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.
In order to make a cheap water bong you need a 20 ounce water bottle, a Bic pen, gum, aluminum foil and a straight pin. First, cut a hole in the bottle. This hole should be big enough to fit the pen shat through. Stick the empty pen shaft through the hole angling it down so it touches the bottom of the bottle. Take your gum, chew it!, and press it around the pen shaft near the hole. This will seal the hole and pen. Cut another hole, about 1/4 inch, across from your first hole. Take off the bo...
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.
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.
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...
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)
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 a few years ago I was in a car accident that turned my entire ear dark purple. Believe me, it was enough to get more than a few funny looks.
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.
This how to video demonstrates how to do a female Foley catheter insertion. Before beginning any catheterization procedure make sure to properly identify the patient, wash your hands, and that all the supplies are handy. Watch and learn how to properly insert a Foley catheter in a woman. This medical how-to video is intended for medical students and professionals.
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.
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.
HIV testing is now easier than ever with the HIV Home Test. Learn what you need to buy, when to take the test and all the steps you need to get you tested and ready for a healthier lifestyle. Take an HIV home test.
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.
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...
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.
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.
This video demonstrates how to remove stitches at home, without the assistance of a doctor or other licensed medical professional. You will need a pair of tweezers: in good working condition. You will need a very sharp pair of scissors or clippers. Grab the end of the thread with clippers, and pull it gently. Tugging at the stitch will make it easer to slip the scissors or clippers underneath the knot. Clip the stitch underneath the knot. It should pull right out.
If you need to learn how to use a butterfly needle to draw blood (phlebotomy) then you've come to the right place. This video will show you what you need to know to get it done. Please see the creator's comments below:
The lion's breath exercise can be used to get rid of sore throats. To perform this, get into a comfortable position. Inhale deeply. When you exhale, stick out your tongue, as far as it will go. Exhale, releasing all of the air from your lungs. Take in another cleansing breath, and repeat. This time, when you exhale, in addition to sticking out your tongue, you will need to roll your eyes back in your head. Try to make your eyes roll all the way back but slightly inward. Try to imagine that yo...
If you happened across our radiation survival guide, you'd know that one of the most valuable lines of defense against radioactive particles is potassium iodide. In the United States, west coasters have quickly depleted the supply of potassium iodide tablets, which leaves anyone still looking without emergency defense against harmful toxins.
Learn how to stop a nose bleed and treat skin cuts from pharmacologist Joe Graedon in this how to video. You can use pepper to instantly stop a bleeding nick or cold keys to stop a nose bleed. These two home remedies that anyone should try out.
This video is a film that was made to educate women in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and the Middle East in general to get them to think about the subject of breast cancer and how to check yourself for signs of breast cancer. This is a highly senstive and taboo subject in that part of the world. While we can't prevent breast cancer, we can detect it. Women no longer have to lose their breast if it is detected early. We see women in the UAE discussing breast cancer and how their culture has t...
How much sleep do you really need? Carol Ash, medical director of the Sleep for Life center in Hillsborough, N.J., explains why the right amount of sleep is different for everyone. Most importantly she discusses how to wake up refreshed ever morning.
Sore throats are terrible, aren't they? You can't talk, you can't swallow and even eating your favorite comfort foods is painful. If you are looking for an all natural way to clear up that scratchy throat fast, check out this tutorial. In it, you will learn a very simple home remedy than anyone can do. You will need to take this elixer once a day, around bedtime. Get well soon!
Relieve symptoms of indigestion and hear burn with some simple remedies. You Will Need:
Your gynecologist has recommended that you undergo surgery to remove vaginal fibroids. But what does that actually mean?
In this how-to video clip series on how to maintain healthy teeth and gums, learn how to practice good dental hygiene, including how to prevent gingivitis, plaque buildup and cavities, how to brush your teeth properly, whether to use an electric toothbrush, how to clean your tongue, how to prevent bad breath, how to floss correctly, and other tips and techniques for a healthy mouth.
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...
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!
In this tutorial, we learn how to whiten teeth in one minute using household items. You will need: a lemon, baking powder, and a cup to do this. First, pour baking powder into a cup and then squeeze the juice of a lemon into the cup. After this, mix the two together until you have a paste and all water. Now, rinse your mouth out with this mixture. Do this several times a week and you can get your teeth to become eight shades whiter! This is a great way to whiten your teeth without having to s...
Four20 has you covered for all your weed smoking needs. In this video installment learn how to handle and use "THE PIPE". This video is for beginner pot smokers who are curious about how to smoke weed out of a pipe.
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.
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.
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...
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 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.