Chinese Medicine Treatments for Nausea

These Chinese medicine treatments can be easily self-administered any time you experience motion sickness or nausea:

Pressure Points

Acupressure, like acupuncture, works with points along your body’s meridians. Targeting specific points through these meridians can alleviate energy blockage which can be causing illness and pain.

Pericardium 6

Pressure points to alleviate nausea PC6 application

Pericardium 6, known as the Inner Gate or Inner Pass in Chinese medicine, is a pressure point that can alleviate nausea, vomiting, or motion sickness.

Acupressure on PC6 to Alleviate Nausea

1. With one hand palm up, place your index finger between the two tendons in your wrist, about 3 finger widths below the base of your wrist.

2. Press your finger firmly into this spot for 1-3 minutes.

3. You can repeat this process on your other wrist as well.

Acupressure on PC6 can also:

  • help reduce tightness in the chest
  • alleviate asthma
  • relax heart palpitations

More treatment options


Chinese medicine: Ginger to relieve nausea
Ginger for nausea

Used for more than 2,000 years by the Chinese, ginger is a common treatment for nausea and indigestion. Ginger is also safe for pregnant women to take for morning sickness. If you’re traveling and can’t have fresh ginger, candied ginger pieces are a great alternative.

Other herbs commonly used to reduce nausea include:

  • Cardamom seed
  • Peppermint
  • Chamomile
  • Cloves
  • Turmeric


Chinese medicine: Acupuncture to relieve nausea
While self-administered acupressure to PC6 will reduce symptoms of nausea for a short period of time, it may be more effective to receive treatment from a professional acupuncturist if you experience nausea frequently or persistently. An acupuncturist would work with multiple points on your body to treat nausea.

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