Yesterday at evening 6:07pm (16 December 2014) I got a call from a friend (mother of 11-year-old girl, Bella). She asked me anxiously whether it is appropriate to slap the elbow joint for chest pain, “Bella’s Granny is suffering from chest pain!” My friend had already told Bella to slap her Granny’s elbow joint on the phone. She was heading home after getting off work. I immediately asked my husband to drive me to my friend’s home after our conversation ended.
When I arrived at her home, Bella and my friend were slapping the elbow joints of an old lady, which is Bella’s Granny and my friend’s mother-in-law. I switched roles with Bella to continue slapping Granny’s elbow. Granny told me that, a while ago when she was about to go to the kitchen to prepare for dinner, she felt a sudden severe chest pain radiating to the back, associated with shortness of breath and cold sweating. She quickly asked Bella to call her parents, and then Bella was told by her mom to immediately take action to slap her Granny’s left elbow joint. The slapping went on for a few minutes and many visible ‘purplish discolorations’ appeared. After the appearance of the ‘purplish discolorations’ both the breathing became easy and the chest pain slowly ceased. I asked Bella, “Were you scared when you noted what happened to Granny just now?” she replied, “I only focused on slapping without thinking any other matter!”
This is 11-year-old Bella
So, at around 8pm, I asked Granny whether she still felt the pain and she said no. I asked Bella’s dad to prepare some sweet soup with dried dates and dried longan fruit to serve her mom. And then I returned home. I called Granny at 10pm and she told me happily that all symptoms had ceased and she felt really great. This morning, I called my friend again at 9:40am, she told me that Granny was fine, and was able to prepare breakfast for the family early in that morning.
Winter of the year is the peak season to the occurrence of cerebral infarction and myocardial infarction. Temperature is low in winter. Chill stimulates contraction of blood vessels of the human body, increases oxygen consumption of myocardium, and is more likely to induce the attack.
Granny is in her 60s and had been taking a few years’ of anti-hypertensives. What she experienced in this episode was typical for cardiac insults. She had told my friend that, “If it wasn’t for Bella to slap me at the right place and right moment, by the time you guys had come home, maybe you won’t be able to even see me alive.” Granny also wanted me to share her case so that more people would benefit from that experience.
The following descriptions are the standardized medical first-aid procedures for treating sudden chest pain and/or heart attack:
1. If patient is conscious:
1) Give nitroglycerin tablet sublingually to the patient once every 5 minutes, if the symptoms persist after the third administration, send the patient to a hospital immediately.
2) Give aspirin tablet orally to the patient.
3) Administer oxygen, keep the patient calm, and don’t move the patient without properly clarifying the clinical condition.
2. If patient is unconscious, check the breathing and the pulse; if there is an absence of spontaneous breathing and pulse, administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) immediately until seen by paramedics or medical professionals.
As you can see, the above resuscitation measures will be deemed unpractical and unrealistic in real life medical emergencies. How can an ordinary person have access to sublingual nitroglycerin tablet, aspirin tablet and oxygen tank? The golden time in giving first-aid to cardiac emergencies was the first 4 to 10 minutes. An ordinary person who has no knowledge of doing CPR whatsoever should do nothing after dialing 911, or slapping both the elbow joints of the patient? May you make your own call on that! We live only once, so don’t leave any regret. Remember, a doctor is at best assisting a patient, not controller of life and death! I read in the news lately that several famous doctors in Beijing died from sudden heart attacks, and they are at their golden 40s and 50s. I myself had been practicing paidalajin for 5 years already, my realizations is that: Paidalajin is not just good, it is awesome, fantastic and fabulous!
Grateful to Master Xiao for spreading Paidalajin to me!
Wenyu Ma Liuzhou, Guangxi 15077201883 QQ 565635874
17th December, 2014