HOW DOCS KNOCK OUT PAIN (Miguel Davilla Illustration)

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1. I press to stop headaches. "Here's a great remedy I use: Take your thumbs and place them under your brows, and just above the middle of your eye socket. Push in and up, like you're giving a thumbs-up; hold for a few seconds. This pressure on the orbital nerve can make stress-related headaches disappear." —Sanjay Gupta, M.D., chief medical correspondent for CNN and associate chief of neurosurgery at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta

2. I stretch away my tense spots. "I have long used yoga poses called the Cat and Cow for the occasional mild backache. Begin on all fours, with your arms straight and hands placed directly below your shoulders. Slowly alternate between gently rounding your back as you tuck your chin in toward your chest on an inhale ("cat"), and then letting your stomach drop toward the ground as you lift your chest and arch your back ("cow") on an exhale. After a few minutes of this, I usually find relief." —Andrew Weil, M.D., founder and director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

3. I safely treat a cut. "A lot of people don't know you should spread a wound open when you clean it to get as much germy junk out as possible. I'll run to the nearest sink instead of slapping on a bandage, which could trap bacteria inside." —Michael Roizen, M.D., chief wellness officer at the Cleveland Clinic and coauthor ofYou: Staying Young

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