Medical Emergency can happen to any person at anytime in life. We can call it an Asthma Attack, Heart Attack or Cardiac Arrest, all these problems are covered under Medical Emergencies. When you face such situation of Medical Emergency, you should Get Medical Help for Immediate Treatment of Patient.
When a Medical Emergency occurs, firstly you call Ambulance for Urgent Medical Help. But the Ambulance may take 10 to 15 Minutes to reach your place. Acupressure Points for Medical Emergencies are very easy to apply and provide some relief. If you learn proper technique of Acupressure Therapy, you can save someone’s life in Medical Emergency. But you should have proper knowledge of Acupressure Points to apply it correctly on patient.
Acupressure Points for Medical Emergencies
We are not saying you can give complete treatment with Acupressure, but it can help the patient to survive for some more time. For Example: When a person goes through Cardiac Arrest i.e. Heartbeat Failure, Acupressure Points can help the Heart to start beating again. So you can heal the Patient with Acupressure Points until the Medical Help arrives.
Types of Medical Emergencies
There are so many Medical Emergencies which can happen with you. In such circumstances, you can help yourself or your loved one with Acupressure Therapy. Here we will discuss about some Common Medical Emergencies and Acupressure Points for the same as follows:
- Chest Pain or Heart Attack
- Cardiac Arrest (Heart Beat Stop)
- Fainting or Sunstroke
- Asthma Attack
- Convulsions or Epilepsy
- Appendix Pain (Acute Appendicitis)
- Sudden Fever (High Degree)
- Nosebleed (Nose Bleeding)
Let us see all the above Medical Emergencies and Acupressure Points for such circumstances as follows:
Acupressure Points for Chest Pain/Heart Attack
When a person feels constant Chest Pain, it can be a sign of Heart Attack. Heavy Cholesterol, High Blood Pressure and Unhealthy Diet may cause a Heart Attack. Long lasting Mental Tension and Anxiety may also lead to Heart Attack. A Heart Attack happens generally in the early morning and if you don’t take instant action, it may take your life. Following Acupressure Points can heal Chest Pain cause by Heart Attack.
Heart 7 Point (HT7):
Apply firm pressure on Heart 7 Point with your Thumb for One Minute, then do the same on other hand. Massaging on Heart 7 Point will reduce Irregular Heartbeat, Heart Palpitations, Anxiety, Nausea, Muddled Thinking, Insomnia and Chest Pain.
Pericardium 4 Point (PC4):
Use your Thumb to apply pressure on Pericardium 4 Point, hold it for one minute and release it. If you stimulate PC4 Point, it will provide benefits in Chest Pain, Heart Pain, Rheumatic Heart Disease, Depression, Anxiety and Fast Heartbeat.
Conception Vessel 14 Point (CV14):
Acupressure Conception Vessel 14 Point is effective to heal Tightness in Chest. The CV14 Point is situated at below the bottom of the breastbone, six inches above the belly button as displayed in above picture.
Apply mild pressure on CV14 Point for one minute to get rid of Chest Pain, Chest Tightness, Chest Nausea, Epilepsy and Palpitations (irregular heartbeat).
Large Intestine 4 Point (LI4):
Acupressure Large Intestine 4 Point is a very common and useful point for Heaviness of Chest. The LI4 Point is on the webbing area between Index Finger and Thumb as displayed in picture above.
Hold LI4 Point firmly and leave it after one minute. Breathe deeply and again hold LI4 Point on other hand. LI4 Point Massage will provide relief in Chest Pain, Chest Heaviness, Palpitations, Headache, Delayed Menstrual Cycle and Nose Bleeding.
Acupressure Points for Cardiac Arrest (Heart Beat Stop)
When a person gets a Cardiac Arrest, his/her Heart just stops beating. In such situation, you must call Emergency Ambulance Service of your city. Acupressure Points can also help in Cardiac Arrest and again start the Heartbeat of patient. Just follow the techniques given here to Apply Acupressure Points on a person having Cardiac Arrest.
Following Acupressure Points are helpful when someone has a Cardiac Arrest.
