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Toothache is awesome

SpongeCakeSpongeCake Registered User regular
edited March 2007 in Social Entropy++
It totally is. In the midst of my pain and my not-doing-work-age I decided to wander across to the Wikipedia page for toothache where I discover this nugget of information:
Rubbing ice on the back of the hand, on the V-shaped webbed area between your thumb and index finger reduces toothache pain by as much as 50 percent compared with using no ice. The nerve pathways at the base of that V stimulate an area of the brain that blocks pain signals from the face and hands.

And to my amazement, it totally works. How awesome is that? So awesome it deserves its own thread is how awesome.

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  • tuggatugga Makin' movies Makin' songsRegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Spongecake

    Did you know

    That you and me

    Are join date buddies?

















    :D

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  • SpongeCakeSpongeCake Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    That's pretty awesome.

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  • CarnivoreCarnivore Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    SpongeCake wrote: »
    It totally is. In the midst of my pain and my not-doing-work-age I decided to wander across to the Wikipedia page for toothache where I discover this nugget of information:
    Rubbing ice on the back of the hand, on the V-shaped webbed area between your thumb and index finger reduces toothache pain by as much as 50 percent compared with using no ice. The nerve pathways at the base of that V stimulate an area of the brain that blocks pain signals from the face and hands.

    And to my amazement, it totally works. How awesome is that? So awesome it deserves its own thread is how awesome.

    I find breaking a finger takes toothache away.

    Only problem is that it creates fingerache, which is not nice.

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  • lostwordslostwords Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Thats a pretty cool factoid (if true). I'll probably try this next time I have a headache, so if this is one of those made up facts, the feeling of betrayal will never leave my heart. I hate the internet for making me doubt everything I read ever.

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  • TyrantCowTyrantCow Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    hit penis with hammer

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  • SpongeCakeSpongeCake Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    lostwords wrote: »
    Thats a pretty cool factoid (if true). I'll probably try this next time I have a headache, so if this is one of those made up facts, the feeling of betrayal will never leave my heart. I hate the internet for making me doubt everything I read ever.
    Well it's definitely a fact that sensation can block pain, nerve-endings have this one-or-the-other thing going on where they can either register pain or sensation but not both (that's why rubbing an injury makes it feel better), it's just weird that nerves in the hand would affect the jaw.

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  • No Great NameNo Great Name FRAUD DETECTED Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    What are the units used in measuring pain.

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2007
    lostwords wrote: »
    Thats a pretty cool factoid (if true). I'll probably try this next time I have a headache, so if this is one of those made up facts, the feeling of betrayal will never leave my heart. I hate the internet for making me doubt everything I read ever.

    Keep in mind that it specifies toothaches which are different from headaches. So if you try this for a headache and it doesn't do anything for you, that doesn't really counter the claim.

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  • DefenderDefender Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    SpongeCake wrote: »
    It totally is. In the midst of my pain and my not-doing-work-age I decided to wander across to the Wikipedia page for toothache where I discover this nugget of information:
    Rubbing ice on the back of the hand, on the V-shaped webbed area between your thumb and index finger reduces toothache pain by as much as 50 percent compared with using no ice. The nerve pathways at the base of that V stimulate an area of the brain that blocks pain signals from the face and hands.

    And to my amazement, it totally works. How awesome is that? So awesome it deserves its own thread is how awesome.

    I have found that massaging that area can also relieve certain types of headaches.

    All that Chinese chi-based medicine stuff (acupuncture, for example) is actually somewhat valid, you know, which is why a huge nation has been practicing it for millenia. I mean I'm sure some of it is horseshit, but I think people are too quick to dismiss it all. And maybe "chi" or "spirit energy" isn't the most "Western scientific" reasoning, but that doesn't mean that it doesn't work.

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  • DefenderDefender Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    SirToons wrote: »
    What are the units used in measuring pain.

    Amperes.

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  • CarnivoreCarnivore Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    SirToons wrote: »
    What are the units used in measuring pain.

    A Pain Unit.

    Seriously. There is a sliding scale of pain limits

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2007
    Defender wrote: »
    SpongeCake wrote: »
    It totally is. In the midst of my pain and my not-doing-work-age I decided to wander across to the Wikipedia page for toothache where I discover this nugget of information:
    Rubbing ice on the back of the hand, on the V-shaped webbed area between your thumb and index finger reduces toothache pain by as much as 50 percent compared with using no ice. The nerve pathways at the base of that V stimulate an area of the brain that blocks pain signals from the face and hands.

