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If You Blow Air On Your Thumb, Something Incredible Happens To Your Body

Our body is an interconnected web of tissues that work together to keep our precious brains, the seats of our souls and our minds, alive and happy.

In ancient Chinese medicine, practitioners and individuals alike were able to heal using the knowledge of pressure points and meridians that run through the entire body. There are countless forgotten tricks, but some remembered through the ages.

Dr. Scott Schaffer, an ENT specialist, has begun to recognize that there is a great deal of interconnectedness, and that, for example, if you want to relieve a sore throat, scratch your ear.

"Stimulating [your ears] causes a reflex in the throat to cause a muscular spasm," writes Dr. Schaffer. "And that in turn relieves the tickle, which can be painful."

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