Acupuncturist Questions Nausea and Vomiting

Can acupuncture help with nausea?

My mother is almost always nauseous. Can acupuncture help to treat this problem?

37 Answers

Only after an MD assessment. Acupuncture can help with nausea, but you want to make sure there is no severe pathology behind the nausea.
Acupuncture & Herbs
First we need to figure out what causes her nausea. Once the cause is known, acupuncture can be applied to resolve the cause(s) and relieve the symptom.
Acupuncture is great for nausea with almost immediate effects.
Yes acupuncture can help relieve nausea and many types of digestion issues
Yes, this is actually a simple fix. We will also make some dietary suggestions that may be contributing to the nausea.
The best and non-pharmaceuticals treatment for any nausea is ACUPUNCTURE based on evidence today.
Yes, absolutely. Nausea is a reversal of the stomach energy, which could be corrected relatively quickly, but it would take an in-person assessment to say any more.
Acupuncture and herbal therapies have been used to treat nausea for thousands of years with great success. It is, of course, important to evaluate the severity of the condition and to also embrace the traditional western diagnostics to be sure there’s not an underlying pathology that needs to be addressed with conventional western medical treatment. Having said that, it is a very effective method for treating nausea due to numerous conditions. Acupuncture and herbal therapies have been used successfully for nausea related to chemotherapy, pregnancy, seasickness, vertigo, and numerous other pathologies. It certainly represents a good option for treating nausea.

Always consult a qualified licensed practitioner.
Yes, acupuncture can help with most nauseousness.

Absolutely! Acupuncture can help with a wide variety of digestive disorders but nausea is one of the most common symptoms that acupuncture treats.
Yes. For any abdominal complaints, it's advisable to check with your doctor to make sure there is nothing serious. Acupuncture can very effective for morning sickness, motion sickness, indigestion, nausea from chemotherapy, etc.

Robert Wesley
Acupuncture helps to treat nausea. It is often prescribed for pregnant women or cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy.

Alexandre Hillairet, DAOM.
Absolutely! Acupuncture is great for nausea in general as well as motion and morning sickness and sour stomach.

However, were she my patient I would make identifying the source of the nausea a priority. I often find digestive issues such as bile insufficiency, gallstones, lack of digestive enzymes, medication side effects or food allergies to be the culprit.
Of course it can! So can Chinese herbs alleviate the feeling of nausea, but it is important to determine the cause of the nausea first. Frequently, the feeling of nausea is evidence of too much dampness in the body, but other factors can contribute to this as well.
Yes, acupuncture can used to treat nausea.

Dr. Qisheng Guan, Lic. Ac. OMD
Acupuncture is highly effective to relieve nausea and support the body to heal from what is causing the nausea.
Acupuncture is well known for treating pain and anxiety/stress/insomnia. It has been known some Chinese medicine schools focus solely on treating digestion to harmonize the self again. I have had success with patients who tried everything, especially prescription medications that either did nothing or worsened their condition, involving nausea as their main
condition. Heavily depending on the conditions and symptoms your mother presents, I believe acupuncture alone can help resolve this issue, but if not, herbal supplements are another powerful method of Traditional Chinese Medicine that will either work synergistically with acupuncture or alone.

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Yes I believe it would help. There are many reasons for nausea. When we look at the whole body it can be easier to see why it is happening.
Yes! Acupuncture is phenomenal at relieving nausea!
Yes. Acupuncture points help to control the stomach fluids to stay down. Please consult with your doctor about the cause of her condition. Thanks.
It can quite easily as long as there are not extreme medical issues causing the nausea. Acupuncture can be helpful if the nausea is a side-effect of drugs or a general issue, but be sure that there isn't a serious issue creating the nausea first.
You betcha! Acupuncture can be very effective in treating nausea. As always, it's about frequency and consistency with her treatments, so be sure she goes to all appointments, even if it doesn't start to take effect immediately.

I hope she starts feeling better soon!!

Yes, we do have protocols that can help with nausea.
Yes. There is also acupressure she can do at home to help with the symptoms. Seeing an acupuncturist, however, will be more effective.
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Acupuncture helps treat nausea very effectively. Your mother will likely feel relief immediately.
It is important to determine what is causing your mother's nausea. Several factors can be involved such as medications, allergic responses to food, changes in health, etc. Acupuncture has been shown to be very effective for nausea associated with chemotherapy, pregnancy, stress/depression and system deficiencies.
Yes! Acupuncture can be very helpful in quelling nausea. Thanks for your question.

The following is a quote from a recent science-based journal:

"Acupuncture is a treatment in which thin needles (diameter of 0.20-0.30 mm) are inserted into various points along the skin, according to energy channels (meridians) established thousands of years ago. The anti-emetic effects of acupuncture apparently stem from the resultant increase in hypophyseal secretion of beta-endorphins and ACTH, with subsequent
inhibition of the CTZ and vomiting center. Acupuncture also affects the upper GI tract, decreasing acid secretion and repressing gastric arrhythmias. Clinical research has found this treatment modality to be effective for nausea, whether it be due to morning sickness in pregnant women, motion sickness in travellers, postoperative nausea or chemotherapy-induced nausea in cancer patients."
Acupuncture can be very useful for many digestive issues, especially nausea. It is important to see a doctor to make sure that there are no serious conditions that are causing the nausea. Nausea can be a simple thing that is easily treated, but it can also be a symptom of many other more serious conditions. Any diagnostic information that you can provide to your acupuncturist will help them to determine the most appropriate course of treatment. Also, remember to tell your acupuncturist of any medications your mother is currently taking, as nausea is one of the most common side effects of many drugs.

Yvonne R. Farrell, DAOM, LAc
Yes, acupuncture can help with nausea.

Susan Friedrich
Yes. The causes of nausea vary. Acupuncture, and possibly herbs, can address causes on the physical, emotional, and mental levels simultaneously.
Yes. Acupuncture has an excellent track record in the treatment of nausea. I'd also double-check with a gastroenterologist just to make sure there's nothing seriously wrong. Make sure your mother sees an NCCAOM board certified and state licensed acupuncturist.
There is a specific acupuncture point named Pericardium 6 that has a great track record for treating nausea. A search for the point on the internet gives the precise location of the point which can also be treated with acupressure (without needles). Pressing this point for several minutes can really help!