Acupressure and morning sickness

Written by: DrTonyWillcox | May 24, 2013

Research One

acupressure and morning sickness

Acupressure and morning sickness. A prospective study was designed to test the efficacy of pressure at the P6 (Neiguan) acupuncture point, in preventing morning sickness. Three groups of patients in early pregnancy recorded the severity and frequency of sickness over a period of 4 consecutive days following daily pressure at P6 point, pressure at a point near the right elbow, and with no treatment. Troublesome sickness was significantly less in both the genuine (23/119) and dummy (41/112) pressure groups as compared with the control series (67/119). When the data are adversely ‘weighted’ to compensate for the lower incidence of fully completed returns in the active treatment groups, only the P6 group shows a significant reduction in sickness.

Dr. Tony and Professor Yang discussing morning sickness and the treatment with acupuncture.

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P6 acupressure reduces morning sickness.

Research Two

Four days later, the patient reported compliance with instructions. She noted a significant decrease of nausea and vomiting for the 1st 2 days; the 2nd 2-day period produced no nausea or vomiting. She had gained 2.6 lb and was eating normally. Urine examination revealed no evidence of protein or ketones; specific gravity was 1.005. 

Acupuncture treatment of PC 6 was repeated. The patient was advised to discontinue the acupressure and ginger treatment. A follow-up visit 2 weeks later revealed the complete absence of nausea and vomiting. She continued normal prenatal care.

Management Of Hyperemesis Gravidarum With Acupuncture, Acupressure, And Ginger
Abraham C. Kuruvilla, MD
Molly Kresin, DO

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Management Of Hyperemesis Gravidarum With Acupuncture, Acupressure, And Ginger

Acupuncture Zen has been using acupuncture and Chinese medicine to help women with morning sickness. The common point for this condition is pericardium six however there are many acupuncture points that can be used for this condition. Many receive relief from Acupuncture treatment with Dr. Tony in Delray Beach.

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