”那盘碟。
  • 4、感觉不到疼痛!
    德国研究者发现在打针时咳嗽能减轻针头带来的痛苦。这个小窍门会引起突然的暂时性的胸内和脊柱内压力上升,从而抑制脊柱的疼痛传导组织。
  • 5、让你的鼻子通畅!
    一个简单、快速、又便宜的缓解鼻窦压力的方式是不时用舌头推挤口腔的上部,接着用一根手指按压你的眉间。
  • 6、对症下葯!
    担心晚上鸡翅又从胃里飞出来?朝左侧卧睡觉吧!研究表明左侧卧睡的人受胃酸返流之苦的可能性较小。因为食道和胃以一定的角度连接,当你向右侧卧时,胃比食道要高,会让胃酸流向喉管。而左侧卧时,胃比食道要低,所以重力对你有利。
  • 7、不张嘴就能治好你的牙疼!
    你只需在虎口(the V-shaped webbed area between your thumb and index finger)上揉化一块冰即可。与不用冰相比,这种方法能减少 50% 的疼痛感。虎口处的神经会刺激大脑的某个区域,从而阻止面部和手部传来的疼痛信号。
  • 8、让烧伤消失!
    当你不小心烧伤手指,立即清洁皮肤并用未受伤的手掌轻轻按压伤处,然后冰敷--冰块会迅速减轻你的疼痛。这种自然的方法能使你烧伤的皮肤恢复到正常的温度,使皮肤不容易起水疱。
  • 9、让世界停止旋转!
    喝多了觉得眩晕?请把手扶在稳固的物体上。稳定物体传来的触觉给了大脑二次判断,让你更有平衡感。
  • 10、胁部不再疼痛!
    如果你和大多数人一样,那么你跑步时在右脚触地的同时呼气。这会给你的肝脏向下的压力,从而向下拉扯横隔膜造成一侧刺痛。解决办法:在左脚触地时呼气。
  • 11、用一只手指止血!
    捏紧鼻子并仰头是一个止住鼻血的不错方法--如果你不介意被自己的阳性O型血哽住。一 种更文明的方法是:在你的上牙龈处塞些棉花--就在你的人中(small dent below your nose)后面,然后用力按压它。大多数流血来自隔膜的前部(将鼻子分开的软骨墙),所以按压人中能帮助止血。
  • 12、让你的心脏保持平静!
    在试图平息第一次约会的紧张不安?对你的大拇指吹气吧,这会使你的心率恢复正常。迷走神经能通过呼吸来控制心率。
  • 13、解冻你的大脑!
    冰激凌(Chipwich??)吃得太多太快会让一些人的感觉大脑发冷。原因是上颚的神经变得很冷,使你的身体认为你的大脑也被冻结,引起“冰激凌头痛”。为了抵消这种效果,可以用平着舌头去紧贴上颚,覆盖面越大约好,越用力头痛感越快消退。
  • 14、防止近视!
    近视很少是因为遗传因素引起,通常是由“近点紧张”引起。换句话说,你盯着电脑屏幕看得太久。预防的方法是:每天每隔几小时就闭上眼睛,绷紧全身肌肉,然后深深吸口气,几秒后再呼出同时放松肌肉。
  • 15、叫醒“死去的”身体!
    如果你在开车或以奇怪的姿势久坐时双手麻木了,请左右摇晃你的头。这能在一分钟内毫无痛苦地驱散你的麻木感(pins and needles)
  • 16、让朋友们对你印象深刻!
    下次你参加Party时,试试这个小把戏:让一个人侧伸出一只手臂,手掌朝下, 并要求他保持这个姿势。然后你用两根手指按压他的手腕,他仍能保持原来的姿势。现在,让他把脚放到一个半英寸高的平面上(比如一摞杂志),再去按压他的手 腕。这次,他甚至没法站直。原因是他的脊椎已经因为臀部的偏移而偏移。
  • 17、水下呼吸!
    如果你死命地想取回池塘水底的那枚25分硬币,先短促有力地吸几口气。当你在水下时,不是因为缺氧使你拼命地想呼吸,而是因为二氧化碳的增加使你的血液呈酸性,从而给你的大脑传到不好的信号。而当你强力呼吸时,氧的注入降低了血液里的酸。
  • 18、了解大脑!
    如果你明天要作一个演讲,最好在睡前再看一遍。因为大多数记忆强化过程发生在睡眠中,在睡前读的任何东西都更可能被编码成长期记忆。

