For anyone who lives alone, the thought of choking with no one around to save you is terrifying.
Paramedic Jeff Rehman is here to show you a technique that very well could save your life if you ever find yourself in this situation.
He realized there really was no effective means for someone to rescue themselves, so he used his boxing background to come up with this maneuver.
You will start by getting down on your knees and assuming the push up position.
He is up on his fists due to an old boxing injury.
He says what you want to do is get into this push up position and let your arms go in a northward way.
You want your arms to come completely out from beneath you so that you land on your chest.
He demonstrates the maneuver and you can hear the air whoosh out as he hits the floor.
He explains that the sound you hear is the air moving northward, which should be enough to dislodge anything stuck in your airway.
He also emphasizes that this method probably won't work for someone who is pregnant, and of course it is not 100% effective, but it is better than what we've been taught before.
So check out this video. You never know when you will need it!