Doing acupressure on PC6 - Nei Guan can help with nausea and prevent vomiting.
This acupuncture point is very popular for the relief of motion sickness vomiting, pregnant women’s morning sickness symptoms, and post-operative nausea side effects from chemotherapy and radiation treatment.
It is found on your inner arm 3 fingers up from your wrist line.
Do not do acupressure on this point if:
- The skin at or near the point is peeling or blistering.
- There is an open wound at or near the point.
- There is a rash at or near the point.
- There is redness, swelling, warmth, or pus at or near the point.
How to do Acupressure on Point P-6 (NeiGuan)
- Position your hand so that your fingers are pointing up and your palm is facing you.
- Place the first 3 fingers of your other hand across your wrist (see above Figure). Your fingers should be placed just below your wrist crease (where your wrist bends).
- Place your thumb just below your index (pointer) finger. Remove the 3 fingers from your wrist but keep your thumb on that spot (see above Figure). Use your thumb to press down on the spot. You should be able to feel 2 large tendons (tissue that connects muscles to bones) in between your thumb. This spot in between the 2 tendons is pressure point P-6.
- Once you have found the pressure point, you can relax your hand and keep it in a comfortable position.
- Some people may find it hard to use their thumb. You can use your index finger instead.
- Be firm when applying pressure, but do not press so hard that it hurts. You may feel some aching or tenderness, but it should not be painful. If you feel any pain, you’re pressing down too hard.
You can do acupressure on this point a few times a day until your symptoms improve.
Acupressure is a complementary therapy. Complementary therapies are treatments you can use along with your cancer treatments. They can help ease your symptoms.
Feel free to call Oriental Ensure Acupuncture Clinic at 416-800-3978 for Free Consultation or Set up your first appointment for Acupuncture / Acupressure Cupping or Reflexology treatments.
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