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Press this point for nausea

I probably use this acupressure point more than any other. Whenever I’m feeling nauseous on a plane, in a car or stalled subway, a movie theatre, in bed, wherever. Pericardium 6 has helped settle my stomach countless times.

Pericardium 6 is appropriate for all kinds of nausea—caused by motion sickness, pregnancy, stress and anxiety, food poisoning, or stomach bugs. It’s also used for nausea as a side effect of chemotherapy and radiation treatment.

Pericardium 6 is a very easy point to access, which makes it really handy for those uncomfortable moments when your stomach starts turning in public. It is located on the inside of the wrist. It’s roughly two finger breadths up from the wrist crease, between the palmaris longus and flexor carpi radialis tendons.

Just apply firm pressure to the area above your wrist. To make sure you’re getting it, place your whole thumb across the width of the inner wrist while supporting the back of the wrist with your other fingers, like in the picture.