Posted: 30 September, 2016 by @clairesherwood_

Doctor Uses Spoon & Toothpicks To Save Unconscious Plane Passenger's Life

A hero moment on board an Air China flight last week, when a doctor used a spoon and a few toothpicks to save the life ofa passenger who suffered from epilepsy mid-flight. 

According to Shanghai Daily, 38 year old Tian Yu was on a short flight from Kashgar to Urumqi in western China's Xinjiang Province when the cabin crew made an announcement calling for a doctor. 

Having a background in traditional Chinese medicine, Tian made himself known and was shown to a fellow passenger who was already unconscious and foaming at the mouth. 

Tian asked for a spoon, and wrapped it in a towel before placing it in the patient's mouth to stop biting his own tongue. 

His next request was for toothpicks. 

He used the pointy sticks to stimulate some acupuncture points on the man's head, and managed to bring him around to consciousness within 5 minutes.

"There was no needle available on the plane, and toothpicks were the best replacement I could find."

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