Eat Ginger For General Pain
Instead of gulping down Ibuprofen or Advil for inflammation and pain, try eating some ginger! A recent study showed that ginger extract was as effective an anti-infammatory agent as betamethasone (the active ingredient in Ibuprofen), without the nasty side-effects like weight gain, heart arrhythmias, depression, etc.
Rub Ice Between Fingers
By rubbing an ice cube between the space of your thumb and index finger, you can calm gum and tooth pain. This is good for headaches too! This works partially because of the shock of the cold, and also because of pressure points along the thumb and index finger.