Fainting is when someone loses consciousness and falls to the ground. This happens as not enough blood is flowing to the brain.
The main causes are hunger, standing or sitting for long periods of time, and emotional stress.
When someone has come back round after fainting allow them to get back up in their own time
If someone doesn’t come back round after a few mins this could be more serious and requires further assistance.
What to do
- When you see someone looking faint or if they tell you get them to lie down. Ideally get them to place the lower legs on a chair as demonstrated below.
2. Press deeply into the following acupoints as demonstrated here.
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