Acupuncture Point Used to Relieve Nausea and Vomiting
Stimulation of a PC6 acupuncture acupressure point has been traditionally used to relieve nausea.
A Cochrane systematic review of 40 clinical trials in 2009 by Lee et al. concluded that the use of P6 acupoint stimulation can reduce the risk of nausea and vomiting after surgery, with minimal side effects. The risks of postoperative nausea and vomiting were similar after P6 acupoint stimulation and antiemetic drugs.
 Lee A, Fan LT, Stimulation of the wrist acupuncture point P6 for preventing postoperative nausea and vomiting. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2009 Apr 15;(2):CD003281
PC6 (Neiguan) Acupuncture (acupressure) Point Location:
On the anterior aspect of the forearm,between the tendons of the palmaris longus and the flexor carpi radialis, 2 B-cun proximal to the palmar wrist crease.
Back to: Acupuncture Points Main Page