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Acupressure may help relieve or shorten the duration of your
morning sickness symptoms. Acupressure is based on
Eastern medicine practices used to open up blocked energy pathways in the body.
Instead of using
acupuncture needles, you or a practitioner presses on
a small area of the body to treat a given ailment.
Constant pressure on the P6 point is used to prevent or reduce nausea. The P6 point is on the inner side of your arm, in
line with your middle finger. It is close to your wrist, one-sixth of the way between your wrist and
elbow. You can press on your arm with a
thumb or finger or try wearing wristbands (such as Sea-Bands) that press a
plastic disc on the P6 point on each arm.
Several studies suggest that acupressure reduces nausea and
There is no risk in trying acupressure for morning sickness.
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Festin M (2014). Nausea and vomiting in early pregnancy. BMJ Clinical Evidence. http://clinicalevidence.bmj.com/x/pdf/clinical-evidence/en-gb/systematic-review/1405.pdf. Accessed June 23, 2014.
ByHealthwise StaffPrimary Medical ReviewerSarah Marshall, MD - Family MedicineSpecialist Medical ReviewerKirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Current as ofMay 22, 2015
Current as of:
May 22, 2015
Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine & Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology
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