How to trick your body into cooling off in hot weather
Europe is experiencing an unprecedented heat wave in the summer of 2022, with record high temperatures reported. If you’re planning a trip to Europe soon or just trying to handle the heat in Malaysia, read on to find out this trick that promises to cool you down in the sweltering heat.
A tip for coping with extreme temperatures, shared by a doctor on TikTok, is causing buzz on the social networking site. According to the health expert, cooling specific areas of the body, such as the inside of the wrists, could help bring down your body temperature.
When the heat wave sets in, social networks are full of tips for staying cool. The latest comes from Dr. Karan Raj, who suggests a way to “trick” your brain into cooling your body.
Heat wave 2022: The hypothalamus regulates body temperature
@dr.karanrLife hack to cool off!
In a TikTok video viewed more than 300,000 times, the doctor specifies that this method consists of influencing the hypothalamus. “This region of the brain essentially acts as a thermostat, it can increase or decrease the temperature depending on various factors such as the temperature of the skin”, explains the doctor, who has some 4.9 million followers.
To “hack” this part of the brain, recognizable in the video by its “peanut” shape, it is necessary to cool certain specific parts of the body. “These areas are known as pulse points. These pulse points are areas where the blood vessels are so close to the skin that you can feel them,” explains the specialist.
Among the easily accessible areas, Dr. Karan Raj suggests spraying a little cold water on the radial artery, located inside the wrist. Using a diagram, he lists nine areas to be cooled in order to act on the hypothalamus. These include, for example, the hollows of the knees, the temples, the tops of the feet, the backs of the ankles and the neck.
This is far from Dr. Karan Raj’s first foray into social media. He is making a habit of making medical information easy to understand, and on his social media pages he shares health tips, secrets to living a long and healthy life and information about Covid-19.
This article was published via AFP Relaxnews