Governing Vessel 26 Point (GV26):
Acupressure Governing Vessel 26 Point is useful in Cardiac Arrest and Heatstroke. The GV26 Point is situated above upper lip and below nose as mentioned in above picture.
Apply pressure on GV26 Point with your Thumb or Index Finger, it will give instant healing in Chest Pain, Heatstroke, Epilepsy, Convulsions, Heart Attack, Cardiac Arrest and Mental Disorders.
Kidney 1 Point (KD1):
Acupressure Kidney 1 Point is effective for Heart Problem. The Kidney 1 Point is on the sole of your foot, at junction of anterior and middle third of sole. The exact location is shown in above picture.
Apply steady pressure on KD1 Point for two three minutes and repeat the same on other foot. Massaging Kidney 1 Point will relieve Heart Problem, Sterility, Muscular Dystrophy, Vertex Pain, Tongue Dryness and Drowning.
Heart 9 Point (HT9):
Acupressure Heart 9 Point helps to deal with Cardiac Pain and Heart Palpitations. The Heart 9 Point is situated on the last finger of hand, on the radial side as shown in above picture.
Apply firm pressure on HT9 Point with your Thumb and hold it for sometime. Heart 9 Point will relieve Fainting, Chest Pain, Mental Disorder, Cardiac Pain and Breath Shortness.
Urinary Bladder 15 Point (UB15):
Acupressure Urinary Bladder 15 Point is helpful when Panic Attack strikes. The UB15 Point is situated on the backside, 1.5 body inches below the lower border of spinous process as displayed in above picture.
Apply mild pressure on UB15 Point (both sides simultaneously) and release them after two minutes. Stimulating UB15 Point will reduce your Irritability, Unhappy Disposition, Depression, Panic Attack, Forgetfulness, Palpitation and Epilepsy.
Acupressure Points for Fainting/Sunstroke
Fainting is a situation when a person becomes unconscious due to temporary lost of blood supply in brain. While Sunstroke makes a person unconscious caused by excessive heat of Sun gets into human body. Fainting and Sunstroke seem normal but it can be life threatening if you don’t take immediate steps for treatment. Following Acupressure Points are effective to heal the person having Fainting or Sunstroke.
Stomach 36 Point (ST36):
Acupressure Stomach 36 Point is best pressure point for Fainting. The ST36 Point is also known as Three Mile Point. ST36 Point is situated at four-five fingers below the kneecap as displayed in above picture.
Use your Thumb to stimulate Stomach 36 Point to get relief in Dizziness and Fainting. The ST36 Point also strengthens the body and tones the muscles.
Urinary Bladder 23 Point (UB23):
Acupressure Urinary Bladder 23 is a healing point for Fainting and Dizziness. The UB23 Point is located on lower back two fingers width from spine on both sides. You can see the UB23 Point place in above picture.
Apply gentle pressure on UB23 Point (both sides) for one-two minutes and leave them. The UB23 Point will reduce Weakness, Fatigue, Fainting, Blurred Vision and Irregular Menstruation.
Pericardium 9 Point (PC9):
Apply firm pressure on PC9 Point with your Thumb and Index Finger, release the pressure after two minutes. Repeat the process on other hand. Massaging Pericardium 9 Point will relieve Unconsciousness, Cardiac Pain, Irritability, Breath Shortness and Fainting.
Liver 3 Point (LV3):
Acupressure Liver 3 Point is important for healing of Fainting and Loss of Consciousness. The LV3 Point is also known as Bigger Rushing Point. Liver 3 Point is located on feet in the Valley between Big Toe and Second Toe.
Apply steady pressure on Liver 3 Point for half minute and then stimulate the point on other foot. Applying Liver 3 Point will help to come out of Unconsciousness, Fainting, Dizziness, Headache, Exhaustion and Menstrual Problems.
