Background: Worldwide, acupuncture is used in conflict areas and increasingly also as a supportive measure in emergency medicine.
Methods: In this case, the treatment of epilepsy, masseter cramp, unconsciousness and respiratory arrest by means of YNSA and body acupuncture with only 3 acupuncture needles is described. The 3 points used were YNSA basal ganglia point, Renzhong and Qiangu.
Results: After application of the needles, the epileptic fit stopped, the unconscious patient opened his mouth and started breathing spontaneously.
Conclusion: In this case, acupuncture simplified the emergency procedure as a supportive treatment method and provided the patient with fast and safe relief.