2 years ago, I was working out at the gym and hit my head hard on a bar.
I squatted down to pick some weights and stood up too quickly, not noticing the bar racked above my head.
At first I thought I would just get a bruise and shrugged it off.
Then I noticed some blood on the floor.
“Whose blood is that?” I wondered.
Then it hit me. Mine.
I felt something wet on the side of my face. Touching it, I looked down and my hand was bright red.
I didn’t think I would get a cut on my head because I was wearing a cap.
I turned to look at the person next to me. His eyes widened in shock. He quickly told me to sit down and ran to get a gym instructor.
For the next 20 minutes, I was told to lie down on the ground and press a bandage/towel to my head.
There was so much blood it was unbelievable.
Every time I lifted the bandage, blood would literally pour out.
Seeing as the bleeding showed no signs of stopping, they decided to ring an ambulance.
At this point, I also requested for some used Tea Bags to use as a compress instead of the bandage.
I had heard from a podcast of how someone had used tea bags to stop the bleeding from a severe shark bite when nothing else worked.
I think all she could find was 1 black tea bag and another green tea one but I slapped them both on either way.
About 10 minutes later, I was sitting in the ambulance and sure enough, when I removed the tea bags, the bleeding had stopped.
In its place was a small cut – about 1 cm long amidst my hair, at the top left corner of my forehead.
The gym staff were as surprised as I was. Looking at the amount of blood on the floor and number of soaked bandages, even the paramedics were thinking there had to be a bigger cut!
Apparently our arteries run across our skulls, and the area around your foreheads are especially vascular.
I was quickly wrapped up (bandaged even though there wasn’t any real need for it) and my blood pressure was taken. I said I felt fine so they let me go home.
So there you have it. Herbal Medicine for emergencies.
This experience has proved to me that used Black or Green tea bags (still wet) are great for stopping severe bleeding. This is probably because of the tannins in them which give an astringent effect – meaning it causes vessels and tissues to constrict.
I hope an accident like this never happens to you but that this knowledge will benefit you someday.
Love, Peace and Healing