Hot Home Remedies How-Tos

How To: Wake your hand up when it falls asleep

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.

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: 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: Induce a still point to alleviate migraine headaches

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.

How To: Use mouthwash for more than bad breath

Find out how mouthwash can multitask for you. Use that mouthwash for more than bad breath. Uses include: clean cuts and burns, tone your face, make your own hand sanitizer, banish dandruff, extend flower life, sanitize your toilet, neutralize smelly hands, and prevent underarm odor.

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: 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.

How To: Keep bed bugs from biting

As far as we know bed bugs don't carry diseases. But the thought of an insect feeding on you while you sleep is pretty disgusting. Bed bugs are a nuisance. This video gives you some ideas where they come from and how to get rid of them. Keep bed bugs from biting.

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: You’ve Been Taking Pills Wrong Your Entire Life—Here’s How You Should Be Swallowing Them

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.

How To: Get rid of a sore throat with yoga breathing exercises

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...

How To: Remove stitches

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.

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.

Fear the Itch: Prevent Mosquito Bites by Avoiding These Foods & Activities

There are many, many home remedies out there for relieving itchy mosquito bites. Everything from mud to banana peels and basil leaves to Alka-Seltzer tablets can help curb the itch. But before you even have to resort to any of those methods, you should be thinking about prevention. Wearing white clothing can help to keep mosquitoes aways from your skin, and there are many plants that will help mask your mosquito-attracting smell. But there's even more ways to keep those bloodsucking bugs away.

How To: Avoid static electricity

Static electrical shock your worst nightmare? The clothes you choose, shoes you wear and even the things you touch might be the encouraging this natural phenomenon. If static shock is ruining your day then take some action.

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: Get rid of hiccups by drinking water upside down

There are a million suggestions for how to get rid of your hiccups but the most effective seem to involve drinking water. You don’t have to do a headstand or hang from the rafters. All you have to do is lean over to simulate being upside down and drinking some water. This video will demonstrate very clearly how to drink water upside down to get rid of your hiccups and this one really does work.

How To: Cure a case of the hiccups

Getting troubled by hiccups? Watch this short video showing a simple but effective way to get rid of hiccups. A very practical remedy and all you need is a cup of water. Just one cup of water? Watch this out on what to do with one cup of water. Wait a minute without drinking and look for a couch or a bed to lie down with the level of your head lower than your tummy for sometime and repeat it. Now don't worry if you get hiccups.

How To: Make a heating pad

At a loss for what to do with that unmatched sock? Apparently you fill it with rice and zap it in the microwave and presto chango you have a heating pad. Learn how to make this sock heating pad by watching this crafty video.

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: Take an HIV home test

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.

How To: Treat nail fungus with oregano and tea tree oil

There is a fungus among us that turns are nails brittle and yellow. Watch this how to video and learn how to treat nail fungus with home remedies from Pharmacologist Joe Graedon. These home remedies are great alternatives to expensive prescription antifungal creams. Learn to use tea tree oil, oregano oil, Vapor Rub, Listerine and white vinegar to treat nail fungus.

How To: Treat poison ivy

In this video, we learn how to treat poison ivy. This is for when you are at home and cannot see a doctor right away. First, if you notice that you are itchy and see small bumps, apply soap on the area and let it dry on the skin. This will dry the area if you treat it early enough right when you get it. If it's past that stage, applying calamine lotion and letting it dry out is a great way to treat it. Don't apply any other moisturizers, or it will spread out the rash. If it's in a stage wors...

How To: Gain control over sleep problems

Once people thought that help for poor sleep only meant sleeping pills that left you foggy. That's all changed. Now there is a range of options. Sleep hygiene aims to change poor bedtime habits and improvements in medications can not only provide natural sleep but also avoid next day side effects. Gain control over sleep problems.

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