中文原文在这里

1. If your throat tickles, scratch your ear!

When you were 9, playing your armpit was a cool trick. Now, as an adult, you can still appreciate a good body-based feat, but you’re more discriminating. Take that tickle in your throat; it’s not worth gagging over. Here’s a better way to scratch your itch: “When the nerves in the ear are stimulated, it creates a reflex in the throat that can cause a muscle spasm,” says Scott Schaffer, M.D., president of an ear, nose, and throat specialty center in Gibbsboro, New Jersey. “This spasm relieves the tickle.”

2. Experience supersonic hearing!

If you’re stuck chatting up a mumbler at a cocktail party, lean in with your right ear. It’s better than your left at following the rapid rhythms of speech, according to researchers at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. If, on the other hand, you’re trying to identify that song playing softly in the elevator, turn your left ear toward the sound. The left ear is better at picking up music tones.

3. Overcome your most primal urge!

Need to pee? No bathroom nearby? Fantasize about Jessica Simpson. Thinking about sex preoccupies your brain, so you won’t feel as much discomfort, says Larry Lipshultz, M.D., chief of male reproductive medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine. For best results, try Simpson’s “These Boots Are Made for Walking” video.

4. Feel no pain!

German researchers have discovered that coughing during an injection can lessen the pain of the needle stick. According to Taras Usichenko, author of a study on the phenomenon, the trick causes a sudden, temporary rise in pressure in the chest and spinal canal, inhibiting the pain-conducting structures of the spinal cord.

5. Clear your stuffed nose!

Forget Sudafed. An easier, quicker, and cheaper way to relieve sinus pressure is by alternately thrusting your tongue against the roof of your mouth, then pressing between your eyebrows with one finger. This causes the vomer bone, which runs through the nasal passages to the mouth, to rock back and forth, says Lisa DeStefano, D.O., an assistant professor at the Michigan State University college of osteopathic medicine. The motion loosens congestion; after 20 seconds, you’ll feel your sinuses start to drain.

6. Fight fire without water!

Worried those wings will repeat on you tonight? “Sleep on your left side,” says Anthony A. Starpoli, M.D., a New York City gastroenterologist and assistant professor of medicine at New York Medical College. Studies have shown that patients who sleep on their left sides are less likely to suffer from acid reflux. The esophagus and stomach connect at an angle. When you sleep on your right, the stomach is higher than the esophagus, allowing food and stomach acid to slide up your throat. When you’re on your left, the stomach is lower than the esophagus, so gravity’s in your favor.

7. Cure your toothache without opening your mouth!

Just rub ice on the back of your hand, on the V-shaped webbed area between your thumb and index finger. A Canadian study found that this technique reduces toothache pain by as much as 50 percent compared with using no ice. The nerve pathways at the base of that V stimulate an area of the brain that blocks pain signals from the face and hands.

8. Make burns disappear!

When you accidentally singe your finger on the stove, clean the skin and apply light pressure with the finger pads of your unmarred hand. Ice will relieve your pain more quickly, Dr. DeStefano says, but since the natual method brings the burned skin back to a normal temperature, the skin is less likely to blister.

9. Stop the world from spinning!

One too many drinks left you dizzy? Put your hand on something stable. The part of your ear responsible for balance — the cupula — floats in a fluid of the same density as blood. “As alcohol dilutes blood in the cupula, the cupula becomes less dense and rises,” says Dr. Schaffer. This confuses your brain. The tactile input from a stable object gives the brain a second opinion, and you feel more in balance. Because the nerves in the hand are so sensitive, this works better than the conventional foot-on-the-floor wisdom.

