Reduce the severity of these common medical emergencies with 8 acupressure treatments while help arrives


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(Natural News) Acupressure is a healing technique which involves pressing certain pressure points in the body by the thumbs and fingers to clear blockages and relieve pain, similar in principle to acupuncture, which provides the same relief but through the use of needles.

Acupressure can be used in medical emergencies as a precautionary measure while waiting for medical assistance. Here are eight emergency medical situations that acupressure can help manage.

  • Asthma attacks are triggered by allergens such as dust and pollen. You can relieve asthma symptoms by putting pressure
    1. Five fingers-width below the elbow crease near the outer border of the arm on the thumb side;
    2. At the middle of the chest bone;
    3. At the base of the throat, in a shallow depression just above the chest bone;
    4. At upper back side of the body right at the ending of the neck on the two shoulder blades. Press all four points for one minute.
  • Heart attacks occur when cholesterol buildup and plaque blocks the coronary artery and cuts out blood flow to and from the heart muscles. You can recover from chest pain and minor heart attack by pressing these points for one minute:
    1. The flesh between the thumbs and index finger;
    2. Drawing a vertical line on the palm starting between the ring and little finger and straight towards the wrist and pressing the line half a thumb-width above the wrist crease;
    3. At the crossing of the above-mentioned line and the wrist crease;
    4. At the center of the forearm, four thumbs-widths above the wrist crease;
    5. Exactly at the middle of the chest;
    6. One thumb-width above the armpit when arms are closed against the body.
  • Associated symptoms of cardiac arrest involve stopped respiration, dilated pupil, and absence of pulse. If the heart fails to resume beating, the patient may die or suffer from permanent brain damage. Apply acupressure to the patient while waiting for medical assistance.
    1. Draw a vertical line on the palm starting between the ring and little finger and straight towards the wrist and pressing the line half a thumb-width above the wrist crease;
    2. At the outer corner of the nail of the little finger;
    3. At the center of the forearm, four thumb-widths above the wrist crease;
    4. Just below the nose and above the upper lip.
  • In most cases, appendicitis is caused by blockage of the appendix by stool, foreign bodies or affected by cancer. The appendix swells due to infection and causes sharp pain in the abdomen. Relieve appendicitis pain with acupressure with these points:
    1. In the flesh between the thumbs and index finger;
    2. Bend your knee joint by 90 degrees then move three thumbs-widths downward from the lower end of the knee cap. There you will be able to feel a pointed bone. This point is located one finger-width to the outer side of this bone;
    3. In the skin between the second and the third toes;
    4. From the tip of the ankle bone, move four fingers-width upward. This point lies at this level just behind the vertical leg bone;
    5. Four thumbs-widths above the navel;
    6. Two thumbs-widths vertically below the second point.
  • Nosebleed occurs when there’s excessive irritation from the cold, infection, or hypertension. Following acupressure treatment, pinch the nose firmly to block both the nostrils for a few seconds. Press the following points:
    1. At the outer (thumb side) end of the wrist crease;
    2. In the flesh between the thumbs and index finger;
    3. On both cheeks near the broad part of the nose;
  • Heatstroke is caused by overexposure to heat, and when the body fails to exude the excess heat, triggering the major organs to fail. It can be accompanied by headaches, muscle cramps, and fainting. Recover a patient from heatstroke with these acupressure points:
    1. In the flesh between the thumbs and index finger;
    2. At the outer end of the elbow crease, when elbow is bent at right angle;
    3. Draw a vertical line on the palm starting between the ring and little finger and straight towards the wrist and press the crossing of the line and the wrist crease;
    4. Right between two distinct balls or muscles at the fore sole of the feet;
    5. Between two vertebrae that stand prominent on the neck when bending the head forward;
    6. Just below the nose and above the upper lip.
  • A convulsion may be accompanied by symptoms such as unconsciousness, uncontrollable jerking or shaking, drooling or loss of bladder control. Pacify these fits with these acupressure points:
    1. Draw a vertical line on the palm starting between the ring and little finger and straight towards the wrist and press the crossing of the line and the wrist crease;
    2. Right between two distinct balls or muscles at the fore sole of the feet;
    3. Just below the nose and above the upper lip.
  • Sudden high fever is most commonly caused by infection, inflammation, or side effects to some drugs. Acupressure treatment can help alleviate high fever by pressing these points:
    1. In the flesh between the thumbs and index finger;
    2. At the outer end of the elbow crease, when elbow is bent at right angle;
    3. Bend your knee joint by 90 degrees, then move three thumbs-widths downward from the lower end of the knee cap. There you will be able to feel a pointed bone. This point is located one finger-width to the outer side of this bone;
    4. From the tip of the ankle bone move four fingers-width upward. This point lies at this level just behind the vertical leg bone;
    5. Draw a vertical line on the palm starting between the ring and little finger and straight towards the wrist and press the crossing of the line and the wrist crease;
    6. Between two vertebrae that stand prominent on the neck when bending the head forward. Repeat the treatment every 15 minutes until the temperature falls.

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Acupressure cannot replace specialized treatment, but there are numerous healing techniques that can effectively help manage various ailments. Find out more at HealingArts.news.

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