How To: Make Aspirin from a Willow Tree

In this article, I will be showing you how to make a crude form of aspirin from the bark of a willow tree. It is a great remedy for headaches, hangovers, and other minor pain. The use of the willow tree as a mild pain reliever goes back to the Native Americans, who used it in much the same way that I do.

How To: The Top 5 Home Remedies for Treating Poison Ivy & Poison Oak Rashes

Summer is the best friend of poison ivy, oak, and sumac. When the weather is hot outside, people spend more time in the great outdoors, which means more people accidentally running face first into some poisonous shrubs, leaves, and vines. If that sounds like you, instead of suffering through the itch or spending money on expensive pharmaceutical solutions, try some of these home remedies out.

How To: Hack Your Brain to Stop Motion Sickness

Many people deal with motion sickness on a daily basis, and if you're reading this, chances are you're one of them. Kinetosis can make your stomach roll, your entire body sweat, and make you feel fatigued and dizzy at even the slightest movement, whether it's related to carsickness, seasickness, or airsickness. And let's not forget the worst part—vomiting.

How To: Draw blood with three different phlebotomy techniques

Drawing blood is only responsibility for hospital nurses, but a very important one, so knowing the proper procedure is up to you to master. You can only become efficient at taking blood samples by practicing, but you should also know all of the phlebotomy methods for extracting blood cultures. This interactive video module will help familiarize you with the phlebotomy medical procedures (three different versions), but is not meant to be your sole method of instruction— always ask for supervis...

How To: Make methamphetamine

This video shows you how to make Methamphetamine. The process for making it in chemistry terms is called an acid catalyzed dehydration of an alcohol using an E2 mechanism. The chemical compound being used is called Ephedrine. To turn Ephedrine into Methamphetamine you first need to break down the OH molecule and replace it with a H molecule. In order to do this it needs to be soaked in a mixture of Hydrochloric acid. What this does is breaks off the OH molecule. The next step is to add a Hydr...

How To: Remove tar from skin

We've all been there, taking a nice stroll along the beach and, oh no, a big splotch of tar is plastered on your foot! No need to worry because there are a variety of everyday products that get that tar right off.

How To: Administer an intramuscular Z-track injection

This how to video demonstrates how to administer an intramuscular z-track injection on a patient. Watch and learn how simple it is do an intramuscular z-track injection in the leg or glutes. Make sure to properly measure your medication, identify the patient, and always wash the hands before injecting the patient. Note that this instructional video is intended for medical students and professionals.

How To: Make a Simple Herbal Extract

Hello there, people. Today, I am going to show you how to extract the essence from a useful plant, using either alcohol or olive oil. This is how you take a plant and turn it into a useful (and preservable) medicine. For those of you who know nothing about herbal medicine, let me explain it for you in a nutshell...

How To: Feel high without taking drugs

Ever wanted to know what its like to hallucinate? This video gives you the visual effects without the medication. It's great for when getting high on life isn't enough, but you've got no money, an NA promise, an upcoming drug test, or some other reason for sobriety to keep you from dabbling with the real pharmaceutical mind-altering deal. Watch this in full screen mode and turn away from the video when instructed to look at anything you want. The results are amazing!

How To: Perform a HEENT exam (head, ears, eyes, nose & throat)

Most won't know what the acronym HEENT stand for, but if you're a medical student, doctor or nurse, you know that it stand for head, ears, eyes, nose and throat. To perform a HEENT examination properly, you must know all the steps and techniques to diagnose your patient. This video lesson will outline the examination procedure, from start to finish, and shows you general palpation techniques and examining the temporomandibular joint, superficial lymph nodes, thyroid gland, eyes, ears, nose, m...

How To: Place ear drops in your ears properly so that they work comfortably

Ear drops are useful for all sorts of ear problems, but many people don't take advantage of them fully because they find they don't work or are uncomfortable. That is probably because they aren't using them properly. This video by a respected ENT with show you how to place eardrops correctly so that they work and won't get caught on your ear drum and cause the swimmers-ear sensation that scares so many away from ear drops.

How To: Get rid of a runny nose & sore throat

No one likes being sick, and having a sore throat and runny nose can be some of the worst symptoms. Get yourself back on track, and healthy, with the Renegade Health Show as she details how to get rid of those pesky symptoms. Create this delicious, healing drink with hot tea, lemon, ginger, honey and a little bit of cayenne pepper (if you have some available). Those sniffles will melt away as this tasty drink soothes your body and warms your insides, making you feel much better.

How To: Make Your Own Anti-Itch Cream

From poison oak to allergies, irritants can cause an irritated area that can itch for hours. Itching is annoying and distracting but you don’t have to go to the store to find relieve. You can make a topical cream to alleviate itching with things you have at home.

