Prevention of Syncope

For new patients, the practitioner should explain the possible sensations of needling.

Patients with shy or depressed personality should be asked to focus on or stare at an object and try to calm themselves before needling.

Patients who are impatient or have unstable personality are asked to focus on performing simple math exercises so as to relax the body tissues.

Patients should rest or eat if they are exhausted or hungry.

Patients should soak both hands in warm water for 10 minutes, and then point PC6 (area posterior to wrist crease with median nerve below) is lightly needled.

Patients should look downward and close their eyes. The practitioner performs a light massage with his or her thumbs from the upper rim of the patient's ocular orbit to the median down for 30 seconds and then starts needling.

der points on each side of the lumbar area for 25 minutes. The patient experienced no discomfort. Just after the needles were removed, the patient complained of chest congestion and laid down. His face became pale, and sweat appeared on his forehead. The pulse was weak and thready, and heartbeat and respiration stopped. Sweating became profuse, and the patient's lips and nails turned blue. Epinephrine (Adrenalin) (1:1000), 1 mL, was injected, and heart massage was administered. After 3 minutes, the patient regained consciousness and vomited, and heartbeat and respiration returned to normal. An intravenous injection of hypertonic glucose, 40 mL, and an intravenous infusion of saline, 500 mL for 2 hours, were administered. The patient felt completely recovered afterward.

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