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 10: LU-11
Just behind the thumbnail, on the side opposite the fingers
TCM: Lung 11
Sunstroke, also known as heat stroke, most affects young children and older persons, because the adjust to heat changes more slowly. Symptoms, some of which can also be treated with additional acupressure points, include headache
, muscle cramps
, thirst, dark urine, rapid heartbeat
, confusion, seizures
and unconsciousness over minutes, hours or days, and should be taken seriously. Treatment involves lowering the individulals body temperature while waiting for emergency help. Get them into shade, wet the skin and fan cool air over them, apply ice packs to neck, armpits, back and groin to rapidly induce cooling. Take water if conscious and able to swallow.
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.