Acupressure Points for Asthma Attack
Asthma is a chronic disease which has problem of airways in the lungs. When you breathe, these Airways pass the Air in and out of the lungs. In case you have Asthma, these Airways are inflamed and swollen which create trouble in breathing. When a person has an Asthma Attack, the symptoms appear like tightness in chest, shortness of breath, coughing and wheezing. In the situation of Asthma Attack, a quick treatment is required otherwise the patient may die. Following Acupressure Points should be applied at the time of Asthma Attack.
Bearing Support Point (B36):
Acupressure Bearing Support Point is a healing point for Asthma. The B36 Point is located on tip of the Shoulder Blades and that’s shy it is also known as Shoulder Blades Point. You can recognize Bearing Support Point by referring the picture above.
Apply firm pressure on B36 Point both shoulders for two-three minutes to get relief in Asthma Attack and Spasms of Shoulder Muscles as well as Neck Muscles.
Base of Thumb Point:
Apply steady pressure on Base of Thumb Point to get benefits in Asthma, Stuffed Throat and Low Breathing Problem.
Conception Vessel 17 Point (CV17):
Acupressure Conception Vessel 17 Point is a great healer for Asthma and Chest Pain. The CV17 Point is found in the midline of the breastbone, right between the nipples as you can see in above picture.
Apply gentle pressure on CV17 pressure point for two minutes and release it. The CV17 Point will be beneficial for Asthma Relief, Chest Pain, Hiccups, Lactation Deficiency and Poor Energy Circulation.
Lungs 1 Point (LU1):
Find & Apply pressure on LU1 firmly for two minutes and release them to get relaxation in Asthma Attack, Breathing Problem, Chest Pain, Chest Fullness, Cough and Wheezing (Whistling in Chest during breathing).
Acupressure Points for Convulsions/Epilepsy
Convulsion is a typical condition when your body muscles contract and relax rapidly and repeatedly. As a result, you can’t control shaking movement of your body. While Epilepsy is a condition of neurological disorder in which your brain activity becomes abnormal. As a result, you feel unusual behaviour, sensations and loss of awareness. You should take immediate action to cure Convulsion/Epilepsy to save your life. Following Acupressure Points are useful to get quick relief in Convulsions and Epilepsy.
Small Intestine 3 Point (SI3):
Acupressure Small Intestine 3 Point can give fast relief in Epilepsy. The SI3 Point is available in a depression proximal to the head of the metacarpal, at junction of the light and dark skin near end of the last finger. You can see exact point location in above picture.
Apply firm pressure on SI3 Point for one minute on both hands, it will remove Epilepsy, Headache, Red Eye, Deafness, Fever, Elbow Twitching, Upper Backache and Night Sweating.
Kidney 6 Point (KD6):
Acupressure Kidney 6 Point is very useful point to cure Epilepsy and Urination Frequency. The KD6 Point is found on inner side of anklebone, one thumb width below as shown in above picture.
Apply gentle pressure on Kidney 6 Point on both feet together or one by one. Massaging Kidney 6 Point for two minutes will give relief in Urination Frequency, Male Impotence, Epilepsy, Sexual Problems, Insomnia, Irregular Menstruation and Pre Menstrual Syndrome.
Spleen 1 Point (SP1):
Apply firm pressure on Spleen 1 Point and hold it for one minute, then repeat the same process on other foot. When you stimulate Spleen 1 Point, it will reduce Convulsions, Disturbing Dreams, Insomnia, Hyperactivity, Mental Disorders, Depression by Sadness, Uterine Bleeding and Diarrhea.
Governing Vessel 20 Point (GV20):
Find and Apply mild pressure on GV20 Point to heal your Epilepsy, Headache in Top Area of Head, Insomnia, Dizziness, Nasal Obstruction and Mental Disorders. The GV20 Point will also improve your Memory and Concentration Power.
Acupressure Points for Appendix Pain (Acute Appendicitis)
Appendix is a small pouch like tissue situated on lower right abdomen. When this Tissue gets inflammation, it is called Appendicitis and the patient starts feeling a lot of pain. Appendicitis happens when mucus or stool or both block the opening area of Appendix. When the Blockage is critical, the Tissue of Appendix may burst and this is a Signal of Medical Emergency. You have to take quick action and call Medical Help for Appendicitis Treatment and Surgery. Following Acupressure Points help to reduce Appendix Pain in a few minutes.
