Nausea is a condition whose symptoms include discomfort in the stomach and often gives the sufferer an involuntary urge to vomit. A common cause of nausea is the body being in motion it can’t control (also referred to as sea sickness or motion sickness). The same symptoms sometimes affect pregnant women, but this is not due to motion sickness.
There are also other issues that can cause a person to feel nauseous, including food poisoning, dehydration, some medications (such as chemo), migraines, and vertigo. In a large number of cases, a stomach infection is to blame for the nausea, but in about 10% of cases, the root cause is unknown.
Acupuncture will treat nausea often with immediate success. Depending on the causes, more treatments will be relevant. We will evaluate your history, your tongue, and your pulse energies to determine what more is involved to be treated. Emotions and diet come to mind, as well as other medical issues. Acupuncture is a holistic therapy, considering the whole body-mind complex when considering a single symptom-it doesn’t exist alone.
Acupuncture point stimulation can treat or prevent nausea and vomiting. In fact, it’s been proven in more than three-dozen, randomized, controlled studies. Many acupuncture treatments are tailored to individual patients and are highly dependent on practitioner preference points. Acupuncturists commonly use a point below the distal wrist crease on a patient’s lower part of the arm. This is usually able to control symptoms rather quickly, and without surgery.