The pain points of a person are often mentioned inmedia For example, in Star Trek, Spock uses a pressure technique on the base of an opponent’s neck to eliminate it. The authors and fans explain that this technique should block the flow of blood through the vessels, the blood should not enter the brain. This should be the cause of loss of consciousness. From a scientific point of view, this is of course impossible. However, a person becomes unpleasant and painful when someone rubs his temples too intensely or strongly presses against the muscles of the neck, which are located next to the jaw.
What are pain points?
These are certain places on the human body,effects that cause pain and discomfort. Moreover, they are called points only because of the nature of the impact on them. It is not known for certain their origin and structure. One of the versions is that in this place the nerve endings are closer to the skin than usual, but the hypothesis has not been proven. Complicating research in this area and the subjectivity of sensations of each person, the differences in the location of such points on the bodies of different people.
Where they are?
All pain points on the human body can be divided into three main groups. Heads:
- solar plexus;
- false edge.
Also, pain points vary in their pain. The modern method of influencing them distinguishes 5 groups:
- The first level is the weakest. A strike at such a point does not harm the opponent and can only serve as a diversion.
- The second level - has a stronger effect than the first, but also does not cause significant harm to the attacker.
- The third level can already harm the opponent. When you hit the points of this level, you can stun the enemy or numb his limbs.
- The fourth level - the impact on the points of this level can lead to serious consequences: trauma, loss of consciousness and even paralysis.
- The fifth level - the impact on such points can be fatal.
It is important that the impact on the points of the fourth and fifth levels is recommended to apply only in extreme cases that threaten your life.
In the movies, we see how clicking oncertain parts of the body can incapacitate a person or even kill him, but is it scientifically true? There are many misconceptions around pain points. What is it really? Is it helpful to put pressure on them? In fact, pain points on the body can hurt, if you hit them, it can also help them to massage them. Can a blow to a pain point lead to death? The answer to this question is not known.
History and application in the martial arts
Despite the fact that science is not proventhe existence of pain points, people have long used them in hand-to-hand combat. The first mention of the use of such technology is rooted in the martial arts of Japan. It is associated with the name of Minamoto Yoshimitsu, a Japanese samurai who lived in 1045-1127. It is believed that he was the first who began to use pain points in battle. Minamoto investigated the bodies of dead rivals. He sought to understand the structure and location of pain points and how to influence them correctly, in order to cause pain or even death. Of course, mastering this technique took many years, because not everyone knows where and at what angle to strike, when and how to get into the nerve.
However, pain points were not only used asway to harm a person. They are actively used in Chinese medicine. The Chinese believed that "meridional points" is a place through which vital energy passes. Acupuncture is a technique of influencing such points to achieve balance with your body, improve blood and lymph circulation, and increase metabolic rate.
Although critics consider acupuncture unscientificIn practice, studies in 2006 showed that it helps to reduce back pain. Also, massage of specific points of the body can help with headaches caused by stress, clamping of the jaws and nervous tension in the body. For example, by rubbing your temples, the bottom of your neck, or even the space between your index finger and thumb, you can ease a headache.
The most mysterious and disturbing the minds of people using pain points is the technique of the blow of death or dim mak.
She is known by various names in Japan,considered an "evil twin" of acupuncture. The idea of this technique is that the energy passes through special lines (meridians) in the human body, so pressure on certain points on such lines can lead to paralysis or death.
Some martial arts experts claim thatif used correctly, this technique can lead to a "postponed" death. That is, pressure on an artery or meridian can lead to damage to internal organs and death in 1-2 days. Others argue that dim mak leads to instant death, if you properly press on the carotid artery or other important places of the human body. For example, it is believed that a blow to the solar plexus can disrupt the work of the carotid artery and, as a consequence, impair blood circulation in the brain.
There is no scientific evidence that dim makworks and even more so leads to death. However, it is fair to say that some fighting techniques (a strong blow to the temple, blocking the respiratory passages and others) can lead to indisposition, lack of oxygen, loss of consciousness and (in severe cases) to death.
This usually occurs due to loss of oxygen orsevere brain damage, not pressure on pain points on the body. All this calls into question whether the samurai in general had such a technique. More research is needed to understand the real functions of such points and learn how to apply them in battle, as well as in medicine.
Pain points: where to beat in self-defense
Now consider a few of these points in more detail.Despite the fact that the existence of pain points on the body has not been proven, the effect on the sensitive areas of the human body can be very helpful in a street fight, an attack by bullies and the like. Where to beat?
- The pharynx is a depression in the front lower part of the neck. Shock can cause choking and lung spasm. You can also use the poke method with your fingers.
- Solar plexus - punching causes burning pain and causes a person to bend in half.
- Stomach, groin and kidneys - when struck by the edge of the palm or fist, causes burning pain, and sometimes nerve shock.
- Knees - hitting the boot under the patella will immobilize the enemy.
Use techniques is necessary only in self-defense.