This is what happens to your body if you blow air into your thumb. It’s magic!
Probably you ignore the fact that all parts of the body interact with each other and that all are connected in some way with others. It seems very obvious, since it is one body. However, in our daily routine we don’t think about it or don’t believe it can be true. These days we forget about the wisdom of our ancestors. In the field of medicine it was mainly Chinese culture that discovered a lot of unusual treatment methods.
Today we doubt the effectiveness of the Chinese methods, and in the meantime we develop penicillin, antibiotics and generally speaking, the world of medicine. However it is very possible that what was discovered by our Chinese specialists many years ago is also the truth
One of the findings was that pressing certain points of the human body can influence other areas that are apparently unrelated. Although it might seem like magic, their knowledge was based on science and the connections of the nervous system.
Among many other body connections, they discovered a quite interesting one: it is possible to relieve sore throat without using pills by only scratching the ear! How is it possible? The explanation comes from the nervous system which hides certain nerves in the ear. Particularly stimulation of these nerves causes an involuntary reflex in the throat. It’s kind of a muscle spasm that can alleviate that annoying tingling, which may even become painful.
Have you ever had that terrible feeling of squeezing in your stomach caused by stress? Surely it was very annoying but it turns out that the wiser generations found a great solution for this ailment.
If you're facing an important event or a meeting with someone that you just met, and you feel the stomach contractions, you have to know that it’s a natural reaction of your body to stress. However, it is possible to calm the body down by blowing air in your thumb. Firstly, it regulates breathing and controls the vagus nerve, which slows the heart rate. It also sends an information to the brain that it’s not in danger and calms the reactions of the organism.
In a similar way, it’s possible to relieve sinus pressure caused by phlegm if you press your tongue against the roof of the mouth, or if you press fingers against the side of each eyebrow. What’s interesting, that second method is very intuitive and it is for a reason.
There are certain nerve connections from the palm of the hand to the brain associated with pain on the face. They lay between the index finger and thumb. If you put an ice cube in this area, for example if you have sensitive teeth, you can block the message of pain from your teeth and you can start to feel a sense of relief.
Another good example of magic touch is pressing the fingertips directly on a burned area. It minimizes the creation of blisters and scars. How does it work? By doing this, the burned skin comes back to the normal body temperature in a less impactful way for the body and the wound heals better.
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