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Heart attack

Acupressure points to use on your way to medical treatment after experiencing symptoms consistent with a heart attack

Apply deep, probing pressure with fingertip, knuckle or soft-pointed object, such as a pencil eraser.

WARNING: Please consider seeking urgent medical attention if you are experiencing severe symptoms (in the U.S.A., call 911 for emergency help)

Acupoint 3: SJ-5

Two thumb widths above the outside of the wrist, lined up with the middle finger

TCM: Triple Warmer 5

Acupoint 2: Pc-6

Two thumb widths from the largest crease on the inside wrist; the point is between the tendons in the middle of the wrist

TCM: Pericardium 6

Acupoint 1: LI-4

Squeeze thumb and forefinger together, forming a ridge above the thumb; the point is in the middle of that ridge, just above the end of the crease formed by thumb and forefinger; good for most problems from the waist up

TCM: Large Intestine 4

Acupoint 11: HE-7

On the largest crease of the inner wrist, on a line with the little finger

TCM: Heart 7

Acupoint 18: St-45

Just behind the nail of the second toe, on the side opposite the big toe

TCM: Stomach 45

If you have not found relief, try the same points on the opposite side of the body, or go back and try a related or similar symptom or body area. If you have not used acupressure before, please see the Instructions, then click the "Body Area" or "A-Z" tab and repeat.

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