10. Unstitch your side!

If you’re like most people, when you run, you exhale as your right foot hits the ground. This puts downward pressure on your liver (which lives on your right side), which then tugs at the diaphragm and creates a side stitch, according to The Doctors Book of Home Remedies for Men. The fix: Exhale as your left foot strikes the ground.

11. Stanch blood with a single finger!

Pinching your nose and leaning back is a great way to stop a nosebleed — if you don’t mind choking on your own O positive. A more civil approach: Put some cotton on your upper gums — just behind that small dent below your nose — and press against it, hard. “Most bleeds come from the front of the septum, the cartilage wall that divides the nose,” says Peter Desmarais, M.D., an ear, nose, and throat specialist at Entabeni Hospital, in Durban, South Africa. “Pressing here helps stop them.”

12. Make your heart stand still!

Trying to quell first-date jitters? Blow on your thumb. The vagus nerve, which governs heart rate, can be controlled through breathing, says Ben Abo, an emergency medical- services specialist at the University of Pittsburgh. It’ll get your heart rate back to normal.

13. Thaw your brain!

Too much Chipwich too fast will freeze the brains of lesser men. As for you, press your tongue flat against the roof of your mouth, covering as much as you can. “Since the nerves in the roof of your mouth get extremely cold, your body thinks your brain is freezing, too,” says Abo. “In compensating, it overheats, causing an ice-cream headache.” The more pressure you apply to the roof of your mouth, the faster your headache will subside.

14. Prevent near-sightedness!

Poor distance vision is rarely caused by genetics, says Anne Barber, O.D., an optometrist in Tacoma, Washington. “It’s usually caused by near-point stress.” In other words, staring at your computer screen for too long. So flex your way to 20/20 vision. Every few hours during the day, close your eyes, tense your body, take a deep breath, and, after a few seconds, release your breath and muscles at the same time. Tightening and releasing muscles such as the biceps and glutes can trick involuntary muscles — like the eyes — into relaxing as well.

15. Wake the dead!

If your hand falls asleep while you’re driving or sitting in an odd position, rock your head from side to side. It’ll painlessly banish your pins and needles in less than a minute, says Dr. DeStefano. A tingly hand or arm is often the result of compression in the bundle of nerves in your neck; loosening your neck muscles releases the pressure. Compressed nerves lower in the body govern the feet, so don’t let your sleeping dogs lie. Stand up and walk around.

16. Impress your friends!

Next time you’re at a party, try this trick: Have a person hold one arm straight out to the side, palm down, and instruct him to maintain this position. Then place two fingers on his wrist and push down. He’ll resist. Now have him put one foot on a surface that’s a half inch higher (a few magazines) and repeat. This time his arm will cave like the French. By misaligning his hips, you’ve offset his spine, says Rachel Cosgrove, C.S.C.S., co-owner of Results Fitness, in Santa Clarita, California. Your brain senses that the spine is vulnerable, so it shuts down the body’s ability to resist.

17. Breathe underwater!

If you’re dying to retrieve that quarter from the bottom of the pool, take several short breaths first — essentially, hyperventilate. When you’re underwater, it’s not a lack of oxygen that makes you desperate for a breath; it’s the buildup of carbon dioxide, which makes your blood acidic, which signals your brain that somethin’ ain’t right. “When you hyperventilate, the influx of oxygen lowers blood acidity,” says Jonathan Armbruster, Ph.D., an associate professor of biology at Auburn University. “This tricks your brain into thinking it has more oxygen.” It’ll buy you up to 10 seconds.

18. Read minds!

Your own! “If you’re giving a speech the next day, review it before falling asleep,” says Candi Heimgartner, an instructor of biological sciences at the University of Idaho. Since most memory consolidation happens during sleep, anything you read right before bed is more likely to be encoded as long-term memory.

Source: http://www.menshealth.com/cda/article.do?site=
MensHealth&channel=health&category=other.diseases.ailments&conitem=
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