How To: Make a simple stem and bowl from a household item

itsjustanherb420 gives up a brief and enlightening tip for when you desperately need a stem/bowl for your bong. If you're a stoner that loves to get high using creative methods, then check out this video! This tutorial is simple and easy to follow and involves unscrewing a doorstop, removing the rubber tip, cleaning it off, and finally putting it to good use. itsjustanherb420 also has additional tutorials to teach to how to make a screen for your new stem/bowl.

How To: Examine a patient for vital signs

Any medical student could benefit from this video lesson, whether you're training to be a doctor or a nurse. The very first step to finding out what's wrong with your patient is examining him/her for their vital signs. You must check the patient's pulse, respirations, blood pressure, and know how to use every kind of sphygmomanometer. To see the entire examination procedure, perfect for nursing students, watch the video to see how to examine a patient for vital signs, and refer to the steps b...

How To: Open bottles with one arm without prosthetics

A below elbow arm amputee shows how to open bottles one handed, without a prosthetic device. This technique is also great for people with arthritis pain, cerebral palsy, weak joints, stroke, and people who want to be ready for the worst-case-scenario that they suddenly have only one free hand and have to dismantle a bomb that is hidden inside a bottle! This is a great tutorial for handicapped, disabled or individuals that have lost a limb to amputation.

How To: Draw blood from an arterial line

In this tutorial, we learn how to draw blood from an arterial line. First, you will need a catheter, tubing, regular iv tubing, 10 cc syringe, transducer, fluid bag, and iv saline bag. First, waste a couple ml's of blood by turning the stock cock off to the system and draw back a couple liters of blood. After this, turn the stock cock off the syringe and take out the syringe, then add a new one. Now, take your sample of blood and draw out 5 ml of new blood. Take out the syringe, then cap it a...

How To: Give a Thai body massage

There are 2 videos showing the different styles in Thai body massage: the northern style puts more emphasis on the stretching, while the southern style is putting more emphasis on pressure point work. No oil or other lubricant is used in this massage technique. This body massage is believed to orginate from India and is sometimes called Thai yoga as the stretches are closely related to Yoga.

How To: Use a peak flow meter to monitor asthma

A peak flow meter is a simple, hand-held device that measures how efficiently you can move air out of your lungs. Peak flow readings can warn you of an impending asthma attack hours — or even days — before you experience any signs or symptoms. With time on your side, you can adjust your asthma medication and take other steps to help prevent an attack. Use a peak flow meter to monitor asthma.

How To: Give a full body massage

In this message video we are going to be talking about how to give a full body massage. This is all a matter of personal choice. You can start your body face up or face down. They're going to be covered. If you want to start at the feet, you can start at the feet. If you want to start at the head, you start over there and work your way down. From the feet, you're going to work your way up. The full body massage is a sought after relaxation activity. Learn the art of giving a full body massage...

How To: Treat cauliflower ear

Check out this instructional first aid video with Kurt Osiander as he demonstrates how to fix cauliflower ear with some alcohol, a swab and a needle. Watch as Tom gets his ear deflated in just a minute or two. This video is perfect for Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu performers. Learn how to fix cauliflower ear with this first aid tutorial video!

How To: Give a massage to the elderly and ill

In this video series, Steve Romey, a massage therapist for the elderly and ill, teaches how to give a massage to senior citizens. Learn the difference between ambulatory and non-ambulatory care, how to communicate well with the elderly, the universal precautions of massage, how to massage feet, hands, arms, legs, neck and head, and different ways intuition and spirituality help with massaging the elderly, ill, and active seniors. Massage is a positive and low impact treatment for seniors suff...

How To: Put in temporary tooth cavity fillings yourself at home

Cavities are an unfortunate sideeffect of our sugar-infused society, and getting them filled is time-consuming, expensive, and requires a trip to the dentist. Do you have some serious courage and want your dental work done on the cheap? Watch this video for an amazing guide to filling your own tooth cavity at home using simple and cheap ingredients. It's amazing what you can do with a little DIY know-how.

How To: Make a non-toxic clay pipe for smoking marijuana

We are taught how to make a non-toxic pipe using baking clay and an eyelet and socket. First you form a bowl out of the clay with your hands. When thats done you poke a hole on the top to form the bowl, then a hole on the side towards the bottom to create the shaft for the pipe. Freeze it. While that's being froze the shaft of the pipe can be made. Rolling the clay the longer piece is formed. The inside is hallowed out. Blow through it to make sure its usable. Attach the long piece to the bow...

How To: Heal faster after surgery

There are a variety of ways to speed up your body’s ability to heal. Things like keeping the incision clean, resting, nutritious foods and physical therapy will get you feeling strong quickly. Avoid negativity, as it may actually slow down your recovery. No one likes to be laid up in bed after surgery. Follow the advice on your “get well soon” card and be back to your old self in no time.

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