Apply increasing pressure to the tendon under the ankle. Hold for 2 minutes. This acupressure point affects high tension areas all over the body.
Ease hand cramps
To restore circulation after spending hours as a keyboard, try this: Separate and stretch fingers until you feel tension; hold for 10 seconds. Then bend at the knuckles and hold; repeat, breathing deeply as you stretch.
Great Morning boost
If you’re groggy in the morning, try taking 12 long exhalations, adding an “eh” sound to each breath. Keep your jaw relaxed and allow the sound to be natural. This deep-breathing exercise re-energizes the body. Repeat whenever you need a boost.
Itchy scalp relief
Rinse scalp with apple cider vinegar. It will relieve the itch and remove the buildup from hair.
Cayenne Pepper is an instant healer of sore muscles and a natural anti-inflammatory.
Pressing the reflex point between the ankle bones and the Achilles tendon will help relieve back pain temporarily. Hold for two minutes while breathing deeply.
Curing a Headache:
Concentrate all your thought on where the pain is and chant three times: “Tame this flesh and blood, as our lady tames the lion.” This is a good spell because it can be done anytime, anywhere.
Drink a cup of Ginger Tea
to get you going at work mid-morning or mid-day. submitted by Shirley.
End hunger pains:
enjoy a cup of calorie free fennel tea. It is a muscle relaxant.
Cancer Risk Assessment
(most accurate results for people over 40)
Protect your heart:
The herb Hawthorne contains compounds that help reduce blood cholesterol levels and bring down high blood pressure. Take an extract of 100mg to 200mg, three times a day (ALWAYS CHECK WITH YOUR DOCTOR FIRST)
Drink a cup of fennel or peppermint tea two or three times per day.
Soothe your Stomach
Lavender helps heal mild stomach upsets. Try a warm cup of Lavender tea.
Stop a nosebleed
Place thumb and forefinger on either side of the bridge of the nose and pinch. Hold.
Evening Primrose and Flaxseed Oil both contain fatty acids that help control the growth of yeast. If you use the Evening Primrose Oil (old wives tale is it helps induce labor – been there done that – THIS STUFF TASTES NASTY), take it with food or a strong smelling liquid to mask the smell and taste.
Caffeine: Coffee, Tea, Cola, Chocolate are stimulants that can interfere with sleep.
Alcohol: Might make you drowsy, but it will be a restless sleep and you might wake up drowsy.
Spicy Foods: Can cause heartburn or indigestion which can keep you awake at night.
Prevent Back Pain while driving
In the car the vibrations from movement can cause havoc on the lower back. To ease pressure, move the seat forward so that your feet reach the pedals without stretching.
Chew away heartburn
Chewing a piece of gum will stimulate the production of saliva which neutralizes stomach acid.