How to Perform Acupressure for Nausea and Vomiting


This video will show you how to perform acupressure to help relieve nausea and vomiting.

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My name is Jonathan Siman. I’m an acupuncturist at the Integrative Medicine Service. I’m going to demonstrate how to perform acupressure at P-6 for the treatment of nausea and vomiting.

To locate this point, hold 1 hand, palm up. The point is located 3 finger-widths below the wrist crease.

Next, use your thumb and place it below the index finger, between the 2 large tendons.

Using firm pressure in a circular motion, apply pressure to this point.

You might feel a deep, achy sensation, but it should not be painful.

This point can be used before meals, as well as before going to bed each night. We recommend you use this point multiple times a day.

Acupressure can be a beneficial self-care tool for multiple symptoms.

However, in order to perform it safely, it’s important to keep a few things in mind. Never do acupressure in areas with open cuts, always avoid PICC lines and IV lines, and also, always avoid areas with redness and swelling.

Last Updated

Thursday, March 22, 2018

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