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Share-It Saturday: 9 Self-Defense Pressure Points

Reblogged from Bright Side

9 Self-Defense Pressure Points That Can Save Your Life One Day

The human body is an amazing thing. But apart from the tremendous opportunities it gives us, it also makes us vulnerable. Indeed, unlike Achilles, the body of an ordinary person has more than just one sensitive point…

Here at Bright Side, we’ve decided to make a pressure point guide of the human body that you can reference back to in case of an attack.

The main pressure points

9 Self-Defense Pressure Points That Can Save Your Life One Day

The ability to stand up for yourself is necessary for everyone. If you aren’t engaged in martial arts, then you’ll find this key sheet handy.

Imagine that you were attacked and your health and even your life were threatened. You’ll need to save yourself. First of all, aim at the most vulnerable parts of the body like the eyes, jaw, and groin.© Depositphotos.com© Depositphotos.com

9 Self-Defense Pressure Points That Can Save Your Life One Day

But there are other fragilities where nerve endings and internal organs aren’t protected by bones. Keep in mind that these hits can lead to serious damage and even the death of the enemy. Use them only if you’re in serious danger.

1. Sciatic nerve

9 Self-Defense Pressure Points That Can Save Your Life One Day

This nerve is located between the groin and the knee on the midline of the inner thigh. A severe knee hit will cause intense pain, shock, dizziness and temporary immobility of the foot.

2. Jaw

9 Self-Defense Pressure Points That Can Save Your Life One Day

Hit it with the back of your hand. After suffering a blow to the jaw, a person can lose consciousness. With such a hit, the head turns so sharply that the brain literally shakes.

3. Biceps

9 Self-Defense Pressure Points That Can Save Your Life One Day

A blow to the biceps causes intense pain and temporary paralysis of the arm. Sometimes there is an involuntary relaxation of the fingers, which can loosen the attacker’s grip.

4. Brachial plexus

9 Self-Defense Pressure Points That Can Save Your Life One Day

A severe blow to this area causes intense pain and a numb sensation in the hand. A strong hard blow inflicted just below can actually break the collarbone. A typical side effect of a broken clavicle is a rupture of the nerves of the brachial plexus. This leads to immediate paralysis of the hand, shock, and nausea.

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