Large Intestine 3 Point (LI3):
Acupressure Large Intestine 3 Point works fast to relieve Pain caused by Appendix/Appendicitis. The LI3 Point is situated on radial side of the index finger, in depression proximal to the metacarpo-phalangeal joint.
Apply pressure on LI3 Point for two minutes on both hands one by another. The LI3 Point will reduce Appendix Pain, Fever, Redness of Fingers and Dorsum of Hand.
Stomach 37 Point (ST37):
Acupressure Stomach 37 Point can heal Appendicitis Pain within short time. You can find out ST37 Point on downwards the kneecap on anterior aspect of leg, 6 body inches below the lateral eye of the patella as displayed in above picture.
Apply firm pressure on ST37 Point on both legs at a time and release the point after two minutes. Applying pressure on ST37 Point will remove Lower Abdominal Cramps, Appendicitis, Irritable Bowels, Abdominal Bloating, Diarrhea and Chronic Constipation.
Large Intestine 2 (LI2):
Acupressure Large Intestine 2 Point is a great healer for Appendix Pain and Lower Abdominal Pain. The LI2 Point’s location is on radial side of index finger, distal to the metacarpo-phalangeal joint as mentioned in above picture.
Find and Hold LI2 Pressure Point for two minutes to feel relaxed in Appendix Pain, Sore Throat, Nosebleed, Blurred Vision and Pain in Lower Abdomen.
Stomach 25 (ST25):
Acupressure Stomach 25 Point is helpful to reduce Abdominal Pain and Appendix Pain. You can locate ST25 Point on both sides, at 3 body inches from center of be the belly button as displayed in above picture.
Press the ST25 Point gently for two minutes to heal Appendicitis, Constipation, Diarrhea, Pain around Belly Button, Genital Disease and Water Retention in Abdomen.
Acupressure Points for Sudden Fever (High Degree)
Fever is considered as an usual disease among children and adults. However, a Sudden Fever with higher degree temperature may be dangerous for your health. Fever is caused by many different illnesses like runny nose, sore throat, diarrhea, infection of bacteria or viruses etc. You may know about several home remedies of Fever, but when the Fever is not getting down even after applying best remedies, you should take immediate medical help. Following Acupressure Points are effective to reduce Body Temperature to Normal from High Degree Fever.
Third Eye Point – Governing Vessel 24.5 (GV24.5):
Acupressure Third Eye Point is a popular point for Cold, Flu and Fever. The GV24.5 Third Eye Point is situated above the edge of nose, in between the two eyebrows as shown in above picture.
Use your index finger to massage Third Eye Point, it will give relief in Fever, Headache, Head Congestion, Stuffy Nose, Frustration, Confusion and Mental Congestion.
Large Intestine 11 Point (LI11):
Acupressure Large Intestine 11 Point can heal High Degree Fever in a few minutes. You can find LI11 Point (Crooked Pond Point) on top outer end of the elbow crease as appear in above picture.
Apply firm pressure on LI11 Point to down the Fever, Food Allergy, Cold, Vomiting, Diarrhea and Tennis Elbow.
Gall Bladder 20 Point (GB20):
Acupressure Gall Bladder 20 Point is effective in reducing Fever and Cold. The GB20 Point is found at below the base of the skull, in hollow between two vertical neck muscles as shown in above picture.
Hold your head & neck with your hands and massage GB20 Point with your thumbs. Leave the GB20 Point after two-three minutes, it will reduce your Common Cold, Shoulder Pain, Body Weakness, Neck Stiffness and Fever.
Facial Beauty Point or Stomach 3 (ST3):
Acupressure Facial Beauty Point is an amazing pressure point for Fever and Sinus Problems. The Facial Beauty Point is also known as Stomach 3 Point and it is on the imaginary line between the pupil and corner of mouth as you can see in above picture.
