Regardless of its causes, no one likes to experience feelings of nausea for long periods of time. Some people take over-the-counter medications to help ease their stomach pains, and sooth the sickening feeling. While these types of solutions are quite effective, they're not always available. Still, there is hope if you're stuck out in public some place when the feeling starts to hit you, and that's to use a simplified form of Chinese acupressure for nausea treatment. The advantages, if you do it right, is that it can quickly and effectively eliminate feelings of nausea and queasiness without depending on the use of oral medicines. In this way, it can save you a little money, not to mention the added convenience of being able to perform the acupressure discretely, no matter where you happen to be.
It's often amusing to learn about the connections between acupressure points, and the areas of the body that they affect when you massage them. When you think about using direct touch to relate an upset stomach, you would think that the area you're trying to maneuver would at least be located somewhere around the core of your body. It's actually more common that an organ's corresponding pressure point will be located on an extremity of some kind instead. Sometimes, the two seem to have absolutely nothing to do with each other, and the pressure point for relieving nausea is absolutely no different.
If you turn your hand, and look at the underside of your forearm, you'll notice the point where your wrist joint folds your skin as it pivots. In the center of your forearm, you can see the two main tendons that are responsible for this motion. Approximately two inches back towards your elbow is where the pressure point responsible for settling your stomach resides. The best way to use it to avail yourself of the symptoms of an upset stomach is to apply a firm, yet comfortable level of pressure on this area, massaging it in a circular motion for about thirty seconds or so before switching to the alternating wrist. Your stomach discomfort should alleviate itself within a matter of minutes; it's really quite a fascinating experience.
Learning the nuances of acupressure can teach you a lot about the mysteries surrounding your body, and in the end, can help you to gain an understanding of how the different parts of your body connect with one another, as well as how your body as a whole connects to the world around you. The use of acupressure for nausea relief is just one of many ways that minor, yet annoying common ailments can be deal with simply by tapping into the knowledge of the body brought forth through the ages. Although the pressure points in particular we have discussed here are completely safe to work with on your own, it is recommended that you consult an expert before exploring the Meridians of your body through which your Chi reserves flow more deeply.