When a stuffy nose hits, it feels like breathing clearly and easily may never come again. Allergies, colds, and even changes in weather can leave our sinuses blocked, with medicine seeming like the only option. But don't break out the medication just yet—relieving the pressure of a stuffy nose, a stuffy head, and stuffy ears can be as easy as touching a pressure point.
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.
A crick is a sudden, spasmodic pain and stiffness in the neck caused by tight muscles that can absolutely ruin your entire day. It can last for more than one day and can be triggered by the smallest movement of the neck, such as a simple pandiculation, aka a yawn-stretch. Although you can't always prevent them, there are many natural ways to lessen a painful stiff feeling in the neck.
Incredibly tiny in size, splinters can be frustratingly difficult to remove from your skin. If large and not completely embedded, a splinter can usually be extracted using tweezers, tape, or glue, but if it's small and in there pretty good, you'll have to get more creative.
Your entire life has been a lie. I also bet you didn't know about this or this. Revelations can change your entire outlook on life and what I am about to tell you is one of them.
Looking for something to smoke out of but have nothing around the house? Have a look at this tutorial and learn how to make a working bong out of any plastic bottle (Coke bottle, water bottle, etc)
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.
This how to video explains how to induce a still point on yourself to alleviate the pain and pressure of a headache or migraine. Still points allow the cranio-sacral system to come to a complete stop and rest and start again. This small exercise is not intended for anyone who has a condition that causes increased pressure in the cranium. Watch to learn more about alleviating migrate pain.
When a migraine strikes, it can be crippling. Intense and sharp pain not only at the temples, but radiating throughout the entire head; feelings of nausea and digestive discontent; an unbearable aversion to light, sound, and even the smallest of movements.
I've never had a black eye, but I was in a car accident that turned my entire ear dark purple a few years ago. Believe me, it was enough to get more than a few funny looks.
This video is a tutorial on how to make a smoking pipe out of a highlighter marker. To begin, you will need a highlighter marker, pliers, and a socket wrench. Use the pliers to remove the sponge tip from the highlighter marker and the back cap piece. You may discard the sponge tip but do not discard the back cap piece. Empty the highlighter marker of any tubes that are inside. Insert the socket wrench so it is less than an inch in the highlighter. If you insert it too deep, you risk burning t...
Regular cleaning of an in-the-ear hearing aid is essential so the sound can escape and be heard. A hearing aid plugged with ear wax prevents proper functioning of the device by making it sound dead or broken. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to clean a hearing aid from an audiologist.
With warm weather come bugs, with bugs come bites, and with bites comes that insatiable itch. Why can't a bug just bite you and let that be that? Instead, you're left with those heinous red bumps and an itch that seems to last forever.
As someone who's dependent on glasses to see on an everyday basis, losing or misplacing them is obviously a bad thing. I can't even see clearly enough to find the glasses that I just lost, so I'm pretty much blind now.
In order to make your own personal lubricant out of flaxseeds, you will need the following ingredients: 2 1/2 tablespoons. of flaxseeds, 2 cups of water, and a pot.
This video demonstrates how to tape an ankle in order to prevent an injury in basketball. To do this, first it is necessary to start off with some ace pads. The foot should be in a neutral position at a 90 degree angle. The ankle must be pre-wrapped with tape high toward the shin. Anchors must be applied around the top up by the leg and then another anchor with tape around the foot. Then there must be stirrups applied from the medial to the lateral. 3 stirrups are applied. Then they are ancho...
With just a simple glass jar, a bit of metal tubing and fish tank tubes, anyone can create a water bong from the comfort of their own home. Hookahs can be expensive, and with this cheaper alternative you can enjoy your smoking in no time flat. Using just a few household tools such as a drill and a hot glue gun, the narrator takes you through a step by step guide in its assembly. He even demonstrates exactly where to place the tobacco and how to get the perfect, smooth hit off the bong.
Watch this how to video to learn how to roll a cigarette with a roach. Its exactly the same principle as rolling a tobacco cigar with a filter.
Right now the cultivation of Lophophora is not scheduled as controlled in majority of countries and is just as any other ornamental plant. Peyote thrives in warm, sunny places, and aren't any more difficult to care for then any other cactus. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to care for a peyote cactus.
Are you concerned about your hearing or that of a loved one? Learn about hearing loss, hearing tests and hearing aids from an audiologist in this free health video series.
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...
