Heat stroke is a condition related with our body’s inability to cope with heat. There are many conditions that can be grouped as heat stroke, which are heat edema, heat rash, heat cramps, heat syncope, and heat exhaustion. There are two forms of heat stroke. One form of heat stroke is Exertional Heat Stroke (EHS), that usually occurs at young individuals that engage is intense physical activity in a hot environment. Other form of Heat Stroke is Classic nonexertional heatstroke (NEHS), which usually more common in elder person who has chronic illness. Both types of heatstroke are associated with high morbidity and mortality, especially when cooling therapy is delayed.
Symptoms of heat stroke sometimes misjudge of being symptom of other condition such as heart attack. Before developing symptom of heat strokes, sometimes person exhibiting symptoms of heat exhaustion. Symptom of heat exhaustion including nausea, vomiting, fatigue, weakness, headache, muscle cramps, and dizziness.
Heat stroke is happen because of so many things including lack of air conditioning in house, poor air flow, not drink enough water, and excessive consumption of alcohol. Heat stroke also can be happen due to heat waves attack. It happen when heat index reach 90 degrees or more. Heat Index is a combined measurement of relative humidity and air temperature. Humidity more than 60% can easily hamper sweat evaporation, which in turn reducing our body to cool itself.
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Acupuncture Treatment For Heat Stroke
Acupuncture treatment practise see the condition of heat stroke as the result of too much Yang receive by the human body. This excess yang can come from external factor like summer heat and also can come from internal factor like fever coming from pathogenetic infection. This heat stroke can result to yin deficiency which in turn can cause heart attack due to very less fluid in the body. The acupuncture treatment aim to clear away the heat will be perform at various acupoints including the jing-well points, ear apex, and UB40 (back of the knee).
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