Whether you realize it or not, you clench your jaw when youre under stress or anxiety. This puts pressure on the muscles that connect your jaw and your temples and will usually lead to a headache from the tension. Try putting a pencil or a pen between your teeth to naturally relax your jaw. Make sure you dont bite or chew on it though, because youll be right back where you started.
New research from the University of Florence in Italy suggests that people who are already on a medication to help lower blood pressure saw even bigger drops when they relaxed while listening to music for at least 30 minutes a day. Meditation and focused breathing are also beneficial, but listening to your favorite tunes can help alter your mood too.
It is believed that sugar can affect the nerve muscles that will normally cause the muscles in the diaphragm to contract in spasms, causing hiccups. Swallowing a teaspoon of dry sugar can put an end to hiccup fits within minutes for most people. Alternatively, you can use a teaspoon of peanut butter. Some people can see relief from holding their breath, or gargling with water to confuse or reset those same muscles.
A study published in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine shows a method that was effective in eliminating 85% of warts within 2 months, and Ill bet you already have it around the house: duct tape. If you clean the area and place a small piece of duct tape over the wart, remove it and file down the dead skin every 3 days until it goes away it has shown to be more effective than freezing, which was about 60%. Its believed that some chemicals in the tape will suffocate and kill the wart.