Relieve Nausea By Pressing On The Inside Of Your Wrist

Relieve Nausea By Pressing On The Inside Of Your Wrist

If you’re prone to motion sickness, need some morning sickness relief, or are dealing with nausea for another reason, try this quick acupressure technique.

Preventions writes that this health trick has been shown in 40 studies to effectively reduce nausea from motion sickness. The technique is to:

Press between the two tendons on the inside of your wrist, about three finger breadths below the base of your palm

Healthy and sustainable living blog WakoWa Salon advises you relax your arms and shoulders while doing this. Try it for about 30 seconds and you may feel immediately better, but some people may need several minutes. This technique may also help relieve anxiety.

You could buy a wrist band with a button designed to apply pressure to this point, but this is a quick trick you can apply whenever nausea strikes.

Do you use any acupressure tricks? Let’s hear about them in the comments.

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  • Going to give this a whirl. I can’t read in cars, and as soon as I do, I’m nauseous for a long period of time. I also press my temples, but purely because it feels nice.

    • That’s a different problem, motion sickness is caused by the difference in what the little gyroscope tube things in your ears are feeling and what your eyes are seeing. When you’re in a car/on a boat etc your body feels the movement, but if you keep your eyes inside the vehicle/vessel then your eyes tell your brain that you are in fact not moving and so something must be wrong, which causes nausea.
      Moral of the story, keep your eyes out of the boat/vehicle and you should be fine.

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