    And to my amazement, it totally works. How awesome is that? So awesome it deserves its own thread is how awesome.

    I have found that massaging that area can also relieve certain types of headaches.

    All that Chinese chi-based medicine stuff (acupuncture, for example) is actually somewhat valid, you know, which is why a huge nation has been practicing it for millenia. I mean I'm sure some of it is horseshit, but I think people are too quick to dismiss it all. And maybe "chi" or "spirit energy" isn't the most "Western scientific" reasoning, but that doesn't mean that it doesn't work.

    I agree but it also stands to reason that the methods can be refined by studying them using scientific method to weed out the methods that are effective as well as when they work so that they can be used even more effectively.

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  • No Great NameNo Great Name FRAUD DETECTED Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Unless that headache corresponds to a cheek or chin ache.

    Which is silly.

    No one says that.

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  • GefahrMausGefahrMaus Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    [QUOTE=Defender;1088304
    I have found that massaging that area can also relieve certain types of headaches.[/QUOTE]


    I have found that massaging from the inside with vicoden works well too



    edit:iseem to have dicked up that quote royally

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  • DefenderDefender Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    GefahrMaus wrote: »
    [QUOTE=Defender;1088304
    I have found that massaging that area can also relieve certain types of headaches.


    I have found that massaging from the inside with vicoden works well too[/QUOTE]

    That's great, broken quote tag, but somehow I think that swatting a fly with a rocket-propelled grenade is overkill and is actually far inferior to using a fly swatter or a rolled-up newspaper.

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  • DefenderDefender Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Druhim wrote: »
    Defender wrote: »
    SpongeCake wrote: »
    It totally is. In the midst of my pain and my not-doing-work-age I decided to wander across to the Wikipedia page for toothache where I discover this nugget of information:
    Rubbing ice on the back of the hand, on the V-shaped webbed area between your thumb and index finger reduces toothache pain by as much as 50 percent compared with using no ice. The nerve pathways at the base of that V stimulate an area of the brain that blocks pain signals from the face and hands.

    And to my amazement, it totally works. How awesome is that? So awesome it deserves its own thread is how awesome.

    I have found that massaging that area can also relieve certain types of headaches.

    All that Chinese chi-based medicine stuff (acupuncture, for example) is actually somewhat valid, you know, which is why a huge nation has been practicing it for millenia. I mean I'm sure some of it is horseshit, but I think people are too quick to dismiss it all. And maybe "chi" or "spirit energy" isn't the most "Western scientific" reasoning, but that doesn't mean that it doesn't work.

    I agree but it also stands to reason that the methods can be refined by studying them using scientific method to weed out the methods that are effective as well as when they work so that they can be used even more effectively.

    Oh, certainly. There's no reason not to refine those methods, just as there's no reason to throw those methods away.

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  • SpongeCakeSpongeCake Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    That whole bear-bile stuff is shit though. I'm not gonna eat bear vomit no matter how much cancer it cures.

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2007
    Defender wrote: »
    Druhim wrote: »
    Defender wrote: »
    SpongeCake wrote: »
    It totally is. In the midst of my pain and my not-doing-work-age I decided to wander across to the Wikipedia page for toothache where I discover this nugget of information:
    Rubbing ice on the back of the hand, on the V-shaped webbed area between your thumb and index finger reduces toothache pain by as much as 50 percent compared with using no ice. The nerve pathways at the base of that V stimulate an area of the brain that blocks pain signals from the face and hands.

    And to my amazement, it totally works. How awesome is that? So awesome it deserves its own thread is how awesome.

    I have found that massaging that area can also relieve certain types of headaches.

    All that Chinese chi-based medicine stuff (acupuncture, for example) is actually somewhat valid, you know, which is why a huge nation has been practicing it for millenia. I mean I'm sure some of it is horseshit, but I think people are too quick to dismiss it all. And maybe "chi" or "spirit energy" isn't the most "Western scientific" reasoning, but that doesn't mean that it doesn't work.

    I agree but it also stands to reason that the methods can be refined by studying them using scientific method to weed out the methods that are effective as well as when they work so that they can be used even more effectively.

    Oh, certainly. There's no reason not to refine those methods, just as there's no reason to throw those methods away.

    Dammit, now I don't know what to argue over.

