Nearly half of all pregnant women suffer with morning sickness and most of the time it is the initial symptom that a woman is pregnant. The basic symptoms of morning sickness are nausea and vomiting, and they typically start around week six of the pregnancy and then it usually eases off after the twelfth week. There are some traditional Chinese medicines that can help to ease the discomfort of morning sickness as well as eradicate it completely.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Helping with Nausea and Morning Sickness
Over the course of several thousand years of studying, the Chinese have developed a system that can diagnose and treat morning sickness and nausea as well as many other conditions. Running alongside is the theory of Qi which is vital energy as well as the pathways called Meridians. The Chinese believe that being healthy means the flow of Qi throughout all the Meridians in the body is flowing easily. The Chinese use acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and acupressure. Usually, a mixture of these particular treatments gives the most effective liberation of nausea and morning sickness.
The Causes of Nausea and Morning Sickness Based on Traditional Chinese Medicine
The Chinese believe that upon pregnancy a woman’s body gathers together the Essence, Blood and Kidney Qi, in the effort to create a new life. Because of this change there can often be a blockage in the Chong Mai thus making the QI rebel causing the nausea. This occurrence causes disharmony within the woman’s body.
Acupuncture for Nausea and Morning Sickness
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, acupuncture is the most effective method for the treatment of morning sickness or nausea. The acupuncturist will use certain points on the body to insert the needles. The Neiguan is found in the initial depression that can be found between the two tendons which go between your wrist and your elbow, and it is about three finger widths from the crease in the wrist. Most people have heard of the wrist bands that apply pressure on this particular point to help with travel sickness. The Zusanli is another acupuncture point that is used to relax the stomach and ease nausea. This point can be found four finger widths under the kneecap and one finger width next to the side of the tibia bone on the shin. This particular point can be used for just about any stomach complaint. It has been known to strengthen the digestion system and build the generation of Qi within the body.