Acupressure during Pregnancy

Morning sickness is likely due to hormones released by your body (estrogens). The symptoms include nausea and vomiting. These tend to be worst in the morning but can occur at any time of the day or night. Morning sickness is limited to the first trimester in the majority of women. Acupressure is often very effective method to relieve morning sickness.


Ginger is effective remedy for morning sickness. You can take ground ginger in capsules, use ginger as a tea, or take ginger chunks covered with sugar.

General advise for reducing morning sickness symptoms:

  • Get lots of sleep.
  • An empty stomach usually worsens nausea. Eating several small meals will keep your stomach full and reduce nausea.
  • To avoid vomiting in the morning eat something while in the bed.
  • Avoid iron supplements, which may worsen nausea. Iron supplements are not necessary during the first trimester.
  • Reduce fatty food intake.

To relieve morning sickness, motion sickness, and nausea, massage point P6 for as long as you can:

Step 1. P6 left

Step 2. P6 right

 To relieve insomnia, nervousness and anxiety massage these points:

Step 1. B10 left

Step 2. B10 right

Step 3. Yin Tang

Step 4. CV17

To relieve abdominal discomfort massage these points:

Step 1. SP12 and SP13 left

Step 2. SP12 and SP13 right

To relieve lower back pain massage these points:

Step 1. Sacral Points left

Step 2. Sacral Points right

Step 3. B48 left

Step 4. B48 right


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