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  • GefahrMausGefahrMaus Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Druhim wrote: »
    Defender wrote: »
    Druhim wrote: »
    Defender wrote: »
    SpongeCake wrote: »
    It totally is. In the midst of my pain and my not-doing-work-age I decided to wander across to the Wikipedia page for toothache where I discover this nugget of information:
    Rubbing ice on the back of the hand, on the V-shaped webbed area between your thumb and index finger reduces toothache pain by as much as 50 percent compared with using no ice. The nerve pathways at the base of that V stimulate an area of the brain that blocks pain signals from the face and hands.

    And to my amazement, it totally works. How awesome is that? So awesome it deserves its own thread is how awesome.

    I have found that massaging that area can also relieve certain types of headaches.

    All that Chinese chi-based medicine stuff (acupuncture, for example) is actually somewhat valid, you know, which is why a huge nation has been practicing it for millenia. I mean I'm sure some of it is horseshit, but I think people are too quick to dismiss it all. And maybe "chi" or "spirit energy" isn't the most "Western scientific" reasoning, but that doesn't mean that it doesn't work.

    I agree but it also stands to reason that the methods can be refined by studying them using scientific method to weed out the methods that are effective as well as when they work so that they can be used even more effectively.

    Oh, certainly. There's no reason not to refine those methods, just as there's no reason to throw those methods away.

    Dammit, now I don't know what to argue over.

    I always thought that the pressure point for headache relief was on your foot somewhere.

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  • zhen_roguezhen_rogue Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I think the bigger question here is why do you have a toothache.

    And, why are you not at the dentist.

    Toothaches can rot your brain and kill you, you know.

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  • SpongeCakeSpongeCake Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Blame rests with my Wisdom Teeth, one of whom is acting like a right prick, and I'm between dentists at the moment (insert sexual joke here).

    Also, zhenunderscorerogue is an architect. I don't know why I know this but I am assured it is correct.

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  • zhen_roguezhen_rogue Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    SpongeCake wrote: »
    Blame rests with my Wisdom Teeth, one of whom is acting like a right prick, and I'm between dentists at the moment (insert sexual joke here).

    Also, zhenunderscorerogue is an architect. I don't know why I know this but I am assured it is correct.

    I had my wisdom teeth out last thanksgiving for the same reason.
    Let me tell you how exctiting that was sometime.

    And yes, i'm an architect.
    You must be a stalker and/or psychic.
    If you're a stalker, I hope you're cute and have nimble fingers.

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  • StarfuckStarfuck Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2007
    if you rub ice on your scrotum you balls shrivel

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  • Dave The RaveDave The Rave Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Wish I had this information yesterday.
    Goddamn root canals.

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  • misbehavinmisbehavin Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    zhen_rogue wrote: »
    I think the bigger question here is why do you have a toothache.

    And, why are you not at the dentist.

    Toothaches can rot your brain and kill you, you know.

    True story.

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  • TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    misbehavin wrote: »
    zhen_rogue wrote: »
    I think the bigger question here is why do you have a toothache.

    And, why are you not at the dentist.

    Toothaches can rot your brain and kill you, you know.

    True story.

    If you ignore a problem hard enough it goes away.
    It's like communism.

    Or Crystal Pepsi.
    I actually liked Crystal Pepsi, but I was young and possibly stupid.

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  • DefenderDefender Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Crystal Pepsi was VILE. They said it tasted like Pepsi, but was clear. NO IT FUCKING DIDN'T TASTE LIKE PEPSI, WHAT THE FUCK?

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2007
    Why did they even think people would want to drink Pepsi that's clear over normal Pepsi? From what I remember it wasn't like they were touting it as being more natural but just marketing it as a gimmick.

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    I have like, six cavities I don't feel like fixing

    When all of my teeth fall out the problem will resolve itself

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  • DruhimDruhim Registered User, ClubPA regular
    edited March 2007
    I have like, six cavities I don't feel like fixing

    When all of my teeth fall out the problem will resolve itself

    They'll be lining up behind Olive Garden!

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  • bongibongi regular
    edited March 2007
    catheters

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  • ZombiemamboZombiemambo Registered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Druhim wrote: »
    I have like, six cavities I don't feel like fixing

    When all of my teeth fall out the problem will resolve itself

    They'll be lining up behind Olive Garden!

    Where did that come from, anyway

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  • TankHammerTankHammer Atlanta Ghostbuster Atlanta, GARegistered User regular
    edited March 2007
    Druhim wrote: »
    I have like, six cavities I don't feel like fixing

    When all of my teeth fall out the problem will resolve itself

    They'll be lining up behind Olive Garden!

    Where did that come from, anyway

    I don't know, but I don't think it was Italy.

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