Follow along with me here as I demonstrate how to roll a perfect, Amsterdam-style cone spliff, every single time. These will burn perfectly all the way down to the crutch and smoke perfectly. It's no secret as to why this method is the favorite way to smoke among true European cannabis smokers.
We've all had it happen before. You fall asleep drooling in class, resting your head on your hands. Or you use your hand to lean on as you browse websites on the computer. Once you move out of your position, all you feel is an unsettling, nervous numbness and tingling. Rather than freak out, check out this video to learn what you can do to relieve this numbness.
Wondering where your bong went? Maybe you lost it somewhere in your magical mystery tour of a bedroom? Anyhow, no sweat. Learn how to make your own homemade blog with materials readily available, two minutes of your time, and help from this video!
In each day of our life, we see inflammation. We see it during sore throats and abscess formations in our bodies, and even slight tooth pain is a form of inflammation. Sometimes it's good when it fights to protect us from invading organisms, but sometimes it becomes bad when it occurs in inappropriate ways, like acne.
In case you don't know how to pee standing up, this guide will show you exactly how to do so, in just a few easy steps. Learn the basics of checking if you are boy, putting the seat up or down, and avoiding wet spots on your clothes.
Learn how to stop a cough with acupressure. The next time you're hacking up a lung, try stopping it with the ancient Chinese healing art acupressure.
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.
If you ever break your shisha head during the weekend and you crave for a smoke, this is what you can do. All you need to fix your hookah pipe bowl is a can aluminum coke can.
This video is about how to make a screen for a bong from household items. You will need iPod ear buds (they have a good screen on them), wire cutters, and a stem and bowl to put the screen in. You use the wire cutters to cut the plastic around the ear bud screen in order to separate the top piece from the rest of the ear bud. Then you remove the metal ring and paper on the underside of the screen. Next you remove the white plastic around the screen. Now you have isolated the screen. Place the...
It's a rare person who enjoys swallowing pills—and equally rare to find those who can toss a pill back easily and effortlessly without gulps of water and coughs. The transition from liquid medicine to pills, tablets, and capsules can be a rough one, and some of us still struggle well into our adult lives. Yet the reason your pills are getting caught in your throat may not be the medication's fault—it's all in how you swallow.
What's up friends. In this tutorial video, I show you all the steps to smoking a bong: breaking the bud, packing the bowl, getting the right amount of water, gauging the size of your hit, and a little smoking etiquette. This is a helpful tutorial on how to hit a bong for beginners. Sometimes newbies take too hard of a hit the first time they smoke a bong.
How to roll a super nice, fat hash blunt.
In this clip, we're going to be talking about how to treat migraine headaches. There's several different ways. If you want to go the more natural way, you want to go on a very easy and relieving way, we're going to start out by cupping our fingers underneath the neck and just kind of staying there. Try massage for migraine relief. Learn to treat headaches and migraines with massage in this health how-to video.
In Obstetrics and Gynecology (OB/GYN), doctors deal specifically with the female reproductive organs, which means a lot of visual inspection of the vaginal area. Whether you're a doctor, surgeon, nurse, or nursing assistant, knowing how to properly drape a patient is detrimental to the patient feeling protected and secure with the hospital staff, along with having some privacy. This video will cover different types of draping techniques.
How to Hold Forceps This video shows the basic skill of holding forceps or any scissor-like instrument. The most important things to notice here are:
Catheterization is used to drain a patient's urine freely from the bladder or to inject liquids for treatment and diagnosis of certain bladder conditions. Cathing is usually done at a clinic by a nurse, although self-catheterization is also possible.
Herbalists have been prescribing snake wine to patients for centuries. It is said to cure everything from a low libido to back pain. Don't bother flying to Vietnam to buy a bottle in Ho Chi Minh City for $25. Make your own.
If you're a first year medical student, this is one of the skills you will be learning when training to become a doctor or physician— the ophthalmoscopic exam, which is an instrument for visually inspecting the retina and other parts of the human eye. Every doctor will carry an ophthalmoscope around in his/her pocket daily, so it's necessary that this would be one the first things you should learn in medical school. See how to examine the undilated eye, in five steps.
Let's take a minute and talk about something you're doing wrong — using the restroom. Many view the subject as improper or even taboo, but why? Thanks to your upbringing, you've assumed you know the basics... But you don't. Avoiding discussion on the subject has led many of us to unwittingly interact incorrectly during our private time with our old friend, Jon.