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Body Tricks

from msn health 18 Tricks to Teach Your Body Soothe a burn, cure a toothache, clear a stuffed nose... by Kate Dailey, Men's Health; Photograph by Michael Cogliantry; Illustrations by Headcase Design & Zohar Lazar More on this in Health & Fitness Tips you need for every part of your life Find the Best Guy Wisdom Online Maximize your workout with Men's Health Personal Trainer! 1. If your throat tickles, scratch your ear. When you were 9, playing your armpit was a cool trick. Now, as an adult, you can still appreciate a good body-based feat, but you're more discriminating. Take that tickle in your throat; it's not worth gagging over. Here's a better way to scratch your itch: "When the nerves in the ear are stimulated, it creates a reflex in the throat that can cause a muscle spasm," says Scott Schaffer, M.D., president of an ear, nose and throat specialty center in Gibbsboro, New Jersey. "This spasm relieves the tickle." 2. Experi