Apply gentle pressure on Facial Beauty Point (both sides of face) to relieve Nasal Congestion, Stuffy Nose, Eye Irritation, Eye Burning and Heaviness in Eye.
Acupressure Points for Nose Bleeding
Nose Bleeding is very common because there are many blood vessels are in the Nose. The Nosebleed can happen because of Nose Picking, Blowing the Nose hardly, An Injury on Nose, Change of Humidity in Temperature and Infection in Nose. In order to Stop Nose Bleeding, you can Pinch your Nose, Pour Water on your Head, Lean forward and breathe through your Mouth etc. In case the Nose Bleeding is Not Stopping, you should immediately run to nearby hospital and get proper treatment. Following Acupressure Points will Stop Nose Bleeding within two minutes.
Drilling Bamboo Point – Bladder 2 (B2):
Hold the Drilling Bamboo Point for one-two minutes to Stop Node Bleeding. In addition to Nosebleed, this point also helps in Headache and Eye Pain.
Large Intestine 20 Point (LI20):
Acupressure Large Intestine 20 Point is useful for Nosebleed and other Nasal Problems. The LI20 Point is situated on both sides near Nostrils. You can see the exact place of LI20 Point in above picture.
Apply firm pressure on LI20 Point (both sides together) for one-two minutes to Stop Nose Bleeding and get relief in Nasal Congestion, Loss of Smell-Sense, Sneezing and Nasal Sores.
Governing Vessel 23 Point (GV23):
Acupressure Governing Vessel 23 Point works immediately on Nose Bleeding and Sinusitis. The GV23 is located at the top of the head at one thumb away from anterior hairline as displayed in above picture.
Find the GV23 Point and Massage it for two minutes to relieve Nosebleed, Nasal Polyps, Nasal Congestion and Facial Swelling.
Wind Mansion Point or Governing Vessel 16 Point:
Acupressure Governing Vessel 16 Point helps to Stop Nosebleed in one minute. The GV16 Point is also known as Wind Mansion Point and it can be found on center of the back head, in hollow below the base of the skull as shown in above picture.
Apply gentle pressure on GV16 Point for Stopping Nose Bleeding, Headache, Visual Dizziness, Blurred Vision, Sudden Loss of Voice, Cold Shivering with Sweating, Throat Pain & Swelling, Neck Pain and Stiffness of Neck.
Importance of Special Treatment for Medical Emergencies
Whenever you or your loved one gets into a Medical Emergency, it is highly recommended to call up an Ambulance. Acupressure Points Massage cannot replace the Specialized Treatment provided by highly qualified and experienced doctors.
The role of acupressure points for emergencies is to relieve pain and keep the patient calm until the ambulance arrives. Even if you see that the patient is normal after applying Acupressure Therapy, still you visit nearby hospital for complete checkup and get the patient’s health report.
FAQs about Pressure Points to Manage Medical Emergencies
The acupressure points are very useful during medical emergencies. You can help the patient by stimulating some pressure points so that s/he can feel calm until the medical help arrives. Here we provide some important questions about effective acupressure points for medical emergencies and their importance.
Q.1 Does acupressure help in medical emergencies?
Yes, acupressure does help in medical emergencies. You should apply acupressure points for medical emergencies as explained above to manage the condition of the patient.
Q.2 What pressure points should I apply for a heart attack?
You should apply HT7, PC4, CV14 and LI4 pressure points for a heart attack.
Q.3 What pressure points can relieve an asthma attack?
B36, CV17, LU1 and Base of the Thumb pressure points can relieve an asthma attack effectively.
Q.4 How can I stop nose bleeding fast?
You can stop nose bleeding fast with acupressure points B2, LI20, GV23 and GV16 situated on your face and head.
The Bottom line:
All Acupressure Points for Medical Emergencies are very effective as per our knowledge and experience. You can use these pressure points to relieve the pain and improve the condition of the patient during an emergency.
The acupressure points work instantly if you apply them properly. In case you still have queries or questions regarding useful pressure points for emergencies then ask us in the comment section. We will be happy to answer your queries as soon as possible.