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Does acupuncture help nausea?

I am a 27 year old male. I want to know if acupuncture helps nausea?

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Yes, acupuncture can be an effective treatment for nausea because of your Qi (Chi) going to the opposite direction. I suggest you see a good provider.
yes, I encourage you to book a session with your practitioner of choice to get help with relief.
Yes it can help nausea.
Acupressure for Nausea and Vomiting

This information explains how to use acupressure to reduce nausea (feeling like you’re going to throw up) and vomiting (throwing up).

Acupressure is an ancient healing art that’s based on the traditional Chinese medicine practice of acupuncture. With acupressure, you put pressure on specific places on your body. These places are called acupoints. Pressing these points can help release muscle tension and promote blood circulation. It can also relieve many common side effects of chemotherapy.

You can do acupressure at home by using your fingers to apply pressure to different acupoints. Watch this video or follow the steps below to learn how to perform acupressure to reduce nausea and vomiting.

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

Pressure Point P-6 (Neiguan)
Pressure point P-6, also called Neiguan, is located on your inner arm near your wrist. Doing acupressure on this point can help relieve nausea and vomiting related to chemotherapy.

Position your hand so that your fingers are pointing up and your palm is facing you.
To find pressure point P-6, place the first 3 fingers of your opposite hand across your wrist (see Figure 1). Then, place your thumb on the inside of your wrist just below your index finger (see Figure 2). You should be able to feel 2 large tendons (tissue that connects muscles to bones) under your thumb. ​This is pressure point P-6.
Figure 1. Placing 3 fingers across wrist
Figure 1. Placing 3 fingers across wrist

Figure 2. Placing thumb on point below index finger
Figure 2. Placing thumb on point below index finger

Use your thumb or forefinger to press on this point for 2 to 3 minutes. Move your thumb in a circle while applying pressure. Be firm, but don’t press so hard that it hurts.
Repeat the process on your other wrist.
First, we have to determine what is the origin of your nausea. Acupuncture is an excellent therapy for the treatment of motion sickness and dizziness. If the origin of the nausea is due to some imbalance in the GI tract, we can definitely help you to get better
Certain types of medications, if you are taking any, can cause nausea. So if that is the case for you, you may not get great results with acupuncture. But it may help in taking the edge off of the nausea. Our bodies have a way of letting us know that something is wrong and nausea may be a signal. We tend to ignore those signals because we attribute it to too much coffee, stress, etc and do nothing about it. Please check with your doctor to make sure something more serious isn't going on. If you have been checked out, you may want to look at your diet. Certain foods like tomato sauce, coffee, chocolate and so on, have been known to cause GERD, which can feel like nausea. Eating late at night, taking meds on an empty stomach, exercising late at night, etc have been known to cause nausea. Look at your lifestyle habits and check with your doctor first, but if none of the above mentioned are an issue, then acupuncture can be helpful. It really depends upon your constitution and lifestyle factors. Excess weight on a small frame can cause acid reflux, feeling like nausea. Look into what may be causing the nausea that you can change, you may not need acupuncture!!! Good luck!
Yes!! It would make your nausea go away almost instantly
Yes. Nausea is one of the best treated for acupuncture. We will find the cause and solution by treatment.
There are a lot of excellent acupuncture points for nausea. It is worth a try. Best, Dr. Anthony Gordon
Yes, it helps balance your stomach and bring down nausea
Yes, acupuncture helps with nausea.


Natalie Ramsey, MS LAc
Yes. It does.
Pregnant women, patients undergoing chemotherapy and... are often experiencing nausea and they can be treated successfully with acupuncture.

Alexandre Hillairet, DAOM.
Yes it can. It has a long history of being able to help with nausea.
Yes, acupuncture seems to have almost an instant release of nausea in about 98% of my patients, and maybe a little longer in the others.

It depends on what is causing your nausea. But in my experience, it usually does.
Yes, PC6 acupuncture can help with nausea.
Yes, in most cases acupuncture can help alleviate nausea.
Yes, acupuncture dose help nausea a lot.
Acupuncture works very well for nausea, similar digestion disorders, morning sickness, sea sickness, and for cancer patients.
Yes. Acupuncture (and acupressure, like using Sea-Bands) can be very effective in alleviating nausea. Acupuncture can also be used to treat and prevent other digestive distresses or disorders.
There are many and many studies showing that acupuncture helps or stop nausea effectively. Many insurance companies cover acupuncture for nausea/vomiting.
Yes, there are special points on the body that help to relieve nausea.
It depends on what's causing the nausea, but generally, yes, acupuncture can be an excellent treatment choice. If the nausea is accompanied by vomiting, you've been experiencing the issue for quite a while and/or there is dramatic weight loss involved, your best bet is to start with your primary care and, possibly, a GI specialist. If nothing serious is discovered through their testing, then acupuncture would be a good choice. To locate a board certified, state licensed acupuncturist in your area, you can use the "Find a Practitioner" lookup at