on The Epoch Times:
Imagine the agonizing pain your body must feel when it’s being deprived of oxygen. It’s no joking matter.
The obstruction of the airway passage, even partial, can result in asphyxia and death, which is why choking is the fourth most common cause of unintentional injury-related death.
So what should you do if you’re choking?
If one is lucky, there is someone nearby who can perform the Heimlich maneuver.
This first-aid procedure requires the rescuer to stand behind the patient and use their hands to thrust pressure on the diaphragm to dislodge the object and expel it.
What if you’re alone?