We all know about the Heimlich manouver to clear someone’s airways when they’re choking, but how do you save yourself if you’re alone and struggling to breathe?
Jeff Rehman, a fire medic of 22 years, has an effective way to clear your obstructed airway if the worst happens and no one is around to help you.
First, try to stay calm. Kneel on the ground and place your hands on the floor in front of you, supporting your body weight with your arms.
Then, sharply pull your arms away and allow yourself to fall hard on the ground, impacting your torso. The impact will force air from your lungs and should dislodge whatever is choking you.
You can watch Jeff’s full video below.