Acupuncture for Hangovers
More than 30 controlled studies have been published showing that acupuncture point stimulation can treat or prevent nausea and vomiting.
Acupressure massage can also relieve nausea. Some practitioners prescribe acupressure bracelets, which apply pressure to certain points without the use of needles. And patients can be instructed to apply acupressure themselves to help reduce nausea.
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Acupuncture & Chinese Medicine for Hangover
Curing Pills for Hangover
Considering the time and expense for most people to visit an acupuncturist, when the Chinese herbal remedy known as Stomach Curing pills, or po chai may be the world's best hangover remedy, usually relieving most hangover symptoms within 20 minutes or less.
Acupuncture and Acupressure Points for Nausea, Morning Sickness, or Hangover
PC6 • Nei Guan • Pericardium 6 Inner Pass.
Location: On the anterior forearm, 2 cun superior to the transverse wrist crease, between the tendons of palmaris longus and flexor carpi radialis muscles.
Unbinds The Chest
Regulates The Heart
Harmonizes The Stomach
Calms The Spirit
Alleviates Nausea And Vomiting
ST36 • Zu San Li • Stomach 36 Leg Three Miles. He Sea Point on the Stomach Channel. Special Command Point for the Abdomen.
Location: On the leg, one finger breadth lateral to the tibia's anterior crest, 3 cun inferior to ST 35 in the depression to the lateral side of the patella.
Harmonizes The Stomach
Regulates The Spleen
Supports The Correct Qi