Diving Reflex

Stimulation of the diving reflex by immersion of the child's face in a pan of ice water (3-4 degrees Celsius) for 5 seconds. In a study conduced by Aydin, Baysal, Kucukoduk, Cetinkaya, and Yaman (1995), this was found to be effective in restoring sinus rhythm 96% of the time. The procedure as shown here combines a deep bending motion for maximum effect.




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