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Acupressure For Morning Sickness

by Allison Hutton

Acupressure has long been used for common ailments such as headaches and chronic pain. What you may not know it that is has also been shown as an effective treatment for morning sickness.

The science of acupressure consists of applying pressure at certain points on the body, depending on the condition to be treated. For nausea/morning sickness, this point is found on the inside of the wrist, approximately three finger breadths from the base of the palm. The most common method of applying this pressure is through the use of wristbands, originally designed for motion sickness; such as SeaBands. These bands can be found at most stores (such as WalMart or Target), and come with instructions for their use.

On a personal note, I found these to be very effective in both of my pregnancies. However, once I removed them, my morning sickness returned. You can also make your own wristbands by using Velcro or elastic strips, and round, protruding buttons. While this may not work for all women, it is a cheap method of attempting relief. If you have the extra money, you can also make an appointment to see a professional for acupressure.

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